febrero 22, 2013

Decision Time, Lenten Spiritual Retreat, 6 of 6

[Spiritual Retreat preached for lay people at St. Patrick’s, in Miami Beach.] Talk 6 of 6: To Become Just * Justification stands at the very centre of many theological and religious discussion back in the first century AD. In simple terms, the question is: How can we restore a good relationship with God, the One who is Just and Bounteous? * Here comes faith in order to accept Jesus, the… Leer más »Decision Time, Lenten Spiritual Retreat, 6 of 6

Tiempo de arrepentimiento para la conversion

En lenguaje de tweets 01 de 10 Felizmente se ha perdido en la bruma el nombre del que levantó la primera valla y dejó afuera a su hermano. #ElDíaMásTriste 02 de 10 “Pequé, y no me pasó nada,” dijo el necio con demencial carcajada. ¡Si pudiera sólo imaginar lo que ha perdido! #ElDíaMásTriste 03 de 10 Iban serios, compuestos, muy adultos. Acababan de aprobar el asesinato de bebés indefensos en… Leer más »Tiempo de arrepentimiento para la conversion

Decision Time, Lenten Spiritual Retreat 2013, 4 of 6

[Spiritual Retreat preached for lay people at St. Patrick’s, in Miami Beach.] Talk 4 of 6: When Faith Gets Questioned – Some Particular Issues Is there any room for religion in a world dominated by science? Is it not the case that more religion means more fanaticism and fundamentalism? Is it possible to be a true Christian and at the same time to enjoy this present life? Biblical text: Colossians… Leer más »Decision Time, Lenten Spiritual Retreat 2013, 4 of 6

Decision Time, Lenten Spiritual Retreat 2013, 3 of 6

[Spiritual Retreat preached for lay people at St. Patrick’s, in Miami Beach.] Talk 3 of 6: When Faith Gets Questioned – General Issues 1. In very simple terms, what is Christian faith all about? 2. What, if anything, makes Christ different from other spiritual leaders? 3. Can I truly believe that my religion or faith is the right one, and at the same time keep due respect and sincere attention… Leer más »Decision Time, Lenten Spiritual Retreat 2013, 3 of 6

Decision Time, Lenten Spiritual Retreat 2013, 2 of 6

[Spiritual Retreat preached for lay people at St. Patrick’s, in Miami Beach.] Talk 2 of 6: The Outer Battle The various battle-fields: 1. Colleges, universities. Science as an idol; sex as enterteinment; faith as a hindrance; egotism as a standard. 2. Relativism, subjectivism, consumerism… the MARKET. 3. The media, including reviews and blogs. 4. Your political representatives. Biblical text: Romans 12,9-21 Love in Action Love must be sincere. Hate what… Leer más »Decision Time, Lenten Spiritual Retreat 2013, 2 of 6

Decision Time, Lenten Spiritual Retreat 2013, 1 of 6

[Spiritual Retreat preached for lay people at St. Patrick’s, in Miami Beach.] Talk 1 of 6: The Inner Battle 1. Educate your conscience 2. Identify strengths and weaknesses. Do become an expert on your own self. 3. Be honest about your own failures; blaming others does not help. 4. Be compassionate about your true (fallen) nature. 5. Be proactive on what should change in and around yourself. 6. Join a… Leer más »Decision Time, Lenten Spiritual Retreat 2013, 1 of 6

De la liberación a la Alianza

22 A la gratuidad del actuar divino, históricamente eficaz, le acompaña constantemente el compromiso de la Alianza, propuesto por Dios y asumido por Israel. En el monte Sinaí, la iniciativa de Dios se plasma en la Alianza con su pueblo, al que da el Decálogo de los mandamientos revelados por el Señor (cf. Ex 19-24). Las « diez palabras » (Ex 34,28; cf. Dt 4,13; 10,4) « expresan las implicaciones… Leer más »De la liberación a la Alianza