Reality: The First Step Toward Salvation
February 23, 2008 Length: 15:36
This week, Fr Joseph gets real: "The thing about Confession is that it is natural. That is, it is Real. Almost everything else we do with our sin is false and unnatural. We punish ourselves, justify our actions, and hide. Yet, in Confession -- in opening ourselves to God the Light -- we expose the hypocrisy of our double life. In truth, we've been living a lie. Without Confession, Absolution, and Reconciliation we live a lie before God and Man as if it were Reality. In reality, no one is fooled -- not our neighbor, not ourselves. And, let's be real, certainly not God."
"I play it in the office to keep my Orthodox faith on some level of consciousness all the time. I learn a lot from the podcasts -- I can listen to them on my iPod while driving."