Topic: Who Am I To Judge


All class materials can be found on the FORMED website by searching for “Who Am I To Judge”. Other materials and videos that Father mentions can also be found on the Formed website.


Who Am I To Judge
(October 1- November 19)


Session 1: Don’t Impose Your Morality on Me
  [audio approx. 38 minutes]
Session 2: Recovering the Basics: Virtue And Friendship
  [audio approx. 45 minutes]
Session 3: Real Freedom, Real Love
There is no audio of today’s class as we watched Session 3 video instead.
Session 4: The Lost “Art of Living”
  [audio approx. 40 minutes]
Session 5: Engaging Moral Relativism
There is no audio of today’s class as we watched Session 5 video instead.
Session 6: “I Disagree” Doesn’t Mean “I Hate You”
There is no audio of today’s class as we watched Session 6 video instead.
Session 7: Exposing the Mask: What Relativism Is Often Covering Up
Session 8: What Is Truth? Answering Common Questions


Who Bids Entry?

Lying in repose


Lying in repose: Otto von Habsburg, heir to the Austrian and Hungarian thrones, and his wife Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen, at the Capuchin Church in Vienna on Friday, 15 July 2011. Photo Credit: Gryffindor, Wikimedia
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Run Time: 14 minutes. Gospel: Mt 25:1-13.

Aren’t we supposed to share? Well, yes!… But I cannot supply for another what they will not have, and another cannot supply for me what I will not have. Nobody’s holy grandmother is going to get them into heaven – if I will not follow Christ myself. Nobody’s good wife or husband, or generous children, will move what they themselves will not move.


Puzzles


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Run Time: approximately 13 and a half minutes. Gospel: Mt 23:1-12.

And also – I think – to be attentive to what else it is I put in front of my eyes. What other images do I follow and how is … life constructed if that is what I’m constantly looking at. Does my life look like Philippians or Facebook? Which one’s the better pattern? To be conscious and attentive that, no, that’s not. There are certain things (that) begin to distort how I put this puzzle of my life together – and how I respond to others, patterns that I lay out as I have this in front of me. As I have either that image of imitation of Christ, or imitation of the world.



Which Is More Important?


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Run Time: approximately 11 minutes. Gospel: Mt 22:34-40.

…it’s easy enough when He says, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind…” to start with – and end: “already He’s got that L-word in there.’ … “You shall love ~ mind.” – it doesn’t mean “You shall have warm feelings towards the Lord your God with all your heart, your soul and your mind.” Or that you should think nice things. [Not] even that you should have affection for the Lord your God – although this is a fruit of devotion and piety…. But first, when we hear in the bible the word ‘love’ you can almost always substitute ‘sacrifice’. You shall sacrifice to the Lord your God – your whole heart, make an offering of it. Your whole mind, to make a submission and an offering. Your whole soul, that you shall give before the Lord your God your whole self…



Charity Is…


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Run Time: approximately 10 and a half minutes. Gospel: Mt 22:1-14.

“If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal.

And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing.

If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.”


Faithful Stewardship


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Run Time: approximately 13 minutes. Gospel: Mt 21:33-43.

“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”



The Better Part of the Deal


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Run Time: approximately 10 minutes. Gospel: Mt 20:1-16a.

In our hearts we still … have that inclination that secretly that those who are, to use the … imagery of this parable, that those who are out in the square not working are getting the better part of the deal. That those who are not at work in the Father’s vineyard somehow are getting by with something. Even in regard to sin – we may profess “well I know this is a sin,” we don’t, we don’t put that in our hearts. This is a turning from God and from my true purpose and meaning in life. And instead sometimes we sort of look and grumble as though they’re getting the better part of the deal and maybe I ought to get in on that.