Dr. Tom Curran is joined by Deacon Steve Mitchell, National Director of Alpha in a Catholic Context, to discuss efforts to evangelize through creating a ‘safe place’ for people to wrestle with questions about faith. Later in the program, Tom reflects on the Gospel reading from the Second Sunday of Lent on the Transfiguration.
Dr. Tom Curran reflects on last Sunday’s Mass readings (Second Sunday of Lent: March 12, 2017) to explore the concepts of discernment and ‘being on a journey.’ Tom talks about what Catholics should expect to experience during Lent by sharing stories about food poisoning, an energy pill and buzzing of flies.
Dr. Tom Curran reflects on the story of Moses leading the Israelites for forty years through the desert and talks about the temptation to grumble during Lent. Tom explores three attitudes to grow in reverential patience displayed by Jesus during His time of temptation in the desert. To conclude, Tom shares quotes from saints on intercessory prayer.
Dr. Tom Curran shares stories and explores several Scripture passages on the call to pray for the intercession of others. Tom reads a quote from St. John of the Cross (The Spiritual Canticle, Stanza 29), reflects on a Psalm 119: 145 and teaches about St. Bonaventure’s three temptations battling against the spiritual life: distraction, diversion and dispersion.
The Currans share stories from the first few days of Lent. Kari reflects on the joy of feeling celebrate on her birthday and shares a story about responding to God’s Word to her for Lent 2017. Tom explores the meaning of ‘the desert’ and the way commitments lead to simplicity.