Chris Juchacz is “training” to become a priest in the Roman Catholic Church. In this interview I did with him, mostly about his life and how to hear God, Chris reveals some Catholic answers to questions many ask about the Catholic Church, the Catholic hierarchy and its purpose, Catholic beliefs, the Catholic mass and much more.
Chris’ life journey will inspire you. It took him from questioning the actual existence of God to a calling he just couldn’t resist. He has a heart for people and for sharing the love of God with everyone.
Join me on today’s podcast…
0:00 Introduction | 1:00 The Catholic definition of a priest and a seminarian | 1:40 What is a Catholic Mass? | 5:34 What is a Bishop? | 6:50 What is a Deacon? | 7:43 Questioning God’s existence | 10:25 Does praying really help? | 11:11 The Dark Night of the Soul | 11:26 About Mother Teresa | 13:36 Are we still connected with our deceased loved ones, those who have died, or are we alone in this world? | 15:20 Eastern Church icons – religious graffiti | 16:50 Bargaining with God and does God create evil? | 17:50 The Prodigal Son story | 19:00 Forgiveness and Love | 20:04 A Celebration Party | 20:15 What if God was out of the picture for you Chris? | 20:53 Our hearts are restless until they rest in God | 22:10 Footprints in the sand | 22:53 How do people actually hear God? How does God connect with you? | 24:53 Being ready | 25:30 Hitting rock bottom | 26:30 The story of a modern-day young boy who ends up feeding 170,000 people | 27:15 The great thing about TED Talks | 27:30 Simplifying your life to hear God | 28:15 Heading into the wilderness and hearing God in silence | 29:45 The good thing about Breathing and Mantras | 31:00 God’s ways are not our ways | 31:30 Experiencing God personally | 34:30 Having a call in life – You have a unique call in life to do something that only YOU can do – Something you are or will be passionate about | 36:40 BEING TRUE TO YOURSELF | 37:50 Thank you’s, wrap up and the “just do it” statement.