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Sep 23, 2022

Your Catholic Swiss Army Knife (Part 2)

Jeff Cavins

Did you know that you have access to all the tools you need to live the Catholic faith? God has given us everything we need in order to follow him. In today’s show, Jeff continues his examination of the tools we have been given to live our Catholic faith.

Snippet from the Show
We have all the tools we need in order to live our Catholic faith, but sometimes we forget about them.


Shownotes

Tweezer  

Remove the splinter that seems small but annoys you!

Matt 5:23-24 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First, go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.”

Toothpick  

Watch what you say! 

James 3: 5-10 “So the tongue is a little member and boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire! And the tongue is a fire. The tongue is an unrighteous world among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the cycle of nature, and set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by humankind, but no human being can tame the tongue — a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it, we bless the Lord and Father, and with it, we curse men, who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brethren, this ought not to be so.”

Jeremiah1:9 “Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me, “Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.”

James 1:26 “If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.”

Tiny Screwdriver in Corkscrew

Repair glasses (Be conscientious of what you watch and take custody of your eyes).

“How many are lost by indulging their sight!” – St. Alphonsus

Psalm 101 “I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless.”

Magnifying Glass

Look at the minutiae of the Faith in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Philips Screwdriver

Pray the Examen Prayer. Tighten up what became loose throughout the day.


Resources 

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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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