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!

Challenge: Active Spirit

Challenge: Active Spirit

In order to "pray without ceasing," as St. Paul suggests, we must ensure that our Christian values are woven through everything we do, and we must learn to recognize the Spirit at work in our lives! With that in mind, here's your REAL Challenge for the week: At the...

Reflection for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)

Reflection for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)

Reading I: Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 Reading II: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b GOSPEL: Matthew 22:15-21 Our God is an Active God God just won't get lost. Even when I try to fill my life with work, movies, and music, God still finds a way to be there. God is the direct opposite of a...

Challenge: Generous Time

Challenge: Generous Time

When we forget to trust in the Lord, we become too self-centered and aren't generous with our time, talents, and treasure! With that in mind, here's your REAL Challenge for the week: Help someone by being generous with your time! Remember what St. Paul told the...

Reflection for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)

Reflection for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)

Reading I: Isaiah 25:6-10a Reading II: Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20 GOSPEL: Matthew 22:1-10 Join Him at the Banquet The children of Israel may be the chosen people, but the Lord has invited us all to the banquet. In the parable of the Wedding Banquet, Jesus shows us...

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