Finding Greater Meaning
We are all longing for a sense of greater meaning in our lives. In the below ANIMA series, Bishop Donald Hying leads us through an inspiring account of how God’s plan for the world gives each of us great dignity and purpose. He recounts that through Christ’s Incarnation, Resurrection, and the Institution of the Church, God reveals the meaning of all life. Accompanied by stirring music, stunning videography, and insightful narration, this three-part series will instigate further meditation on how you can respond to Christ’s sacrifice and continue carrying out his mission in his Church.
The ANIMA three part series.
Crux directs our minds to the core, decisive point of our existence. In this session, Bishop Donald Hying helps us to explore the most fundamental question of the human heart: What is the purpose of my life? Bishop Hying guides us in contemplating the road signs in ordinary life which point to God’s greater plan for the world and ultimate salvation.
Kenosis is a Greek word that means "emptying." In this session, we are introduced to the Person of Jesus, who emptied himself to become human in the Incarnation. Bishop Hying explains how the Incarnation is God’s answer to our longing for a “God with skin on,” a God who is near and intimate with our human experience. Jesus invites us to imitate this gift by allowing our own suffering to open our hearts to greater compassion and mercy for others.
Blaze is a reference to the fire of the Holy Spirit falling upon the Apostles on the Feast of Pentecost. It was by the power of the Holy Spirit that the Apostles were sent to spread the good news and be a light to the world. This is the beginning of the Church which continues to be a light for the world today. We, as members of the Body of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and are called to be witnesses.