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Authority came from the Church before there was a Bible

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Deacon Robert Banet

Ignatius if Antioch

What are you reading, Ollie?

It’s an ancient writer, Ignatius of Antioch.

Why on earth could that be of interest?

Oh, it’s about the early days of the Church, the problems they had and how they solved them.

Sounds kind of interesting.  What kind of problems?

Well, for one, there were preachers who were saying that you had to follow the old Jewish law of Moses and others that said Jesus was not a real man but only appeared to be so.  There had to be a way of telling the true from the false. Continue reading Authority came from the Church before there was a Bible

The Farmer’s Almanac points to God’s laws of nature

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Deacon Robert Banet

Yo Ozzie, I thought you were interested in the lives of the saints and the things of God. So what’s that in you hand? Surely not the Farmer’s Almanac?

Indeed it is the Farmer’s Almanac, and indeed it is concerned with the things of God.

How do you figure that?

It tracks the comings and goings of the seasons, the tilt of the earth the shortening and lengthening if the days.

Hey wait a minute!  You’re talking astronomy, not theology! Continue reading The Farmer’s Almanac points to God’s laws of nature

Why did God choose lowly circumstances for His Son to be born?

Feast of Mary the Mother of God

Deacon Robert Banet

Get me to the Hospital!

Can’t you drive any faster!

I’m over the speed limit as it is.

Is this the way to the Hospital?  It looks like Burnham Avenue.

It is Burnham Avenue.  There’s an old barn out this way that I think will be good.

A barn! Why would you think such a thing? For one thing, it will be cold. Continue reading Why did God choose lowly circumstances for His Son to be born?