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What is a "Holy Moment?"

08-12-2018Fr. Michael Straley

Howdy,

St. John Marie Vianney wrote, “My little children, reflect on these words: the Christian’s treasure is not on earth but in heaven. Our thoughts, then, ought to be directed to where our treasure is. This is the glorious duty of man: to pray and to love. If you pray and love, that is where a man’s happiness lies.”

I have read a new book by Matthew Kelly entitled: The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity. What is that lie? It is that you cannot be truly holy; holiness is impossible. He writes that no saint was always holy. The answer is what he calls “holy moments”. A holy moment is any time you are united with God; a moment of prayer, awareness of a beautiful sunset, a random act of love or kindness. My friends, we all have “holy moments” throughout our lives.

Think of how much better the world would be if all Christians tried to have more “ holy moments” each day! How about today? Let us all try to increase our “holy moments” one day at a time.

Pax,

Father Mike

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