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 02_Pillar of Families, St. Joseph Series | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Every man is called to fatherhood and priesthood by virtue of his masculinity. Like Abraham, the Father of Faith, whose faith was "accounted" to him as righteousness, St. Joseph's accumulated acts of sacrificial faith in his role of father and priest of the Holy Family formed him and made him capable for his larger role as the Pillar of Families for the whole Church. In accepting and receiving our men, faults and all--husbands, sons, priests, fathers--we receive Joseph, in a sense. We participate in nurturing their role as priests and fathers knowing that St. Joseph works through them on our behalf in, with, and through Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.     Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Debbie S and Jeannette H, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.  Because I wrote a special LOVE the Word® section for it, my listeners get the Ave Maria Press Notetaking Bible at a discount! Use code CORBITTBIBLE at this link, and get the imitation leather edition for $55 (I have this one) or the hardcover edition for $45. Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Accepting our men faults and all does not mean accepting abuse or being a doormat. Rather, it means receiving who they are--their personalities and temperaments, talents and gifts, roles and decisions--without trying to control or change them. Our husbands, sons, priests, and dads are imperfect as we are imperfect, but they are God's provision for us, as OT Joseph and St. Joseph illustrate. How does St. Joseph encourage you to accept and receive the men in your life, faults and all?  In what little ways can you communicate to them your acceptance of who they are, today? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Remember, O most pure spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, my great protector, Saint Joseph, that no one ever had recourse to your protection, or implored your aid without obtaining relief. Confiding therefore in your goodness, I come before you. Do not turn down my petitions, foster father of the Redeemer, but graciously receive them. Amen + What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Tracing the twelve tribes back to Abraham, the Father of Faith Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  What it means that Abraham's faith was "accounted" to him as righteousness Minutes 24:01-36:00 – St. Joseph as model of fatherhood Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Unpacking Psalm 105 and Isaiah 22 as history and prophecy of the two Josephs   Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We’re talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Click here for a written transcript of this episode.   

 01_Old Testament Joseph, St. Joseph Series | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

In this episode we explore Old Testament Joseph's life, because in order to understand St. Joseph as patron of the Church, we must know something of his ancestor, OT Joseph, for whom he is named. Psalm 105 gives us a snapshot of OT Joseph, and a prophecy of NT Joseph: "When he summoned a famine on the land, and broke every staff of bread, he had sent a man ahead of them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave. His feet were hurt with fetters, his neck was put in a collar of iron; until what he had said came to pass the word of the Lord tested him. The king sent and released him, the ruler of the peoples set him free; he made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his possessions, to instruct his princes at his pleasure, and to teach his elders wisdom" (Ps 105:16-22, emphasis mine).   Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Gena M; Erin C; Mary Z; Michele Van W; Anita C; Julie N; and Joan R, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary.  Because I wrote a special LOVE the Word® section for it, my listeners get the Ave Maria Press Notetaking Bible at a discount! Use code CORBITTBIBLE at this link, and get the imitation leather edition for $55 (I have this one) or the hardcover edition for $45. Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) One of my favorite things about OT Joseph is how he bore up under injustice and adversity and continued to operate in his gifts wherever he found himself. Ultimately, God used all of Joseph's sufferings as stepping-stones to something greater and to the benefit of everyone: "You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many should be kept alive..." (Gen 50:20).  As you observe your own dysfunctional family relationships and circumstances, and the suffering there, can you discern an ultimate good toward which God might be moving all of you? In your family, is there one person who seems to be in the role of Joseph?  Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Lord, they may have meant evil against me, but You meant it for good (Gen 50:20). Help me to wait for your vindication, and as I wait, help me to forgive. Amen + What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Why Sonja began studying St. Joseph  Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  What St. Joseph wanted Sonja to know about him Minutes 24:01-36:00 – OT Joseph, Genesis 37-40: from prophecy to the pit, from the pit to Potipher's, from Potipher's to prison Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Genesis 41-50: From prison to prominence   Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We’re talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Click here for a written transcript of this episode.   

