April 17: Never Get Discouraged
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It’s been great being with you in the journey through Lent. I hope the team and I here at Dynamic Catholic have been able to serve you powerfully as we made this Lenten journey and explored the topic of resistance.
How did you do? I mean, were there days when you didn’t do it? Were there days when you blew it off? Were there days when you said, “Oh, I’ll catch up tomorrow”? Were there days when you experienced real resistance even in this program about resistance?
I’m sure there were, and that’s part of life. But I do think it’s really powerful—it’s really important—for us to be mindful of the concept of resistance, to name resistance, and to develop an awareness of, “OK, when am I beating resistance, and when is resistance beating me?” And to continue to hone our abilities to recognize resistance and to overcome resistance, to break through resistance, to realize that resistance is not helping us become the-best-version-of-ourselves.
At Dynamic Catholic, we spend our whole lives trying to develop game changers for Catholics and their parishes. We hope that this program has been a game changer for you. I invite you to become an advocate of Dynamic Catholic, to go out and tell people about the work we’re doing, to invite people to experience our programs, come on pilgrimage with us, read a book, or to pass your books around. You’ve finished your book now . . . pass it on to somebody else, or grab a few copies of the book and pass it on to people.
It’s amazing how something as simple as passing someone a book or inviting someone to experience a program like this can change their lives. We’re made for mission. We’re in this together.
I don’t think of the Dynamic Catholic mission as my mission. I often tell the staff, “I don’t like us internally to refer to it as our mission because we’re all in this together.”
We’re all trying to help people to live better lives. We’re all trying to help people become the-best-version-of-themselves. We’re all trying to help people to take one step closer to God today. And so I invite you to become part of the Dynamic Catholic mission so that we can go out and do great things together.
God bless you!
Again, happy Easter to you and your family. And remember, Be Bold. Be Catholic.
Matthew Kelly, Resisting Happiness