Podcast 064 – Tom Gryp Finances – Surprise Call Dan Harms Saints – Chris Godfrey Athletics
In this podcast:
Tom Gryp from Notre Dame Federal Credit Union joins us to talk about their special mission and how finance and faith fit together
We surprise Dan Harms with a phone call to talk about becoming saints and a major disconnect between that and going to heaven.
Former NFL player and Super Bowl champion, Chris Godfrey joins us to talk about faith in sports and his work with the Life Athletes organization,
Other Things From the Show (not in the podcast):
Catholic FAQ: Am I Saved?
- We are always free – always free to leave
- When we become Christian, we don’t give up our freedom, we try to use it to do what is right, but we still have the choice.
- Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.”
- The first person to espouse the idea of “once saved, always saved” was John Calvin in the mid-sixteenth century. Even Martin Luther didn’t subscribe to the theory.
- We constantly can choose to follow Christ or abandon him.
Readings & Reflections: Jesus came to save, not condemn
Joke of the Week:
A man suffered a serious heart attack while shopping in a store. The store clerk called 911 when they saw him collapse to the floor. The paramedics rushed the man to the nearest hospital where he had emergency open heart bypass surgery. He awakened from the surgery to find himself in the care of nuns at the Catholic Hospital. A nun was seated next to his bed holding a clipboard loaded with several forms, and a pen. She asked him how he was going to pay for his treatment. “Do you have health insurance?” she asked. He replied in a raspy voice, “No health insurance.” The nun asked, “Do you have money in the bank?” He replied, “No money in the bank.” Do you have a relative who could help you with the payments?” asked the irritated nun. He said, “I only have a spinster sister, and she is a nun.” The nun became agitated and announced loudly, “Nuns are not spinsters! Nuns are married to God.” The patient replied, “Perfect. Send the bill to my brother-in-law.”
Prayer for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross:
Prayer Before a Crucifix
Look down upon me, good and gentle Jesus, while before Thy face I humbly kneel, and with burning soul I pray and beseech Thee to fix deep in my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity, true contrition for my sins, and a firm purpose of amendment; while I contemplate with great love and tender pity Thy five wounds, pondering over them within me, having in mind the words which David Thy prophet said of Thee, my Jesus: “They have pierced my hands and my feet; they have numbered all my bones.”