Introducing a new podcast coming soon from Wrestling with God Productions. It features candid conversations with Catholic priests about their journeys to the priesthood, their experiences being a priest, and why those experiences are so meaningful and rewarding. The intention for the podcast is to create intrigue and interest in young men becoming Catholic priests. This preview episode explores Father Len’s story. It’s raw, revealing, deeply personal, brutally honest, and full of Father Len’s signature humor and wisdom.
Monthly Archives: December 2021
Father Len presents stunning evidence that he’s experienced that supports the reality of an afterlife.
Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom
- The WWG Show has been downloaded more than 38,000 times with regular listeners in 49 states and 11 countries.
- Thanks for listening to the podcast and sharing it with friends and family.
- Irish is forming “Wrestling with God Productions,” a nonprofit company, to expand and enhance what we’re doing with the WWG Show podcast. The intention is to build an interactive community where listeners can share experiences and ideas with us and each other. In addition, we want to publish hundreds of hours of talks given by Father Len about faith, religion, and life that have been recorded over the past few years.
- Bringing “Wrestling with God Productions” to life will require money and resources. If you or anyone you know would like to help and support our mission, please email Irish at firstname.lastname@example.org We welcome your contributions big or small. Thanks in advance for anything you can do to help us.
- Consciously or unconsciously, how we operate in this life has a lot to do with whether we believe there is an afterlife.
- Father Len reflects on hundreds of personal experiences with death and dying, during 30 years of priesthood, that offer compelling, inspiring and uplifting evidence that there is an afterlife.
- Catholics believe that nobody dies alone. The moment you die, the dead are there to welcome you to the afterlife. Father Len shares some amazing stories that totally support this belief.
- There is a thin veil between heaven and earth.
- Catholics believe the Holy Spirit creates this mysterious and unbreakable bond between the living, the dead, and God that is stronger than death.
- The dying process produces healing that can’t be accomplished during our ordinary lives.
- All the evidence that there’s far more to life than just the here and now begs us to be more attentive to the sacred and the mysteries of life.
- Heaven is a great feast of love.
- In one sense, death is always kind of ugly, but at the same time it produces great beauty.
- There’s very little evidence that death leads to oblivion.
- Being fully present while witnessing death and dying will almost always give you a sense of the afterlife.
Father Len reveals the real “reason for the season” is us.
Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom
- “When I look at the world upside down, that’s when it seems right to me.” – Jeret “Speedy” Peterson
- Father Len tells a story about geese to illustrate why God became a human being.
- Christmas is a revelation of who we are meant to be.
- To be good is to become a true human being.
- Our true humanity is to live like Christ.
- “Christianity is the attitude of amazement at the dignity of the human person.” – Pope John Paul II
- “The glory of God is a human being fully alive.” – Irenaeus
- “Paradise Lost” by John Milton
- “Faust” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- Sin is the temptation to stop being a true human being.
- Evil is the no to human goodness. Evil is the no to all that is good.
- Satan is not one who hates God. Satan is one who believes that God can’t love him or us.
- The good news of Christmas is that God became one of us to show us how to become true human beings and discover the goodness of being a true human being.
- Salvation is not the story of God rescuing us from an evil universe. Salvation is the story of God coming as one like us to teach us what true goodness looks like.
- Absolute love will embrace death.
- Absolute love cannot be contained by the tomb.
- Sin is anything that deprives us of our full humanity.
- Christmas is the beginning of the journey to our true humanity to love and to be connected.