Podcast Notes

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Episode 5. Gratitude and the Virtue of Justice

15/02/2022

What does Justice have to do with Gratitude? and how do you overcome an ungrateful heart? and what is it’s link to a contrite heart. Have a read of the show notes or listen to this week’s episode on Living Fullness to find out.

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Ep 3. Online dating Part 2

01/02/2022

Part 2 of Online Dating with a focus on Not stringing people along, How many you should date at any one time, ending contacts in the online world when you’ve met someone, and ending contacts without ghosting anyone

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S2 Ep2 – Online Dating

26/01/2022

We did a live stream earlier today, if you missed it check out our page, join any tier to access the live stream, where we talked a bit about the break, padre shared about settling into Narrandera, and Stina about Virtue Ministry plans moving forward, and we talked about what’s coming in this season of Living Fullness.

This is a Patrons Choice Episode.

Is there a place for online dating? – Yes, so long as it’s used as a platform to meet people and not a platform to grow in depth of relationship.

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S2 Ep1 – Why do we have a desire for God?

26/01/2022

Compendium answer: ‘God himself, in creating man in his own image, has written upon his heart the desire to see him. Even if this desire is often ignored, God never ceases to draw man to himself because only in God will he find and live the fullness of truth and happiness for which he never stops searching. By nature and by vocation, therefore, man is a religious being, capable of entering into communion with God. This intimate and vital bond with God confers on man his fundamental dignity.’

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8. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven

25/01/2022

The cross is the way to heaven. Standing for your conviction and for the one you love, God, when God is not who the world generally loves, that will cause all kinds of friction. The beatitudes see heaven as our end goal, the world can’t see past death. To the world, this makes no sense. Suffering makes no sense. Persecution is to be avoided at all cost and not embraced for love of God. 

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7. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God

25/01/2022

What is a peacemaker? – It is not just an absence of war – It’s linked to justice – peacemakers have to be rooted in justice -what is owed to another person, and to God. Jesus is the perfect peacemaker, because he came to offer his life and death as a sacrifice to make right what was wronged against God, and to heal our relationship with one another. The prince of peace. 

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6. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God  

25/01/2022

We’re culturally quick to assume this beatitude speaks only about sexual purity. We live in a highly sexualised world – AND we have a Christian world that has hyper focused on ‘what not to do’ with our bodies, and has forgotten ‘what to do, to tend to our hearts’. 

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5. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy 

25/01/2022

Our Christian faith hinges on Mercy. God didn’t give us what we deserve, he gifts us mercy. Do we give others better than they deserve? or do we look to get even? to act from a place of self-entitlement? If there is anything we should be known for, it’s people who are merciful, because we follow the model set before us in Christ, our merciful saviour.

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4. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled

24/01/2022

Do we notice what someone is owed and hunger for them to receive that?
These include all the major fights for justice we know about – fighting for life, and for freedom, against enslavement of all kinds in countries where it’s obvious the vulnerable are held to work and do things against their will, and in the western world, the vulnerable secretly held trapped in certain life styles resulting from human trafficking 

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3. Blessed are the Meek for they shall inherit the earth

23/01/2022

As with most things with God, those unattached to earthly power are the same ones who are promised they shall  inherit the earth. This makes intuitive sense when we look at gifting someone something that is beautiful and to be cared for.  We wouldn’t want to give it to the person who is going to wield their power over it and push it to destruction,  but instead gift it to the one who is disinterested in having power over it, and instead is meek enough to accept the gift and to want to care for it. 

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