Gary Zimak is the author of several books, including A Worrier’s Guide To The Bible, From Fear To Faith, Stop Worrying & Start Living and Give Up Worry For Lent. He is a frequent speaker at parishes and conferences across the country and is recognized as the leading Catholic speaker on the topic of overcoming anxiety. In addition, Gary is the Director of Parish Services for Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Church in North Wales, PA, a regular guest on EWTN TV & Radio and was the creator and host of Spirit In The Morning which aired on Holy Spirit Radio in Philadelphia from 2016-2018. His work has appeared in The National Catholic Register, Catholic Digest and Catholic Exchange. Gary resides in South Jersey with his wife Eileen and daughters Mary and Elizabeth.
There’s no doubt that the Parable of the Unjust Judge (Luke 18:1-8) can be disturbing. Is Jesus really comparing our Heavenly Father to an unethical and uncaring judge? Not at all! What He’s trying to do is get our attention (mission accomplished!) and help us to realize the importance of persistent prayer. This week on the Gary Zimak Show, we’ll break open the Mass readings for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time and learn about the POWER of PRAYER!
When Jesus healed ten lepers, only one of them returned to thank Him. “Where are the other nine?”, He rightfully asked. Being thankful doesn’t come naturally for many people, but it can be learned. This week on The Gary Zimak Show, we’ll unpack the Mass Readings for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time and explore ways to develop an attitude of gratitude. Once we become aware of God’s blessings, it’s much easier to become that one leper who said “Thank you”!
When the apostles asked Jesus to increase their faith, He responded with a surprising answer. Instead of just zapping them and increasing their faith, Jesus reminded His followers of the miracles that could result if they used the faith they already had. This week on The Gary Zimak Show, we’ll look at what can happen when we listen to the Lord and put our faith into practice!
Sometimes we get so focused on our own needs that we forget about the needs of others. In the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, Jesus reminds us to look out for those in need. It’s a tough message, but one that we all need to hear. Tune in and let’s discuss!
The Parable of the Dishonest Steward is can be very difficult to understand. Jesus almost seems to be praising dishonest behavior. In reality, however, He is trying to get our attention in order to deliver a message about the importance of helping the poor. It’s a tough message, but one that is essential to grasp. Rich or poor, Jesus speaks directly to each of us in this parable. Don’t make the mistake of ignoring His words!