We have noticed interest from our listeners for shows discussing topics of a spiritual nature; especially : past lives, life after death and resurrection. There are thousands of books written attempting to quench the thirst for so many seeking for answers to these and many other perplexing questions of life.
Tonight we will visit pages from ancient biblical texts written by our desert forefathers and mothers. Join us as we follow the life, passion, death and resurrection of Jesus The Christ.
The WORD MADE FLESH Who Walked upon the earth, by example Showed us how to Live, How to Love, How to Die and How to Rise again. Jesus who was, is and will always be.
Join Father Robert Smith and Dr. Georgeann Dau as they engage in a most poignant conversation addressing some of the most sought after topics from the SOURCE.
Father Robert J. Smith ordained in 1983 is a Diocesan Priest and holds a degree in Psychology. He served as Professor as well as Academic Dean in Moral Theology at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, among many other incredible assignments and posts as Pastor. Father Bob is presently the Pastor of St. Hughes Of Lincoln in Huntington N.Y. He is an incredible Homilist with deep insight and expression into the words of the Christ.
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The episode starts with a heartwarming and reflective message from our hosts about the show, themselves, and faith for everyone. Then special guest Reverend Robert (Bob) J. Smith is introduced. The first question was when the Reverend wanted to become a priest. He goes into what made him want to go down the path he had and how formative the role of his family was during his childhood. The hosts and Reverend talk about their personal journeys to their faith. They felt lost in life when they were younger and it wasn’t until they found their faith when they felt as if everything made sense. The Reverend explains who Jesus is in the context of the religion and scripture and his purpose.
Coming back from the break, the hosts and Reverend talk more about Jesus and the question of if he was truly the son of god or just man. Georgeann speaks of her own experience of praying to and meeting Jesus to give her answer to that question. The two discuss the connection each person has to not only each other but to God. And how it is through the realization and embracing of that connection can one find themself. The Reverend continues to explain how God and finding that connection to him through prayer can help us find ourselves. They bring a new perspective to the relationship with God and explain how God himself desires a relationship and connection with humans and each individual being.
Coming back from the break, Georgeann and Reverend Smith discuss the topic of resurrection. They started off talking about reincarnation and past lives. There’s a contradiction from the idea of reincarnation and the Catholic idea that every individual is unique because of God's love. He explains his own confusion on his stance of reincarnation. The two go on to explain the difference between reincarnation and resurrection and explain further their stance on resurrection. They cite bible passages and stories that left strong impressions on them. They cited passages that symbolized and gave hope and faith.
The last segment starts off with the story of Georgeann’s first time at a Catholic Church. Reverend Smith explains the representation of Jesus’ body and blood during church practices and what exactly Eucharist is and why it’s so important. They finish off today’s episode with finale reflection of their talk, faith and end it with a prayer from Reverend Smith.
00:00:42.510 --> 00:00:53.970 Georgeann Dau: hi good evening, thank you for joining us tonight at a journey through into awareness i'm your host Dr Jordan Dale and we have an incredible guest with us tonight.
00:00:55.500 --> 00:00:57.090 Georgeann Dau: Before I introduce him.
00:00:58.110 --> 00:01:04.590 Georgeann Dau: I just want to mention For those of you new to us that.
00:01:05.880 --> 00:01:11.700 Georgeann Dau: journey through awareness was created out of my prayer time last year in September.
00:01:13.230 --> 00:01:19.830 Georgeann Dau: Because of for many reasons, but mainly because I was hearing from many.
00:01:21.060 --> 00:01:29.010 Georgeann Dau: In my spiritual direction work, my second one, a little work a deep hunger for God for prayer.
00:01:30.180 --> 00:01:40.440 Georgeann Dau: For a deeper understanding and relationship with something unknown to them, and I wanted to bring to everyone listening.
00:01:41.520 --> 00:01:46.830 Georgeann Dau: Something where they are touch depth fully that they can take away from.
00:01:47.880 --> 00:01:52.890 Georgeann Dau: Their listening here the place where God might touch them uniquely.
00:01:54.210 --> 00:01:55.260 Georgeann Dau: Which is all of you.
00:01:56.640 --> 00:01:57.180 Georgeann Dau: So.
00:01:59.280 --> 00:02:09.930 Georgeann Dau: Over the many months there have been many guests here and all wonderful and we have been covering different topics of spirituality.
00:02:11.160 --> 00:02:12.780 Georgeann Dau: Some topics.
00:02:14.520 --> 00:02:17.730 Georgeann Dau: about life death life after death.
00:02:21.000 --> 00:02:28.440 Georgeann Dau: And over the time I have been challenged deeply to reflect on my own beliefs my truest beliefs.
00:02:29.640 --> 00:02:35.430 Georgeann Dau: And to be certain in my heart that i'm bringing to all of you, my truest reflections.
00:02:37.440 --> 00:02:38.340 Georgeann Dau: And my heart.
00:02:39.810 --> 00:02:41.910 Georgeann Dau: As I walk with you in solidarity.
00:02:43.530 --> 00:02:45.060 Georgeann Dau: Each week in my life.
00:02:46.950 --> 00:02:48.930 Georgeann Dau: When we approach our God.
00:02:49.950 --> 00:02:57.060 Georgeann Dau: With our heartfelt desires hungers our longing for love hope piece, we heard.
00:02:58.230 --> 00:03:00.090 Georgeann Dau: We are clearly and truly Earth.
00:03:01.980 --> 00:03:08.400 Georgeann Dau: All of the Bible knits a divine pattern for all of us as humanity.
00:03:10.350 --> 00:03:11.010 Georgeann Dau: The Bible.
00:03:12.540 --> 00:03:14.820 Georgeann Dau: There are messages in it for all of us.
00:03:16.140 --> 00:03:17.820 Georgeann Dau: The message of good news.
00:03:19.770 --> 00:03:20.880 Georgeann Dau: You are unique.
00:03:22.020 --> 00:03:22.890 Georgeann Dau: You are free.
00:03:24.300 --> 00:03:25.350 Georgeann Dau: you're on your way.
00:03:26.490 --> 00:03:28.380 Georgeann Dau: Your life has purpose and meaning.
00:03:29.910 --> 00:03:33.870 Georgeann Dau: This is grounded in the unconditional love of God.
00:03:35.190 --> 00:03:36.600 Georgeann Dau: In these messages.
00:03:38.130 --> 00:03:47.250 Georgeann Dau: God revealed to me psychological commentaries which works for me in my work with the Lord.
00:03:49.230 --> 00:03:49.710 Georgeann Dau: So.
00:03:52.440 --> 00:03:54.900 Georgeann Dau: i'm very excited to bring.