 07_Psalm 143, The Seven Penitential Psalms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Week 7 | Psalm 143 [142] #letuspray   A Psalm of David. 143 Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my supplications!     In thy faithfulness answer me, in thy righteousness! 2 Enter not into judgment with thy servant;     for no man living is righteous before thee. 3 For the enemy has pursued me;     he has crushed my life to the ground;     he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead. 4 Therefore my spirit faints within me;     my heart within me is appalled. 5 I remember the days of old,     I meditate on all that thou hast done;     I muse on what thy hands have wrought. 6 I stretch out my hands to thee;     my soul thirsts for thee like a parched land. Selah 7 Make haste to answer me, O Lord!     My spirit fails! Hide not thy face from me,     lest I be like those who go down to the Pit. 8 Let me hear in the morning of thy steadfast love,     for in thee I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go,     for to thee I lift up my soul. 9 Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies!     I have fled to thee for refuge! 10 Teach me to do thy will,     for thou art my God! Let thy good spirit lead me     on a level path! 11 For thy name’s sake, O Lord, preserve my life!     In thy righteousness bring me out of trouble! 12 And in thy steadfast love cut off my enemies,     and destroy all my adversaries,     for I am thy servant. Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Mark G; Venera F; Melissa O'N; and Stephanie S, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! She's here! Lent is THE perfect time to get your 2021 LOVE the Word® Journal, so you can begin 40 days of learning to LOVE the Word with Mary. Preview the interior, get a free guide and journal page, and order, here.  LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Psalm 143 offers a clear example of the process of purification we explored in the previous Psalm, 130. The relationships within dysfunctional families, such as David's, can be used by God to purify all the parties involved. For anyone who has experienced family betrayal, attack, or rebellion, this Psalm offers hope for God's help. How are the challenges in your own family meant to help purify you? Do you see your family relationships as invitations from God to learn something about yourself, God, and how to live in charity?   Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) What do you want to say to Him about that? Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Hear my prayer, O LORD! Amen + What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Context of the psalm; history of David's son, Absalom and his betrayal Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  The original story of Nathan's pronouncement of punishment on David's sin with Bathsheba Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Psalm 143 

 06_Psalm 130, The Seven Penitential Psalms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Week 6 | Psalm 130 [129] #letuspray   A Song of Ascents 130 Out of the depths I cry to thee, O Lord! 2 Lord, hear my voice! Let thy ears be attentive     to the voice of my supplications! 3 If thou, O Lord, shouldst mark iniquities,     Lord, who could stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with thee,     that thou mayest be feared. 5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,     and in his word I hope; 6 my soul waits for the Lord     more than watchmen for the morning,     more than watchmen for the morning. 7 O Israel, hope in the Lord!     For with the Lord there is steadfast love,     and with him is plenteous redemption. 8 And he will redeem Israel     from all his iniquities. Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Mark G; Venera F; Melissa O'N; and Stephanie S, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! She's here! Lent is THE perfect time to get your 2021 LOVE the Word® Journal, so you can begin 40 days of learning to LOVE the Word with Mary. Preview the interior, get a free guide and journal page, and order, here.  LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.) Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Psalm 130 is considered by the Church to be the official prayer for the souls in purgatory (see the Catholic Encyclopedia on Psalm 130). Did the explanation of purgatory in this episode lessen your fear of it? In what ways have you made Lent a type of deliberate, purifying "purgatory" this year? How are the challenges you face in your life at the moment meant to help purify you? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) What do you want to say to Him about that? Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Lord, hear my voice! Amen + What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Structure of the psalm, verses 1-4, "keeping score" of sin, forgiveness and propitiation Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  Verses 5-8: the relationship between almonds and "watchmen", waiting as discipline, daily "word" from God, Jesus as prophesied redeemer Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Purgatory, "fire" in the Bible, eternal and temporal punishment, meaning of "punishment", particular and final judgments   Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Venial and mortal sin, prayers for the dead, what (Who) purgatory is Other Resources Create in Me a Clean Heart: 10 Minutes a Day with the Penitential Psalms, book by Sarah Christmyer A "Spiritual Cleanse" with the Penitential Psalms Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We’re talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Click here for a written transcript of this episode.   

