The Catholic Guy Impact Centres comprise of a community of people who at their heart, want to see God become the central part other people’s lives, while themselves growing and surrendering more deeply to God in their own lives.
This is no small task and is in keeping with what numerous Popes have been calling the New Evangelisation in the past few decades. In essence the New Evangelisation is about the questions how do Catholics share their faith with people who have never heard about God, and how do Catholics bring renewal and reengagement to those who have been baptized but have either fallen away from God and the Church or were never really energised by their faith.
My dream is to build these communities or centres in various places around the world where people have such a love for God and for people that they feel compelled to share their faith with others.
As I say this is not a small conviction or dream.
A small group of people decided that for the first week of Lent and the last week of Lent Holy Week which starts this Sunday that we would pray and fast for this intention.
Prayer and fasting focus us on our need for God when we have something on our heart that we cannot do ourselves that will need God’s guidance and provision.
I believe that God wants me to raise people who want to see other people come into a deep relationship with Jesus for the remaining years of life. For this to happen however people with all kinds of skills, talents and training are going to be needed along with resources and the finances to do it as well as people who have the leadership gifts and the time to be involved.
Prayer and fasting expresses our need for God. This is why we have this time of Lent and why the Church encourages us to give something up for Lent. These are reminders that we cannot live without God.
What is God asking you to do with your life right now? It is probably different to what I believe God is asking me to do.
Holy Week beginning this Sunday is a magnificent seven days where you can bring your calling whether it be to deeper prayer or to do something with your life to God.
ACTION: As you prepare for Holy Week how will you keep your life and calling before God and yourself? Preparation is the key to this and not leaving it to Palm Sunday to begin.
GOSPEL READING: John 10: 31-42
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