Fr. Chris reflects on the importance of prayer, and how sometimes our culture doesn't enable us to rest in such prayer. The Eucharist is definitely a great place to plug back into prayer.
Suffering has become a place of love and triumph. This is where we can triumph over sin and death. Therefore, this Friday is Good.
Outdoing each other in Service. The Eucharist and Priesthood of Christ as Model.
Christ demonstrates what Fortitude and Love in combination look like: and its the Crucifixion.
Jesus did not experience temptation in a superficial way. Satan knew that Jesus had an important ministry, and therefore, the temptations he faced had to do with His ministry. The proof is in the fact that these particular temptations later arise when Jesus feeds the 5000, and when Peter forbids the Lord from doing the will of the Father.
Often those who do not ascribe to the sexual anthropology of the LGBT get labelled as "hateful" or phobic. The Church's position is that its actually the other way around. A love for our body is essential, whereby we are capable of psychologically internalizing our body in its design and configuration. If we act contrary to that configuration, than a type of resentment and spite towards our identity has taken place. So the Church is fighting to love our objective identity, while the LGBT is fighting to love their subjective preference of their identity.