Especially in church, there’s a community of believers. Not just on a boat and finding Jesus out there, you can find Jesus on the boat all the time. But there’s a special call for us to go to Mass, to go to church and to rest with our Lord, and to receive him in word and in sacrament.
We don’t go into a doctor’s office, rattle on all our ailments, and then just walk out the door. We tell the doctor what’s wrong, and then we wait and listen to what the doctor has to say, and what the doctor is going to do for us.
Luck implies it’s random happening, that there’s this fairy Lady Luck who flies around waving her wand. And that’s not true. You’re undermining and not giving credit to God, who is the one, the source of all blessings.
If we’re relying on our own strength to do the things that we need to do, then we’re giving our “us” to one another, giving ourself to someone. We need to be giving Christ to one another, so we need to be filled with Christ.
“We have to realize that the ability for us to accomplish the things that we think we need to do – to do God’s will – that source and that strength is not in us alone. That source and that strength comes from God alone. We need to be receptive to that.” Jason challenges believers who say that they don’t …
“The more that we turn ourself away from trying to satisfy our pleasures and our desires, and start seeking to love others rightly and to give ourself without counting the cost, to lay down our life, then you’ll find out who you really are. You are a gift.”
“How can I decrease so that the Lord can increase in me? So that I can go out and proclaim and to live and to love where I’m called to, and to be that light in the darkness and not be afraid.”
“It’s hard to say no people. When someone comes up to you and is like “Hey, could you help me with this?” you want to be like “Yeah, I’m happy to help you with that!”. But at the expense of what? At the compromise or sacrifice of what?”
We see in the Scriptures ‘Out of the mouth comes blessings or cursing’; so bless. If we have an enemy, Christ says to love your enemies and to pray for those who persecute you.”
“My vows that I professed at the alter: I can remain faithful to them. Because what Christ is doing in me, because of the Holy Spirit that has been sent to all of us, that we can rise up to the challenges, and that we can truly love.”