Learn to Face the Hard Questions!

1 Kings 10:1

Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to test him with hard questions.

We live in a world that’s full to bursting with bunk. People are forever inventing cold fusion, trying to steal elections, quibbling about the meaning of “is,” cheating, breaking hearts, and claiming to be the font of all wisdom. So Catholics shouldn’t complain too hard when their claim that “in Christ the fullness of wisdom is incarnate” is challenged by latter day Queens of Sheba who have had their hearts broken in the past. What do we expect? That the claim “God became man and died on a cross” is easy to swallow? That is why it is vital for us believers to “account for the hope” that is in us as 1 Peter 3:15 says to do. So today, take a little time and learn a bit about what the Catholic faith teaches. You never know when somebody might just want (and need) to know!

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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