I am excited to announce that Abbot James Albers, Fr. Meinrad Miller and Br. Leven Harton will be on the EWTN program Life On the Rock airing Friday, July 11, the feast of St. Benedict, at 7 pm (Central Time).
You can watch the broadcast online on the EWTN website, also channel 261 on DTH satellite, 261 on DISH, or channel 370 on DIRECTV. If you have questions or comments please reply to this e-mail.
The show will re-air:
Sat. Jul. 12 at 12:30am
Sun. Jul 13 at 10pm
Tue. Jul. 15 at 8am
(all times central)
In the spirit of St. Benedict,
Father Jeremy Heppler, OSB
In the Beatitudes, notice the contradiction between how Jesus view matters, and how the world views them. Jesus says: “Blessed are you poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God. But woe to you that are rich, for you have received your consolation.” What Jesus promotes, the world despises. What Jesus warns against, the world promotes.
We can’t understand Jesus if we only have eyes that see this world, and all that it offers. And if Jesus, the Son of God, came into our world to teach us the truth, then we can’t understand the truth if we cannot see beyond this world. Jesus is always pointing to another world, to the Kingdom of God, the home of the saints and angels, who participate in the love and life of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. This is heaven, our true home. Heaven endures forever. Only God can satisfy the deepest longings of our hearts.