Every man is called by God to be a leader, protector and provider for those whom God has placed into his care and custody. How often do we stop and contemplate this universal calling? I was blessed to give a talk on “Providing” at an “Into The WIld Weekend” hosted by The King’s Men. It was a phenomenal experience and I recommend one to every man! In my study on “providing” I focused on our Lord and what he provided us… a Church, a family… His very life poured out in the sacraments! If Christ was eager to DIE to provide this to us… the question struck me… what are we willing to DIE to provide to those whom God has given us care over? You can find more info on The Kings Men. You can download my talk outline HERE.
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!”