Saturday, October 19, 2013


Last night Reid and I reflected a little more on the conference we attended last weekend.  We typed up some notes, but wanted to sleep on it before we decided what we would do with it.  We don't want to come across like we have it all figured out or that we've perfected our faith.  But, we learned a lot and wanted to do our part to help others as well.  I will be posting little bits and pieces here and there.  Enjoy and blessings to you!

I’m not saying I’m perfect. 
I’m not saying I know it all. 

There are many, many things I need to work on.  I am a sinner too. 

Even if you’re not Catholic or a Christian, or a believer, you can still give it a read.  Maybe it’ll challenge you on something going on in your own life. 
Reid and I were inspired last weekend and we wanted to share what we heard.  We're not pushing any beliefs on anyone or pointing any fingers, just simply reflecting on what we learned. So, here it goes:

I don’t have time. I’d rather sleep in. The kids are not at an easy age to bring to church. I’ll go next weekend. I won’t know anyone. I don’t know what time Mass is. My church is at home. I can pray anywhere, I don’t have to go to church to do it.  We can come up with excuse after excuse until we’re blue in the face.  Until you decide that Church is a priority in your life, you won’t go and you’ll find any excuse not to go.  Until you decide that you need God in your life, you can’t begin to comprehend how drastically different your life can be.
I once read somewhere: “why do you need to go to Church every week? I don’t get anything out of it anyway. I can’t remember one homily from the next.” The response was dead on.  It came from a 60 something man.  He responded with something close to: “I’ve been married to my wife for over 30 years.  For over 30 years she has prepared dinner for me.  I can’t remember each and every meal that she has served, but I can tell you that if I didn’t have them, my life {health} wouldn’t be the same.  The same goes for Mass, the body and blood of Jesus nourishes and feeds our soul in ways we can’t imagine, and enhances our lives in ways we didn’t think possible. It takes time and if you let Him, your life will be changed forever.”

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