00:03:57.060 --> 00:03:59.460 Georgeann Dau: messages from scripture to you tonight.
00:04:00.780 --> 00:04:02.190 Georgeann Dau: With a man who.
00:04:03.390 --> 00:04:07.290 Georgeann Dau: I saw I didn't know we were getting a new priest at a church.
00:04:08.340 --> 00:04:24.300 Georgeann Dau: And I saw him on the altar delivering family, and I was so touched in my heart, because I felt I was meeting and seeing a man that was bringing the love of God.
00:04:25.410 --> 00:04:26.760 Georgeann Dau: The peace of Christ.
00:04:28.200 --> 00:04:29.190 Georgeann Dau: Through his words.
00:04:30.900 --> 00:04:32.940 Georgeann Dau: And I was so delighted to find out.
00:04:34.260 --> 00:04:45.960 Georgeann Dau: That his name his father Bob Smith, who is the pastor now of my parish is bearish our parish St you have Lincoln in Huntington New York for the Bob.
00:04:47.580 --> 00:04:55.380 Georgeann Dau: Is a priest ordained priest and has done so many different types of ministries.
00:04:56.790 --> 00:05:00.840 Georgeann Dau: was working and also with Dean, Professor also.
00:05:01.920 --> 00:05:06.030 Georgeann Dau: Of the in the immaculate conception seminary.
00:05:07.170 --> 00:05:23.820 Georgeann Dau: On morality and he goes back and forth between parishes I don't know he does it and he does it all with so much love and grace so Father Bob Thank you so much for saying yes and being here with us tonight, thank you.
00:05:25.050 --> 00:05:29.460 Bob Smith: Thank you, George and it's a pleasure to be here and thank you for those very kind words of introduction.
00:05:29.610 --> 00:05:36.930 Georgeann Dau: So Lucy that my gosh it's my art so Father Bob when when did you know you want it to be a priest.
00:05:38.400 --> 00:05:39.240 Bob Smith: What a good question.
00:05:40.740 --> 00:05:44.280 Bob Smith: is slow daunting I think of that realization.
00:05:45.510 --> 00:05:54.900 Bob Smith: During my early years but in no way directly available to me, so when I look back, of course, hindsight, is always 2020.
00:05:55.650 --> 00:06:12.210 Bob Smith: When I look back, I can see the seeds of that being planted in lots of ways, which were really not directly, but they were most important ways, so the great mother, my parents, the unconditional love that they showered upon me and my brothers.
00:06:13.590 --> 00:06:23.910 Bob Smith: So that was formative for me, as it was for my brothers and the different things that we've all done but for me it was formatted in terms of leading me in the direction of Priestly Ministry.
00:06:25.440 --> 00:06:41.250 Bob Smith: My maternal grandmother was a wonderful wonderful woman, as was my paternal grandmother, but my maternal grandmother we lived with my grandmother and grandfather, for a number of years in my early childhood.
00:06:42.330 --> 00:06:53.040 Bob Smith: into my early teens and she was a great model of prayer and devotion I would accompany out of mass frequently, and I think a seed was planted there.
00:06:54.720 --> 00:07:03.840 Bob Smith: And then, it just rolled forward, I began to think about what I might like to do with my life or maybe better said what I was being called to do.
00:07:04.800 --> 00:07:21.180 Bob Smith: And I began to notice around me wonderful priests and deacons and religious women sisters who had chosen that will respond to that invitation in their lives and, and so I found myself moving along that path.
00:07:22.140 --> 00:07:29.160 Georgeann Dau: And it's beautiful, you know so many people that I speak with seem to stay away from.
00:07:30.900 --> 00:07:48.780 Georgeann Dau: scripture stay away from the Church, because they found the Church was not kind to them i'm a convert and I joined the church through a very long study of Hinduism Buddhism, and it wasn't until I really came to embrace Jesus did I find.
00:07:50.730 --> 00:07:57.270 Georgeann Dau: I found the source, I found the true source, but I was not brought up religious my family was not brought up religious.
00:07:58.380 --> 00:08:07.590 Georgeann Dau: I was baptized and then we didn't go to church so God always seeks us out this I know.
00:08:08.550 --> 00:08:12.000 Georgeann Dau: God seeks us out, and when I look at my life and my journey.
00:08:12.450 --> 00:08:16.680 Georgeann Dau: On God was always seeking me out and planting seeds along the way, also.
00:08:16.980 --> 00:08:18.450 Bob Smith: Also, true right to JEREMY a.
00:08:19.650 --> 00:08:40.170 Bob Smith: Little but very powerful parable that shows up at the very beginning of the 15th chapter of St luke's Gospel the lost sheep, so if one of you has 100 cheap and one of them gets lost won't the shepherd go and look for the last one until he finds it and brings it back rejoicing.
00:08:40.710 --> 00:08:55.110 Bob Smith: So yeah God always always looking for us, even when we don't know that we're lost or even when we don't know that we need to be found yeah it's always looking for us and sell very many ways so like I couldn't agree with you more.
00:08:55.770 --> 00:09:10.380 Georgeann Dau: and love that that's that's fabulous yes, and I was interestingly enough, I knew I was lost, and I think so many of us do know on some level that we feel lost that we feel empty that we feel sad that we're hungering.
00:09:10.950 --> 00:09:23.310 Georgeann Dau: And we don't know where to go when there's so many books written on wellness and spirituality and so many times people picking up these books and thumbing through them and looking for the answers, and I did that.
00:09:23.970 --> 00:09:36.720 Georgeann Dau: I did that and it wasn't until i'm you know, I have the gift of tears, so I don't wanna cry but it wasn't until I really met Jesus that things made sense.
00:09:37.590 --> 00:09:38.040 Bob Smith: he's just.
00:09:38.070 --> 00:09:47.250 Georgeann Dau: Really met me, I never, never felt such love so it's very we're very blessed to have to have the truth of the source.
00:09:49.290 --> 00:09:57.990 Georgeann Dau: For the Bob can you talk about I don't think people really know Jesus they heard of him, but I don't think they really know him.
00:09:58.350 --> 00:10:07.770 Georgeann Dau: Can you talk a little bit about I know you and i've talked about that Jesus came to bring in advance consciousness, he came to bring a huge consciousness.
00:10:08.070 --> 00:10:25.170 Georgeann Dau: To all of humanity, and I know that that's true you know and Jesus spoke about it Matthew five verse 17 that he didn't come to change one letter of the law, but he came to fulfill it but who is Jesus, and what did God, what does he do here when when he came is the son of God.
00:10:27.990 --> 00:10:41.250 Bob Smith: that's such a great question um so most fundamentally, the first thing that comes to my mind is that Jesus is the manifestation the presence of God God present to us in our human form.
