It’s been an incredible Lent so far! The Lord has allowed His “mangey donkey” to speak for His glory at three Catholic Men’s conferences so far! I gave this talk at the Worcester Catholic Men’s conference at the DCU center. It was an amazing event with some great guys. I shared my testimony and tried to exhort the men to join Christ on the cross, the only place they will find that true satisfaction in life, and a life truly worth living!
Well IF (noticed I tried to use a big IF) that’s true, then it would seem to me that St. Paul must have missed a whole bunch of memos from the home office. I mean if I were St. Paul, and I was the “consumate Protestant”, rejecting the Catholic Church, holding up doctrines such as “the bible alone”, “faith alone” , “once saved always saved”, “there is no purgatory”, “the Eucharist is only a symbol”, “pastors are free to marry” and so many others… then I would have NEVER written verses that seemed to suggest anything to the contrary of my beliefs.
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!