13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Part II: a taste of where we're headed in the upcoming weeks and months!
You ever wonder why you brought your kids up going to Church and educated them in Catholic schools…and yet most of them don’t go to Church anymore? You ever worry about why, even though you tell your kids and grandkids that they should go to church and pray, and even though you tell them that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist, they still don’t come and don’t believe? I mean, that’s how you were raised, and you’re here, right? So that’s how you raised your kids…so why aren’t they here?! Christendom times vs. Apostolic times - that's the reason! We have gone from Christendom times to Apostolic times, but we're still trying the tactics that used to work but don't anymore. The good news: the Catholic Church thrives in Apostolic times - we just need to remember anew how to live in them!
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Last summer I challenged everyone to Meet 6, to meet six people from church. This summer I'm asking you to take the next step. Christian community isn't simply meeting or knowing people or getting together; that's a first step...but Christian community involves Jesus Christ! Christian community is about Christ-informed relationships, faith-filled friendships and interactions. The next step in the process, whether it's someone you know well or someone you don't know at all, is to ask a very simple, yet a very powerful, question once you've met them: “Is there something I can pray for you for?” “How can I pray for you?”
This summer, Ask 6! Step out of your comfort zone to ask six people, “Is there something I can pray for you for?” Then bring that intention to prayer before God on that person's behalf. We all know our world needs the light of Christ, and you, O Christian, have the power to bring that light into our world with an extremely simple and inviting question: “Is there something I can pray for you for?” “How can I pray for you?” Then pray!