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“If everything the Catholic Church teaches were true...what difference would it make in our lives?” I once heard this in a @mattmaher song, and these words have always struck me-especially with regards to the Eucharist. 70% of Catholics don’t believe in the real presence of the Eucharist. 70%! Still, unbelief in what is real doesn’t make it any less so. Jesus humbled himself in the form of bread and wine so that we can consume Him Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. But how is this so when all we taste are bread and wine? It is not the CHARACTERISTICS of the bread and wine that change, but it is the SUBSTANCE. As physical and sensory beings we have a hard time comprehending this. But really, when it comes to the faith, is such a thing impossible for God? The God of the Eucharist is the same God that walked on water, multiplied a few loaves to feed thousands, healed the sick and raised the dead. It is within His supreme and divine power to change the substance of the ordinary. At every Mass we fulfill His command for us to eat of His flesh and drink of His blood so that we may find salvation in Him. So remember, the next time you go up for the Most Holy Communion...beyond taste, substance. Jesus is with us substantially in the Eucharist. He is with us in the bread and wine and in holy adoration. He is with us. . . . Remember this, especially if you are struggling with the news of the scandal that broke this week in the Church.🧡 We all struggle with things of the faith and with our encounter with fallible and sinful men, but in that struggle, the simple prayer “Jesus I do believe, help my unbelief” when receiving Christ is incredibly powerful. 💗 . . . #catholic #christian #catholicfaith #catholicism #bissisterhood #blessedisshe #jesus #prayer #catholicliving #catholicsistas #projectblessed #peaceinchrist #christianliving #jesuslovesyou #catholicism #catholicblogger #blogger #heartofchrist #nfp #naturalfamilyplanning #mattmaher #eucharist #holyeucharist
Entrust your children to the Sacred Heart of the Father. Place your worries for them in His hands. Offer Him your love for them and ask Him to increase in them their love for Him. I pray our children grow up knowing and loving their Father. I pray they aren’t afraid to give their lives to Him and to His Church. I pray that they learn to talk to Him, trust in Him, celebrate with Him, suffer with Him, to love and live in Him. I pray that my life is an example to them, and that by my example they learn what it looks like to love and trust the Lord. Let’s be that example for or children, and if we fail in it, that we try again. May God bless the heart of our families and may He always be with us. . . . What’s your favorite way to pray with your children or what’s the best way you’ve found to share the faith with your kids? My is undoubtedly taking them to Mass. Can’t express how thankful I am that my family always made that our priority and love giving that gift to our kids as well. (Even when it’s difficult!) Comment below! I’d love to know! . . . #catholic #christian #catholicfaith #catholicism #bissisterhood #jesus #prayer #catholicliving #catholicsisters #projectblessed #peaceinchrist #christianliving #jesuslovesyou #catholicism #catholicblogger #blogger #heartofchrist #holyspirit #byloverefined #montyfamgram #catholicfamily
I cannot lie. My instant reaction on hearing news of the scandals in the Catholic Church in America right now did not make me initially want to cry out in anger. It made me want to hide. It made me want to bury my face and I had no motivation to bring any more light to the ugliness and perversion in the Church. After talking with friends, though, I realized that I couldn’t do that. We all need to hear that it is okay to be pissed off at the Church, while still loving her. It would, in fact, be an injustice to NOT cry out against these wicked priests. My heart weeps for our Church right now, but still I cling to hope. I have hope that all the debauchery hidden within our walls will come to the surface and that the faithful within will scream out NO MORE. We will fight for the victims, we will fight for the good priests and cry out against the wicked ones who have no place in our our good Church. I wrote all of my thoughts out on the blog. (Link in bio.) Please share with anyone you think may need to hear these words. May God be with us, and have mercy on our Church. . . . . #catholic #christian #catholicfaith #catholicism #bissisterhood #jesus #prayer #catholicliving #catholicsisters #projectblessed #peaceinchrist #christianliving #jesuslovesyou #catholicism #catholicblogger #blogger #heartofchrist #holyspirit #scandal #Catholicscandal #priests #catholicpriest #catholicproblems #byloverefined #catholiclife
When I woke up on Tuesday morning, I had no idea I’d end the next few days with my best friends from college. But when one friend throws out an invitation at 7am (even if she’s joking🤣🙃😘), and the other two happen to have nothing going on, all three do anything to make it happen by the evening-even if it includes solo road tripping with kiddos! I’m SO glad we went! We had to continue our tradition of going to the Iowa state fair because life isn’t the same if you miss out on fried cheese curds, pickles and cresantis. On top of it all, we polished off a bucket of cookies as we shared late night chats while our babies slept, just like we did in college. Only thing that’s changed is our numbers! We got a lot of “WOW! You guys are so brave!” But really, what’s brave about meeting up with your besties? It’s only the best party ever! 💛💛💛💙💙💙💙💗💗💙💗 . . . #iowastatefair #myiowastatefair #3bftachreunion #catholicmom #catholicsisters
Laughing through tears in this picture because, C’MON! How is it that my daughter weighs under fifteen pounds but the car seat weighs like, 50!? It’s one of those mysteries, kind of like how I always find my Lucy with her shoes off anytime we arrive somewhere, and how both my older children seem to need the bathroom or a drink of water the second we get to Church. Mysteries 🤷🏻♀️😆. Last night I went to watch @msrachelhollis “Made For More” movie with my Millie girl. Thank goodness she slept the whole way through because I really enjoyed the movie. Would’ve hated to have to leave! My favorite take away: you have the power to embrace today, and to pursue your goals and dreams. No one else is going to do it for you. // Whatever God has placed on your heart, pursue it with fiery passion. It’s what he wants for you, and he wants to use you as a vessel for bringing about his glory! Don’t doubt yourself and your abilities, but trust in HIM and in YOURSELF! You can accomplish great things through Christ who strengthens you!!💗 . . . What projects are you working on right now?? If you have something on your heart, what is it, and what’s holding you back from doing it?? I’d love to know! . . . #madeformore #rise #catholic #catholicmom #byloverefined #blr #sahm #goalsanddreams #catholicfaith #catholicsisters
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