Educating for the Lived Gospel #170

Yet even now, says the Lord,
return to me with all your heart (Joel 2:12)

It can be a common notion to think, “It’s too late”. That can depend upon whether we’ve ‘burned our bridges’, but frequently there is still time. The essence of this scriptural quote is that we’ve never burned our bridges with God – there is always time for us to live a full faith in God. Also, that God cannot be an acquaintance but someone to whom we are called to give a full and firm commitment. A wholehearted faith is lived in our daily dealings with others, as well as through prayer and the sacraments.

Young people make commitments but may not always keep them. Our role is to guide them towards God. I can do that by sharing what my faith means to me, what I gain, how it enhances my life. I can do it by inviting, never forcing. I can guide them towards God by always being open to their questions.

Have a great week!
Patrick

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