St. Joseph’s Workshop with Father Matthew Spencer, January 11, 2019

Rebroadcast: Today’s show was originally aired on November 14, 2018

  • Father talks about the famous book of de-cluttering your life, and the Konmari method. If you look at all of your accumulated experiences, they affect your spiritual life. Not every experience we hold onto cause us joy. We still cannot let go of them. Father tells us about a tool that the Church does give us to deal with it.
  • Father read a piece on the Washington Post. The missions are associated with higher incomes and higher education among the Guarani people. The people who live by those missions are still living better. The missionaries were investing in the people. When people’s lives are improved because of the gospel the effects last for generations.
  • Father gets asked a lot why Catholics are “obsessed with sex”. So many people are struggling with things in this area. Over recent years’ sexual activity among young adults is dropping. Father explains why this might be. Sometimes it is parenting techniques, or social media use.
  • Father talks about slander, false statements that hurt others reputations. We are not as loving as we should be towards others. In verse four Paul says, because of God’s mercy he saved us.