As I have mentioned before, I am a wrestling coach. This weekend, our boys had their first tournament of the local season. More than half of my wrestlers were brand new to the sport and had never experienced a live match outside of practice. The rest were seasoned vets with at least 2 years under their belts. I expected the new boys to be timid, green, and possibly disheartened should they lose quickly. I expected the veterans to show up ready to go and back into the zone. What I saw was an absolute surprise. Read the rest of this entry
Tonight on the Tactical Catholic Podcast, we will talk about the wonders of Catholic Marriage and Vocation. Whether you are called to the Sacrament of Matrimony, are currently married, or are discerning a call to live as a single person in this world tonight’s show is for you. Tonight on the podcast, join us and share your stories, comments and questions.
- How did you meet your spouse?
- How did you know you were called to the Vocation of Matrimony?
- What are some things you do as a couple that help strengthen your marriage?
- What are some ways single persons can discern marriage vs. a call to the single life or a call to Religious life?
- Where can you go to find a good spouse?
- What if one spouse is strong in the faith and the other is not?
- Welcoming children
- Embracing the single life
I have a whole list of things we can talk about, but what will make the show special is for YOU to interact. Send your comments and questions to the show by posting a comment below this article. Tell us what’s on your mind or ask us a question.
Don’t forget to tune in tonight LIVE at 9pm central. http://www.fiatministrynetwork.tv.
Popular culture has no clue what love is. It is almost always reduced to pleasant feelings expressed through physical intimacy. Obviously, feelings and attraction play a role, and there is nothing wrong with physical intimacy according to God’s design, but these are only symptoms of a far more powerful reality. This reality must be there or else all the physical attractiveness, pheromones, and pleasure are empty, masturbatory objectification of another.
What must be present is total self donation. Real love means you no longer live for yourself, nor do you live for another that you might receive something. Total self donation is what real and lasting love is, and it is a choice that must be renewed in mind and body at all times.
Living completely for the good of another is total living sacrifice. It does not ask nor expect anything. No manipulation. No “you owe me one”. No “if you loved me you would…”. Every action, thought, and word is for someone else’s betterment.
Do you have the balls to choose love? Or would you rather settle for the crappy clones offered by the enemy? They won’t last. They won’t fulfil. You won’t be happy.
If you have the courage, and are willing to grow in love, MAN will you have freedom! God isn’t stupid either, because He can give you what you need. Trust him for that whether you are called to religious life, to celibacy, to the married state, or to holy orders. All you have to do is give yourself fully. Hold nothing back.
Dads and husbands and those in other vocations, it is not too late to change. Choose now to love. From this moment on. Receive the grace from Christ to fulfil your vocation. Love without reserve. Love fearlessly. Love when nobody else loves.
This is our challenge. Let us pray for each other as we choose love daily.
Argument is a fine art, and if you want to be victorious, you have to learn how to fight like a champ. Read the rest of this entry