 05_Psalm 102, The Penitential Psalms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Week 5 | Psalm 102 [101] #letuspray   A prayer of one afflicted, when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord. 102 Hear my prayer, O Lord; let my cry come to thee! 2 Do not hide thy face from me     in the day of my distress! Incline thy ear to me;     answer me speedily in the day when I call! 3 For my days pass away like smoke,     and my bones burn like a furnace. 4 My heart is smitten like grass, and withered;     I forget to eat my bread. 5 Because of my loud groaning     my bones cleave to my flesh. 6 I am like a vulture of the wilderness,     like an owl of the waste places; 7 I lie awake,     I am like a lonely bird on the housetop. 8 All the day my enemies taunt me,     those who deride me use my name for a curse. 9 For I eat ashes like bread,     and mingle tears with my drink, 10 because of thy indignation and anger;     for thou hast taken me up and thrown me away. 11 My days are like an evening shadow;     I wither away like grass. 12 But thou, O Lord, art enthroned for ever;     thy name endures to all generations. 13 Thou wilt arise and have pity on Zion;     it is the time to favor her;     the appointed time has come. 14 For thy servants hold her stones dear,     and have pity on her dust. 15 The nations will fear the name of the Lord,     and all the kings of the earth thy glory. 16 For the Lord will build up Zion,     he will appear in his glory; 17 he will regard the prayer of the destitute,     and will not despise their supplication. 18 Let this be recorded for a generation to come,     so that a people yet unborn may praise the Lord: 19 that he looked down from his holy height,     from heaven the Lord looked at the earth, 20 to hear the groans of the prisoners,     to set free those who were doomed to die; 21 that men may declare in Zion the name of the Lord,     and in Jerusalem his praise, 22 when peoples gather together,     and kingdoms, to worship the Lord. 23 He has broken my strength in midcourse;     he has shortened my days. 24 “O my God,” I say, “take me not hence     in the midst of my days, thou whose years endure     throughout all generations!” 25 Of old thou didst lay the foundation of the earth,     and the heavens are the work of thy hands. 26 They will perish, but thou dost endure;     they will all wear out like a garment. Thou changest them like raiment, and they pass away; 27     but thou art the same, and thy years have no end. 28 The children of thy servants shall dwell secure;     their posterity shall be established before thee. Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Stephanie S; Joseph J; Terri G; Sandra L; Mary Mc; Kelly T; and Kacee E, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! She's here! Lent is THE perfect time to get your 2021 LOVE the Word® Journal, so you can begin 40 days of learning to LOVE the Word with Mary. Preview the interior, get a free guide and journal page, and order, here.  LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events...

 04_Psalm 51, The Penitential Psalms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:59

Week 4 | Psalm 51 [50] #letuspray   To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. 51 Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy steadfast love;     according to thy abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,     and cleanse me from my sin! 3 For I know my transgressions,     and my sin is ever before me. 4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned,     and done that which is evil in thy sight, so that thou art justified in thy sentence     and blameless in thy judgment. 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,     and in sin did my mother conceive me. 6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward being;     therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;     wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Fill me with joy and gladness;     let the bones which thou hast broken rejoice. 9 Hide thy face from my sins,     and blot out all my iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,     and put a new and right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from thy presence,     and take not thy holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of thy salvation,     and uphold me with a willing spirit. 13 Then I will teach transgressors thy ways,     and sinners will return to thee. 14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God,     thou God of my salvation,     and my tongue will sing aloud of thy deliverance. 15 O Lord, open thou my lips,     and my mouth shall show forth thy praise. 16 For thou hast no delight in sacrifice;     were I to give a burnt offering, thou wouldst not be pleased. 17 The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit;     a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. 18 Do good to Zion in thy good pleasure;     rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, 19 then wilt thou delight in right sacrifices,     in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings;     then bulls will be offered on thy altar. Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Robert J; Kacee E; Kelly T; Mary Mc; and Sandra L, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! She's here! Lent is THE perfect time to get your 2021 LOVE the Word® Journal, so you can begin 40 days of learning to LOVE the Word with Mary. Preview the interior, get a free guide and journal page, and order, here.  LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Pharisaism is characterized by a hypocritical observance and sanctimoniousness multiplication of spiritual practices for their own sake in order to be seen and recognized for them (by God and other people), without regard for the spirit of the law. Pharisees pray for others and "at" God from the perch of moral and spiritual superiority. Often they air their "concerns" about the spiritual welfare of others with an air of holiness, using carefully crafted spiritual language, in order to justify their views and positions. Pharisees are stubborn and often viciously proud in their views and positions, so Jesus reserved His sharpest, most direct rebukes for the Pharisees who had no regard for the mer...

