20 Because It's Lent and I'm Fat

Episode 20 · October 13th, 2015 · 1 hr 9 mins

About this Episode

In our most theological podcast to date, Luke asks a question from Alicia to Gomer, then Gomer talks FOR. EV. ER.

From the Catching Foxes Podcast Facebook Page

Here's a topic that I am wondering if you guys could touch on. Sacrifice. Not in the Lenten way but in the old world way. Why was sacrifice important? What was it? Why the sacrifice of the Mass and why we have the liturgy of the Eucharist that we have? Why did Christ offered himself as a sacrifice and how can we tap into that notion today as 21st-century people?

This is huge. First, we actually talk about Lenten sacrifices for about 10 minutes and Luke does a killer impression of a Catholic consumer of Starbucks during Lent. Then we open up the slaughterhouse and talk about killing animals to escape sin. Oh yeah. We go there. You'll hear words like "substitution," "orgies," "appeasement," and "theLukethe." Also we talk about the most annoying and amazing story in Scripture: the almost-sacrifice of Isaac by his father Abraham, and when you hear it this way, you'll appreciate it a whole lot more.

And, consequently, you'll appreciate the Mass a whole lot more as well.

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