00:10:41.880 --> 00:11:04.260 Bob Smith: God who loves us so much that God comes to us in that way to embrace the totality of our human condition in everything as the scriptures will tell us a letter to the Hebrews I think i'm right about that, like us, in all things but sin so Jesus is God embracing our human condition.
00:11:05.490 --> 00:11:27.840 Bob Smith: and knowing it from the inside out and you might say so, everything that we experienced as human beings, all of the the joys and the sorrows or the wonders, and all of the disappointments all of that God understands that from the inside out in having become one like us in Jesus and OK.
00:11:29.310 --> 00:11:30.390 Bob Smith: Key to it is.
00:11:31.530 --> 00:11:38.760 Bob Smith: Jesus is the one who teaches us how to live our humanity to its greatest potential.
00:11:39.780 --> 00:11:46.080 Bob Smith: to live as God calls us to live invites us to live passionately wants us to live.
00:11:47.130 --> 00:11:58.710 Bob Smith: And, in so doing we are participating in divinity because Jesus, of course, is God present to us so Jesus is divine.
00:11:59.790 --> 00:12:16.020 Bob Smith: In the sense of being God, but the calling us all to that same divinity the eastern church speaks of the process of demonisation we are meant to be demonized we're on the road toward becoming like God and.
00:12:17.040 --> 00:12:27.240 Bob Smith: Again, forgive me, I don't know the exact citation but one of the letters of john brothers and sisters, we are god's children now what we shall later be.
00:12:27.750 --> 00:12:38.130 Bob Smith: is unknown to us, but we do know this, we shall become like God, for we shall see God face to things so we're we're meant to be living like inanity in the.
00:12:39.180 --> 00:12:55.830 Bob Smith: Following in the footsteps of Jesus living by way of his example, and in so doing we are meant to be moving into our own divinity yes, sharing the divinity that God so graciously offered to those yes.
00:12:56.460 --> 00:13:10.020 Georgeann Dau: And isn't it incredible and such an incredible blessing and grace that we have a living God who walked the earth, as an example on how to be how to live and what to expect in life.
00:13:10.620 --> 00:13:12.120 Georgeann Dau: Because life is difficult.
00:13:12.240 --> 00:13:13.380 Georgeann Dau: Oh, and.
00:13:13.410 --> 00:13:16.470 Bob Smith: All my single day, every single hour of the day, every.
00:13:16.560 --> 00:13:20.280 Georgeann Dau: single moment it's right, I think we can all agree with that.
00:13:21.420 --> 00:13:26.130 Georgeann Dau: All of us, and you know from my work, I have seen.
00:13:27.900 --> 00:13:28.920 Georgeann Dau: I have come to.
00:13:30.150 --> 00:13:45.330 Georgeann Dau: know that we can do a work we take god's hand and we work with God, as we move towards wholeness and divinity, but we cannot do it alone, we need god's help to.
00:13:46.440 --> 00:14:02.070 Georgeann Dau: walk with us in the journey that it is God through the Holy Spirit who brings us into the fullness of who we were meant to be in Christ here on this earth, so we can't do it alone man or.
00:14:02.100 --> 00:14:06.570 Georgeann Dau: ego or ego would love to tell us that we can do it alone.
00:14:06.840 --> 00:14:08.850 Georgeann Dau: And what's so incredible when I hear myself.
00:14:08.850 --> 00:14:20.130 Georgeann Dau: say all this, I remember, and like I tell myself and I tell everyone that gives me the privilege of working with them, we always have to remember where we've come from, as we grow.
00:14:21.210 --> 00:14:33.990 Georgeann Dau: I remember what it is to not know to be broken, to be hurt to be so full of my ego I was going to do it, I was going to make it I didn't need God or anyone.
00:14:34.830 --> 00:14:48.990 Georgeann Dau: Thank you God for saving me, yes, not is here to save all of us, so we have to take a break, and we will be right back to a journey through into awareness with Father Bob Smith, thank you for joining us we'll be right back.
00:17:23.310 --> 00:17:33.180 Georgeann Dau: Welcome back to a journey through into awareness i'm your host Dr George ando and we're here tonight, with a special guest Father Bob Smith.
00:17:34.530 --> 00:17:35.130 Georgeann Dau: So.
00:17:37.800 --> 00:17:48.210 Georgeann Dau: there's so many things that we can talk about um so Jesus did so much for us, as he walked the earth, and he continues to.
00:17:50.430 --> 00:17:54.600 Georgeann Dau: Because Jesus lives and Jesus lives in us and through us.
00:17:56.400 --> 00:17:58.500 Georgeann Dau: Can we talk about the Trinity a little bit.
00:18:00.990 --> 00:18:02.040 Bob Smith: We certainly can.
00:18:02.400 --> 00:18:04.140 Georgeann Dau: I know it's a lot, I know.
00:18:04.560 --> 00:18:10.740 Georgeann Dau: About we as a Catholic faith we you know we believe in the Trinity to try and God.
00:18:11.010 --> 00:18:13.050 Georgeann Dau: Yes, I think that before.
00:18:14.250 --> 00:18:17.220 Georgeann Dau: You know before Jesus walked the earth.
00:18:18.600 --> 00:18:35.910 Georgeann Dau: Jesus spoke about that he had to do what he did, because he has to leave us apparently which from the original Greek text means helper and the helper will give us tell us everything we need to know as we go on, so that to me is the Holy Spirit.
00:18:36.270 --> 00:18:36.870 Bob Smith: Yes, we.
00:18:38.340 --> 00:18:45.900 Georgeann Dau: So Jesus needed to leave us that, because he wasn't going to be here because of what was going to happen.
00:18:47.100 --> 00:18:49.320 Georgeann Dau: At what point do you think Jesus knew.
00:18:50.730 --> 00:18:51.540 Georgeann Dau: Who, he was.
00:18:53.340 --> 00:18:53.730 Bob Smith: Oh.
00:18:55.410 --> 00:18:56.820 Bob Smith: Every challenge challenging question.
00:18:57.360 --> 00:19:07.800 Bob Smith: I think the thing that we always are challenged to hold in tension is that our Catholic teaching belief is that Jesus was.
00:19:09.060 --> 00:19:11.250 Bob Smith: Truly God and truly a human being.
00:19:12.690 --> 00:19:13.860 Bob Smith: simultaneously.
00:19:15.060 --> 00:19:23.610 Bob Smith: Those things seem mutually exclusive, in some ways, so we say to ourselves, understandably, if Jesus was truly God.
00:19:24.360 --> 00:19:37.110 Bob Smith: Then he must have known everything from the beginning, because God is all knowing, but that would compromise his humanity so to hold those things intention, it seems to me that there's must have been a dawning realization.
