Amy shares her terror when her 2 year old goes prodigal for 5 minutes.
“I am also taken back by the glimpse I was given at the LOVE God has for us. When George was missing, I just kept calling his name over and over again. How does that hymn go? By name I have called you.”
We play Catholic Trivia over on Instagram each month. These are the questions and answers to this month’s #4thFridayTrivia game.
What’s more familiar to us than the year?
We live it every day, every week, every month, year-in and year-out. You’d think we would know it like the back of our hand.
The liturgical year is packed full of amazing feast days and celebrations. And those feast days and celebrations are surrounded by traditions, customs, symbolism, history, debate, and meanings you may not know they had.
Guys, Jesus is trying to provoke us with the Beatitudes.
Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours. Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who are now weeping, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice and leap for joy on that day! Behold, your reward will be great in heaven. For their ancestors treated the prophets in the same way. But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. Woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will grieve and weep. Woe to you when all speak well of you, for their ancestors treated the false prophets in this way.
The Beatitudes aren’t something that are supposed to make us feel good. They’re not comfortable or safe.
The Beatitudes are intentionally counter-intuitive. Their worth begins with their shock value.