The parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man reminds us that hell is a real danger. If we reject helping those in need, we might find ourselves permanently residing in the netherworld, pleading for a drop of water to cool our tongue.
The Forbidden Fruit and Original Sin
The effects of original sin are passed on to all of Adam and Eve’s descendants. They are transmitted to mankind—to each of us. As head of the human race, what Adam lost he also lost for all men.
The Beatitudes: Self-Portrait of Christ
The Beatitudes are like a self-portrait of Christ. They look beyond the struggles of this life to eternal life to come. They proclaim that the blessings of the New Covenant will be fully realized in heaven.
Sam Harris and The Problem of Evil
Mr. Harris’s essay is often characterized by an emotional plea for answers in the face of the suffering that besets mankind. This is nothing new. At some point, nearly everyone finds himself in that position. It’s a thread that runs through mankind’s history.
The Lamb of God who Takes away the Sin of the World
In today’s gospel (John 1:29-34), John the Baptist sees Jesus walking toward him and proclaims: “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” What does it mean to say that Jesus is the Lamb of God?