The Value of One Soul

 

WE are all called to sanctity, but we are not all called to the same kind of mission. As a result, some Christians feel insignificant and that their lives have little impact. In this episode, Mark shares a powerful encounter with the Lord that helped him to understand that nothing in the Kingdom is insignificant because of the value of even one soul… 

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Can I Be Light?

 

JESUS said that His followers are the "light of the world." But often, we feel inadequate—that we could not possibly be an "evangelist" for Him. Mark explains in Can I Be Light?  how we can more effectively let the light of Jesus shine through us…

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Laborers Are Few

 

THERE is an "eclipse of God" in our times, a "dimming of the light" of truth, says Pope Benedict. As such, there is a vast harvest of souls in need of the Gospel. However, the other side to this crisis is that laborers are few… Mark explains why faith is not a private matter and why it is everyone’s calling to live and preach the Gospel with our lives—and words.

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Two More Days

 

THE DAY OF THE LORD — PART II

 

THE phrase “day of the Lord” should not be understood as a literal “day” in length. Rather,

With the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day. (2 Pt 3:8)

Behold, the Day of the Lord shall be a thousand years. —Letter of Barnabas, The Fathers of the Church, Ch. 15

The tradition of the Church Fathers is that there are “two more days” remaining for humanity; one within the boundaries of time and history, the other, an everlasting and eternal day. The next day, or “seventh day” is the one I have been referring to in these writings as an “Era of Peace” or “Sabbath-rest,” as the Fathers call it.

The sabbath, which represented the completion of the first creation, has been replaced by Sunday which recalls the new creation inaugurated by the Resurrection of Christ.  —Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2190

The Fathers saw it fitting that, according to the Apocalypse of St. John, towards the end of the “new creation,” there would be a “seventh day” rest for the Church.

 

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The Last Two Eclipses

 

 

JESUS said, “I am the light of the world.”  This “Sun” of God became present to the world in three very tangible ways: in person, in Truth, and in the Holy Eucharist. Jesus said it this way:

I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)

Thus, it should be clear to the reader that’s Satan’s objectives would be to obstruct these three avenues to the Father…

 

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The Coming Age of Love

 

Dear young friends, the Lord is asking you to be prophets of this new age… —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Homily, World Youth Day, Sydney, Australia, July 20th, 2008

I wish to speak more about this ‘new age’ that is coming. But I want to pause for a moment and give thanks to God, our rock and our refuge. For in His mercy, knowing the frailty of human nature, He has given us a tangible rock to stand on, His Church. The promised Spirit continues to lead and reveal the deeper truths of that deposit of faith that He entrusted to the Apostles, and which continues to be transmitted today through their successors. We are not abandoned! We are not left to find the truth on our own. The Lord speaks, and He speaks clearly through His Church!

Indeed, the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants, the prophets. The lion roars——who will not be afraid! The Lord God speaks——who will not prophesy! (Amos 3:8)

 

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