 03_Psalm 38, The Seven Penitential Psalms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Week 3 | Psalm 38 [37] #letuspray   A Psalm of David, for the memorial offering. 38 O Lord, rebuke me not in thy anger,     nor chasten me in thy wrath! 2 For thy arrows have sunk into me,     and thy hand has come down on me. 3 There is no soundness in my flesh     because of thy indignation; there is no health in my bones     because of my sin. 4 For my iniquities have gone over my head;     they weigh like a burden too heavy for me. 5 My wounds grow foul and fester     because of my foolishness, 6 I am utterly bowed down and prostrate;     all the day I go about mourning. 7 For my loins are filled with burning,     and there is no soundness in my flesh. 8 I am utterly spent and crushed;     I groan because of the tumult of my heart. 9 Lord, all my longing is known to thee,     my sighing is not hidden from thee. 10 My heart throbs, my strength fails me;     and the light of my eyes—it also has gone from me. 11 My friends and companions stand aloof from my plague,     and my kinsmen stand afar off. 12 Those who seek my life lay their snares,     those who seek my hurt speak of ruin,     and meditate treachery all the day long. 13 But I am like a deaf man, I do not hear,     like a dumb man who does not open his mouth. 14 Yea, I am like a man who does not hear,     and in whose mouth are no rebukes. 15 But for thee, O Lord, do I wait;     it is thou, O Lord my God, who wilt answer. 16 For I pray, “Only let them not rejoice over me,     who boast against me when my foot slips!” 17 For I am ready to fall,     and my pain is ever with me. 18 I confess my iniquity,     I am sorry for my sin. 19 Those who are my foes without cause are mighty,     and many are those who hate me wrongfully. 20 Those who render me evil for good     are my adversaries because I follow after good. 21 Do not forsake me, O Lord!     O my God, be not far from me! 22 Make haste to help me,     O Lord, my salvation! Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Gary K; Connie L; Carlene G; Elia R; Mary V; Kathy F, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! She's here! Lent is THE perfect time to get your 2021 LOVE the Word® Journal, so you can begin 40 days of learning to LOVE the Word with Mary. Preview the interior, get a free guide and journal page, and order, here.  LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Do you need to make spiritual adjustments to your Lenten penances of prayer, almsgiving, or fasting? How is your own Sabbath/Sunday related to Lenten penance? What steps can you take to make Sunday a more restful, worshipful, holy day for you and your family?  Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) What do you want to say to Him about that? Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!)

 02_Psalm 32, The Seven Penitential Psalms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Week 2 | Psalm 32 [31] #letuspray   The Joy of Forgiveness A Psalm of David. A Maskil. 32 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,     whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity,     and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3 When I declared not my sin, my body wasted away     through my groaning all day long. 4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me;     my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah 5 I acknowledged my sin to thee,     and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my trangressions to the Lord”;     then thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin. Selah 6 Therefore let every one who is godly     offer prayer to thee; at a time of distress, in the rush of great waters,     they shall not reach him. 7 Thou art a hiding place for me,     thou preservest me from trouble;     thou dost encompass me with deliverance. Selah 8 I will instruct you and teach you     the way you should go;     I will counsel you with my eye upon you. 9 Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,     which must be curbed with bit and bridle,     else it will not keep with you. 10 Many are the pangs of the wicked;     but steadfast love surrounds him who trusts in the Lord. 11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous,     and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!   *Housekeeping note: There was some clipping in the show that I could not fix. Apologies! Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Amanda N; Faith D; Cheri M; Angela W; and Collette G, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! She's here! Lent is THE perfect time to get your 2021 LOVE the Word® Journal, so you can begin 40 days of learning to LOVE the Word with Mary. Preview the interior, get a free guide and journal page, and order, here.  LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Is the weight of sin affecting your body or health? Did the Holy Spirit bring to your mind something in this show that He wants you to make a matter of Confession or penance?  Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) What do you want to say to Him about that? Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) O Lord, I acknowledge my sin to you, and I will not hide my iniquity. Amen + What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Verses 1-2: What a psalm is; the sin and confession that prompted David to write this psalm; the biblical meanings of blessedness and sin; forgiveness as eradication rather than "covering"; getting "saved" Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  Verses 3-5: physical affects of persistent sin and of hiding sin  Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Verses 6-9: mortal and venial sin; God "enters" the psalm; the meaning of wisdom; the OT roots of "stiff-necked" Minutes 36:01-48:00 – 1 John 1:9, the justice of forgiveness; sin is against God, the other person,

