Fr. Josh answers questions about what it means to glorify God with our actions, how salvation for non-Christians works, and how to understand the symbolism in the fall of Adam and Eve.
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We give glory, honor and praise to God not just for what he does for us, but most importantly for who he is.
The Fall of Adam & Eve
Hey Fr Josh! I’ve been digging into my Catholic faith the last few years trying to understand why we believe the things we believe, why we do the things we do, etc and it’s been incredibly illuminating. One of the biggest things I’ve come to realize is how important that first story in Genesis is, and how our whole faith takes off from that. But, one stumbling block I have is the talking snake. Can you better explain that aspect? Was there really a talking snake or is that to be interpreted symbolically somehow???? Considering how everything is based off this, I need a better understanding because my base intelligence tells me snakes don’t talk…HELP!!!! – Peg
Hi Fr. Josh. Lately, I’ve been reflecting over 1 Corinthians 10:31 – “whatever you do, do everything to the glory of God.” I find myself asking, what does it mean to do something to the glory of God? What is the glory of God? It’s easier to see how things like celebrating Mass and prayer glorify God. At the same time, how could one do something like seemingly mundane or ordinary like brushing your teeth or watching a TV show to the glory of God since the scripture says “do everything to the glory of God?”– Anonymous
Salvation for Non-Chrstians
What’s the Church’s teaching on non-Catholics/Christians getting to Heaven? Because I know some truly kind and loving people who are Hindus, and even though they’ve heard of Jesus and believe He was a great man, they haven’t converted. So, where does that leave them in the eyes of the Church? – Andrea
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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.