Contest: Name Taylor’s new Saint George novel and win

My new “young adult” novel about Saint George is getting closer to release! I want to hear from you about it.

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The book is my fictional retelling of a young (Saint) George and his journey to Rome with his companion (Saint) Christopher. It presents a supernatural world of relics, persecution, prayers, ascetics, and dark demonic powers. And yes, it does have a final battle between George and “the dragon” named Molech – but the ending will surprise you!

We still need help with the title. Please leave a comment below with name suggestions. A short line from the Bible would be great. Here are some examples from Revelation:

“And the great dragon was thrown down”

“That Ancient Serpent”

“The Deceiver of the Whole World”

“the dragon gave his power”

“And they worshiped the dragon”

“The Mouth of the dragon”

“Leviathan the fleeing serpent”

“Sons and Daughters to Molech” (Jer 32:35)

“The Children to Molech” (Leviticus 20)

“Kill This Dragon” (from Daniel)

Please leave a comment below with your title suggestions. Your suggestions don’t need to be biblical…just really, really cool.

We will limit the titles to the top 5 and then run a contest.

If we choose your novel title, you’ll get 3 free signed copies of the George novel and your name inside the book in the acknowledgements!

G.K. Chesterton on the Death of Pan and the Death of Christ

Did you know that the Roman god Pan was declared dead during the life of Christ? What GK Chersterton teaches us on the topic is important as we engage the growing neo-Pagan movement in the West…

PanandDaphnisMy twin daughters are studying Greek and Roman myth at their Catholic school Faustina Academy.

Now I understand that some Christians are concerned that teaching about the Greek gods will undermine the faith of Catholic kids. I once asked Fr. Stephen B. Reynolds pastor of the flagship parochial school at Saint Theresa’s Catholic Church in Sugar Land, Texas his thoughts about parents concerned over teaching Greek gods in Catholic schools.

He replied:

“Here at Saint Theresa’s we have a 100% success rate. So far, not one of our students have abandoned their Catholic Faith for the worship of Zeus or any of the Olympians.”

That’s both cheeky and true.

I’ve read Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid. I even took a Greco-Roman Mythology course at Texas A&M. So I feel like I know a little something about the old-school gods and goddesses. However, I’m learning more through my daughters. While having a daddy date with them at a coffee shop, I learned more about Pan and the Death of Pan. Remember? Pan is the god with goat legs who plays the pipes.

He is the god of nature, and according to the Roman pagans, he “died” during the life of Christ.

This fascinated me and so I did a little research.

According to the historian Plutarch (De defectu oraculorum) during the reign of Tiberius (A.D. 14–37), the news of Pan’s death was announced from the skies to a sailor named Thamus on his way to Italy by way of the island of Paxi.

A divine voice hailed him across the salt water, “Thamus, are you there? When you reach Palodes, take care to proclaim that the great god Pan is dead.” Thamus obeyed the voice and spread the news around Italy. Eusebius of Caesarea states that the Emperor Tiberius asked for a personal interview with the sailor Thamus to discern the meaning of this oracle (Eusebius, Praeparatio Evangelica, 5)

Eusebius notes that our Lord Jesus Christ rid the world of most the devils during His ministry and at His death. Since the “gods of the nations are demons” (Ps 96:5), it would seem that the demon representing Pan was banished from the earth.

Death of Pan according to GK Chesterton

GK-chesterton-philosopherG.K. Chesterton once wrote:

“It is said truly in a sense that Pan died because Christ was born. It is almost as true in another sense that men knew that Christ was born because Pan was already dead. A void was made by the vanishing world of the whole mythology of mankind, which would have asphyxiated like a vacuum if it had not been filled with theology.” (G.K. Chesterton, “The End of the World”, The Everlasting Man).

