The doctrine of the Real Presence asserts that in the Holy Eucharist, Jesus is literally and wholly present—body and blood, soul and divinity—under the appearances of bread and wine. Evangelicals and Fundamentalists often attack this doctrine as "umbilical," but the Bible is forthright in declaring it (cf. 1 Cor. 10:16–17, 11:23–29; and, most forcefully, John … Continue reading A Head spinning Catholic teaching
Cover via Amazon I just finished “How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day” by Michael J. Gelb.This is a fantastic book, one that all should read. The information is useful no matter who or what you are. Leonardo's life lessons are timeless and learning about how he looked at … Continue reading Leonardo, where are you?
Jesus H. Christ (Photo credit: angelofsweetbitter2009) "I give you a new commandment: Love one another as I have loved you." (John 13:34) Jesus, after washing the feet of His friends, gave the commandment to love one another as he has loved us, that, my friends, is a hard commandment. The love of Jesus is … Continue reading Did Jesus set us up for Failure?
12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den … Continue reading Overturned: A Lenten Reflection
Image via Wikipedia 31 At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.” 32 He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will … Continue reading Are you the Fox: A Lenten Reflection
Image via Wikipedia "Mandatum novum do vobis ut diligatis invicem sicut dilexi vos" ("A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you"), the statement by Jesus in the Gospel of John (13:34) by which Jesus explained to the Apostles the significance of his action of washing their … Continue reading Wash all of me
Image via Wikipedia Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries, is the Christian feast or holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter that commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. It is the fifth day of Holy Week, and is preceded by Holy … Continue reading Did you know Maundy Thursday
“I Thirst” Jesus spoke these worlds from the cross, but do you think Jesus really mean that he wanted a drink? In his hour of need to do think he was thinking about a nice cold glass of wine? I think not. The simple phrase holds more meaning than volumes of books, Jesus used the … Continue reading I Thirst