00:19:38.340 --> 00:19:42.000 Bob Smith: In Jesus on life of who he was who he was called to be.
00:19:43.050 --> 00:19:43.590 Bob Smith: and
00:19:45.480 --> 00:20:02.820 Bob Smith: Perhaps one of the scriptural witnesses to that is the moment that occurs for Jesus at the very beginning of his public life his Public Ministry so he's baptized by john in the Jordan and immediately goes to the desert for 40 days.
00:20:04.110 --> 00:20:07.560 Bob Smith: To to think pray to to.
00:20:08.280 --> 00:20:08.940 Georgeann Dau: be tempted.
00:20:08.970 --> 00:20:15.540 Bob Smith: To you, is to continue his deliberation because it's our belief right that Jesus was already.
00:20:17.070 --> 00:20:25.470 Bob Smith: 30 years old, perhaps or close to 30 years old, at this point so he must have been thinking and deliberating about these things prior but the.
00:20:26.460 --> 00:20:34.800 Bob Smith: scriptures give powerful testimony to the fact that the baptismal moment was a turning point silent sort of moment but yet he was.
00:20:35.340 --> 00:20:43.470 Bob Smith: in need of that continued deliberation and, yes, as you pointed out, so well don't get tempted as well tempted in directions to.
00:20:43.920 --> 00:20:53.880 Bob Smith: Have the ego that you were speaking about a little while ago Oh, if you are the son of God change these stones to bread satisfy yourself it's all about you isn't it features.
00:20:54.810 --> 00:21:10.020 Bob Smith: And Jesus says to the temper, no, no, the human being, does not live by bread alone or, if you are the son of God, throw yourself off of this high place and the angels will catch you presume upon God because you're so important that, of course, the angels will catch you.
00:21:11.100 --> 00:21:21.660 Bob Smith: And Jesus again refused, he will not be tempted in the way of the ego he is not all about himself bad at ease about others so so yeah so that's.
00:21:22.890 --> 00:21:34.500 Bob Smith: A very good question, we could explore that for hours and hours on end when how what was the experience of Jesus, and of course we don't know we honestly have to say, we don't know but.
00:21:35.010 --> 00:21:48.090 Bob Smith: All of our deliberation and thinking and excellent theological reflection on this, I think, would suggest that there was some in some way I dawning realization on his part of who he was and what he was called to be yeah.
00:21:49.080 --> 00:21:55.980 Georgeann Dau: Thank you yeah and you know you said something on everything he's saying is important, but sometimes people will say to me.
00:21:56.940 --> 00:22:07.320 Georgeann Dau: Well, you know the Gospels were written so many years the Bible was written so many years after such and such what you know if the Jesus died and how do we know when.
00:22:08.580 --> 00:22:32.430 Georgeann Dau: These scriptures have been compiled and taken apart and looked at and deciphered and put back together to get the most fundamental truth and that can be captured so the bottom line to me either Jesus was a lunatic or Jesus was who he said he was.
00:22:32.700 --> 00:22:34.740 Bob Smith: hmm that's that's a good way of putting it.
00:22:35.040 --> 00:22:41.040 Georgeann Dau: And I believe from my experience of meeting him knowing him.
00:22:42.720 --> 00:22:45.660 Georgeann Dau: That Jesus is who he said he is and was.
00:22:46.110 --> 00:22:50.160 Georgeann Dau: It could have never done what he did, there was no one that wrote the face of the earth.
00:22:51.240 --> 00:22:57.990 Georgeann Dau: That did what that did anywhere near what he did and what's interesting is, as I have.
00:22:59.250 --> 00:23:21.390 Georgeann Dau: studied and prayed i've come to win this This seems to be from many of us that that read and study scripture it's not about knowing, just like the psychoanalytical work it's not any of a cerebral action, it is an internal heartfelt soulful.
00:23:23.010 --> 00:23:33.060 Georgeann Dau: Experience that takes place and you love him that's why, when I talk about Jesus like this the love that I have felt from.
00:23:34.500 --> 00:23:35.130 Georgeann Dau: Jesus.
00:23:35.250 --> 00:23:36.030 Georgeann Dau: from God.
00:23:36.660 --> 00:23:52.470 Georgeann Dau: That lives in me that lives in all of you that's why, at the end of the show I can look at all of you, and I can say thank you for joining us I love you because I do why because i'm you and you may, and we all want in God, all of us.
00:23:53.490 --> 00:23:54.030 Georgeann Dau: So.
00:23:55.140 --> 00:23:57.960 Georgeann Dau: Anyway, i'm sorry I get carried away, but all of you.
00:23:57.960 --> 00:24:00.510 Bob Smith: That is, but you know a little while ago.
00:24:00.630 --> 00:24:04.380 Bob Smith: You were inviting us to think about the great mystery of the Trinity and.
00:24:06.000 --> 00:24:06.390 Bob Smith: Though.
00:24:07.620 --> 00:24:09.450 Bob Smith: A bajillion things could be said.
00:24:11.100 --> 00:24:16.530 Bob Smith: We always have to acknowledge, I think that when we speak of God, who is trinity were speaking of a great mystery that we are.
00:24:17.430 --> 00:24:35.190 Bob Smith: incapable of understanding nonetheless it's so important to save a bajillion things that we can have one of the things I think that is revealed and in this mystery of God in this trinity is that, yes, we are connected fundamentally connected to one another.
00:24:36.240 --> 00:24:47.370 Bob Smith: That we are in, we live and move and have our being in a God, who is not an isolated figure, but rather a God, who is a community of persons.
00:24:48.180 --> 00:24:59.340 Bob Smith: That God is this great community of love and exchange and so we who we believe, by way of the biblical testimony in the Book of Genesis God created.
00:24:59.790 --> 00:25:10.170 Bob Smith: humankind in god's own image God creates us in the image of the trial God, and so we are fundamentally connected to one another, we whether.
00:25:10.590 --> 00:25:22.290 Bob Smith: We might see it in this way, whether we like it or not, we are connected to one another and and it's only in our living in that connection and rejoicing that connection, that we find the truth of who we are.
00:25:23.340 --> 00:25:28.890 Georgeann Dau: Yes, find the truth of who we are, that is a mouthful absolutely.
00:25:31.020 --> 00:25:45.420 Bob Smith: yeah trinity God is relationship another way that we might speak about it that God the god, who is the source of everything that is his relationship and so relationship is fundamental to all of creation.
00:25:46.470 --> 00:26:05.700 Bob Smith: I think, yes Pope Francis who invites us to think about all sorts of things in in such wonderful ways as his predecessors Pope Francis particularly has invited us to revisit this in terms of our connections in the human family that we are all sisters and brothers to one another.