 01_Psalm 6, The Seven Penitential Psalms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Week 1 | Psalm 6 #letuspray   To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments; according to The Sheminith. A Psalm of David. 1 O Lord, rebuke me not in thy anger, nor chasten me in thy wrath. 2 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;     O Lord, heal me, for my bones are troubled. 3 My soul also is sorely troubled.     But thou, O Lord—how long? 4 Turn, O Lord, save my life;     deliver me for the sake of thy steadfast love. 5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee;     in Sheol who can give thee praise? 6 I am weary with my moaning;     every night I flood my bed with tears;     I drench my couch with my weeping. 7 My eye wastes away because of grief,     it grows weak because of all my foes. 8 Depart from me, all you workers of evil;     for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping. 9 The Lord has heard my supplication;     the Lord accepts my prayer. 10 All my enemies shall be ashamed and sorely troubled;     they shall turn back, and be put to shame in a moment. Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Jaylen M; Beverly S; Maria H; Marianne F; Jerilyn M; Kayce M; Michelle Z; Claire & Z; Phyllis L; and Bridget B, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! She's here! Lent is THE perfect time to get your 2021 LOVE the Word® Journal, so you can begin 40 days of learning to LOVE the Word with Mary. Preview the interior, get a free guide and journal page, and order, here.  LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)  Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) How does this psalm fit with what you've been seeing and hearing in the daily readings? What do you sense He is calling you to this Lent? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) What do you want to say to Him about that? Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) O Lord, rebuke me not in thy anger, nor chasten me in thy wrath. Amen + What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Greek and Hebrew numbering, history of the penitential psalms and their prayer, the biblical meaning of penance and repentance Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  Old and New Testament understandings of repentance, Psalm 6 verses 1 and 2: biblical meaning of God's wrath and anger; verses 4-5, Sheol  Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Psalm 6 verses 6-10: public vindication from God before enemies Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Sonja's highlights from the daily readings for this week as a call to a particular Lenten penance, nationally and personally Other Resources Create in Me a Clean Heart: 10 Minutes a Day with the Penitential Psalms, book by Sarah Christmyer A "Spiritual Cleanse" with the Penitential Psalms Bible Study Evangelista is on the Laudate app! Facebook Discussion Community We’re talking over on the Bible Study Evangelista Facebook Discussion page. Come chat with us. Read the Transcript Click here for a written transcript of this episode thanks to Dora Donovan, our transcriptionist for this episode. 

 06_Catholic Eschatology Summary | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

I offered an update in the last segment of the last show summarizing our encore series on end times prophecy, and talked a little about the next series.  Public revelation in Christ (Apostolic Tradition and Scripture) ALWAYS takes primary place in discerning end times events and prophecies. Not Marian apparitions, contemporary prophets, or fascinating modern predictions.  Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Bridget B; Rodney H; Colleen W; Kathy Y; Amy W; Lynn T; Dianne P; and Cynthia C, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! She's here! Lent comes early this year! Get your 2021 LOVE the Word® Journal, available now. Preview the interior, get a free guide and journal page, and preorder for Lent, here.  LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. Listen (Receive the Word via audio.) Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) “For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains it will do so until He is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by his appearing and his coming” (2 Thess 2:7-8). Amen, and hallelujah! What is "the breath of His mouth"?  Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) What do you want to say to Him about that? Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Come Lord Jesus! Amen + What we discussed | Show Notes Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – News and updates Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  Summary of timeline  Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Summary continued Minutes 36:01-48:00 – What's next Sonja's Important Eschatological Qualification Catholic eschatology is what's called "speculative theology." This designation means little has been defined by the Magisterium concerning the end times, so the subject is open for speculation and development by Catholics seeking truth via Sacred Tradition (history) and Sacred Scripture. I attempt throughout the series to make clear what is public revelation and therefore part of the Deposit of Faith, and what is approved private revelation and not a matter of adherence. Dr. Scott Hahn most recently put forth the liturgical and historical interpretation of the Book of Revelation without alleging that there is no end times application. Many non-Catholics hold to either this interpretation or an eschatological interpretation; the Church maintains that the proper interpretation is not either history or prophecy, but both history and prophecy, as biblical prophecy and apocalyptic literature always is: there is usually more than one fulfillment of prophecy. Because much of eschatology is a matter of speculative theology, we are free to ruminate and speculate. Resources How to read St. John’s Apocalypse, or the Book of Revelation As History  AD 63-64           St. Peter is crucified upside-down by Nero AD 66                 Jewish revolt against Florus spreads throughout Judea in “Jewish War” AD 68                 Nero commits suicide AD 69                 Gospel of Mark written        70                 Romans sack and burn Jerusalem, complete destruction of Old Covenant “world”        73                 Jews at Masada commit suicide        75                 Book of Hebrews written

