Saturday, February 16, 2013

Day 4: Men on Fire

I'm writing this between hearing confessions at the 3rd Archdiocesan Annual Men's Conference.  I was here at the first one and I continue to be humbled by all these hundreds of men who come evey year seeking to become real men of God.  All morning long they've been listening to the renowned biblical scholar Dr. Scott Hahn who has exhorted them to take up spiritual arms and be part of the new evangelization by renewing their love if Scripture. Right now I'm in the back corner of the church thinking and dreaming of what would happen if all these men who are on fire right now went back to their families, their churches, and their jobs spreading the Goid News.

Here's the thing: you don't have to be here at this conference to go set the world on fire. You don't have to be here to be reminded how much God loves you. All you have to do is open the Bible.  Open it and be renewed. Open it and be refreshed. Open it and allow it to set your heart on fire. The Bible is our roadmap through the desert of Lent.