In the Ignatius Commentary, Matthew 5:16 calls the fatherhood of God the deepest mystery of God's person: "Earlier chapters make no mention of the Fatherhood of God. In the sermon on the mount, however, Jesus calls God "Father" 17 times. GOD'S FATHERHOOD IS THE DEEPEST MYSTERY OF HIS IDENTITY. From eternity He fathers a divine son, and throughout history He adopts us as His children in Christ." To get a real grasp on what this means, Google "catholicstrength.com"
Our Father in Heaven listens with great Love when we spontaneously say we love Him - and how many times a day we do that! These expressions of devotion are surely sincere, and He can see that. So, can you hear Him respond with a quiet, gentle, "Prove it....stop judging your neighbor"? Of course our job might involve some judging, and that He understands, but it needs to be without personal malice. Matt. 5,6,7, "The Sermon On The Mount" , require DOING, and not just hear
Another concern people have when they are looking for spiritual direction is the Law of Christ and our relationship with the Old Testament Law. Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch (Ignatius Commentary) to the rescue! Don't try studying Matt. 5,6, and 7 without it if you really want to understand things you thought you already understood. Very reasonable on Kindle, this jewel will keep your study on solid Catholic ground - right where you want to be - and bring a richness you
Whenever I am asked how to be sure I am walking with Jesus on the authentic path to our Father's House - so many "paths" being offered out there - I give the same answer: First, your heart must realize it needs God...not necessarily having a sophisticated picture of what that means, but that the deep center of your being is missing something . A poverty exists in you - a poverty which can manifest itself in many disguises . If we recognize this empty space, we will try
As I am finally able to try doing my blog again I find myself - in spite of the odds that this would ever happen - actually able to do it. Still tethered to my oxygen supply and bed or a wheel chair, it looks better each day. My appetite is back with a vengence, and I feel and look less like a corpse. Well, I am not out of the woods yet, and I know the risk of a fatal stroke is a daily possibility, and my eyes are failing, BUT, here I am, getting better and able to do