Did you know that Jesus was not the first in scripture to undergo a “Passion”? Jesus was not the first to cross the Kidron Valley at night, not the first to climb the Mount of Olives in sorrow, nor the first shepherd to be struck so that the sheep might scatter! Have you ever heard of the passion of KingDavid? Read 2 Samuel 15 through 20… here are the highlights!
I too took my inheritance from my Father in an untimely fashion. It was 1980 and my Father, who was serving in the Army, had just been stationed at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio. I was six years old, and I began to recognize the very peculiar, and confusing behavior he had towards my mother.
Who is the first person in the Bible to be called the “son of God”? If you answered Jesus, you would be incorrect. Actually, that title was bestowed on an individual about 1000 years before Christ was conceived. 2 Samuel 7: from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel; and I will give you […]
I want to thank the men of the “Catholic Men’s Retreat” of Wyoming for inviting me to speak to them about one my favorite subjects… typology! In this series of 6 lectures we attempted to examine the question… why did Jesus have to suffer and die just to redeem us from our sin. If Jesus is God, then why not just will our redemption? To go through so much for us, the mocking, the stripes of the scourging, the crown of thorns, the out-pouring of his blood, being cut off from his people and nailed to a tree… there must have been a very good reason. In the seeking the answer to this question we endeavor to become the “Man in the Garden!”
REGISTER HERE! MAN UP, MAN IN, MAN OUT: BE THE MAN GOD CREATED YOU TO BE! The next Houston Catholic Men’s conference will be held on Saturday, October 29th at the Catholic Charismatic Center near downtown. ALL men are invited to join Cardinal DiNardo, EWTN’s Doug Barry, Mattress Mack, Fr. Michael Scherrey and the crew […]
The Gospel reading at Mass this morning is taken from John 12:24-26: Jesus said to his disciples: “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, […]
http://CatholicHack.com/ We ask the question… why? If Jesus is God then why the cross? The death? The suffering and agony? And why was he so careful to do it all in the garden? In September, 2011, we journey back in time to the first man in a garden and there we will find our answer… […]