Does Today’s Reading ask Catholics: “The hardest question in The Bible”?

Tabitha proves:  The First Pope performed many Miracles by bringing "Life" to those who lost it.

Question 1:  “Today’s Psalm includes 116:12-17.  Does Psalm 116:12 ask Catholics ‘The hardest question in The Bible?'”

Answer:  “We may consider that question for ourselves:  ‘How can I repay The Lord for all the great good done for me?'”


Question 2:  “Why do Catholics ask that question more often than Willful Protestants?”

Answer:  “Only Catholics are blessed with all Seven Catholic Sacraments that Jesus Christ died to leave to The Only Church He empowered to provide them:  Baptism, Confirmation, The Actual Body and Blood of Christ in Catholic Communion, Penance and Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony.'”

Willful Protestants only have The Sacraments of Baptism and Marriage.  Most of their denominations undermined their Sacrament of Marriage by allowing easy divorces and remarriages.  As a result, Protestant denominations have fewer children being Baptized than ever.”


Question 2:  “Was there a period of Peace for The Catholic Church after St. Stephen, The First Catholic Cardinal-Bishop, was killed by Saul and those angry with Jesus and His Church?”

Answer:  “Today’s Reading is from The Acts of The Apostles, 9:31-42.   The ‘Apostles’ were The First Catholic Cardinal-Bishops.  Jesus gave them the Power to Ordain Catholic priests and Bishops.  ‘The Church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria was at peace.   She was being built up and walked in the fear of The Lord.  With the consolation of The Holy Spirit, She grew in numbers.’ ”

We know that ‘She grew in numbers’ because:  ‘As Peter was passing through every region, he went down to the holy ones living in Lydda.  There he found a man named Aeneas, who had been confined to bed for eight years, for he was paralyzed.
Peter said to him, ‘Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed.’  He got up at once.  And all the inhabitants of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to The Lord.’  New Catholic Churches and Dioceses were being formed.”


Question 3:  “After Peter cured a ‘paralyzed man’, did he show that Jesus had also given The First Catholic Pope The Power to raise a person from the dead?”

Answer:  “We think about ‘Tabitha’ whose name translates to ‘Dorcas’ in Joppa.. She set an example for every Catholic woman:  ‘She was completely occupied with good deeds and almsgiving.  Now during those days she fell sick and died, so after washing her, they laid her out in a room upstairs.'”


Question 4:  “How do we know she had really ‘died’?”

Answer:  “‘washing her’ would have let them know she was both cold and dead.  In a very few hours, rigor mortis would have set in.  There was no question about her being ‘dead’.”


Question 5:  “What did The First Catholic Pope do?”

Answer:   “‘Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him with the request, ‘Please come to us without delay.’   Lydda was 10-12 miles, a three hour walk from, and back to, Joppa.

‘they took him to the room upstairs, where all the widows came to him weeping.  They showed him the tunics and cloaks that Dorcas had made while she was with them.
Peter sent them all out and knelt down and prayed.  Then he turned to her body and said, ‘Tabitha, rise up.’
She opened her eyes, saw Peter, and sat up.  He gave her his hand and raised her up, and when he had called the holy ones and the widows, he presented her alive.
This became known all over Joppa, and many came to believe in the Lord.'”


Question 6:  “What do we learn from that?”

Answer:   “We learn that Jesus had given His First Catholic Pope the power to bring ‘life’ to The Dead.  Bringing Tabitha to life symbolized the Catholic Communion that Jesus gave His Catholic Cardinal-Bishops, and those whom they Ordained, with the power to provide That Life-Giving Food of Catholic Communion that Jesus specifically repeated 14 times;

‘If you do not eat My Body and drink My Blood you do not have life in you.’ 

By providing Catholic Communion to those in Joppa, many more than Tabitha were ‘raised from the dead.’ by The Works of The First Catholic Pope and Cardinal-Bshops.”


Question 7:  “Does that give us an answer to ‘The Hardest Question’ Catholics can ask:  ‘How can I repay The Lord for all the great good done for me?'”

Answer:  “The answer is clear!  ‘Be the best Catholic we can!'”


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