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: Serve Three Ways

Challenge: Serve Three Ways

Jesus called us to go and make disciples of all nations. It sounds like a monumental task, but remember that a thousand mile journey begins with a single step - or three steps! With that in mind, here's your REAL Challenge for the week: List 3 ways you can serve...

Reflection for Ascension Sunday (Cycle A)

Reflection for Ascension Sunday (Cycle A)

Reading I: Acts 1:11 Reading II: Ephesians 1:17-23 GOSPEL: Matthew 28:16-20 Conclusion of the Holy Gospel?!?!? A priest friend of mine once told me a story of life in the seminary. One of the things they had to learn was how to proclaim the gospel. One day, a...

Challenge: See God in Nature

Challenge: See God in Nature

Jesus is risen and his Spirit is alive in each of us and active in the world today. However, we often look only with our physical eyes and forget to see with our "eyes of faith." The Holy Spirit is here an now - present in all of God's creation! With that in mind,...

Reflection for the 6th Sunday of Easter (Cycle A)

Reflection for the 6th Sunday of Easter (Cycle A)

Reading I: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17 Reading II: 1 Peter 3:15-18 GOSPEL: John 14:15-21 The Spirit of Star Wars "You must go to the Dagobah system. There you will learn from Yoda, the Jedi master who instructed me." That's what the ghostly Obi-Wan told Luke in the movie The...

FAITH…

Faith is a journey.

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