"A Little Way-Word" Podcast (24)
Jim and Nick (and sometimes a special guest) discuss various topics, from Scripture to prayer to movies to books within the context of the 'little way' of St. Thérèse.
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With the podcast being recorded on Pope St. John Paul II's feast day (Oct. 22), Jim and Nick reflect on the impact that the heroic Pope had on both of their lives. Discussing personal experiences of John Paul II as well as the import of his teaching, the podcast ends with a reflection on the relevance of John Paul II for the present and future Church.
In today's show, Jim and Nick unpack the four classical temperaments— sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic — and discuss their respective strengths and weaknesses, and the benefit of discerning one's own. Through their pondering, they unveil a very sanguine and calm appreciation of the four temperaments as beneficial to Christian mission, holiness, and self-knowledge.
In this podcast episode, Jim and Nick discuss the importance of affirmation. Exposing the theological roots of affirmation, they argue that affirmation is not optional, but necessary for good Christian community and is the antidote to the growing 'culture of contempt' in secular and ecclesial circles. At the heart of the Gospel is an affirmation of the human person: 'It is good that you exist!'
In this podcast episode, Jim and Nick chat about a teaching recently delivered to students in the formation program: "The Duty of the Moment." Because the Duty of the Moment is such a fundamental activity for a life of holiness, it could even be said that "The Duty of the Moment is my salvation." Jim and Nick unpack this teaching, that quote, and more in their usual way-word banter.