00:26:07.380 --> 00:26:08.130 Bob Smith: And also.
00:26:09.360 --> 00:26:17.430 Bob Smith: It is encouraging us to see that we are also intimately connected to the earth we're in relationship with the whole of the earth with all of creation right.
00:26:18.570 --> 00:26:36.210 Bob Smith: So yeah this whole I to live to live and move and have our being and God, who is trinity who is community, who is relationship reminds us that we are in relationship with one another as human beings, and in relationship with all of creation and we need to.
00:26:37.410 --> 00:26:45.240 Bob Smith: figure out ways in which to live that in blessing and grace and goodness and in constructive and healthy life getting leads.
00:26:45.450 --> 00:26:54.990 Georgeann Dau: Yes, then God moves in us to help us do that that's why prayer is so important and many times, people say, well, I don't know how to pray.
00:26:56.190 --> 00:27:03.390 Georgeann Dau: Sometimes it's it's really just a connection connection with connecting with God and observing.
00:27:04.980 --> 00:27:29.160 Georgeann Dau: Creation with the trees and the flowers talking to God God wants relationship that I know God desires relationship with us and that hunger, that we feel for God that's God wanting us that's God calling us first we think we go to God god's always seeking us out and calling us first.
00:27:29.970 --> 00:27:31.650 Georgeann Dau: Would you say that's true Father Bob.
00:27:31.980 --> 00:27:38.700 Bob Smith: Oh absolutely right absolutely one of the ways of thinking about it would be a key.
00:27:39.780 --> 00:27:50.490 Bob Smith: A key thread throughout the scriptures is the Covenant relationship that God desires, with the people of Israel, our ancestors and faith.
00:27:51.510 --> 00:27:58.650 Bob Smith: In our own religious tradition, but I think that also meant to suggest god's desire for relationship with all of humanity.
00:28:00.150 --> 00:28:12.630 Bob Smith: Covenant that God is always making the first move it's got always reaching out to us, sadly, we sometimes don't respond or we respond and then we walk away.
00:28:13.800 --> 00:28:23.220 Bob Smith: So yes, so god's passionately looking for us wanting to be in relationship with us it's another way of understanding.
00:28:23.970 --> 00:28:37.680 Bob Smith: The incarnation that God becomes like us in Christ Jesus God loves us so much wants us so much that God becomes like us and embraces everything about us the great stuff and then that's a great start, yes, yes.
00:28:39.090 --> 00:28:49.890 Georgeann Dau: Yes, so much to think about yes um so when we come back we're going to take another brief break when we come back Father Bob.
00:28:50.970 --> 00:29:07.680 Georgeann Dau: Will graciously talk to us about his thoughts on resurrection reincarnation and the like so we'll be right back with Father Bob Smith Thank you again for joining us tonight we'll be right back.
00:29:09.450 --> 00:29:12.570 Bob Smith: you're listening to talk radio and my.
00:29:14.490 --> 00:29:15.660 Educating and.
00:32:00.750 --> 00:32:06.720 Georgeann Dau: Welcome back with Father Bob Smith on a journey through into awareness.
00:32:08.010 --> 00:32:24.030 Georgeann Dau: So many have been so interested in, as we look at the numbers of the listeners of our shows it seems that so many more come on to listen, if the show is about past lives.
00:32:26.130 --> 00:32:31.770 Georgeann Dau: reincarnation and the like, so I am so delighted to.
00:32:33.000 --> 00:32:47.160 Georgeann Dau: run these topics by Father Bob and again we all need to remember that we walk in mystery we walk in mystery, but there are those that have spent their life, given their life.
00:32:48.240 --> 00:32:59.130 Georgeann Dau: discerning and looking into the depths of the writings found by the disciples and the prophets of so long ago.
00:32:59.850 --> 00:33:17.040 Georgeann Dau: The Old Testament speaks of the coming of the Christ, which by the way, Christ is not Jesus his last name the Christ is the absolute fullness of creation that God created using not using but.
00:33:18.510 --> 00:33:19.380 Georgeann Dau: Having.
00:33:20.670 --> 00:33:29.640 Georgeann Dau: The physical and the spiritual theory to come together here until the fullness is.
00:33:31.560 --> 00:33:38.070 Georgeann Dau: Is in god's thoughts mines heart a complete.
00:33:40.050 --> 00:33:42.360 Georgeann Dau: And I say it's so poorly so please forgive me.
00:33:43.920 --> 00:33:48.210 Georgeann Dau: So thank you Father Bob for articulating much better than I can.
00:33:48.870 --> 00:33:50.700 Bob Smith: I know it's a great conversation again.
00:33:50.880 --> 00:33:53.430 Georgeann Dau: So, so if Father Bob.
00:33:54.810 --> 00:34:07.140 Georgeann Dau: What do you think about resurrection not resurrection let's start with reincarnation what are your thoughts and past lives, you and I had a great conversation about this so um.
00:34:07.170 --> 00:34:07.770 Georgeann Dau: Yes, each.
00:34:08.370 --> 00:34:09.540 Bob Smith: year I.
00:34:10.020 --> 00:34:11.640 Bob Smith: want to first say.
00:34:12.960 --> 00:34:16.590 Bob Smith: That i'm not well enough read in the.
00:34:18.720 --> 00:34:28.380 Bob Smith: belief in reincarnation that is so much a part of the faith life of so many in our human family, so I would not ever want to present myself as knowing.
00:34:30.000 --> 00:34:32.460 Bob Smith: The depth and breadth of that belief.
00:34:33.780 --> 00:34:37.170 Bob Smith: I guess the challenge, I feel when I think about it is that.
00:34:38.430 --> 00:34:46.170 Bob Smith: From our Catholic Christian judeo Christian point of view, I think it's fair to say that that we believe God creates us.
00:34:47.220 --> 00:34:55.050 Bob Smith: To be unique that we aren't unique beings and that, given our belief that.
00:34:56.430 --> 00:35:07.110 Bob Smith: Our physical dying is not the end, but rather a great transition into resurrected what we would speak of this resurrected life or the life that does not ending eternal life.
00:35:08.340 --> 00:35:21.900 Bob Smith: It seems to me that in some way, it must be true that we retain that unique character that there will never be another George and TAO that will never be another Bob Smith.
00:35:22.680 --> 00:35:39.000 Bob Smith: So, because God has loved us into existence and continues to sustain us in existence as that unique person so so mine, the challenge for you, with incarnation, as I understand it, again I want to say I am not well enough read to understand it fully.
00:35:40.170 --> 00:35:53.880 Bob Smith: challenging for you is that challenge if it's so that that I become some thing or someone else after this experience of life, I don't know how to think about my uniqueness.
