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Nov 12, 2021

You and God in the Secret Place

Jeff Cavins

Jesus tells us to pray, fast, and give alms in secret because the Father who sees in secret will repay us. Jeff expands on this fascinating teaching and invites us to think about our secret places where we meet God and encounter his love.

Snippet from the Show

“Your Father who sees in secret will repay you.”- Matthew 6:4


Shownotes

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” – Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

“To gain control of the world of space is certainly one of our tasks. The danger begins when in gaining power in the realm of space we forfeit all aspirations in the realm of time. There is a realm of time where the goal is not to have but to be, not to own but to give, not to control but to share, not to subdue but to be in accord. Life goes wrong when the control of space, the acquisition of things of space, becomes our sole concern.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Sabbath

The is a secret place physically, but there is also a secret place within where we meet God.


The Sabbath is a secret place where work ceases.

Matthew 6                  Gen 3:61                                        1 JN 2:16

Almsgiving 6:1-4       Delight to the eyes.                       Lust of the eyes

Prayer 6:5-6.              Make one wise.                              Pride of Life

Fasting 6:16-18.        Good for food, taste good.           Lust of the flesh


And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed.-Mark 1:35

And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.-Mark 6:31

“The higher goal of spiritual living is not to amass a wealth of information, but to face sacred moments.”– Abraham Joshua Heschel



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Meet Your Host: Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.

Jeff created The Bible Timeline learning system, which revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for millions of Catholics. Since its introduction, Jeff has developed The Great Adventure series of Bible studies to help people better understand Sacred Scripture and its meaning for their lives. 

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