S01 E05 Invitation to Faith


In this episode, I get to share a couple of heartwarming testimonies and my reflection based on the Gospel of John, Jn 6:41-47. In particular, I get to examine and meditate on Evangelization and Actual Grace leading to an Invitation to Faith by Jesus, using the prayer of Lectio Divina.

Quotable from St Augustine, the Father of Grace:

Indeed we also work, but we are only collaborating with God who works, for his mercy has gone before us. It has gone before us so that we may be healed, and follows us so that once healed, we may be given life; it goes before us so that we may be called, and follows us so that we may be glorified; it goes before us so that we may live devoutly, and follows us so that we may always live with God: for without him we can do nothing.”

Show Notes

Reflection Questions

  1. What is Grace?

  2. Can we receive Graces even before our conversion?

  3. Can Graces be earned or merited?

  4. What are the 2 distinct senses of Evangelization?

  5. What are the different scenarios where Evangelization is called?

  6. How are you responding to Jesus' Invitation to Faith?

  7. What is the Obedience of Faith?

References made in this episode

Bible Verses ( in the order of citation)

  1. Jn 6:44

  2. Jn 15:16

  3. Jn 15:5

  4. 1 Jn 4:19

  5. Jn 6:41-47

  6. Rom 1:5

  7. Jn 10:38

Catechism of the Catholic Church

  1. #1996

  2. #2000-2001

Other Resource/Adaptation Links

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