00:35:54.660 --> 00:36:08.550 Bob Smith: Perhaps there is a way to do that, but the unique quality of who we are, in god's eyes and in the embrace of God, seems to me to argue in a way from the idea of reincarnation.
00:36:09.870 --> 00:36:29.580 Bob Smith: I I think again, I think I understand that one aspect of the belief in reincarnation incarnation, is the need that we all recognize, I think we all recognize the need for transformation in our lives for purification for an ongoing.
00:36:31.140 --> 00:36:42.690 Bob Smith: Movement in the direction of the fullness of what we're intended to be so, so I understand that and I couldn't agree with that more in Catholic thinking, I think we might say that.
00:36:44.040 --> 00:37:01.980 Bob Smith: Perhaps reincarnation has an affinity with our idea of purgatory we're all in need of progression of continued refinement so I understand that and I think that that's hugely important so yeah so all of those things sort of come together in my mind when I think about.
00:37:03.120 --> 00:37:05.040 Bob Smith: The matter of reincarnation and how it.
00:37:06.450 --> 00:37:11.940 Bob Smith: How it fits what does not fit with the way I understand our own Catholic Christian thinking.
00:37:13.830 --> 00:37:26.310 Georgeann Dau: yeah yes, so what i'm hearing is that God creates us, which I know is true, I know i'm God creates us uniquely.
00:37:27.420 --> 00:37:43.590 Georgeann Dau: Each one of us, uniquely in an image of God and loves us in that unique being and scripture tells us that every year on our head is counted, so there is a deep intimacy between us and God.
00:37:43.710 --> 00:37:44.550 Georgeann Dau: Yes, and.
00:37:44.640 --> 00:37:56.880 Georgeann Dau: When we when we pass from this life that we move on in a resurrected body to a place.
00:37:59.340 --> 00:38:16.380 Georgeann Dau: Of mystery that we don't know but an ongoing sort of an ongoing life of this individual uniqueness to maybe move on to continue to be the full list of who we are, in God.
00:38:17.100 --> 00:38:24.240 Bob Smith: Yes, that unique character of who we are right and you were reflecting their Georgian I popped into my head was the.
00:38:24.990 --> 00:38:36.120 Bob Smith: Beginning of the book of the Prophet Jeremiah before I formed you in the womb I knew you, yes, that intimate knowledge that God has of each of us right, I called you I chose you.
00:38:37.140 --> 00:38:50.280 Bob Smith: St Paul will say in the believe it's the letter to the fusions before the beginning of creation, I chose you Paul do you like, so that unique idea, and then, yes, we believe that somehow that.
00:38:51.150 --> 00:38:58.470 Bob Smith: exists into eternity exactly how we honestly have to say I think we don't know, but we believe that it does.
00:38:59.700 --> 00:39:05.130 Bob Smith: yeah our our Catholic Christian belief in the resurrection of the body which is.
00:39:05.670 --> 00:39:07.710 Bob Smith: yeah that in our credo statements.
00:39:07.740 --> 00:39:10.860 Bob Smith: Right yeah great together every Sunday.
00:39:11.220 --> 00:39:11.700 Georgeann Dau: Yes.
00:39:11.910 --> 00:39:13.980 Bob Smith: I believe in the resurrection of the body not.
00:39:15.030 --> 00:39:20.580 Bob Smith: This it won't be this physical body, it will be a transformed body, but in some way it's me.
00:39:21.630 --> 00:39:22.140 Georgeann Dau: Yes.
00:39:22.200 --> 00:39:27.030 Bob Smith: Oh, my there we bumped into the mystery of exactly how who knows.
00:39:27.090 --> 00:39:36.570 Georgeann Dau: Yes, and that's why, when you and I were talking about it, I said, perhaps it's like a hologram mm hmm no because when Jesus.
00:39:37.980 --> 00:40:01.710 Georgeann Dau: crew was crucified and then rose when he went to the upper room where his disciples were freaking out, of course, rightly so, waiting for they didn't know what i'm when Jesus appeared, he was able to walk through the door goes through it, without it being opens I mean i'm and yet.
00:40:02.880 --> 00:40:21.570 Georgeann Dau: They were able to put their pardon me their fingers in the nail holes and there's their hands in his side, so it was he was able to sort of more between the two worlds, but nevertheless, he was the only one to.
00:40:22.770 --> 00:40:24.930 Georgeann Dau: Be risen from the dead like.
00:40:25.020 --> 00:40:44.190 Bob Smith: Yes, right and yeah it seems to me that the the resurrection accounts in the four Gospels are trying to hold together that mystery and truth by that there is something both radically new, but in the resurrected Christ resurrected Jesus is radically.
00:40:45.240 --> 00:40:53.400 Bob Smith: But has connection to Jesus of Nazareth because there are those moments of recognition and all of the.
00:40:54.360 --> 00:41:03.960 Bob Smith: Most of the resurrection accounts almost all I think would be fair enough to say I that mixture of ad the disciples do not recognize him and do recognize him, then.
00:41:04.350 --> 00:41:22.830 Bob Smith: They touch him, but he walks into the locker room so So yes, all of those ways in which I think this the scriptural witnesses holding together this truth that radically new the resurrected Christ is not just the resuscitated Christ it's Jesus, having been resuscitated.
00:41:23.910 --> 00:41:30.600 Bob Smith: it's something radical new and yet it has firm connection to Jesus of Nazareth yes.
00:41:30.870 --> 00:41:33.060 Georgeann Dau: Yes, when, and you know.
00:41:34.080 --> 00:41:37.860 Georgeann Dau: Along the way before he ascended.
00:41:39.570 --> 00:41:50.280 Georgeann Dau: And left us the Holy Spirit which we were talking about before he was on the beach and Peter, and some of the disciples were fishing.
00:41:50.670 --> 00:41:51.150 Bob Smith: and
00:41:51.330 --> 00:41:56.280 Georgeann Dau: They saw Jesus with the fire and he said Jesus said, bring over some fish.
00:41:56.700 --> 00:42:00.060 Georgeann Dau: And they were breaking the bread and the fish and eating together.
00:42:00.300 --> 00:42:09.330 Georgeann Dau: It was very powerful and it gives us such incredible hope I want this show to give each of us hope.
00:42:10.590 --> 00:42:23.490 Georgeann Dau: Life breath to take away with us as we go back into our lives, after listening, because I don't know about you, but i'm not so hard to try to come back here.
00:42:24.540 --> 00:42:25.020 Georgeann Dau: So.
00:42:25.260 --> 00:42:27.360 Georgeann Dau: I am happy to think about.
