Don’t Settle For Less

April 22, 2024

Don’t Settle For Less

April 22, 2024

Men, it's time we dare to believe! Jesus promises us so much more and to settle for anything else is to settle for less. It's not wrong to have questions or doubts, but we have to take those directly to our Lord and trust in Him.

This week John and Victor discuss the true purpose of life . . . and it isn’t anything the world offers us. Many men today are wrapped up in a materialist culture, putting their careers and possessions above everything else, only to realize later in life that they missed out on some of the most important things in their lives. Others think that it’s enough just to show up to church on Sundays and go about their business. Maybe for some they fear that what they would get if they gave everything up wouldn’t be better.

Men, it’s time we dare to believe! Jesus promises us so much more and to settle for anything else is to settle for less. It’s not wrong to have questions or doubts, but we have to take those directly to our Lord and trust in Him.

Our faith isn’t something. It’s everything.

Get in the Scriptures. Go to Mass everyday. Join a men’s group. There’s work to be done.

Fulton Sheen quotes mentioned in today’s episode:

“We shrink therefore from God, knowing that he wants to enrich our being, rather than our having – that He wishes to elevate our nature, not to submerge and to lose it in trifles. He has called us to the superior vocation of being His children, of partaking of His nature, and of being related to Him as branches to a vine. Few of us completely want that elevation; it is our petty desire to have more, not to share the glory of being more. We want the poor shadows, not the light – the sparks, and not the sun – the arc, and not the circle.“

“As for the desire for the world and things increases in us, God makes less and less appeal. We hold back, our fists closed about our few pennies, and thus lose the fortune He holds out to us. That is why the initial step of coming to God is so hard. We cling to our nursery toys and lose the pearl of great price.”

Scriptures for further reflection:

  • “For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life” – Mark 8:36
  • “Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.” – John 6:27
  • “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.” – 1 John 2: 15-17
  • “So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” –  Colossians 3:1-2
  • “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus”. – Philip 3:14

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