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Encounter Jesus in a new and personal way with our first-ever Bible study.
by Matthew Kelly
DECISION POINT Workbook
by Fr. Bob Sherry
A few years ago, one of my son’s teachers asked me at the beginning of the school year what my expectations were for his education that year. I told her, “I don’t care if he learns to read first in the class or last in the class, I just want you to work with Meggie and me to give him a love of learning. If we teach him to love learning, the rest will take care of itself.” I could tell she was expecting a very different answer.
Children who are eager to learn are easier to teach. This is also true of us as children of God. Even as adults, we remain students: students of life, students of each other, and students of the faith. We cannot hope to grow in our faith and become the-best-version-of-ourselves if we do not continue to learn.
God reveals himself little by little to each of us in a multitude of ways. One of these ways is through the Bible—and I am excited to announce that Dynamic Catholic now has a Bible that was designed with you mind.
The Bible is meant to be read—but Bibles often look intimidating with scholarly notes and tiny print. This version does away with the notes in the margins and the two-column format so you can immerse yourself in the incredible stories in the same way you lose yourself in an engaging novel.
Very often, we don’t read the Bible because we are overwhelmed by it. Sometimes we don’t do it because we know the Word of God has the power to transform us.
You see, the uncomfortable, unspoken, and often-avoided truth is that we don’t want our lives to be transformed. Be honest: Do you want God to completely overhaul your life and totally transform you?
I am excited about this Bible. I am excited to learn from it what God wants to teach me. The Bible exists to draw us closer to God and the great love he has for us. I invite you to be bold enough to start reading the Bible, too, and to embrace the same eagerness to learn that you had as a child.
May God bless you with a spirit of eagerness,
“We have been using it for three years, and the students love it. The teachers and students love the lessons and how well it connects to their daily lives.”
A few years ago, someone asked me what advice I might give to a priest who is becoming a pastor for the first time. Here were my eleven pieces of advice:
What do you think of these suggestions? And do you think our seminaries do a good job in training future pastors for this type of ministry?
Some of you could give great advice to a couple as they enter married life. Some of you could offer great insights on being single, being a single mom, or undergoing a divorce, the death of a spouse or a child, or the suicide of a family member or friend. Some of you are knowledgeable about raising a handicapped child, an adopted child, an incorrigible child, or an addicted child.
We hope that what we do is helping ourselves and others become the-best-versions-of-ourselves.
Recently I was in a coffee house while reading the report from the grand jury of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Events of the past month have made it clear that the Dynamic Catholic Mission is more needed that ever before. Let’s not get discouraged. Let’s double down, persevere in spite of scandal and corruption, and support each other in prayer.
Thank you for being a member of the Dynamic Catholic community. We are deeply grateful for your support.
Dear Dynamic Catholic,
In April, I was confirmed. And leading up to my Confirmation, I was really excited to receive the Holy Spirit. Why? Because of your Confirmation program, DECISION POINT!
At the beginning of my religion classes last year, I didn't even know what Confirmation was. I started looking forward to my classes because I couldn't wait to see what the book would say next. Everything in the book is deep and true.
DECISION POINT is amazing, and I can't wait to start helping the world with my mission. I really hope I can find my mission though. I hope the Holy Spirit can guide me on my journey, and I'll definitely use DECISION POINT along the way. As St. Katharine Drexel said, "Peacefully do at each moment what at that moment needs to be done."
Thank you, again, for the powerful and inspiring Confirmation program!
Want to share your story? Write us at YourStory@DynamicCatholic.com
Making time for each other isn’t that difficult if you think about how to anchor the time around already established routines at home.
Life is short, and the holidays fly by. Don’t waste this time texting your friends about how crazy your family is making you (even if it’s true). Do your best to be present to them, seek to understand and to love.
Waking up early is a war. It is a battle against the self. You are your enemy. And there is only one way to win the war: Discipline.
When you choose to be the-best-version-of-yourself, when you exercise virtue and strength of character, you impact the world more than you will ever know.