 05_The Major Chastisement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

“Antichrist will be of Jewish extraction, of the tribe of Dan, will be circumcised, will rebuild Jerusalem and the Jewish temple, in which he will set himself up as God. Likewise he is to begin his work of seduction among the Jews who will accept him as their Messiah. Thus Irenaeus says of Antichrist: ‘Jeremiah does not merely point out his sudden coming, but he even indicates the tribe from which he shall come, where he says, “We shall hear the voice of his swift horses from Dan–he shall come and devour the earth”‘ (Jer 8:16).” -1936 Catholic Encyclopedia Public revelation in Christ (Apostolic Tradition and Scripture) ALWAYS takes primary place in discerning end times events and prophecies. Not Marian apparitions, contemporary prophets, or fascinating modern predictions.  Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Rodney H; Colleen W; Kathy Y; Amy W; Lynn T; Dianne P; and Cynthia C, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! She's here! Lent comes early this year! Get your 2021 LOVE the Word® Journal, available now. Preview the interior, get a free guide and journal page, and preorder for Lent, here.  LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. Listen (Receive the Word via audio.) Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People ... having a form of godliness but denying its power (2 Tim 3:1-5). Do you give studied attention to the outward forms of the Church--such as sacraments, prayers, liturgy--but deny their power by refusing to do the necessary interior work of purification with God of motives, unforgiveness, bitterness, sin habits, and unhealthy relationships?  Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) What do you want to say to Him about that? Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) “…and whether our tomorrows be filled with good or ill, we’ll triumph through our sorrows and rise to bless you still…” (O God Beyond All Praising) Amen + What we discussed | Show Notes Scripture References for the Show The Antichrist will offer a social justice messianism, through which outward forms of worship will be gutted of their power (2 Tim 3:5).   Background on Dan, “Dan” meaning “judge” Genesis 30, Dan born of Rachel’s maid Bilhah Genesis 31, Rachael takes her father’s idols Genesis 49:16-17, Prophecy of Dan as judge of his people Judges 17-18, Story of Dan’s idolatry 1 Kings 29-30, Jeroboam sets up idolatrous worship center in Dan Jeremiah 18:6, Irenaeus quotes this verse in Against Heresies to indicate Antichrist will be Jewish, from the tribe of Dan. Sts. Hippolytus, Augustine, Prosper, Gregory the Great, and others all believe Antichrist will be Jewish, from the tribe of Dan. John 5:43, “I am come in the name of my Father, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.” Revelation 7:5-8, Tribe of Dan not listed as sealed Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Alternative timeline Minutes 12:01-24:00 –  redemptive suffering, rise of Antichrist from rubble of second "Holy Roman Empire"  Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Antichrist from the Tribe of Dan, messianic social justice government Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Old Testament exploration of "Dan"

