“One-minute Reasons to Be Catholic!” #11.

Catholics have the intelligence to see why we should imagine That Farmer plowing behind TWELVE TEAMS of oxen!


Question 1:  “What makes Today’s Catholic Reading so interesting?”

Answer:  “1 Kings 19:19-21 tells us about the most amazing farmer in History!  ‘Elijah set out, and came upon Elisha, son of Shaphat, as he was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen;  he was following the twelfth.’


Question 2:  “That is amazing!  Why would Elisha have put 24 oxen in 12 ‘yokes’ to pull ‘one plow’?”

Answer:  “God inspired Elisha to do that at the hour Elijah would see and know:

1.  Each pair of oxen symbolized married couples in the Twelve Tribes of Israel.

2.  Yoking twelve pairs of oxen to one plow shows that The Twelve Tribes of Israel had one purpose:  to prepare God’s Holy Land for Jesus.  He would come to earth and Speak One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church Into Being with His Church-Creating Word to The First Catholic Pope:

‘And I say unto you thou art Peter and on this rock I build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.  I give you the keys to The Kingdom of Heaven.'”

3.  God revealed that Future to The Prophet Elijah.  That is why ‘Elijah went over to Elisha and threw his cloak over him.’


Question 3:  “What did Elisha do?”

Answer:  “‘Elisha left the oxen, ran after Elijah, and said, ‘Please, let me kiss my father and mother (a married couple) goodbye, and I will follow you.’


Question 4:  “What did Elisha do before he left his home to ‘follow’ Elijah?”

Answer:  “‘Elisha left him and, taking the yoke of oxen, slaughtered them;
he used the plowing equipment for fuel to boil their flesh, and gave it to his people to eat.’


Question 5:  “Did ‘eating’ the flesh of the 24 oxen provide a Miraculous Prediction of The Holy Food that would be provided to Catholics who obeyed The Call to Catholic Communion Jesus would repeat 12 times in John 6:  ‘If you do not eat My Body and drink My Blood you do not have life in you.’?”