Kresta in the Afternoon – June 24, 2010 – Hour 2

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    First Topic – Why Me? When Bad Things Happen

    Mike Aquilina’s latest book is part of the "30 Minute Read" series. Why me? Why anyone? Suffering is everywhere. Why does God let this happen? It's because he loves us. He has a plan. Don't you want to find out what it is? Mike is here to help us to see our woes as blessings - things that lead us toward God instead of away from him.

    Second Topic – Feast of St. John the Baptist

    Today we celebrate the feast of John the Baptist - patron saint of spiritual joy.  After all, he leapt for joy in his mother’s womb at the presence of Jesus and Mary (Luke 1:44).  And it says that he rejoices to hear the bridegrooms voice (John 3:29-30). John was joyful because he was humble.  In fact, he shows us the true nature of this virtue.  Humility is not beating up on yourself, denying that you have any gifts, talents, or importance.  John knew he had an important role which he played aggressively, with authority and confidence.  The humble man does not sheepishly look down on himself.  Actually, he does not look at himself at all.  He looks away from himself to the Lord. We look at this feast day with Steve Ray.

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