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Finding God In The Rat Race

It's your 100th time doing the same thing. You begin your day with same bland coffee.  The sun is shining, piercing, fiery colors of orange, purple, and pink.  It's a grand morning, but you don't enjoy it because inside of you there's a war brewing between the forces of yesterday and tomorrow.  Stuck between those two poles is the dreaded today.  So you mindlessly open the door and get into your car...

At work your mind is bored and you begin to question yourself, "Why am I doing this?"  You know the reason. You need to make money, but still, you can't help feeling that all is pointless monotonous drudgery.   Even worse, you don't have anyone to give you that once in a while, "atta boy" pat on the back.  You become discouraged, life feels stagnant.   You are doing the same thing over and over again; days pass, months pass, years...You are the same person, nothing has changed, there is a growing restlessness.

You suddenly begin thinking of y…
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A Parable: The Tiger Vs The Snake

There was once a fierce tiger who roamed the jungle. The tiger through its agility, ability, and stealth had subdued all of its opponents.  The tiger's opponents lived in fear and no one dared to challenge the tiger's rightful claim. The tiger was king and that was it...

One day as the tiger roamed around the lake it saw something slithering to and fro. This piqued the tiger's curiosity as it assuredly made it's way to the embankment.  Once arriving the tiger realized that the slithery creature was a python. This python was infringing upon its turf. There could be only one king!

The king tiger lounged at the unsuspecting python, opened it's razor-like fangs and bit down on the python's head and began to swallow its entire head. The Tiger jubilantly dragged the python away from the embankment thinking that it was dead.

Suddenly the tiger felt something moving from behind him, but the tiger wasn't alarmed since this wasn't unusual. While the tiger gleame…

Let's Bring Christ to Others...(Well Sort Of)

I believe that many Christians, zealous in their love for Christ take the wrong approach when it comes to evangelizing.

These Christians unwittingly, end up imposing their views onto the very people they are trying to evangelize.  This approach, though well-intentioned doesn't usually work. I believe, that in order to evangelize more effectively we must first seek to enter intimately into the worldview of that person.  I know that this approach usually takes longer and the results aren't as tangible, but in the long run, it's more effective. To do the opposite would be the same as trying to speak Mandarin Chinese in Greece.

I'm all about spreading the good news of Christ to as many people as possible, but while we are at it lets use the right approach.




Using Your Mind...

In our rapidly expanding, atheistic society we are taught to believe that faith and reason, faith and science are incompatible.

But this simply isn't true.

The Catholic Church teaches as dogma that God can be discovered through reason.

In simpler terms, this means that you can discover God through using your mind.

Using your mind will eventually lead you to God

This might sound radical, but its true.

So let's begin this life-changing journey by engaging our minds, and by letting the truth be our guide.

In doing this we will come to know and discover God.

No...No...No

A teenager wants the latest Apple product... Now...Now...Now

You see a bright, glitzy sign that says, "One day sale only" so you convince yourself that you must buy those items...Now...Now...Now...

You see an alluring woman at a bar and want to have sex with her... Now...Now...Now...

You smell the scent of refried oil at a fast food joint and your stomach screams...Now...Now...Now

Someone cuts you off on the highway and you want to get them back...Now...Now...Now...

You have no money so you decide to open up a credit card...Now...Now...Now...

You need to study for a big exam, but your friends try to convince you to go out...Now...Now...Now...

What if you would say...No...No...No...instead of... Now...Now...Now...?

What if you mastered your impulses instead of giving into them?

That would be revolutionary.

I believe that if you did this your life would dramatically improve.

Successful people in all walks of life have trained themselves to consistently say...No...No...No...

I…

It's all Random

Did you know that Beethoven never composed the 9th symphony?

That Shakespeare never wrote Hamlet?

That Michelangelo never painted the Sistine Chapel?

That God didn't create the universe?

That everything "just happened?" the dictionary, smartphone, and tablet.

You are a fool if you believe in God...

To the enlightened atheist, it's all random...random...random...

Really?

Self Esteem Can Be Bad for You