Are D.U.M.B.s, the coronavirus, and civil rights concerns all related in society today? What is the foundation of the legal system in America today? Are there aliens, and why is so much alien activity reported around deep underground military bases?
These questions and more are considered in today's podcast. Sound far-fetched or irrelevant to your day? It may be more pertinent than we can comprehend. Considering these things just may be the single-most important thing that you will do today and the single-most important thing we can understand as a nation and as a world of human beings all made beautifully for a glorious society called the Kingdom of God.
The views expressed in this podcast are Lisa Tuggle's, and are not to be construed as coming from the Pauline Community of St. Joseph or the Pauline Family. Want to talk about these issues? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or message Lisa at EvangeliNation on Facebook.
What’s in a name? Attached to your name is your reputation, your character, your personality, your past, present, and future. Naming plays an important role throughout salvation history, especially, in the case of the patriarchs called to enter into a holy covenant with God. There is also the naming that happens at baptism, and the naming of an entire people like the Samaritans or other groups of people who are, in fact, all part of the one human race called to be one family in Christ, the God-Man. In Christ's Name an everlasting marriage covenant has been established and in this eternal covenant, all of us have become children, heirs, brothers and sisters of the same royal family.
With racial discrimination and racial tensions breaking into occasions of violence, destruction, chaos, murder, and theft, it is high time that we all get together to start acting according to our dignity as members of a royal family in Christ Jesus. And that means everybody--black, white, rich or poor, bound or free. We are all called into the freedom of life regulated by the 10 Commandments, a life that is like a wellspring of hope springing up inside each one of us who prays.
Is there a problem in your life that seems unsolvable? Do you feel broken? Most of us in one way or another do. It seems to be part of life. Why is that anyway? We keep striving for wholeness, but we just keep getting brokenness. What’s going on with that anyway?
John 10:10 records the words of the Divine Master, who has told us: “I came that you may have life, and have it more abundantly.” Okay, Lord, I accept this as divine revelation, but help us to piece it together with all the suffering and brokenness we experience in this world. What can you really mean by this?
Today, the answer came to me through insects, wild mushrooms, scripture bits, and a song. I hope you will join with me in this noon-day reflection on time and eternity. (Just click above to listen to today's podcast.)
To learn more about Saint Joseph "the Just and the Chaste," shoot me an email at email@example.com. There are still a few spots available in our upcoming study group sessions. God bless your day.
PCSJ's Founder and Executive Director, Lisa Tuggle, is a vowed and consecrated Pauline living the spirituality and apostolic outreach of St. Paul in the married state according to the Statute of the Holy Family Institute, one of the branches of the Pauline Family founded by Blessed James Alberione, SSP. Lisa holds a B.A. in Great Books from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Arts degree in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University. After 20+ years in the performing arts and 10 years as a youth minister and Director of Religious Education, she is dedicating the "second half" of her life to global catechesis initiatives while enjoying family, friends, and a simple life of prayer.