Gaudete Et Exsultate: On the Call to Holiness in Today's World

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In his third exhortation, Pope Francis presents the universal call to live holy lives with a new fresh approach. Each one of us is encouraged to pursue and achieve holiness in our everyday lives. Pursuing holiness brings us into a deeper relationship with Jesus and helps us to draw other into an encounter with Him. 

This book is a "must read" for anyone serious about following "The Way" and participating in changing the culture of our world as a missionary disciple.

in Prayer

Our Father: Reflections on the Lord's Prayer

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Father. Without saying this word, without taking it to heart, we cannot pray.

To whom do I pray? Almighty God? Too far away. I cannot feel that he is near. Even Jesus did not refer to God as “the Almighty God.”

To whom do I pray? The cosmic God? That is fashionable these days, praying to the cosmic God. But that is nothing but a polytheistic idea of who God is, typified by a lite culture.

To whom do we pray? No, not am Almighty God or a cosmic God, but a… Father. We have to pray to the Father! It is a powerful word, “father.”

We have to pray to the one who has begotten us, the one who has given us life. He has given life to everyone of course, but “everyone” is too anonymous. He has given life to you. He has given life to me.

He is also the one who accompanies us on our journey. He knows our whole lives, the good and the not-so-good.

If we do not begin our prayer with this word, spoken not with our lips but with our hearts, we cannot pray as Christians.