St. Benedict and My Slow, Slow Surrender to Heaven
by Elizabeth Scalia . July 11, 2019 .
“Listen” and “Remember”: A Father’s Plea, A Child’s Prompt
by Elizabeth Scalia . May 16, 2019 .
Notre Dame Cathedral: The Embodiment of the Christian Thing
by Word on Fire . April 16, 2019 .
The Danger of Blind Guides
by Bishop Robert Barron . March 3, 2019 .
Our Gospel for this weekend comes from the end of the Sermon on the Plain, which is St. Luke’s version, more or less, of the Sermon on the Mount in St. Matthew’s account. Jesus has been operating as the definitive spiritual teacher here, and at the end of his address, he has some strong things to say about false spiritual teachers. Every spiritual teacher and guru is eager to tell you what’s wrong with you. But unless they’ve surrendered to Christ and found salvation in him themselves, they are absolutely in no position to help you.