Pictured right: Pope Francis greets members of the Assembly of Indigenous Peoples after the General Audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on May 30
Heather Marsh is the coordinator of youth ministry at St. Elizabeth Parish in Tecumseh and Clinton. God calls Heather to boldly share her faith in and outside of her ministry work.
Dear Father Joe: Recently, at Mass, the priest told us it was Trinity Sunday and talked about how important the Trinity is. But honestly, I still don’t understand it. Can you help me understand the Trinity?
Well, that’s a tall order, but I assure you, I will do my best!
In 2018, FAITH continues to offer the column, Discipleship 101, based on Sherry Weddell’s books, Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus (2012) and Fruitful Discipleship: Living the Mission of Jesus in the Church and the World (2017). Sherry is a leading voice in the Catholic world in the field of forming missionary disciples – engaged Catholics who strive to grow as disciples of Jesus and go evangelize, sharing the Gospel with others.
In past columns of Theology 101, we have explored the question of God’s existence. We have examined several classical arguments that attempted to approach the question by making an appeal to human reason. Now, we must turn our attention to another, equally significant challenge for Christians. Did Jesus really exist as an historical person? Is there any historical proof that he did?
“Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two.” (Mk 6:7)
When my kids were little, one sentence that could guarantee a wrinkle in my patience was, “I do it myself!” I appreciated their independence, but sometimes they chose the most impossible tasks for a toddler to try solo, and they always seemed to do it when we were in a hurry. They just didn’t understand the importance of asking for help.