MISSIONARY OF MERCY AT ST. THOMAS AQUINAS-PURDUE UNIVERSITY Faith in Action co-hosts, Jim Ganley and Brigid Ayer talk with Father Patrick Baikaukas, O.P, pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish on Purdue University Campus about being a Missionary of Mercy. For details about St. Tom’s the webpage is www.boilercatholics.org
Popular blogger and speaker, Kathryn Whitaker talks with Catholic Radio Indy co-host, Brigid Ayer and Jim Ganely about her new book, Live Big, Love Bigger. Kathryn will be in Ft. Wayne and the Indianapolis metro area Oct. 3,4,5.
Check out our interview below to hear how you can Live Big, & Love Bigger. For details about Kathyrn’s ministry got to www.teamwhitaker.org
Most of us spend at least 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year at work, but a small percentage of us work in an official church role. Meaning the vast majority work in secular jobs. If we are a Christian, are we not working for Jesus no matter who our actual employer is? The answer is yes.
What does job performance for Jesus mean then? Christians are to permeate the world with the Good News of the Resurrection, and means to salvation that Jesus won for us through His cross. Christians are to live the Gospel, and be imitators of Christ, not just on Sunday while at church, or if the are employees of the church. They must act Christlike with all they encounter. Continue reading →
God through Moses set the Israelite captives free from their oppressors, the Egyptians. True, the Israelites were enslaved by the Egyptian people and rulers. But Egypt also is a reference with slavery or sin. Sin enslaves. Not long after Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt and brought them to the border of the Promised Land, the Israelites’ faith failed them because they believed the reports of spies about the enemy ahead. They believed that God could not overcome the enemies. Because of their unbelief, God sent them into the wilderness to wander around until that generation died.
Do you ever thing about the costs of being a follower of Jesus? I don’t think about it very often that is until persecution comes my way. Being put down, bullied, ostracized, shut out, looked at with those eye rolls or side glances, it’s no fun. Has it ever happened to you? It has to me on many occasion. One holy priest told me, if you are getting persecuted you must be doing something right. I’ve found that to be a good encouragement when persecution comes my way. The converse of that for a Christian might be, if I’m not facing any persecution, am I really speaking truth or living out my Christian faith? Good question. Continue reading →
“A people living in darkness has seen a great light.” —Matthew 4:16
When I was a kid, on the Feast of Epiphany, I had the esteemed job of moving the three king figures from our family manger scene into the barn to bring their gifts to Jesus. Funny thing was one of glass kings had a foot problem. Not sure if he had a broken foot or the figure was just flawed in some way, but he always tipped forward. A 30-second task turned into many minutes of frustration trying to finagle that king into a position to keep him standing up, rather than falling down flat on his face in front of Jesus.
The field is the world. “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son” to give up all that He owned, purchase that field, and die in agony on His cross so the field and its inhabitants might not perish, but have everlasting life (Jn 3:16; Mt 13:44).
The field is full of people. Jesus loves all people, for they are made in His image and likeness (Gn 1:27). To Jesus, this field of humanity is a treasure. He gave all He had to purchase this field (Mt 13:44). Jesus treasures us, and where His treasure lies, there His heart is (Lk 6:45).