I want to start by thanking everyone for their blessings and prayers for my family as we welcomed Simon Francis Kelly into the world in January. Life is precious and beautiful. And when I think about all the unnecessary death in the world—near and far—my heart aches. Each new child makes me want to live a better life. I hope I can turn that aspiration into real action. I know I will need God’s grace to do it.
And I know I will need to break through resistance.
I also want to thank everyone for their kind words about Resisting Happiness. This afternoon Isabel and I went out to get Meggie some of her favorite treats, and while I was in the store, a woman came up to me and said, “I don’t want to interrupt this time with your daughter, but just wanted to let you know that Resisting Happiness is the best thing you have ever written.” I can’t count the number of times that people have said that over the past few months, and it gives me joy to know that the words are still able to reach into people’s hearts and lives and resonate deeply. Thank you for the privilege.
On March 1 I will begin sharing short daily video reflections based on the chapters of Resisting Happiness. This will be our Best Lent Ever program for 2017. So don’t give up chocolate for Lent this year . . . let Dynamic Catholic take you on a life-changing journey. If you haven’t signed up already, join us today!
May God bless you . . . and this Lent, may he take away your deepest pain and give you courage to chase your boldest dream.