 04_The Era of Peace | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:59

"In all of Christ's disciples the Spirit arouses the desire to be peacefully united, in the manner determined by Christ, as one flock under one shepherd. The journey of the Church, especially in our own time, is marked by the sign of ecumenism: Christians are seeking ways to restore that unity which Christ implored from the Father for his disciples on the day before his Passion: 'That they may all be one; even as you, Father, are in me, and I in you that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me' (Jn. 17:21). The unity of Christ's disciples, therefore, is a great sign given in order to kindle faith in the world while their division constitutes a scandal" (Redemptoris Mater, St. John Paul II). Public revelation in Christ (Apostolic Tradition and Scripture) ALWAYS takes primary place in discerning end times events and prophecies. Not Marian apparitions, contemporary prophets, or fascinating modern predictions.  Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Diane S; Davida B; Mary Jo F; Jill A; and Jacklyn C, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! She's here! Lent comes early this year! Get your 2021 LOVE the Word® Journal, available now for preorder. Preview the interior, get a free guide and journal page, and preorder for Lent, here.  LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. Listen (Receive the Word via audio.) Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) "I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me" (Joh 17:23). To whom is Jesus speaking, here? What is He talking about in this verse? When Jesus prays, are His prayers always answered? Why? How? Where in your life is there marked disunity? What does this verse say about that? What are you thinking and feeling as you re-read Jesus' prayer, above? What do you want to say to Him about that? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Come, Lord Jesus, come! Amen + What we discussed | Show Notes Scripture References for the Show Revelation 2-3, 11, 17 Daniel 7 Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Update to 2021 current events Minutes 12:01-24:00 – Prophecies from the Deposit of Faith, Church Fathers, and Church history; the seven churches in Revelation as the seven eras of Church history  Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Era of the Father, the OT; Era of the Son, the Gospels and the Church to the present; Era of the Holy Spirit and Mary, the Age of Peace/Era of Peace/Great Revival/Second Harvest/New Evangelization Minutes 36:01-48:00 – Second Ecumenical Council during the Era of Peace, characteristics of that era Sonja's Important Eschatological Qualification Catholic eschatology is what's called "speculative theology." This designation means little has been defined by the Magisterium concerning the end times, so the subject is open for speculation and development by Catholics seeking truth via Sacred Tradition (history) and Sacred Scripture. I attempt throughout the series to make clear what is public revelation and therefore part of the Deposit of Faith, and what is approved private revelation and not a matter of adherence. Dr. Scott Hahn most recently put forth the liturgical and historical interpretation of the B...

 03.2_What Will Happen In the Minor Chastisement? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:01

“The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be destroyed…But in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph…and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world. Do you want to learn a prayer?” the vision asked. “Yes we do!” the children responded. “When you recite the Rosary, say at the end of each decade: ‘Oh My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy'” (Third Apparition of Our Lady at Fatima). Public revelation in Christ (Apostolic Tradition and Scripture) takes primary place in discerning end times events and prophecies. Not Marian apparitions, contemporary prophets, or fascinating modern predictions.  Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Diane S; Michael K; Karen B; Ed P; Catie W; and Davida B, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! She's here! Lent comes early this year! Get your 2021 LOVE the Word® Journal, available now for preorder. Preview the interior, get a free guide and journal page, and preorder for Lent, here.  LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. Listen (Receive the Word via audio.) Apologies: Video is unavailable until I can stabilize my internet for uploading. Should be next week.   Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) “And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matt 24:10-14). Jesus said that just before the Era of Peace, "The love of many will grow cold" specifically because lawlessness and lack of justice has increased. That stops me in my tracks, because the past year to now has grown increasingly difficult to endure charitably.  Where has your love grown cold? Social media? Home? Marketplace? Work? With relatives? What do you want to say to Him about that? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Lord, give me more of You, so that I may have more love. Amen + What we discussed | Show Notes Scripture References for the Show 2 Thessalonians 2:15, Hold fast to the traditions, both oral and written, because there will be a deception in the end times. Daniel 12:10, In the end, none of the wicked shall understand; but those who are wise shall understand. Overview: Minutes 00:12:00 – Paul's exhortation in Thessalonians on end times. Minutes 12:01-24:00 – Some rules for interpretation. Minutes 24:01-36:00 – Public revelation in Christ (Apostolic Tradition and Scripture) takes primary place in understanding end times events and prophecies. Not Marian apparitions, contemporary prophets, or fascinating modern predictions.  Minutes 36:01-48:00 – What is private revelation? What's the difference in public and private revelation? When are private revelations trustworthy? and how do we interpret such prophecies? Sonja's Important Eschatological Qualification Catholic eschatology is what's called "speculative theology." This designation means little has been defined ...

