"Fear of the future is seen as normal and natural part of being human, but if we pay close attention, we can see some scary, painful thoughts at the root of that fear. Without these stories, there is no fear, but if you believe those stories, you will scare yourself stiff!"
Today I will address two topics: achieving personal greatness and working with God's grace to achieve spectacular goals. We were created for great things, yet many of us, over time, lock ourselves into our so-called comfort zone and accept life as it is, no longer dreaming of growing and achieving something great for ourselves and the world around us.
The Pharisee came to boast before God what a good man he was, the tax collector beat his breast and asked God for mercy. Which attitude should we imitate?
"It follows from the role given to the angels by God that they need to be asked not only for help in difficult situations and defence against evil, but also, since they communicate God's will, for a clear understanding of what God's plans are for us." (Niedziela nr 39/2022)
"priest Kaczkowski said that we should 'live life on a full petard'. The director responds to the question of what 'life on a full petard' means to him. He answers as follows: "For me, 'living life on a full petard' means making the most of every moment, every encounter, 100 per cent. The time I experience and dedicate to myself and my loved ones is to be fully qualitative and unique." The director also adds, "The message of our film is also that we need to start living now, because we don't know how much of this life we have left."
I am convinced that freedom is hidden in each of us. We will be free when we allow ourselves to be free. We can be free 'from' something (e.g. addictions) or 'to' something (e.g. we can freely choose our career path). We are made for freedom.
Archbishop Sheen writes: "People living in filth rarely realise how filthy filth is. People living in sin generally do not understand how hideous sin is. It has the terrible property that the more we experience it, the less we know about it. We identify with it so closely that we do not perceive the depth of our humiliation or the height from which we have fallen."
A few excerpts from my second ebook "Dare to Create the Life You Want".
The Lord is my shepherd, I don't really lack anything, but I want to grow. And what does that mean in practice? My development is learning languages by 'surrounding' myself with them; it is writing posts for my blogs (including my main blog: daretolive.blog); it is also talking to people who are mature and know from the practice of life how to live in order to be and feel happy every day.
The life and words of Jesus Christ in the Gospel are a great gift to us humans. If we believe in God in the Trinity and in Jesus our Redeemer, this faith empowers us to follow Jesus, to listen to Him and to live according to His teachings.