How Catholics Can Get a Clean Start with God

In this week’s readings for the Third Sunday of Easter, Jeff Cavins reminds us that we can go to confession for a clean start, as he reflects on the day’s Scripture passages.

First Reading: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9
Second Reading: 1 John 2:1-5A
Alleluia: cf. Luke 24:32
Gospel: Luke 24:35-48

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Jeff Cavins

For thirty years, Jeff has dedicated his life to developing The Great Adventure, the visually engaging and interactive Bible study system that enables students to understand the chronological flow of Scripture. As the founding host of EWTN’s Life on the Rock, he has been recognized both nationally and internationally as an exciting public speaker who has a deep love for Jesus Christ and who communicates his zeal with clarity and enthusiasm. Jeff, his wife Emily, and their daughters live in Minnesota.

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  • Terry Peterman Eversole

    Rock ON, Father! This spoke to me as my license plate is BAHERO! Thank you for the great lesson in true heroism!

  • John Palmer

    Father Mike…AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!! It’s nice that you picked out some ‘good’ elements in the movie, but you can’t ignore the obvious modern radical feminism played out through this movie. From ‘naked Steve,’ to the “I’ve read all 12 volumes of ‘how sex is great and you don’t need men for it’ (my words),” to her having sex with Steve, it was obviously a feminist rewrite of the characters mystique. Linda Carter’s Wonder Woman NEVER had sex! The sexual tension was part of the appeal! Modern feminists (like this director) think that it would be awful for Steve to go to his heroic grave without having eaten the forbidden fruit! It’s a false narrative that paints Steve as a cad and Wonder Woman as a floozy. Setting aside the presentation of Pagan gods and (anti-god) Zeus being ‘Creator,’ you have to admit that turning Wonder Woman into just another trollop completely undermines her moral character, and makes her look ‘small’ as a heroine. And this is what we are selling our little girls (and my daughter)? I’m sick of it! And you would do well to point out these flaws. This is the first time I’ve ever had a negative comment for one of your videos. I will not recommend it! Sorry!
    Oh, BTW, they are planning a topless scene for Wonder Woman in the next installment. I bet the kids will love that! I SEE POLE DANCING AND STRIPPING IN HER FUTURE…

  • Al Lemieux

    Good points on the hero subject matter. I think a lot of us guys felt a sense of patriotism and duty to serve after 9/11. I think there’s a hero in all of us. We all have heroic moments (Mom’s especially). We all CAN do amazing things, the question is WILL we do amazing things? Will we rise up to the challenge? The sacraments empower us to do so much. If we are open to grace and the Holy Spirit, we CAN overcome the evil that’s destroying our country, our world.