I didn’t know where to fit this in, in this or last week’s post, but I wanted to let you know that after my time with Fr. Ramon, I lead an English Bible study with some Providence U. students (from 6-7 PM). It’s a real delight. The language barrier forces me to keep things slow and simple. Their relative unfamiliarity with the Bible and Christianity also force me to distill the basic message I am conveying. There is no room for distracting them with advanced, Western theologumena. (God, I love serving You as a foreign missionary!)

Last week we talked about Mark 1:1-13 and I asked them three questions: 1) Who was Jesus? 2) What would God say to you? 3) What is a desert in your life? This week we read Mark 1:1-4, 7-20 and discussed questions 2) and 3). We closed by looking at Jesus calling Simon, Andrew, James and John. I asked them to consider this week where and why and how far they would follow Jesus, as well as what would stop them from following Him.


About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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