Attitude – Daily TAGline

Thought:

We need Saints # 5 of 5 We need saints who are in this world and who know how to enjoy the best in this world without being callous or mundane. We need Saints! – Pope Francis

Challenge:

Being a saint will not limit your ability to have fun. Let your great attitude be reflective of how appreciative you are for all the blessings God has given you… Be a saint!

Reference:

There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment? Ecclesiastes 2:24-25 (NABRE)

Habits – Daily TAGline

Thought:

We need Saints # 4 of 5 We need saints to live in the world, to sanctify the world and to not be afraid of living in the world by their presence in it. We need saints that drink Coca-Cola, that eat hotdogs, that surf the Internet and that listen to their iPods. – Pope Francis

Challenge:

Allow your sainthood to manifest itself in the most simple things in life. Do the right thing in all things that you do throughout the day.

Reference:

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. James 4:17 (NABRE)

Stewardship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

We need Saints # 3 of 5 We need Saints – Saints for the 21st century with the spirituality appropriate to our new time. We need saints that have a commitment to helping the poor and to make the needed social change. – Pope Francis

Challenge:

Be a saint by focusing less on yourself and committing a significant amount of your time each week to helping others.

Reference:

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 (NABRE)

Priorities – Daily TAGline

Thought:

We need Saints # 2 of 5 We need saints that place God in first place ahead of succeeding in any career. We need saints that look for time to pray every day and who know how to be in love with purity, chastity and all good things. – Pope Francis

Challenge:

Re-evaluate your priorities and determine what really matters in your life. Allow those decisions to be driven by values that reflect God’s plan for you.

Reference:

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 (NABRE)

Discipleship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

We need Saints # 1 of 5 We need saints without cassocks, without veils – we need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies, that listen to music, that hang out with her friends. – Pope Francis

Challenge:

God made us in his image; therefore, we all have the potential to be a saint. Find a way to be a saint in the everyday things of life.

Reference:

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us Hebrews 12:1 (NABRE)

Courage – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. – The Cinderella Story

Challenge:

Step up to the plate and out of your comfort zone. This is where you can truly find your God given talents. Challenge yourself and make the most of your efforts by pushing them to the limit in God’s name in everything you do.

Reference:

For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, 2 Corinthians 8:3 (NABRE)

Faith – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Only the practice of Faith can verify what we believe.

Challenge:

We have all heard that our actions speak louder than our words. When it comes to your Faith … practice, practice, practice!

Reference:

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. Philippians 2:12-13 (NABRE)

Courage – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The poverty of uniqueness is the call of Jesus to stand utterly alone when the alternative is to cut a deal at the price of one’s integrity.

Challenge:

It often takes courageous determination to overcome temptation and make unpopular decisions, while standing up for what you know is right and just.  Be strong today!

Reference:

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. Galatians 6:7 (NABRE)

Habits – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Resistance causes pain and anxiety. It is when we practice acceptance that new possibilities appear.

Challenge:

When an obstacle or a new idea appears in our life, initially we try to find a way to resist it. Ask God to open your mind and your heart to new ideas so that you can truly enjoy the possibilities that exist beyond your current vision.

Reference:

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (NABRE)

Discipleship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Are you keeping the Law or living the Law?

Challenge:

As Christians, we are called not to just adhere to God’s Law, but to live it in all aspects of your daily life. Love the Lord your God with ALL your heart and with ALL your soul, and with ALL your strength and with ALL your mind.

Reference:

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” Luke 10:25-28 (NABRE)