John Lankeit, Rector, Ss. Dear Parishioners, I want to thank all of you who have recently started receiving Holy Communion on the tongue, not to mention those of you who already had been. This subject has generated a lot of buzz over the past few weeks, the vast majority of which has been overwhelmingly positive. While my main objective in encouraging reception on the tongue is to deepen appreciation for the Eucharist, I also have a pastoral responsibility to eliminate abuses common to receiving in the hand.
There is a grave assault occurring on the Body of Christ. The majority of people are being engulfed by the growing moral darkness. Millions of children are being aborted and many millions are being born to single women. Large and growing numbers of adults are forgoing marriage or choosing to divorce, gravely injuring themselves and their children.
Depression and suicide rates, especially among young people, are growing. Worse, growing numbers are losing sight of their eternal salvation, living their earthly lives without the light of Christ. The Faltering Courage of Modern Men Many men are confused and afraid to respond to the darkening culture.
Others retreat into perpetual adolescence, fade into feminization or succumb to homosexualization. Sadly, many Catholic men falter in courage and fall into cowardice. En-courage-ment from the Courage of Jesus Christ Christ perfectly demonstrates the virtue of courage to en-courage men.
Jesus Christ, fortified by the Father and the Holy Spirit, comes to encourage to make strong, to hearten man, through His perfect demonstration of heroic courage: On many occasions, various groups plan and attempt to kill Him John 5: Jesus courageously persists despite the murderous plots.
He heals the paralytic Mark 2: Jesus pronounces the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit of the teachers of the law Mark 3: He pronounces woe on the Pharisees and the experts of the law for their hypocrisy Luke Despite constant death threats, Jesus authoritatively teaches in the temple during Passion Week Mark He stands up to the bloodthirsty mob that is going to stone the adulterous woman John 7: He protects the disciples from the violent legion when He is taken in the Garden John Jesus Christ alone is unafraid and courageous against any and all ruthless mobs.
He chooses a horrible death freely John Jesus almost says that Pilate is innocent - at the point of speaking - and this influenced Pilate to want to do what he thought was right - to try to release Jesus - an innocent man in the eyes of Roman law.
Jesus Christ led a perfect life and is the perfect example. We must learn to follow his examples and apply his teachings to our daily lives.
Check out this great family home evening lesson on. Second, following Jesus means being with him. This is not an online course. This is not an online course. Christians believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of humankind but was also resurrected from the dead and thus remains personally available to his followers—available to be known and experienced.
Being a Christian means being a Christ-follower. But what does it mean to really follow Jesus Christ? 15 Bible Quotes about Following Jesus. Here are fifteen verses about how and why to follow Jesus and the example He set for us.
By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John December 1 Holy Prophet Nahum (7th c. BC) He was a Galilean of the tribe of Simeon. The Old Testament book that bears his name foretells the destruction of Nineveh, the capital of Assyria, by the Medes, and the restoration of the Kingdom of Judah; all of this came to pass.
Following Jesus’ example is biblical.
The Apostle Paul used it as the only ground for his own life to be used as a model. He said, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” (1 Cor. ).