Pan was the god or demon of nature. Paganism, at its root is the worship of nature. Each of the gods in any pantheon (Hindu, Greek, Roman, Nordic, African) are personified elements of nature, such as rain, food growth, animal life, childbirth, or death. Although the god Pan was not the highest in the pantheon, he was nonetheless pan, the Greek word meaning “everything.” He represented the entire scope of nature.

It’s also worth noting here that the “look” of Pan is the “look” of the Devil. Satan is traditionally depicted as Pan. A horned head, goat legs, a tail, and cloven feet. Satan’s connection to music is further suggested by Pan’s ubiquitous use of the panpipes.

We should not be surprised, then, that the Neo-Pagan movement of our time (primarily in the form of Wicca) chiefly worships a male deity called the “Horned God” who is the consort of the female deity “Mother Goddess.” The Horned God is non-other than Pan of old or the horned Baphomet of Freemasonry. He is the god of all nature.

In the new age or neo-pagan worldview, the natural universe is god. Everything is God. Nature is god. The environment is god. We are god. This is the doctrine of pantheism. The Neo-Pagan movement seeks to overcome the Christian era and the reign of Christ the King and return the place of Pan. I suspect that in the next 100 years, the battle will not be between theists and atheists, it will be between Christians and pantheists.

Question: Had you heard of the “death of Pan”? Do you have anyone in your family that believes that nature or “the universe” is God? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

#051: The Price of Your Anger [Podcast]

My goal this week is to uncover the price of your anger. You know, anger is one of the seven deadly sins. I recently had an epiphany about my own anger and how it effects my life. I’m going to share two recent examples of anger in my life and how I’m learning to overcome it.

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  • Proverb of the week: James 1:20
  • Featured Segment: The Price of Your Anger
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  • Tip of the week: Set a price on anger
  • Latin word of the week: Tranquilitas
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Podcast Archive

# Title Released
050 The Seven Sorrows of Mary are the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit 09/15/2014
049 Obstacles in Your Life (How to Conquer Them) 09/10/2014
048 Brain Science, Your Soul & Prayer 09/03/2014
047 Don’t Swallow the Camel 08/27/2014
046 The Secret Life of Thomas Aquinas 08/22/2014
045 Did Saint Paul Teach Once Saved Always Saved? 08/06/2014
044 How to Escape Joyless Catholicism, Part 2 07/30/2014
043 How to Escape Joyless Catholicism, Part 1 07/24/2014
042 Golf Cart Saint 07/15/2014
041 5 Intellectual Virtues and Pornography, Art, and Culture 07/02/2014
040 Taylor and Joy Talk About Their Marriage 06/25/2014
038 Should You Budget Time 06/04/2014
037 The Theology of Vacation, Leisure, and Recreation 05/28/2014
036 Noah Movie Review – Rock Monsters? 05/21/2014
035 Children Need Fortitude 05/14/2014
034 Jokes of Saint John XXIII 05/07/2014
033 Divine Mercy: 5 Common Questions 04/30/2014
032 4 Sections of Hell 04/23/2014
031 Meet The Saint Version of You 04/16/2014
030 Should You Be an Optimist? 04/09/2014
029 Finding Fellowship like Samwise Gamgee 04/01/2014
028 Demons, Snakes, and Ticks: Lessons from a Hunting Trip 03/26/2014
027 How to Make an Eternal Impact with Your Life 03/19/2014
026 Thoughts on My Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe 02/26/2014
025 Why is the Catholic Church Roman? 02/19/2014
024 The Seven Lies We Believe About Our Failures 02/11/2014
023 How to Restart Your Mental Computer 02/06/2014
022 Top Five Productivity Tips from Thomas Aquinas 01/29/2014
021 Did You Miss God’s Plan for Your Life? 01/23/2014
020 When Prayer Becomes a Chore 01/15/2014
019 12 Attributes of a Baptized Christian 01/08/2014
018 A Podcast Against Bitter Catholics! 12/30/2013
017 Mary’s Painless Delivery of Christ Explained 12/18/2013
016 Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Luke (Plus How to Set Goals) 12/11/2013
015 Total Consecration to Mary 12/04/2013
014 What’s Your Apostolate? 11/27/2013
013 6 Items for the Liturgy of Your Life 11/20/2013
012 Why You Should Be More Creative 11/13/2013
011 Why Did They Stop Teaching Virtue? 11/06/2013
010 How Do Saints Hear Our Prayers? 10/30/2013
009 My Opinion of Martin Luther 10/23/2013
008 My Top 5 Daily Prayers 10/16/2013
007 Your Guardian Angel 10/03/2013
006 How You Can Convert 7 Billion People 09/25/2013
005 3 Strategies for a Marriage that Sings! 09/18/2013
004 4 Step Plan When Family Leave the Faith 09/12/2013
003 5 Tools for Deep Daily Prayer Life 09/04/2013
002 Three Tips to Increase Your Passion for Life 08/28/2013
001 How to Find a Spiritual Director 08/18/2013