 02_What to Expect in the End Times | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Have you put the pieces together yet? Over the last several decades, Ch1n@ has bought (controls) enough decision makers in politics; entertainment; media; sports; medicine; science; finance; and education, that, together, they have manufactured enough mass-scare events to condition the country (world) to accept with increasing intensity the control and moral confusion of C0mmunism. The fake elec7ion was simply to keep the gravy train running. The American taxpayer is the global cash cow. Ch1n@ has succeeded where the Soviet Union never could: they have succeeded in taking over the country without firing a shot. Expect a big disarmament event at anytime. Maybe you think it's all fine. Your choice. Jesus said discern the times, and there is enough information to reveal the big picture, now, although you have to look for it. So now what? You know that feeling you've had for about a month, that *something big is coming*? That foreboding, anxiety, and unexplainable - dare I say - weird excitement? Yeah, me too. I believe God is about to do something apocalyptic, something wondrous, something on the scale of the Illumination of Conscience, in which the whole world is affected. What is it? I don't know, I only know something is coming. The daily readings have been full of this. I haven't talked to anyone who knows what to "do." I, personally, have only been told "PREACH." So I think we have to wait for instructions from the Holy Spirit. But get ready. Go to Confession and receive the sacraments as often as possible. Continue working deeply with the Holy Spirit on forgiveness and healing. LOVE the Word daily. Serve one another, and pray without ceasing. If I am deplatf0rmed on social media, find me here on my website, and Gab. I'm not moving from social media until then. All my love.   Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Michael K; Kathy D; Lucy S; Mark R; Michele F; Connie E; and Diane F; Deanne B, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! She's here! Lent comes early this year! Get your 2021 LOVE the Word® Journal, available now for preorder. Preview the interior, get a free guide and journal page, and preorder for Lent, here.  Study Audio Apologies: Video is unavailable until I can stabilize my internet for uploading. Should be next week.   LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. Listen (Receive the Word via audio.) "Do this because you know the time; it is the hour now for you to awake from sleep. For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed; the night is advanced, the day is at hand. Let us then throw off the works of darkness [and] put on the armor of light" (Rom 13:11-14, from 1.17.21 morning readings). "Everything that becomes visible is light. Therefore, it says: 'Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.' Watch carefully then how you live, not as foolish persons but as wise" (Eph 5:14-15, from 1.18.21 morning readings). Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) What is the "armor of light" spoken of in this week's Sunday reading? What is He asking of you? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Jesus, I trust in You! Amen + Sonja's Important Eschatological Qualification Catholic eschatology is what's called "speculative t...

 01_Are We at the End? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:00

Yes, we are at the end. But not the end, end. There are still quite a few events that Scripture tells us about that have not yet occurred. But we are closer than ever before, as for the first time in history there is a global economic system coming online early this year, and because of Covid nations are cooperating in ways they never have before. But before the end, some glorious things will happen too.   Thank you to my newest Friends of the Show, Mark R; Michele F; Connie E; and Diane F; Deanne B; and Lucy S, for loving and lifting me! Friends of the Show get all Premium Content! She's here! Lent comes early this year! Get your 2021 LOVE the Word® Journal, available now for preorder. Preview the interior, get a free guide and journal page, and preorder for Lent, here.  Study Audio Apologies: Video is unavailable until I can stabilize my internet for uploading. Should be in a couple of days.  LOVE the Word® is a Bible study method based on Mary’s own practice: lectio without the Latin. Get the book based on Sonja’s method in the right margin, How to Pray Like Mary. Listen (Receive the Word via audio.) "Therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect. Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes will find so doing. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. But if that wicked servant says to himself, 'My master is delayed,' and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eats and drinks with the drunken, the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will punish him, and put him with the hypocrites; there men will weep and gnash their teeth" (Matt 24:45-51). Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.) Using all your senses, try to imagine Jesus coming to your home as the Master of your household the way He says it will happen in this passage. What do you see as He comes to your house? What do you hear? What are your thoughts and feelings as He approaches? What does He find? What does He say to you? What is the faithful servant supposed to be doing in this scenario of Jesus' Second Coming? What is the food He speaks of? What are the rewards and punishments spoken of here? Why is the wicked servant a hypocrite? Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.) Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin. Entrust (May it be done to me according to your word!) Jesus, I believe. Help my unbelief (Mark 9:24)! Amen + Sonja's Important Eschatological Qualification Catholic eschatology is what's called "speculative theology." This designation means little has been defined by the Magisterium concerning the end times, so the subject is open for speculation and development by Catholics seeking truth via Sacred Tradition (history) and Sacred Scripture. I attempt throughout the series to make clear what is public revelation and therefore part of the Deposit of Faith, and what is approved private revelation and not a matter of adherence. Dr. Scott Hahn most recently put forth the liturgical and historical interpretation of the Book of Revelation without alleging that there is no end times application. Many non-Catholics hold to either this interpretation or an eschatological interpretation; the Church maintains that the proper interpretation is not either history or prophecy, but both history and prophecy, as biblical prophecy and apocalyptic literature always is: t...

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