I've really enjoyed Gus Lloyd's program, in particular. Unfortunately, though, his program is on at a time that I'm engaged in Morning Prayer -- and now that it's summer, off to the trail immediately after Lauds. However, I did purchase his 6 CD set on Apologetics -- exploring why-we-do-what-we-do when it comes to the Holy Eucharist, the Sacraments, Mary, Peter & the Popes, Confession and Salvation. This stuff is pure gold! In fact, I played Gus' CD on 'Confession' on the occasion of the last "Dead Theologians Society" that met in my office two Monday nights ago. Gus' presentations are all Biblically based and are presented with such clarity that I feel on fire for the Catholic faith every time I play the presentations on my ipod. ....And if it makes the running a bit more successful, a little less burdensome, all the better!
I appreciate the wisdom I hear not only from Gus, but from the vast variety of programs offered on The Catholic Channel. It is helpful in my ministry because unlike the average Catholic priest or pastor, my ministry extends to people from all sorts of religious backgrounds including the students here at the college, the inmates at GBCI and the Packers. I will continue to maintain what I feel is a healthy approach, that among the religions, 'we have more in common than in difference.' Yet, there are differences in our faith perspectives, and I feel it is useful not only for myself, but for others to embody and communicate our love for the Church and knowledge of our teachings with the same passion that others do. It is not my intention to 'take others on' about their faith, as I have received from others who are excited about their faith perspective and curious about ours. But it is an opportunity to fall in love with the Church and its sacramental life all over again.
So I'll be hitting the trail again later today. I suspect there will be more trailblazers tonight after people return home from work. Tonight it will no doubt become 'a trail more travelled.' I'll be taking Gus along with me -- and then perhaps a little Coldplay, One Republic and the Last Good Night as well. It will keep the fires burning, hopefully. So, off to 'Happy Trails' once again!