Everyone carries burdens - Marty had depression, Sam had PTSD, and Fr Dave has to deal with Marty & Sam. How exactly does God enter into our brokenness and heal our anxiety? And why does Marty want Sam's dreams published?
Has there been a more famous Saint with so little known of their life? And yet, the little we do know is extraordinary. In our age fleeing frantically from humility it's a healthy practice to take a step back, and meditate on the foster-father of Our Lord Jesus and protector of The Blessed Virgin Mary, St Joseph.
We can all receive love when we think we've earned it, but can we be loved and love others in our brokenness - in their brokenness? In a world vying for perfection in everything the notion of purity in holiness can be greatly skewed. In God's mercy we are perfected.
The seven deadly sins, of which there are sometimes eight, and they are technically vices, are so engrained in our everyday existence that it's pretty important to stop and take stock of how much 'gardening' we require in our life.
The Sons of Thunder podcast is limited, so we decided to dedicate an entire episode to the books that have inspired us! Some recommended reading, from St Louis de Montfort, to G.K. Chesterton, to Dante, to Pulitzer Prize winner Edwin Black, and quite a few in between. Essential reading to inspire faith and love.
What does it mean to follow God, and to walk with others on that journey into God's love? Are we actually engaging in discipleship or floating through life and relationships, even with God? In Episode 31 the challenge posed is can we intentionally follow Christ?
Everyone meditates. Often on multiple things at the same time. And often on things that aren't helpful. How can we meditate on what will give us life, and how have those who've gone before us, like the Carmelites, immersed and grown through meditation to encounter Christ?
In the moments of being tempted to bring others down, to lower our standards, or to turn our back on God, what grace do we have at hand to fight that battle? And how can three guys on Zoom pray in unison when there's a 1sec lag? They can't.
Season 3 begins with one of the most important podcasts we'll ever do - a discussion on the reality of the Divine Liturgy; the Mass. It's not what most of us grew up understanding! And Sam can't pronounce his P's.