Discipleship

Discipleship Prayer   

Good and gracious God, Your Son, Jesus Christ, calls all people to follow Him and become His disciples, inviting us to know Him and share Him with others.
Touch our hearts and stir our spirit.
Help us daily to take up our cross and follow Him by living His Word and proclaiming His Good News to those around us.
May our faith in You increase, may our hunger for the Gospel intensify, and may our parish be strengthened as we learn to love one another as He has loved us.

Amen

Aug 1/2

We are always hungry. We are always seeking something that will fulfill that hunger. In the Eucharist, we have the answer. God alone is our source or fulfillment. Nothing else! No one else! Not our looks, money, possessions, status, friends, family, geographical location, popularity, power or abilities. God alone. (p. 69)

Excerpted from A Well-Built Faith by Joe Paprocki. Used by permission of Loyola Press. Copyright © Joe Paprocki.

Pope Francis on the “parable” of the loaves and fishes: 11 things to know and share

July 25/26

Since God's very self has been and is being revealed to us, it means that we are called to pay attention to how and when that is happening so that we become capable of, as St. Ignatius of Loyola said, "finding God in all things." (p. 16)

Excerpted from A Well-Built Faith by Joe Paprocki. Used by permission of Loyola Press. Copyright © Joe Paprocki.

More on St. Ignatius of Loyola

<em>St. Ignatius of Loyola</em> | Peter Paul Rubens

July 18/19

In case you haven’t noticed, talking about sin has gone out of style. Although we don’t want to wallow in our sinfulness, without some understanding of sin, we have no need to be saved! What we need is a healthy understand of sin, a healthy dose of fear, a healthydose of guilt, and above all, a healthy understanding of grace and mercy, which trump all of the above. (p. 97)

Excerpted from A Well-Built Faith by Joe Paprocki. Used by permission of Loyola Press. Copyright © Joe Paprocki.

July 11/12

To make a Christian is to impart a way of life. This means that becoming a follower of Jesus - a disciple - requires not only information but also transformation. We need to know certain things to be a disciple of Jesus, but we also need to do specific things to live as his followers. (p 4)

Excerpted from A Well-Built Faith by Joe Paprocki. Used by permission of Loyola Press. Copyright © Joe Paprocki.

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