Fun Always Follows Joy

Fun does not stop when you are living life by Jesus's commands, in fact it increases. Our Lord even says to the Twelve that He came so that our joy may be complete (Jn 15:11). This past weekend, here at the seminary, we had our big Welcome Event. It is a day of fun, fraternity and food for all the seminarians, organized by the Fourth-Year Theologians, a.k.a., my class.

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Habitual Grace

"God out of His infinite goodness wills to lift us up to Himself in the measure that our weak nature allows, and for this purpose gives us a principle of supernatural life; a Godlike, vital principle, which is habitual grace," Fr. Adolphe Tanquerey

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The Kingdom of God

Marvel caught my eye again with their epic hero movie, Black Panther. I was especially gripped by the awesome kingdom of Wakanda. This very technologically advanced kingdom is embedded in the luscious jungles of Sub-Saharan Africa. How did such a combination of technology and natural beauty come to be? Way back in its history, a meteorite of unknown origin struck the kingdom. Within the space rock the inhabitants discovered a highly advanced metal which they called, virbranium. It has the ability to absorb, store and release large amounts of kinetic energy. The suit Black Panther wears is made of vibranium, and interestingly enough is the same material Captain America's shield is made from.

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