Almost every time I play the ‘What if” Game, it’s forseeing all of the negative outcomes … let’s flip the script! What if we did something big, what if it was successful, what if it was transformational?
Christmas comes but once a year, Now it’s here, now it’s here, Bringing lots of joy and cheer, Tra la la la la … You and me and he and she, And we are glad because, Why because, because, because, There is a Baby Jesus! (adapted…)
It’s time to think about 2019 and what goals we’ll set for our parishes! Have you prepared for next year yet? Are you planning for transformation at your parish? Are you stuck in a rut and need a way out? Let’s talk about goals!!
As St. Teresa of Avila says, “You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him.” We all have great things to ask in prayer for ourselves, our families, and our communities. How can we unite ourselves together in prayer in 2019?
I know what you’re thinking “those are great ideas regarding youth and evangelization, but we’ve done it all before and it doesn’t make a difference.” The truth is that they can make a difference, we can make a difference – we just need to ‘keep swimming’ as a famous fish once said. We keep trying because the most important thing is on the line: the salvation of souls, the building up of the kingdom, the mission given to us by Christ!
“It’s time to make a mess. It’s time to change the world. And we are just the fools to do it.” Matthew Warner wrote a super short, super inspiring book on evangelization! If you haven’t heard of it, I’m rectifying that issue today. It’s time to change the world!!
The number one concern people share on surveys regarding the “future of the Church” is how we will attract youth, young families, and young adults. They are missing from the pews … so what’s the first step in getting the back? Well, a hint: it’s not as complicated as you think; although it won’t be easy.