Fr. Josh answers a question about building bridges through Christlike relationships with our Protestant brothers and sisters. He also encourages us to dive into Scripture this Advent by following the example of St. Joseph, a man also rooted in the Word of God.
Snippet From the Show
Jesus said in the Gospel to go out and make disciples of all nations, of all people. Jesus didn’t say to go and make disciples of fellow Catholics, but all people.
Glory Story (01:35)
Building Bridges with Our Protestant Brothers and Sisters? (04:10)
How can we as Catholics build relational bridges with our Protestant brothers and sisters, especially with those who are anti-Catholic and see Catholics as less than Christian or even pagan? Also, do you know the historical reason behind this mentality?
Saint Story: St. Joseph (14:10)
St. Joseph is the spouse of Mary, the father of Jesus. Joseph did not “possess” Mary, he let Mary be free, and in that freedom he simply provided for Jesus. There were no ulterior motives in how he lived. We can imitate that in our own lives in striving for a deeper relationship with Mary and our Savior, Jesus Christ. His prayer was a prayer that was devoted to the Word of God, and so we can follow his example of virtue in our devotion to the word of God as well. If we are devoted to God’s Word, then God’s Word will illuminate our conscience.
St. Joseph, pray for us!
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Meet Fr. Josh Johnson
While Fr. Josh was raised Catholic, he didn’t like the Church growing up. Then, one day in adoration, he fell in love with Jesus and received the call to become a priest.
Now, Fr. Josh is the Vocations Director of the Diocese of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. He is a presenter in four of Ascension’s programs: Altaration, YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body, The 99, and Connected: Catholic Social Teaching for This Generation, as well as the author of Broken and Blessed: An Invitation to My Generation, Pocket Guide to Adoration, and co-author of Pocket Guide to Reconciliation.