Saturday, October 31, 2015

Alive and Dangerous

Super excited for our youth ministry's Lifeteen program to begin a new series tomorrow night, "Alive and Dangerous!"  The focus is on learning about and living out God's plan for us to be fully alive in Him and so to be positively dangerous in our efforts to share the truth and power of love with our world.  

Are you alive and dangerous? Are you on satan's radar? Do you make him nervous? Are you a threat to his dark kingdom? 

If not...

When will you be?

"It is not what you have been nor what you are that God sees with His all merciful eyes but what you desire to be." (from the Cloud of Unknowing)

"I came that they might have life and have it to the full." (John 10:10)

Are you fully alive or struggling on life support? 

How are you going to let the Lord infuse the power of His Divine Life into your soul this week? Do you need to go to confession? (That always increases the Divine Life in us.) Will you spend more time in prayer, in Eucharistic Adoration? Will you spend some extra time in extended prayer after receiving Holy Communion? "Truly, truly I say to you unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood you do not have life within you." (John 6:53) 

Where are you drawing your life from? Where should you be drawing your life from? Where is the Lord waiting to encounter you?

Go there - stay there.

Come to Life.  He waits for us to come out of the tomb which He has raised us from so that we can embrace the New Life He offers.  

"We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may have a new life." (Romans 6:4)

Are you living your baptism? Are you even alive? 

Prove it. To yourself and the world.  Be alive and dangerous.