Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wakeup Call

Last night a good friend of mine announced that he was getting married. Surprisingly, I was completely shocked. Not for the reason of him getting married, I was able to take a step back and see that life is passing me by and it seems that I am just standing still while everything around me is changing. I am extremely happy for my friend that he has found his true vocation in life and I wish him and his future wife all the joys, blessings, and happiness that a married life centered around God will bring. However, it has shocked me to the core and I believe that God is telling me that it is time to stop kicking the tires, goofing off, and wasting time.

I pray that I find where God wants me to serve him through.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The 5 Day Mass Challenge

So I know that I am a total slacker sometimes and have never been a daily mass person, most mornings I am quite content to lie in my nice warm bed and sleep. However last Sunday I was speaking with Mom and mentioned that I was going to attend mass sometime during the week. She was extremely skeptical and told me that there was no way that I was going to have the self will to make it one day, so I in turn told her I could do it for 5 days straight. I know, I know.. that is really quite sad that we even had to have this discussion. I won the challenge and got Grace as my prize, not only did I do 5 days, I even went today on saturday. What can I say? I am a saint! =D

I can tell you from my 5 daily masses, I recieved some really awesome graces. I will now be going all next week and hopefully attend daily mass from here on out. It is quite beautiful to see the changes we can have in our lives just by going to mass. It was well worth it and I think God had this planned in order to prepare me for some shocking but good news today. I got a major wakeup call from God/Life today and really feel that he is telling me it is time to move on with my life and follow him.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Father Neuhaus, The Knight

As Catholics we all know or have known a Priest that played an important part in our lives and we remember those men as family and count them among out friends. However, ever so often, a Priest comes along that stands out from the rest. He is a man that stands for Christendom, a Captain of an army, a knight we all dream of standing next to. Fr. Neuhaus was one of those men, he was a knight for the Church and he will be greatly missed. I personally hadn't ever met the man, however I have read many of his articles, letters, and have heard him speak. We need more good men in the Church such as he to stand up for what they believe in, protect Holy Mother Church, and guide the Christians of the world to the light of Christ.

"Father Neuhaus was an inspirational leader, admired theologian and accomplished author who devoted his life to the service of the Almighty and to the betterment of our world," Bush said in a Jan. 8 statement. "He was also a dear friend, and I have treasured his wise counsel and guidance."