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What part do Monks play in the Christian church? This is a great question and one that I was unaware had been posted before; otherwise I would have answered it before now. It is more the up to the individual who joins a particular monastery is fit for them. Each monastery has a unique chrism and gifts they offer to the Church. Monks live their lives ...


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The Catechism of the Catholic Church has the following to say about consecrated life in general (i.e. professing vows to live in a more dedicated expression of faith, as with friars, monks, sisters, and nuns). Emphasis mine: 916 The state of consecrated life is thus one way of experiencing a "more intimate" consecration, rooted in Baptism and dedicated ...


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Let's examine the standard view about this passage and similar hard teachings. It is taught that believers should be ready to give up everything, but only when commanded, called, hear God's voice. In the meantime, we are expected to be shrewd, that means, wise stewards, of the resources God has kept in our care. The trouble with this teaching is that it ...


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I believe Luke 3:10-14, provides some guidance on this. After getting baptized from John, People who do secular jobs for their living asks what they need to do further. Here we don't see John the baptist asking them to leave their secular jobs. However its clear that we are expected to be content with what we have Luke 3 10 “What should we do then?” ...


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