00:42:28.560 --> 00:42:39.570 Georgeann Dau: That I have hope and faith that when I leave here that it's not that my body is going to be resurrected from the grave the body we come from.
00:42:40.740 --> 00:42:47.160 Georgeann Dau: ashes, and we go back to ashes right we come from soil we go back, but it is a resurrected swarm.
00:42:47.310 --> 00:42:51.090 Bob Smith: Exactly, so another another scriptural.
00:42:52.200 --> 00:43:07.980 Bob Smith: way to grab onto it, I think you said it unless the grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat if it falls to the ground and dies it produces fruit, so the seed is this body this body that we're familiar with here in our earthly existence.
00:43:09.150 --> 00:43:21.540 Bob Smith: The seed falls to the ground and dies, and another reality is emerges, which has connection to the seed, but it is vastly different from the sea, yes.
00:43:21.600 --> 00:43:25.380 Georgeann Dau: that's so important, I think that's so important for all of us to year.
00:43:26.820 --> 00:43:39.630 Georgeann Dau: I really do I think it's very, very important piece, and I was going to speak of the creed, you know we say we look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come life of the world to come.
00:43:41.250 --> 00:43:43.320 Georgeann Dau: it's fantastic um.
00:43:46.290 --> 00:43:57.810 Georgeann Dau: What do you think our purposes here for the Bob, why do we come into creation at all, why was I born, why were you born, why were our listeners born what's your imagination.
00:43:59.940 --> 00:44:00.870 Bob Smith: I think.
00:44:02.310 --> 00:44:08.040 Bob Smith: i'm old enough to remember the baltimore catechism answer to that form of that question right.
00:44:08.880 --> 00:44:14.490 Bob Smith: God has created us to know love and serve God in this world and to be with God, in the next right.
00:44:14.790 --> 00:44:29.760 Bob Smith: But no love and serve God in this world, I think needs to live in the ways for ourselves as as Christians to live in the ways of Jesus so to to carry forward his desire that we love one another as he has loved us.
00:44:30.570 --> 00:44:47.130 Bob Smith: So I think our purpose in the world is to do that all of us, not just us Catholic Christians, but all that's that's the destiny of humanity, tragically, even in our own lives we sit in our own lives, and then we see a writ large, on the human stage.
00:44:48.330 --> 00:44:52.170 Bob Smith: The stage of view of human history we fail at it all the time.
00:44:54.600 --> 00:45:05.640 Georgeann Dau: And I always pray that God teaches me how to love, because I don't I don't think I don't think a lot of us really know what love is a really had to love.
00:45:06.120 --> 00:45:14.700 Georgeann Dau: And I think that lives in us because the seat of God lives in us, but I think we have you know as a psychoanalyst I always listened to.
00:45:15.390 --> 00:45:29.220 Georgeann Dau: You know, with how we would love this children Father Bob speaking when he came on that he felt that unconditional love through his life as a boy, that is such a wonderful wonderful gift, not all of us can say that.
00:45:30.540 --> 00:45:35.400 Georgeann Dau: And if we weren't brought up with that we can sometimes.
00:45:37.050 --> 00:45:45.210 Georgeann Dau: doubt a loving God and we can sometimes think of God or see God as a.
00:45:46.230 --> 00:45:48.990 Georgeann Dau: A paternal judging.
00:45:50.490 --> 00:46:03.960 Georgeann Dau: This old man with the beard sitting up on a cloud with a book, you know and sister Josephine would always laugh and say she would ask is a little girl, my goodness that book has to be so heavy God has to have concrete legs.
00:46:06.480 --> 00:46:09.090 Georgeann Dau: It was very funny so um.
00:46:11.280 --> 00:46:17.340 Georgeann Dau: I really do believe in the eucharist it's my most important piece of mass that in your family's.
00:46:21.810 --> 00:46:29.310 Georgeann Dau: When I made my conversion I walked in the church I wasn't never brought up Catholic I didn't know what I was doing and.
00:46:30.420 --> 00:46:38.340 Georgeann Dau: I want to talk a tiny bit about this when we come back, we need to take another break i'm sorry we'll be right back, thank you for joining us.
00:49:00.180 --> 00:49:11.670 Georgeann Dau: Welcome back to the journey through into awareness with Father Bob Smith, so I just was saying briefly that I was going to different Christian churches.
00:49:12.240 --> 00:49:21.690 Georgeann Dau: and a friend of mine said going go to the Catholic Church, so I I walked in, and it was the first time I was ever in a Catholic Church, this was a Oh, my goodness.
00:49:23.190 --> 00:49:31.080 Georgeann Dau: Close to 40 years ago now, and two men came up to me and said, would you like to bring up the eucharist and I didn't know what that meant.
00:49:32.400 --> 00:49:38.220 Georgeann Dau: No, they said, would you like to bring up the gifts and I didn't know what that meant, so I said Oh, they wrapped and i'm looking.
00:49:40.620 --> 00:49:42.330 Georgeann Dau: And they're looking at me like oh boy.
00:49:43.650 --> 00:49:51.330 Georgeann Dau: They said just sit here and we'll tell you what to do so, they gave me the subordination, which holds the body of Christ, the eucharist.
00:49:51.840 --> 00:50:05.610 Georgeann Dau: And, as I was walking to the altar my chest expanded my head went back and everything I had done came flooding forward wrapped in so much love, I had never felt that kind of love in my life.
00:50:06.660 --> 00:50:18.180 Georgeann Dau: I couldn't believe it and I remember go and i'm handing it to deacon deacon ED as a matter of fact, and I said oh my gosh I can't believe it me just looked at me and said six.
00:50:19.800 --> 00:50:30.750 Georgeann Dau: But I walked out of the church that day, and the next day that Monday I went and I joined and I went through our CIA and then God had me running I went to pester formation three years spiritual direction for years.
00:50:31.260 --> 00:50:39.420 Georgeann Dau: And, and here I am it was really a funny story, but I really believe in the eucharist as the true consecrated.
00:50:41.370 --> 00:50:46.920 Georgeann Dau: body of Christ, and can you talk about the eucharist a little bit Father Bob.
00:50:47.820 --> 00:50:49.920 Georgeann Dau: Oh, I know it's.
00:50:50.310 --> 00:50:50.550 As.
00:50:51.570 --> 00:51:00.600 Bob Smith: Well, yes right i'll jump off from what you just said so beautifully to Janet said yeah our cherished Catholic belief is that.
00:51:01.560 --> 00:51:09.780 Bob Smith: Those gifts of bread and wine went brought to the order and prayed over by the priest in the name of the whole Community, so the priest.
00:51:10.350 --> 00:51:19.230 Bob Smith: has the privilege of praying in the name of the whole Community so it's all of us gathered there to call down the spirit of God upon those gifts, we believe that they become the true.
