About something more

It's easier to talk about God than to talk to Him...to know about His love than to experience it...to be thankful than to thank Him...to ponder His forgiveness than to hear it.

But disciples of The Lord Jesus do not choose the easier way.

So, today...

Thank Him for your joys.
Speak to Him about your struggles.
Listen to His words of mercy in the sacrament of confession.
Give Him in prayer those you love.
We are about something more as Catholics.

Let God in.

Friends, be confident in Christ's mercy and love.

Stop getting by

We were not made to just "get by". We were made to be saints. And saints thrive. They live(d) discipleship as it's meant to be lived - heroically.

So, how do we get there? How do we thrive? I thought you'd never ask...

Begin, as St. Therese of Lisieux said, with the little way.

You see, disciples of the Lord Jesus are focused on what's in front of them, today. The small stuff. The everyday stuff. The unnoticed stuff. The home stuff. The break-room stuff.

And then...

They make it holy. All of it.

This is the little way. This is discipleship. This is what it means to be a saint.

Friends, be confident in Christ's mercy and love.

It's all about who you know

I can't say it enough--build a network of close Catholic friends.

Surrounding yourself with disciples of Jesus will change you, your family, the way you spend your time, and how you see the world.

Start small.

Invite a couple over from your parish that you see regularly at Mass. Invite a couple of

Catholic friends you know for an early morning cup of coffee.

Then...

Talk about your love for Jesus.

You'll be amazed at the strength you receive from their faith.

It's worked for me.

Friends, be confident in Christ's mercy and love.

The key to growth

You know by now that I'm a fan of developing a scheduled prayer life.

I believe wholeheartedly that consistency is the key to growth in our relationship with God.

We lose weight by consistently eating healthy and working out.

We better ourselves professionally by consistent study and work.

We make time for what's important. We schedule time for what we love.

Consistency is where we form our habits...and what better habit to form than a consistent encounter with Jesus?

Friends, be confident in Christ's mercy and love.