 

#050: The Seven Sorrows of Mary are the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit [Podcast]

The Seven Sorrows of Mary are one of the most fruitful topics of mental prayer. On Fridays especially, the Seven Sorrows are a way to better contemplate the Divine Mercy of God.

Here’s a video of me explaining how the Seven Sorrows relate to the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit:

If you don’t see the video in you, you can watch it here.

And here’s the podcast version:

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It is a tradition for Catholics to say daily one Our Father and seven Hail Mary for each.

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  1. The Prophecy of Simeon. (Luke 2:34-35)
  2. The Flight into Egypt. (Matthew 2:13)
  3. The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple. (Luke 2:43-45)
  4. Mary Meets Jesus on the Way to Calvary. (Luke 23:26)
  5. Jesus Dies on the Cross. (John 19:25)
  6. Mary Receives the Body of Jesus in Her Arms. (Matthew 27:57-59)
  7. The Body of Jesus is Placed in the Tomb. (John 19:40-42)

The Seven Sorrows of Mary also correspond to the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit:

  1. The Prophecy of Simeon – Fear of the Lord (Mary is explicitly reminded of her sorrowful vocation: “a sword shall pierced thy soul”)
  2. The Flight into Egypt – Piety (Mary fulfills her duties toward Joseph and Jesus in a foreign land)
  3. The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple – Knowledge (Mary’s knowledge of Christ’s identity as the Son of God)
  4. Mary Meets Jesus on the Way to Calvary – Fortitude (Mary’s strength in seeing Christ in His Passion)
  5. Jesus Dies on the Cross – Counsel (Mary is the spiritual guide and counselor for all who seek her crucified Son)
  6. Mary Receives the Body of Jesus in Her Arms – Understanding (As Mary holds the dead body of her Son, she perceives His coming resurrection)
  7. The Body of Jesus is Placed in the Tomb – Wisdom (Christ is hidden but Mary’s soul continues to see Christ and communicate with Him)

Since Mary is the Spouse of the Holy Spirit, this should come as no surprise to us.

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Poll: Are the Sorrowful Mysteries Your Hardest Rosary Mysteries?

I was at a baseball game yesterday with some Catholic friends.* The Texas Rangers clobbered the Atlanta Braves. Meanwhile between pitches we were discussing Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Rosary, and which order is more Marian (Franciscan vs Dominican).

And a question came up:

Which set of mysteries of the Rosary is the most difficult for you to pray?

  1. Mysteries of RosaryJoyful Mysteries
  2. Luminous Mysteries (Yes, the Luminous Mysteries are not officially part of the divinely revealed Rosary. More info. Yet a Sainted Pope proposed and endorsed them. So I’m including them.)
  3. Sorrowful Mysteries
  4. Glorious Mysteries

Two of us (Alex and myself) think the Sorrowful Mysteries are the most difficult. The other two guys (Andy and Brandon) answered “Glorious.”

