St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew Spencer, September 13, 2018

On today’s show:

  • Father talks about a skill that he learned in high school and perfected in college. Skimming, we have all learned this skill. Kids are skimming more than ever they are not exercising their brains properly. Reading is an important part of spiritual life.https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/25/skim-reading-new-normal-maryanne-wolf
  • It is the holy spirit that makes it possible to hear the word of God. It is important to know your heart. Great preachers are holly in their own lives. Father discusses bits of St John Chrysostom’s life.
  • Father talks about an organization of priests who live together in community. Father sees an amazing gift of living in community. Father explains a program started by Father Djonovic “A better way Detroit” they take an suv they drive around in Detroit and they pick up homeless men in Detroit. They offer them a job and a meal. They drive around Detroit and clean up the streets they clean the curbs and gutters.
  • Father talks about looking at the stats when he gets to heaven he wants to know how much time he spent in catechism. Just because someone has a lot of knowledge that does not mean they are going to be a saint. Having knowledge does not translate directly to holiness.