Life Lessons from Jesus

Life Lessons from Jesus

Father Len unpacks stories from the Bible and explores 2000 years of traditions and rituals in the Church Jesus founded to reveal God’s intentions for our lives and what to worship and how to worship.


September 26, 2023 16 mins
Father Len describes the challenges of accurately interpreting the Bible and reveals what it takes to understand its full meaning. Support Wrestling with God Productions here: Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom Three levels of interpretation are essential to accurately interpreting the Bible: literal, symbolic, and contemplative. Complete understanding of the Bible is impossible if you ju...
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Father Len explores Christ’s teachings on fear and how it controls all of us in not such good ways without us even knowing it. Support Wrestling with God Productions here: Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom Fear and anger are identical cousins. We don’t always recognize when we’re being controlled by fear. Martin Luther King trained his followers in the civil rights movement to pray, pr...
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June 30, 2023 10 mins
Father Len dives into the sacred mystery of the food Jesus gives us to feed and fortify our souls on the journey to our heavenly home that he's prepared for us. Support Wrestling with God Productions here: Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom The biggest theme in the Bible is that of a meal. Access to the divine happens through a meal. Beginning in the Garden of Eden, God provides food fo...
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April 13, 2023 15 mins
Father Len traces the history and traditions of the Church Jesus founded back 4000 years and explains the relationship between Judaism and Catholicism. Support Wrestling with God Productions here: Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom The Catholic (Universal) Church Jesus founded is the longest running institution in human history. History teaches us wisdom if we are open to it and willing t...
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January 4, 2023 19 mins
Father Len explains that God became one of us to establish a different religion because 2000 years of religion based on laws, regulations, and teachings from the prophets on how to love wasn’t working so well. Support Wrestling with God Productions here: Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom Father Len shares a fun story about a student’s reaction to his teaching in a class on Jesus and the po...
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September 9, 2022 46 mins
Father Len explores what Jesus and the Bible have to say about friends and friendship and why friends are vital to growth, survival, and discovering and becoming who we’re meant to be. Donate to Wrestling with God Productions here: We welcome your questions and comments: Email: Text or voicemail: 208-391-3738 Links to Additional Podcasts from Wres...
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Father Len explains why trees are so prominent in the Bible and how they symbolize and reveal the path to eternal life including the choices we need to make and the food we need to eat along the way. He also clarifies what food we’re really praying for in the Lord’s Prayer.  Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom The English translation of the Lord’s Prayer is incorrect. When we pray “give us each day our daily bread,” we are not prayin...
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July 12, 2022 33 mins
Father Len explores the history of worship and reveals that all worship and its purpose come from the Bible. Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom The word liturgy means worship or how to worship. We worship not to get something, but to become aware of something. We worship and go to church to remember many things. The past, the present as it truly is, who we’re meant to be and what we’re supposed to become. God tells us in the b...
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June 15, 2022 25 mins
Father Len takes a deep dive into what divides us and what unites us. He introduces us to Communio, the one thing that can unite us forever and where to find it. Highlights, Ideas and Wisdom Communio is this invisible union between us and God. It’s also the thing that makes us united with each other. Communio celebrates the mystical communion that makes us one community. Father Len illustrates the effect of Communio by tell...
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May 6, 2022 13 mins
Father Len explores two Bible stories about the purpose of prayer beginning with the time the disciples ask him to teach them how to pray. Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom Father Len shares a fun story about his experience with a Protestant minister and his wife who have a very different idea than Jesus about the purpose of prayer. The purpose of prayer is not to ask God for help getting something as if God is the big Santa Clau...
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May 3, 2022 12 mins
Father Len explores the Bible story of a wealthy and powerful man and a bankrupt and outcast old woman. Both seeking healing from Jesus. The story reveals the essence of the religion of Jesus and puts our beliefs about religion on trial. Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom Jesus pushes us to take religion beyond just believing that He is the Messiah and being a good person obeying moral laws. Jesus dismisses laws in the Book of Lev...
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April 26, 2022 17 mins
Father Len unpacks three Bible stories about love and illustrates the traits God will help us develop, and we’ll surely need, if we are to love like Christ. Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom When Jesus began preaching love and pushing the boundaries of love to include loving all people unconditionally, the people didn’t like it. All they wanted to hear was God loves me and people like me. God tells the prophet Jeremiah, people “w...
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