Got Soul?

Clergy Corner by Deacon Ivan Hawk for November 1, 2015

Clergy Corner by Deacon Ivan Hawk - November 1, 2015 - 31SunOrd
___________________________________________________________________________

Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being (Genesis 2:7).

Your Soul was Created Immediately by God.

“Every spiritual soul is created immediately by God at the moment of your conception in the womb, it is not 'produced’ by the parents—and it is immortal: it does not perish when it separates from the body at death, and it will be reunited with the body at the final Resurrection.” The very life-breath of God energized your body with a soul, and that began the discovery of who you are as a unique creation, and what your purpose in life is. You "Got Soul!”

What Is Your Soul?

The word “soul" is used in the Bible to describe the essence of humanity, male and female, who have been created equally in the image and likeness of God. Your soul is the essence of your unique self, of your personality, which includes Intelligence, Will and Consciousness.

YOU Must Safeguard Your Soul

Soul (self) in the New Testament is to be safeguarded at all costs by surrendering it to God’s care. The whole notion of immortality is your self-searching for eternal life and the object of salvation: saving your soul. Your soul is the totality of yourself as a living and conscious being; your soul is what is saved for eternal life.

Your Soul is Immortal

The flesh, the body, is a symbol of weakness and mortality. That is not what God intended at the beginning of Creation. We were destined to live forever in a close and loving relationship with our Creator. The sin of Adam and Eve brought death to our bodies but not death to our souls. To be immortal is to have eternal life or existence.

The Resurrection of Body and Soul

Your soul continues on after your body dies and remains in existence forever. At the final Resurrection, your soul will be reunited with your body.

The choices you make in your mortal life will impact the destiny of your immortal soul forever. The final destination will be heaven or hell. The good news is, the choice is yours! You “Got Soul!”

 

Tags: Deacon Ivan, Clergy Corner
 

Clergy Corner

Read our Clergy Corner blog.


Recent

When in Doubt…

Friday, February 14, 2020
Unfortunately, when I hear this phrase, I still think of the old rule in school, “when in doubt, Charlie out.” As in, if you... Read More

The Beatitudes

Saturday, February 1, 2020
So what is now the significance of Jesus’ beatitudes and why are they so central to his teaching? The beatitudes respond to the natural... Read More

The Word Made Flesh

Saturday, January 25, 2020
The Word Made Flesh Recently the focus as we moved through Christmas was on the “made flesh” part of this title, but I want to take... Read More

Epiphany

Saturday, January 4, 2020
Today’s epiphany is not only God’s   revelation of Himself; it is also the manifestation of who we really are without God. We... Read More

The Final Push … and then Rejoice!

Saturday, December 21, 2019
Whereas this title could make you think of all kinds of things, I just want to  remind you to buckle in spiritually for the last couple of... Read More

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Friday, December 6, 2019
The feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary reminds me of the chalice because in a way, when Mary was carrying Jesus in her womb, she was a... Read More

Alpha and Omega in the Holy Land

Thursday, November 21, 2019
This weekend we celebrate the last Sunday of the Liturgical year in the  Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Christ who... Read More

Overcoming Death

Friday, November 8, 2019
We Christians have a strong faith in life after  death. In fact, eternal life to a Christian does not begin with death, it begins with this... Read More

What are you willing to die for?

Friday, October 25, 2019
Recently, Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia spoke to a group of students at Notre Dame and asked them to contemplate what is it that they are... Read More

Increase Our Faith

Saturday, October 12, 2019
We believe that small things have an impact on big things. For example, one misses the train and a chain reaction occurs in which one is late to... Read More

The Greatest Showman

Friday, September 27, 2019
I always tell people that every movie, every song, no matter the setting, has a lesson that can be pulled out. The thing is that that lesson might... Read More

Happy Birthday, Blessed Mother!

Sunday, September 8, 2019
We celebrate her birth in a very special way because she gave birth to the Son of God. The Blessed Virgin Mary’s significance to us is... Read More

Past, Present and Future

Saturday, August 31, 2019
Most of us are familiar with the phrase, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” It makes sense to look at human... Read More

​​​​​​​The True Treasures of the Church

Friday, August 2, 2019
In the year 258AD, Emperor Valerian restarted the persecution against the Christians calling for the execution of every bishop, priest and deacon,... Read More

A New Day will Begin!

Friday, July 19, 2019
In the song, entitled Memory, it says, “Daylight, I must wait for the sunrise, I must think of a new life.  And I mustn’t give in.... Read More

Online Giving

Online Giving

Secure and Convenient Donate now!