What do you need Jesus to resurrect in your life this Easter? A strained relationship? A dream you stopped pursuing? Your financial security? Your sense of wonder? Whatever we most need Jesus to infuse with new life, it can be transformed by the power of His Resurrection this Easter. But first, we have to willingly and intentionally give it over to Him in hope and trust. The next couple of weeks are an opportunity to focus our hearts and minds on giving what we need to Jesus. So below are some thoughts to open yourself up to the transforming power of Jesus!
Inspiration from St. Francis of Assisi "All I want to know is Christ and the power flowing from His Resurrection!"
God wants you to dream! What is something you have to do, because if you don't, your soul will start to die?
Virtue in focus ... Faithfulness is the virtue of being loyal, constant, and steadfast. What are you faithful to? Who is the most faithful person you know? What can you do to increase your faith?
Did you know ... According to a study published in the U.S. National Institute of Health Journal, people with strong social relationships can decrease their odds of early death by as much as 50%. Relationships keep us alive. What relationship do you need to strengthen?
For those who want to grow closer to Jesus ... "I challenge you to ask yourself this question today and every day. What is my relationship with Jesus like today? Is it a friendship? Does it need work? Do you need to make amends? Is it consistent? Do you only come to Jesus when you want something? Jesus is your friend; He has all the answers and desires a personal relationship with you." ~Matthew Kelly, taken from Amazing Possibilities.
We beome the books we read. Allen Hunt didn't want to become Catholic. But then he encountered the six hidden treasures that sit at the heart of the Church and he couldn't ignore the call home. You can get a free copy of Confessions of a Mega-Church Pastor from dynamiccatholic.com and see how those six treasures can change your life, too!
Let's Pray! "Thanks be to You, my Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits You have given me, for all the pains and insults You have borne for me. O most merciful redeemer, friend, and brother, may I know You more clearly, love You more dearly, and follow You more nearly, day by day. Amen." ~St. Richard of Chichester