I have been reading The Lamb's Supper by Scott Hahn for the past couple of weeks. Mr. Hahn discusses how his ideas in this book are not original. However, the way in which he explains everything so that someone like me (with no theological training) can somewhat understand these concepts comes across as quite original to me. I'm not pretending that I have completely processed everything in his book thus far. It is packed with information that a person needs time to digest. However, I am certain that the content of this book can be life-changing!
What I don't understand is why these wonderful truths are not taught in our religious education classes. Or were/are they? Was I not paying attention?
I think that when I was in high school, I would have loved to talk about the "weird" book of Revelation and how it is describing the Mass.
I have heard that things are changing in Catholic education. If what I have seen from Catholic radio is any indication of what is happening to the entirety of Catholic education, then I wouldn't be surprised if high schoolers today DO know that the priesthood and the Liturgies of the Word and Eucharist are biblically supported in the book of Revelation.
Anyhow, I included this book on the blog, because I think this is a very important writing. Because of Mr. Hahn's book, my understanding of and participation in the Mass will never be the same! I can't imagine what this world might look like if most Catholics read this book.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Well, it's the new year, and I suddenly have all of this extra time with our Christmas events being pretty much wrapped up now. I am glad to be back to my normal routine now--for many reasons. During our Christmas "break," I did not get to listen to my local Catholic radio station very often. The area where we live now doesn't have Relevant Radio (unless we stream it online), but it does have an EWTN affiliate station. During the course of a week, I don't realize how much the small amounts of EWTN I hear (mostly while I am in the car) positively influence my mood. It is uplifting and refreshing to listen to. I felt somewhat exhausted by my Christmas break and all of the traveling that it entailed, and I am looking forward to gaining some spiritual equilibrium once again. I think EWTN's radio programs are going to be paramount in helping with this task and for that, I am very thankful!