Why “Sorrowful”?

I find the Sorrowful Mysteries the most difficult because it is a challenge for me to think of Christ in so much agony. It hurts. The first three (agony in garden, scourging at pillar, and crowning with thorns) are somehow more difficult than the last two (carrying the cross, and death on the cross).

On Tuesdays and Fridays when our family prays the Sorrowful Mysteries, I’m just not as excited. During Lent, I like them, but at other times it’s difficult for me. It’s like watching Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ on repeat. Yes, it’s good for you. But it’s painful to watch someone you love suffer.

Why “Glorious”?

The guys who answered Glorious Mysteries explained that these mysteries were the most abstract to imagine. These mysteries are particularly difficult to picture in the mind.

For example, how to imagine the Ascension? Christ floating on a cloud? How to you imagine the Coronation of Mary?

I have no problem with these and I’ve previously written a blog post on how to imagine these five glorious mysteries here.

Poll: Which are the most difficult mysteries of the Rosary for you to pray:

It struck me that others might have different input. So let’s take a poll. If you’re an email subscriber (or even if you aren’t), tell us which Rosary is the most difficult or foreign to you:

To take the survey and see the results, click here.

Question: We want to hear from you. Why do you connect or not connect with certain mysteries of the Rosary? Which is your favorite Rosary mystery of all? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

*David, if you’re reading this, thanks for the great Rangers tickets.

#049: 6 Obstacles in Your Life (How to Conquer Them) [Podcast]

My goal this week is to talk about obstacles in your life. I recently read a great article on LifeHacker.com titled “Six Obstacles That Hinder Your Creative Projects” by Courtney Seiter.

In our Episode 12, “Why You Should be More Creative”, we discussed the theology of being creative. Today we wrestle with the reasons we do not accomplish our big dreams in life. This is a follow up to that episode, so if you haven’t listened to Episode 12 “Why You Should be More Creative”, you should listen to it after you listen to this one.

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  • Proverb of the week: 1:32-33
  • Featured Segment: 6 Obstacles in Your Life (How to Conquer Them)
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  • Tip of the week: Write a note to someone special in your life
  • Latin word of the week: Scandalum, Scandali
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Podcast Archive

# Title Released
048 Brain Science, Your Soul & Prayer 09/03/2014
047 Don’t Swallow the Camel 08/27/2014
046 The Secret Life of Thomas Aquinas 08/22/2014
045 Did Saint Paul Teach Once Saved Always Saved? 08/06/2014
044 How to Escape Joyless Catholicism, Part 2 07/30/2014
043 How to Escape Joyless Catholicism, Part 1 07/24/2014
042 Golf Cart Saint 07/15/2014
041 5 Intellectual Virtues and Pornography, Art, and Culture 07/02/2014
040 Taylor and Joy Talk About Their Marriage 06/25/2014
038 Should You Budget Time 06/04/2014
037 The Theology of Vacation, Leisure, and Recreation 05/28/2014
036 Noah Movie Review – Rock Monsters? 05/21/2014
035 Children Need Fortitude 05/14/2014
034 Jokes of Saint John XXIII 05/07/2014
033 Divine Mercy: 5 Common Questions 04/30/2014
032 4 Sections of Hell 04/23/2014
031 Meet The Saint Version of You 04/16/2014
030 Should You Be an Optimist? 04/09/2014
029 Finding Fellowship like Samwise Gamgee 04/01/2014
028 Demons, Snakes, and Ticks: Lessons from a Hunting Trip 03/26/2014
027 How to Make an Eternal Impact with Your Life 03/19/2014
026 Thoughts on My Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe 02/26/2014
025 Why is the Catholic Church Roman? 02/19/2014
024 The Seven Lies We Believe About Our Failures 02/11/2014
023 How to Restart Your Mental Computer 02/06/2014
022 Top Five Productivity Tips from Thomas Aquinas 01/29/2014
021 Did You Miss God’s Plan for Your Life? 01/23/2014
020 When Prayer Becomes a Chore 01/15/2014
019 12 Attributes of a Baptized Christian 01/08/2014
018 A Podcast Against Bitter Catholics! 12/30/2013
017 Mary’s Painless Delivery of Christ Explained 12/18/2013
016 Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Luke (Plus How to Set Goals) 12/11/2013
015 Total Consecration to Mary 12/04/2013
014 What’s Your Apostolate? 11/27/2013
013 6 Items for the Liturgy of Your Life 11/20/2013
012 Why You Should Be More Creative 11/13/2013
011 Why Did They Stop Teaching Virtue? 11/06/2013
010 How Do Saints Hear Our Prayers? 10/30/2013
009 My Opinion of Martin Luther 10/23/2013
008 My Top 5 Daily Prayers 10/16/2013
007 Your Guardian Angel 10/03/2013
006 How You Can Convert 7 Billion People 09/25/2013
005 3 Strategies for a Marriage that Sings! 09/18/2013
004 4 Step Plan When Family Leave the Faith 09/12/2013
003 5 Tools for Deep Daily Prayer Life 09/04/2013
002 Three Tips to Increase Your Passion for Life 08/28/2013
001 How to Find a Spiritual Director 08/18/2013