00:51:19.590 --> 00:51:30.870 Bob Smith: body and blood of Christ, not the physical body and blood of Jesus of Nazareth, but rather the true body and blood of the resurrected Christ, which again we're in the area of mystery.
00:51:32.070 --> 00:51:41.700 Bob Smith: But we believe Yes indeed, it is the true body and blood of Christ present to us, then, and also offered to us its food for the German.
00:51:42.810 --> 00:51:53.250 Bob Smith: We come forward to receive that food that God desires us to have, which is what brings it right back to the last supper Jesus, on the night before he dies wants.
00:51:54.030 --> 00:52:03.930 Bob Smith: That enduring presence with us, and so in that intimate moment with his disciples he for the first time, please.
00:52:04.650 --> 00:52:12.630 Bob Smith: and offers those gifts of bread and wine and, as far as his body and blood and down through the centuries, we believe the same as occurred.
00:52:13.530 --> 00:52:25.590 Bob Smith: Each time the faithful gather at the older and the so transform so the food that we need to continue the journey, the eucharist is, I think, exactly that that.
00:52:26.700 --> 00:52:44.190 Bob Smith: As we continue our journey of transformation of becoming all that God intends us to be, we need to be fed and you, you referenced before Joe gentlemen appearance of the risen Christ on the shore right preparing breakfast for his disciples so I because he knew they needed to need.
00:52:45.660 --> 00:53:00.300 Bob Smith: And the eucharist that the those moments in the Gospels, of course, meant to remind us right of the food that we're given in the eucharist the food that we need to continue the journey of faith and the journey of life, yes.
00:53:02.160 --> 00:53:09.390 Georgeann Dau: Every time I receive I can literally feel my spirit elevate it's just incredible.
00:53:09.690 --> 00:53:25.740 Georgeann Dau: And you know we might look at it and say Oh, you know it's men there you know priests, you know doing this and that and what makes it so special well if we're questioning that, why are we questioning what's written in all the books by.
00:53:27.180 --> 00:53:27.720 Georgeann Dau: Anyone.
00:53:28.890 --> 00:53:34.080 Georgeann Dau: About mystery about metaphysics um.
00:53:35.910 --> 00:53:40.800 Georgeann Dau: It just makes so much sense to me when we desire to live it.
00:53:42.690 --> 00:53:44.040 Georgeann Dau: When we desire to live it.
00:53:44.910 --> 00:53:51.960 Bob Smith: And, if I may Georgian I always one thing that I always like to think about when thinking about the eucharist is.
00:53:54.450 --> 00:54:04.320 Bob Smith: The great Saint Agustin centuries ago, said to those in his care become what you receive so.
00:54:05.580 --> 00:54:18.720 Bob Smith: In addition to our being fed by you were meant to become food for one another we're meant to become that source of strength for one another, so we receive the eucharist.
00:54:19.980 --> 00:54:30.210 Bob Smith: Which is a great blessing for ourselves receiving God into our into our hearts and into ourselves but we're men tend to share that women to be that, for one another.
00:54:31.260 --> 00:54:40.770 Georgeann Dau: Yes, and think about that, even from a even from a psychological standpoint right become what you receive.
00:54:42.870 --> 00:54:44.190 Georgeann Dau: become what you receive.
00:54:44.310 --> 00:54:44.550 Bob Smith: hmm.
00:54:44.940 --> 00:54:55.320 Georgeann Dau: it's really important to reflect on from so many levels we can reflect and meditate on that for a very long time, along with everything that was said tonight.
00:54:55.950 --> 00:55:04.860 Georgeann Dau: I think tonight's been very rich and I feel like we're just scratching the surface, I used to sit in mass and I used to think to myself, you know every now and then.
00:55:05.580 --> 00:55:21.480 Georgeann Dau: gee you know i've heard this before, but I realized that every time I hear it, the scripture readings, every time I hear it, I hear it new when I approach it with an open heart right.
00:55:23.130 --> 00:55:23.820 Georgeann Dau: bizarre.
00:55:24.930 --> 00:55:31.080 Georgeann Dau: Oh there's so much, I want to say, but I can't we're running out of time for the Bob I want to thank you so much for being here with.
00:55:31.470 --> 00:55:33.060 Bob Smith: You Joe Joe thanks for that privilege.
00:55:33.300 --> 00:55:46.620 Georgeann Dau: Oh, my gosh it's been such a privilege to be here with you and to have this time and I want to thank all of you for joining us, and again I just pray that it was nourishing and that there's a takeaway for you here.
00:55:47.910 --> 00:55:49.770 Georgeann Dau: For the Bob can we end in prayer.
00:55:50.100 --> 00:55:51.000 Bob Smith: Tonight stay.
00:55:51.180 --> 00:55:52.470 Georgeann Dau: Here, yes.
00:55:53.040 --> 00:55:55.710 Bob Smith: And the name of the father and the son and the Holy Spirit.
00:55:55.980 --> 00:55:56.520 Georgeann Dau: amen.
00:55:56.880 --> 00:56:02.520 Bob Smith: All holy and loving God we bless and praise you for all of your many gifts given to us with such abundance.
00:56:03.270 --> 00:56:13.800 Bob Smith: We bless it praise you for the gift of life that you've given us for the invitation to share that life generously with others we've listened praise you for all of the ways in which you call us forward into our great.
00:56:14.820 --> 00:56:23.130 Bob Smith: dignity and destiny that we R amp D your beloved daughters and sons and we asked you to help us move among us and the grace and goodness of your spirit.
00:56:23.610 --> 00:56:38.040 Bob Smith: That we may continue the journey that we may open ourselves to the transformation that is necessary for us that we may continue to grow in your goodness in Greece, all of this, we as through Jesus Christ Our Lord amen.
00:56:38.670 --> 00:56:41.310 Georgeann Dau: amen Thank you again for the Bob.
00:56:41.880 --> 00:56:42.390 Bob Smith: George and.
00:56:42.660 --> 00:56:43.740 Georgeann Dau: blessings on you.
00:56:43.830 --> 00:56:46.410 Bob Smith: And upon you and your wonderful work.
00:56:46.740 --> 00:57:05.850 Georgeann Dau: Thank you and thank you all of you blessings upon you God bless level of you be well i'll see you next next week after, but we have a show next week, but it'll be a rerun will see the following week and I want to say thank you to Sam and everyone that is involved, behind the scenes.
00:57:07.740 --> 00:57:11.100 Georgeann Dau: To make this show possible Thank you and good night.
00:57:11.430 --> 00:57:11.730 Bob Smith: good night.
00:57:12.480 --> 00:57:13.170 Georgeann Dau: good night father.