…The blood coming out of the lance’s wound represents Jesus himself, it is the blood which saved and redeemed us, the blood of the Lamb who was slain. Yet what does the water stand for? Water is usually a strong symbol of grace pouring down on us. Who really reflects and personifies grace? It is as the Holy Spirit said through His messenger the Archangel Gabriel “Hail, full of grace”! I suddenly remembered the prophecy of Simeon “a sword shall pierce thy heart”… Continue reading Blood & Water―The Birth of the Church
NFP is to be used so that the love, trust, and respect between a man and a woman flourishes… and the best way to grasp this love is to look at a newborn child. A new and beautiful human being, created in the image and likeness of God, through and with love. Man and women are made in the image and likeness of God. So how exactly is this fulfilled? Continue reading Can Natural Family Planning be Misused?
Many ask, “When I read the Scriptures, should I view them literally, or symbolically?” This is a hard question! Jesus at times seems to talk in a symbolic way, other times, He spoke in a literal way, sometimes He spoke as … Continue reading Are the Scriptures Literal or Symbolic?