Saint Augustine in 50 Pages Prototype Image

Steven Nelson has done it again with a great book cover design. Steven designs all my book covers and here’s his latest prototype for the new FREE book Saint Augustine in 50 Pages.

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The manuscript is now being edited and prepared by Dr. Shannon Valenzuela at Sister Muses. The book should be ready soon!!!

What do you think of the concept above? Most people asked for the addition of “Saint” to the title Saint Augustine in 50 Pages even though the original Thomas Aquinas in 50 Pages did not have it.

We also changed the subtitle from “The Quick Layman’s Guide” to “The Layman’s Quick Guide” since it’s not really the Layman who is being “quick.”

Question: Augustine looks a little solemn or angry but I like how he matches the Aquinas on the previous book. What do you think? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Get Ready for Your Interview with Christ: Here are the Questions…

Close your eyes. Place yourself in your favorite room or location (beach with toes in sand, ski lodge with fireplace, study with leather chairs). Next place your favorite imagery and sound around you. Place your favorite meal on a table next to you. Place your favorite drink in your hand.

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Taylor’s “Interview Room”

Now get ready for your interview. Keep your eyes closed and keep imagining.

Suddenly there’s a knock on the door and it’s Jesus Christ. If you’re at the beach, have him walk up to you over the waves.

It’s a spiritual interview. It’s a 5 minute check up. Here are the questions that Christ might ask you:

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius: Book Club Entry

Volunteered Simplicity. That’s what you need. Kevin Kelly, the founder of Wired, recommends that we cultivate voluntary simplicity. He’s not a Catholic. He’s not a Christian. He’s a secular man who sees the virtue in simplicity.

If you’re like me, you think of simplicity through the lens of Saint Benedict or Saint Francis. Consequently, I think that I already know it and understand. So for me, it shakes my earth when I read it through fresh pagan eyes. Marcus Aurelius (the old man king in the the movie Gladiator) was an Emperor of Rome. He was also a warrior, entrepreneur, emperor, and philosopher. Yes, he was responsible for persecuting Christians. Let’s just bracket that for now.

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What I like about this book is watching the gears of a Roman Emperor spin around. It’s fascinating. It reaffirms what’s best of the Catholic virtue tradition. It also reveals the shortfalls of Roman Stoicism (on which I have a secret intellectual crush).

If you like thinking of virtue as “athletics” you will jive with this book:

Great quotes from Meditations:

You will find rest from vain fancies if you perform every act in life as though it were your last.
II, 5.

A man should be upright, not kept upright.
III, 5.

Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.
III, 7.

