There are many contemporary images of God. For example, the image of an older gentleman with a flowing, white beard, or the image of sun piercing through clouds. As beautiful as these contemporary images can be, Scripture paints a far more intimate God. Fr. Greg Haake is a guest on the program. He is a Holy Cross Father from the University of Notre Dame who is studying for his Doctorate in French Literature. In this program, he compares the contemporary images of God and several sublime verses in Sacred Scripture.
Archive for August, 2013
We may each have a Bible in our homes, but do we often go to Sacred Scripture as we might go to the refrigerator when hungry? Our Lord desires to meet us in the Sacred Texts and we explore here how to do this with Fr. Paul Maillet, Associate Professor of Scripture at St. Patrick’s Seminary in California. The method is called Lectio Divina. Fr. Paul begins by sharing with us his remarkable call to the priesthood, and in particular how he was inspired while visiting a young man who was dying. Father also shares with us an example of how to apply Lectio Divina, how to be “lifted up” by Our Lord. We reflect on a passage from Matthew 11: 25 – 30: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
We know how babies are born. We know too that we came from a mother and father. However, have we ever wondered how our spiritual lives came to be? Where do our spiritual lives come from and how do they grow? Yet, if we were so inclined to look, would we know where to find for our spiritual mother and father, or even whom to look for? In Sacred Scripture we see important imagery that gives us clues. We consider how Moses acted as a father for Israel, delivering material good for them to survive in the worst of circumstances. We look too at the parallels between Moses and Jesus and the establishment of the priesthood. Finally, this program considers the Scriptures that assure us of having a Spiritual Mother. These assure us of all the good that a Spiritual Mother brings to our spiritual growth and development.