Posts by Marcus Grodi

Parable of the Game – by Marcus Grodi

August 8, 2013 | 3 responses

When we play board games, to what extent do the successes and failures we attain in the playing of a game affect the rest of our lives?

St Paul’s Advice to Two Converts: Timothy and Titus – by Marcus Grodi

December 3, 2012 | 6 responses

“Most clergy converts remember and cherish the moment of their ordination, but, now as Catholics and no longer non-Catholic ministers, they sometimes wonder what, if anything, that ‘laying on of hands’ meant? Those who ordained us may not have had any sacramental apostolic authority to do so, yet the vows of our own hearts to serve Him were authentic and real.” Former Presbyterian pastor Marcus Grodi reflects on the way in which clergy converts must “seek ways to support their families through non-Church employment, and yet never give up their ‘call to ministry.’”

Rejoice. Pray. Give Thanks. – by Marcus Grodi

October 31, 2012 | one response

Before I was a Catholic, I had no place for suffering in my personal or preached theology, and I admittedly avoided the many Scriptures that speak of suffering. After becoming a Catholic — actually it took several years after becoming an informed Catholic — I not only began to understand the meaning and importance of, but more significantly, the necessity of suffering.

Breaches Revisited – by Marcus Grodi

January 30, 2012 | 3 responses

I’ve often described conversion as starting from a breach in the walls of our defenses. Normally our hearts and minds are ensconced in layers of barriers that form a wall of protection that prevents us from hearing and responding to the truth. By the working of grace, however, a breach can occur—an opportunity or moment […]

I Wanted to Write – by Marcus Grodi

December 30, 2011 | 4 responses

I Wanted to Write by Marcus Grodi “… these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.” John 20:31 In these words, John the Apostle explained how his written Gospel was in line with the great final commission […]

The Verses I Never Saw – Marcus Grodi

June 7, 2011 | 30 responses

One of the more commonly shared experiences of Protestant converts to the Catholic Church is the discovery of verses “we never saw.” Even after years of studying, preaching, and teaching the Bible, sometimes from cover to cover, all of a sudden a verse “we never saw” appears as if by magic and becomes an “Aha!” […]

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