Talking about the Things That Matter Most on February 26, 2020
4:00 – Why Did Jesus Fast for 40 Days in the Desert?
Most people know that Lent lasts 40 days to unite with Jesus’ 40 days fasting in the desert. But why did Jesus fast for 40 days, instead of a different period of time? We’ll talk with Gary Michuta.
4:20 – Following Christ’s Passion Through the Scriptures
Thousands sought Jesus during his life. Only a few followed him to Calvary. What will you do? Ed Sri takes us on a Biblical pilgrimage through Christ’s Passion, looking at the Old Testament Prophecies, messianic expectations, Biblical symbolism and historical context that sheds light on the mystery of Christ’s suffering, death and amazing love for us.
5:00 – The Search for the Fourth Cup
The Jewish celebration of Passover uses four cups of wine at four specific parts of the celebration, and each have special significance. New Testament scholars see this reflected in the Gospel narratives of the Last Supper and the parallels between the Third Cup of Passover and the cup passed by Christ. But what about the fourth cup of Passover? Unlocking the answer will bring a whole new understanding to the Mass. Dr Scott Hahn joins us.
5:40 – Overcoming Crisis with the Beatitudes
We live in an age of crisis. Financial crisis, political crisis, environmental crisis―the list goes on. We’re confronted with calamity every time we read the headlines. But behind each of these lurks another kind of crisis, one we find harder to define: a moral crisis―a crisis of goodness. Behind financial crisis is unrestrained greed; behind political crisis is the lust for power. To properly address the crises that plague our world, we must be formed as people of moral goodness. We must cultivate virtue – and it begins with the Beatitudes. Jonathan Dodson joins us.