Today's episode is a reflection on that glorious moment of Christ's birth and infancy, when after being visited by the poor and humble, was next visited by the rich and powerful, the wise and learned of the east, who followed a star to the place where he dwelled in the arms of His Mother and under the protection of his foster-foster St. Joseph. So, follow the wise men today, and seek the face of the Christ. Bend your knee before Him. Worship and adore Him as your Lord and King. It was Mary, the Mother of Jesus, who evangelized these visitors from the east. She explained to them the deep mysteries of His incarnation and His mission to save humanity. Today, let us also, go to Mary, to ask her to teach us more about Her Divine Son. Additionally, as we turn the corner of the year and move steadily toward Christmas, I’d like to invite you to consider joining me in a deep study of what we believe and how we share what we believe in cooperation with our baptismal call to announce the Good News of the One who has saved us and to bring to others a reason for the hope we have in Him. You see, we are all called to evangelize by virtue of our baptism into Christ as members of His Body.
That's why you are invited to join us in Catholic Evangelism Bootcamp. Here in 2021, this boot camp is starting next week, October 5 & 6, with live sessions being conducted every Tuesday and Wednesday, and recordings available for people with busy schedules who want to learn on demand. So, check it out at the Pauline Community of St. Joseph website. That’s paulinecommunityofstjoseph.org. and when you get on the website, click on the tab that says “Learn” and then select Catholic Evangelism Bootcamp.
There you will find more information about this evangelism boot camp and you will be able to register to dive right in with us in our two-fold purpose of examining how the Creed intersects with popular ideas being consumed by us and our loved ones today, and then we will study how we can fulfill our baptismal call to holiness by reaching out to those who have fallen away from the faith in order to bring them back to Jesus Christ, who alone has the answers to all our problems.
Jesus Christ is the Face of the Father Almighty, come to us in small human appearance. He walked among us, performed miracles so powerfully that now more than 2,000 years later, everyone knows them and talks about them. He has changed the course of history, even for the most secular historian, and He has risen from the dead, which no one else in history has been able to do. He truly is the Messiah and Savior of the world. He has opened up for us the possibility of eternal bliss and happiness after this earthly life of toil and testing, and so, I want you and everyone to enjoy that everlasting fulfillment and beatitude, that happiness for which you were created and conceived of from the foundation of the world. So, join us as we raise up Catholic evangelists for our age. The time has come. Here's the link to register:
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.