048: How Almsgiving Can Save Your Life…Now and Later

by Matthew Leonard
by Matthew Leonard
The Art of Catholic with Matthew Leonard

catholic_FINAL_150Fasting? Powerful.

Prayer? Absolutely necessary.

Almsgiving? Can save you from death!

In our last episode, we discovered the revolution that occurred in the Old Testament with regard to handling the consequences of sin. We saw how it evolved from something we had to wait and endure, to something akin to a debt we could “pay down” proactively.

In other words, we discovered you can actually shave time off of purgatory through almsgiving. It was pretty huge.

Now we’re going to take it one step further.

In today’s program we’re going to unpack the incredible meaning behind a simple little verse in Proverbs: “The treasuries of wickedness provide no benefit, but almsgiving delivers from death” (10:2). 

That’s a pretty amazing sentence. And it’s not hyperbole. It’s not exaggeration. It’s the truth…and we’ll see it in Scripture.

In this powerful episode we’ll:peter-raises-tabitha-from-the-dead

  • Discover the little discussed details in the story of the raising of Tabitha from the dead and how they’re all related to almsgiving
  • Understand why almsgiving before all else is a cry for mercy
  • Discuss the rationale for how almsgiving can help not just ourselves, but our beloved deceased
  • Compare the difference between almsgiving and indulgences
  • Get a new perspective on the Our Father and discover why St. Augustine declared that forgiving others is a powerful form of almsgiving

It’s a pretty powerful episode that will reorder the way you think about how to help your beloved deceased, as well as best prepare for your own departure from this world into the eternal bliss of heaven.

God bless!


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