RESPECT is the foundation for everything that we do. We start by respecting each other. We respect our friends, our peers, our parents, all life, and all of God’s creation. If we can’t meet the challenge of showing respect, then we’ll fail the other three challenges!

ENGAGE is what we do in order to move ahead. We don’t disengage from life… we fully participate! We engage with each other and with the activities that are presented to us. We understand that the more of ourselves we put into something, the more we’ll get out!

ACCEPT is a word that’s easy to say but hard to live! We strive to accept each other as we are. We want to accept each other because of our differences, not in spite of them. We believe that God made us all unique and loves us all, so the least we can do is accept one another!

LIVE is the final challenge we give ourselves. The only way to share the Good News is to live it every day. And we choose to live the other three challenges every day as well: RESPECT, ENGAGE & ACCEPT. When we add LIVE to the other three, we end up Keeping It REAL!

Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Lent (Cycle A)

Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Lent (Cycle A)

Reading I: Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a Reading II: Ephesians 5:8-14 GOSPEL: John 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38 I'm Not Worthy Years ago, one of Dana Carvey's funniest characters on Saturday Night Live was Garth, Wayne's sidekick from the cable access show "Wayne's World." When...

Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Lent (Cycle A)

Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Lent (Cycle A)

Reading I: Exodus 17:3-7 Reading II: Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 GOSPEL: Jn 4:5-42 Asking for What We Need I heard a funny reflection once about how hard it is for men to ask for something. We all know the stereotype of the guy who would rather drive around aimlessly than ask...

Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Lent (Cycle A)

Reflection for the 2nd Sunday of Lent (Cycle A)

Reading I: Genesis 12:1-4a Reading II: 2 Timothy 1:8b-10 GOSPEL: Matthew 17:1-9 Time Stand Still Guilty pleasure confession time. I am a huge fan of the band Rush. When I was in 8th grade, I was a metalhead – and I loved Canadian heavy metal the most! Anyway, now that...

FAITH…

Faith is a journey.

FAITH isn’t a destination; it’s a journey.