“I was always learning more and more about the church, and about Christ and diving deeper into the sacraments and prayer; my heart was on fire. I remember people coming up to me and asking “are you sure you’re not called to be a priest?” But arent we all supposed to love God?”
“God, I want to do what you’re asking me to do, but there’s two of us here. Why haven’t you told her when you’ve told me loud and clear?”
“How am I doing when it comes to my relationship with Elise? And I’ve got my point that I want to say, and I’ve got my reasons, and I’m gonna interrupt and stop and try to do the thing that I think is right in the moment, when what I really need to do is yield to love.”
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Today’s Gospel: “The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with …
“We’re striving each day to lead each other closer to Heaven; and we’re gonna celebrate and we’re gonna rejoice and that is totally of God, and that is awesome. It’s not the banquet that we’re called to – that wedding feast of the Lamb. It’s a little glimmer, a piece of heaven here on Earth.”
“Does this captivate you more than your spouse?”
“To look at someone as an object, whatever that may be for – any kind of a gain, pleasure, finances, prestige – to use another person is completely the opposite of love.”
Whatever struggles and obstacles that come our way – those can then be offered up and transformed into something that makes the couple even stronger than they were before. They had that storm or that challenge, and they overcame it.
“I’m trying to go back out and wake people up and say “Christ is Real. He rose from the dead, he wants to save us.” But we’re falling asleep back in our sin, we’re going back to bed, we’re pressing the snooze button, and we’re not rising up to the challenges that are faced before us.”
Watch the newest At the Heart with Jason Angelette, “Nourish the Love with Time”.