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There goes the image of God

Third Sunday in Lent

Deacon Robert Banet

Look! There goes the image of God!

Image of God? Why, that’s just Stan Jargelski!

I know, but he was made in the image of God.

What are you getting at? Continue reading There goes the image of God

Hell and the fire that penetrates the soul without destroying it

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Deacon Robert Banet

Why do you keep harping on hell? It’s so depressing.

Why? Because nobody else talks about it.

Well, thank God for that. It’s too depressing to think that a loving God would punish His creatures with never-ending pain.

St. Faustina visited hell and describes its torments: the loss of God, the perpetual remorse of conscience, the knowledge that this will never change….

Maybe St. Faustina just had a terrible nightmare. Continue reading Hell and the fire that penetrates the soul without destroying it

I don’t want God. I want to “enjoy life.”

Seventh Monday in Ordinary Time

Deacon Robert Banet

Charlie, when are you going to get really serious and give yourself completely to God?

Oh, time enough for that. I want to enjoy life.

The real joy comes when you make that commitment. I know because I’ve been there. Act now and receive God’s mercy.

Later. And stop hounding me. Continue reading I don’t want God. I want to “enjoy life.”