Remember that man lives only in the present, in this fleeting instant; all the rest of his life is either past and gone, or not yet revealed. Short, therefore, is man’s life, and narrow is the corner of the earth wherein he dwells.
III, 10.

Remember this— that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.
IV, 32.

Get the book now and start reading. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius at amazon.com.

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#048: Brain Science, Your Soul & Prayer [Podcast]

My goal this week is to talk about some of what I’ve been learning about brain science, hormones, mental health, and prayer. In particular, I want you to understand what is happening when in physical brain while you are meditating and praying every day. If you don’t pray every day, this episode will show you why it’s absolutely essential.

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  • Proverb of the week: 19:14
  • Featured Segment: Brain Science, Your Soul & Prayer
  • Announcements:
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    • New Saint Thomas Institute, Waiting List is currently available for those that want to reserve a spot: newsaintthomas.com
  • Tip of the week: I found a recommended Audio Bible
  • Latin word of the week: Cerebrum
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Podcast Archive

# Title Released
047 Don’t Swallow the Camel 08/27/2014
046 The Secret Life of Thomas Aquinas 08/22/2014
045 Did Saint Paul Teach Once Saved Always Saved? 08/06/2014
044 How to Escape Joyless Catholicism, Part 2 07/30/2014
043 How to Escape Joyless Catholicism, Part 1 07/24/2014
042 Golf Cart Saint 07/15/2014
041 5 Intellectual Virtues and Pornography, Art, and Culture 07/02/2014
040 Taylor and Joy Talk About Their Marriage 06/25/2014
038 Should You Budget Time 06/04/2014
037 The Theology of Vacation, Leisure, and Recreation 05/28/2014
036 Noah Movie Review – Rock Monsters? 05/21/2014
035 Children Need Fortitude 05/14/2014
034 Jokes of Saint John XXIII 05/07/2014
033 Divine Mercy: 5 Common Questions 04/30/2014
032 4 Sections of Hell 04/23/2014
031 Meet The Saint Version of You 04/16/2014
030 Should You Be an Optimist? 04/09/2014
029 Finding Fellowship like Samwise Gamgee 04/01/2014
028 Demons, Snakes, and Ticks: Lessons from a Hunting Trip 03/26/2014
027 How to Make an Eternal Impact with Your Life 03/19/2014
026 Thoughts on My Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe 02/26/2014
025 Why is the Catholic Church Roman? 02/19/2014
024 The Seven Lies We Believe About Our Failures 02/11/2014
023 How to Restart Your Mental Computer 02/06/2014
022 Top Five Productivity Tips from Thomas Aquinas 01/29/2014
021 Did You Miss God’s Plan for Your Life? 01/23/2014
020 When Prayer Becomes a Chore 01/15/2014
019 12 Attributes of a Baptized Christian 01/08/2014
018 A Podcast Against Bitter Catholics! 12/30/2013
017 Mary’s Painless Delivery of Christ Explained 12/18/2013
016 Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Luke (Plus How to Set Goals) 12/11/2013
015 Total Consecration to Mary 12/04/2013
014 What’s Your Apostolate? 11/27/2013
013 6 Items for the Liturgy of Your Life 11/20/2013
012 Why You Should Be More Creative 11/13/2013
011 Why Did They Stop Teaching Virtue? 11/06/2013
010 How Do Saints Hear Our Prayers? 10/30/2013
009 My Opinion of Martin Luther 10/23/2013
008 My Top 5 Daily Prayers 10/16/2013
007 Your Guardian Angel 10/03/2013
006 How You Can Convert 7 Billion People 09/25/2013
005 3 Strategies for a Marriage that Sings! 09/18/2013
004 4 Step Plan When Family Leave the Faith 09/12/2013
003 5 Tools for Deep Daily Prayer Life 09/04/2013
002 Three Tips to Increase Your Passion for Life 08/28/2013
001 How to Find a Spiritual Director 08/18/2013