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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Love is Revolution Day 21

Quote of the day 

Yet we must face the fact that most of this societal context in which we live is not only indifferent to God’s love, but most often is an obstacle to living a full response to the vocation to love Him. What this means is that we need to structure the world in such a way that these different sociological factors help us live our vocation to holiness. This last relationship we call the third dimension of holiness.

In this passage Bishop Giaquinta says something that Peter Maurin also said: We need to make the world a place where it is easier to be good. Neither meant we are to rush off to the United Nations or the Middle East to reform society. World-wide growth in holiness is our ultimate goal, of course, but our role is the refashioning of the world where God has put us. At home, in our neighborhood, in our parish, at work, everywhere we interact with others, we strive to live our personal lives intentionally ordered to our call to maximum love/holiness.

Possible Actions
1.) Look objectively at our home life; are there practical ways we can make our homes places where it is easier for our children to be good? Easier for us adults to be good?
2.) At work -- in my verbal interactions with others, am I careful to speak respectfully (even if angry or frustrated), treating others as God's beloved children? 

(Tom and Rita Hejkal, both are long time Pro Sanctity Members from Pro Sanctity Central States, Tom is a husband/father and Social Animator, Rita is a wife , mother and  Cooperative Oblate)
We wish to fulfill the mission you have entrusted to us to speak of love and brotherhood to everyone.  Therefore, grant us, O Lord, the ability to speak and the courage to witness (from the prayer Builders of a New World, William Giaquinta) 

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