Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Something to Chew

"When a butterfly flaps its wings in one part of the world it can cause a hurricane in another". Many of you have heard of the tragedy at Penn State, and it lead me to think. One mans action can lead to the destruction of a whole football dynasty. What actions did we do today that effects others? Even our facial expressions can effect someone. Just something to chew on during your challenge!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

"Pain, without love, Pain, I can't get enough, Pain, I like it rough, 'Cause I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all" - Three Days Grace. 
Ok first this is a terrible song so lets just over look that and move along. Now as bad as this song is these lyrics are really lyrics to a holy life style. Crazy I know, but read it. If you have pain or hurt without love, then its just pain and hurt. If though this pain is joined with love you can do wonders for others. What I'm saying is if you have pain and you offer that pain up for a soul in purgatory or for someone else, then this pain, with love, works wonders! Where all humans and I haven't hurt of one person that has gone a whole week with out pain of some short. This week offer up that pain for someone else! Will you Take the Challenge? 

Monday, July 23, 2012

When you think of purity you probably think of not having sex, but purity is much more then that. One of the definitions of purity is "The degree to which a color is free from being mixed with other colors". When a color is mixed with so many other colors it becomes disgusting and tainted. Our souls are the same way. We must be pure in not just action but in words and thoughts. Below is a prayer for purity. This week pray that prayer everyday. Also, try and go to daily mass so "when the "Bread of Angels becomes the Bread of me" in my heart at Holy Communion, seal it forever against the suggestions of sinful pleasures." Will you Take the Challenge?

Jesus, Lover of chastity, Mary, Mother most pure, and Joseph, chaste guardian of the Virgin, to you I come at this hour, begging you to plead with God for me. I earnestly wish to be pure in thought, word and deed in imitation of your own holy purity.
Obtain for me, then, a deep sense of modesty which will be reflected in my external conduct. Protect my eyes, the windows of my soul, from anything that might dim the luster of a heart that must mirror only Christlike purity.
And when the "Bread of Angels becomes the Bread of me" in my heart at Holy Communion, seal it forever against the suggestions of sinful pleasures.
Heart of Jesus, Fount of all purity, have mercy on us.

Monday, July 16, 2012

You can find the Take the Challenge iPhone app here
Ok so who's gone to the movies recently? I have. You ever notice though what types of movies we have now compared to 10 20 even 30 years ago? Like we freaking have movies out about strippers and a teddy bear that speaks profanity and our society is ok with that. What? Now heres the thing behind it. Over time you become numb to things. If i keep telling you something is good when it is actually bad then over time you'll begin to believe its good. Our society is ok with watching a movie where men and women strip. "o its funny". Well who the heck cares if its funny. Its wrong. Period.
But what are you going to do about? "O well everyone else is doing it" wrong answer buddy. The answer is no. If its wrong then you shouldn't be doing it.
This week if you get asked to watch or part take in something you know deep down is wrong. Do what you know is right! Real men and women do what is right, even if it sucks. Also pray for our society. At this rate where screwed :P
Will you Take the Challenge?

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Ever feel like your looking for something but you just can't find it? We all do. We all have something that we want to get an answer to but we just can't figure out how. An we spend hours and hours trying to figure out the answer, but to no avail. Well there is a place where you can find the answer to any question. Its called adoration. Here the ruler of the universe kisses earth, coming in contact with us to help us on our way. Here if we just ask for the answer He will give it to us. An sometimes you have to go more then once, just to hear the answer over and over again.  (Especially if you are stubborn, like me and don't like that particular answer :P) Eventually over many visits you'll realize the answer, you feel it in your heart, but it doesn't end there. You have to take action. God just told you the answer, and even if it stinks, you'll have the most peace with doing His will.  This week visit adoration, at least once, if not more. An ask God your question. He'll give you an answer :) 
Will you Take the Challenge?