The readings of today’s liturgy emphasize one simple truth of our Catholic faith: sin damages us and others. It has serious long-term consequences—even those of an unending, eternal duration. Sin can lead to that terrifying reality we call hell.
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Have you ever wanted to become a saint but been discouraged by the seeming impossibility of modeling their lives of sanctity and holiness? How is a busy mother suppose to spend hours in contemplative prayer on her knees before the crucifix of Christ? But I soon realized that sanctity is not necessarily defined by those things. It is found, with God’s grace, in the simplicity of being a faithful mother.
As a teen and young man, I remember being hesitant—even fearful—of mentioning to my friends that I was a Catholic. I knew they held a lot of misunderstanding about the Church and what the Church believes about Mary.
When Fr. Jorge first suggested I go to adoration, I was unprepared for how difficult it would be and what it would bring. I didn’t expect to be challenged by Jesus to more fully live my faith by entering the confessional and pouring my heart out before him.
Here are a few helpful suggestions to use when teaching children and others about the reality of the Eucharist as the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ.