Dr. Tom Curran begins the program joined by a special guest and talks about the Christian concept ‘you’re always on.’ Tom reflects on the virtue of magnanimity and continues to explore the practices of mortification and asceticism during Lent.
Dr. Tom Curran correlates lessons he has learned from his father and father-in-law with the season of Lent and the life of St. Joseph: 1. Don’t force it, 2. Go with the flow, 3. How long must I remain with you? 4. I am blessed. Tom references blog posts from Kari about her Dad and a podcast by Fr. Patrick Smith from his Homily on the Second Sunday in Lent.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, during a Friday in Lent! Dr. Tom and Kari Curran share parenting tips connected to the 10 Commandments. Tom teaches an overview of the 10 commandments as: given out of love, given as commands (not suggestions), given in the Desert, given to be guardrails for kids, given to trust in God’s promise ”I am with you,” and given to prepare us for the Promise Land.
Dr. Tom Curran reflects on the questions: Do I follow Jesus at a distance? How do I remove the obstacles that hold me back from living life in the Spirit? Tom reads a quote from Hans Urs von Balthasar, teachings from Paenitemini (February 17, 1966) by Blessed Pope Paul VI and insights from Fullness of Life: Historical Foundations for a New Asceticism by Margaret R. Miles.
Dr. Tom Curran contrasts the phrases “Offer it up” versus “Bring it on” and explores three stances in parenthood: to go before, to get behind and to go in-the-place-of. Tom talks about the powerful role of parents to model fasting, self-denial, dying to self, and mortification during Lent… without drawing attention to oneself!