Five Smooth Stones: Facing the Goliath of our Fears is a five-part reflection based on the biblical story of David and Goliath.
Just as David picked up five smooth stones from the wadi to confront the giant, as we prepare to take on the Goliaths of our fears, we too must put five smooth stones into our own shepherd’s pouch: Humility, Wisdom, Virtue, Courage and the Grace of God. From one stone to the next, Five Smooth Stones: Facing the Goliath of our Fears examines how these aspects of our Catholic faith build upon each other, emboldening us to face the fears we come across in our daily lives.
Each chapter closes with three ‘Points to Ponder’, which call the reader to delve more deeply into their relationship with God.
Who Do You Say that I Am? and Other Questions that Christ Asks Us is a series of reflections of eight questions that Jesus asks in the Gospels, and their relevance for us living in a post-Christian world today.
Questions and answers are an integral part of how we get to know one another, how we build our relationships. If how we answer questions from a colleague, our boss, or especially our spouse is important, how much more important is it for us to pay attention and answer wisely when Christ is the one asking the questions? Unfortunately, in our conversations with God, we’re the ones who tend to ask the questions, barely listening to God’s answer.
Beginning with the quintessential question of our faith, “Who do you say that I am?” and ending with Christ asking St. Peter three times, “Do you love me?”, each chapter looks at how we answer Jesus’ questions deeply affects our relationship with Him, and our outlook on the world.
Each chapter closes with three ‘Points to Ponder’, which call the reader to delve more deeply into their life in Christ.