In this short clip we hear multiple stories of people who drifted from the Church and from a relationship with God. In Chapter 6 of Rediscover Catholicism, Matthew Kelly quotes Henry David Thoreau that most men “lead quiet lives of desperation.” You will find in these testimonies how these people were able to leave behind their lives of desperation and find a more authentic life in the Catholic Church – one where they could become the best-version-of-themselves.
Is the quiet desperation that Henry David Thoreau speaks of, and the people in the video clip talk about, present in your life? Have you ever felt that way?
God calls us to be holy, yet we struggle with being holy. Why is being holy a struggle?
Now that you are reading Rediscover Catholicism, do you find yourself thinking about the-best-version-of-yourself in the moments of the day?
In Chapter Eight the author offers short biographies of Francis of Assisi, Mother Teresa, John Vianney, Thomas More, and John Paul II.
a. Which biography inspired you the most?
b. Which person did you know the least about before?
c. How did the stories encourage, challenge, or inspire you to live differently?
If you had to give yourself a score between one and ten (ten being total commitment), how would you rate your commitment to doing the will of God in your life?
In what way did you Rediscovering Catholicism by reading Part Two of the book?
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