Episode 8 – Security Maturity Purity: Security (Part 2 of 5)

In this episode Jake and Brett continue the series on security, maturity, and purity by focusing on the stage of security which is the foundation of the masculine journey and our life in God.

Episode 8 - Security Maturity Purity: Security (Part 2 of 5)

Key Points
– Security is knowing we are the apple of Abba Father’s eye and that God delights in us just for who we are, not for what we do
– Humanly speaking Jesus was formed in the area of security for 30 years (the hidden years)
– The baptism of Jesus shows how the Father delights in Jesus and in us when He says, “You are beloved son in whom I am well pleased.”
– “The language of faith thus draws on the human experience of parents, who are in a way the first representatives of God for man. But this experience also tells us that human parents are fallible and can disfigure the face of fatherhood and motherhood.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 239)
– The foundation of our life in God is security
– “Of Thérèse of Lisieux, it can be said…that the Spirit of God enabled her heart to reveal directly, to the men and women of our time, the fundamental mystery, the reality of the Gospel: the fact [that we’ve] really received ‘a spirit of adoption as children that makes us cry out, ‘Abba! Father!’’ The Little Way…holds a confirmation and renewal of the most fundamental and universal truth. For what truth of the Gospel message is more fundamental and universal than this: that God is our Father and we are his children.” (St. Pope John Paul II, Homily at Lisieux, June 2, 1980)
– Security is knowing that I’m loved by my heavenly Father
– We all have a need for Abba Father’s love no matter who is our earthly father

Discussion Questions
– What struck you from this episode?
– Have you experienced the love and security of God the Father? How? When?
– What are some of the ways you see insecurity in your life? Have you opened those up to God the Father?
– What struck you about St. John Paul II’s quote about St. Therese of Lisieux?
– In what ways did your earthly father show you security? In what ways did he not? Have you opened these to the love of Abba Father?