By John Mason Lock A friend recently posted on social media that he had gone to the bookstore, and they were out of Boccaccio's The Decameron. This admittedly English-major-type joke is that Boccaccio's clas... Read More...
Evangelism isn’t about pamphlets and theories and door-to-door sales pitches. Instead, it’s living life from a place of profound joy and letting that joy be definitive and overflowing. For us Christians, that joy is given to us by the grace of our Savior Jesus Christ. To share it, we don’t need pamphlets and marketing strategies. We simply need the joy that comes with the story and living our lives defined by that joy.
Abp. Fulton J. Sheen: “The only way to win audiences is to tell people about the life and death of Christ. Every other approach is a waste.”
St. Anselm can only be understood in light of his aim: the joy-filled experience of the beatific vision.
For many years I skimmed over the Sermon on the Mount as an example of Jesus’ hyperbolic teaching without engaging it as a key to a deeper relationship with God.
Marrying yourself is the wrong answer to many modern problems, but the problems are real.
My wife, Monica, fires up the holy trinity of Cajun cooking (bell pepper, celery, and onions) in a skillet and I know that bliss is only a few hours away.