The Pledge of Allegiance phrase, “and justice for all”, is not just a pleasant sounding platitude. It is an American battle cry, a divine commission that has been equally shouldered by many of each generation since the ink dried on our Declaration of Independence.
In recent years, Christian persecution has spread like a plague across the globe. On every continent, the Body of Christ is being chastised, oppressed, kidnapped, jailed, tortured, raped and killed!
However, take heart fellow members. Hope is never lost. God has a plan to deal with the evil in this world, and here is how you can participate in that plan for spiritual combat and ultimate victory!
When Alan Naiman passed away he left a fortune to several children’s charities. Some of them were small, and received their single largest donation ever. A wonderful story, but beyond the sweet shock of his financial generosity, there are a few lessons here for us all!
I say for the world to see faith, hope, charity and patience in action it will most likely have to come from us – you and me. That’s where our faith, in all it’s goodness, beauty and truth is displayed. Lay Catholics venture out each day, and put that faith in motion.
For Catholic Professionals willing to embrace the Sacrament of Reconciliation (either for the first time in a long time, or on a routine basis), confession is actually a secret weapon, an Ace up the sleeve, for successful navigation of both our personal and corporate lives!
Clerical sex, abuse, scandal and outrage are the words on the tip of every practicing Catholic’s tongue lately. The sickening
“His mother said to the servers, ‘Do whatever he tells you’.” – John 2:5 There are many reasons to
Mention her name and images of a small, frail and elderly nun comforting the sick, holding children or kneeling in prayer come to mind. But this little woman was also an inspiring entrepreneurial spirit, a passionate and driven voice for the needy to world leaders and a titan of management!
We all think everyone should see things the way we see them, don’t we? Think of your important “career causes” like the apostles approached their mission. Expect the uphill climb. Plan for it, and do not take offense when you experience it.
With a simple adjustment to our perspectives, we can forego the circumstantial comforts we crave at the moment, and fix our sites on what we all truly want in life – to be someone fully alive. That’s who God intended you to be, that’s who your loved ones need and that’s who your coworkers value most.