Reflections on Renewal
Striving for Holiness Together to Renew the Church
Wildfire (n.) – A large, powerful fire that burns strongly and spreads quickly. It is unplanned, uncontrolled, and hard to extinguish.
Taking responsibility for our life and living intentionally is a tremendous challenge, but it’s the only thing that makes life worth living and embracing that responsibility is the necessary first step to holiness.
St. John Paul II describes the parish as “the family of God, a … welcoming home.” Do these words have any meaning today? Is the average parish an experience of home? And what does it mean to be a “home” at all?
It’s easy to interpret “radical holiness” as something strange and extreme, but nothing is further from the truth. Holiness is “radical” because it touches the deepest parts of who we are.
Lessons from a priest who restores brass items from churches around town. “People look and only see the tarnished, but I see what they can be. To me, they are beautiful already.”