Two talks given at Austin House of Prayer:
- Part 1: Israel
- Part 2: Pope Francis and John 23
Israel doesn’t strike most of us as the heart of our faith. Catholics see this in Israel’s inclusion in the section of the Catechism on Non-Christian Religions (CCC 839).
We don’t generally see what Israel has to do with church renewal. But it’s clear from the scriptures that Israel is not an addendum.
We are faced with the challenge, then, of how to take hold of Israel without "only ever talking about Israel". The "Israel-only" folks miss the bigger picture.