Some of your favorite Bible characters were… terrible sometimes.
Abraham lied and said Sarah wasn’t his wife. Jacob tricked his father into giving him the birthright instead of his brother. And there are plenty of stories that aren’t even appropriate enough to make it into a YouTube description.
But what is the Bible? A collection of inspiring fables? Or the real story of humanity and God?
For Fr. Mike, this is good news (and it should be for you too). Our favorite saints were just like us. And we can yes to God in all of our brokenness just like they did.
Meet Fr. Mike Schmitz
Fr. Mike Schmitz serves as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
He is a presenter in Ascension’s Chosen, Altaration, and The 99 programs, and has a channel on Ascension Presents. He is also the host of the Ascension podcasts The Bible in a Year and The Catechism in a Year.