The Pursuit of an Apostolic Life through Service, Piety, Fellowship, Study, and Prayer
Category: Justin Morgan
Justin is a convert to the Catholic faith and entered the church in the spring of 2002. He is married with three children and works in the insurance industry. In 2011 he attended a weekend retreat which launched him on a journey to learn more about his faith. His favorite shows are EWTN and The Catholic Channel on satellite radio. When he has spare time, he also enjoys reading. If you want to know his favorite book, you will have to ask him.
Our faith journey, a lot of times, is referenced to as our “path”. However, in reality, it can feel more like that of a roller coaster. The high’s and low’s can last days, weeks, months, and sometimes years. Most of the time, our high’s seem short lived, while the lows can drag out to what seems forever.
Expect It & Dealing With It
So when you hit that low, that Spiritual Dryness, do you have any particular way you climb out of it? Justin and Dan explore ways to even out that roller coaster and get back to a path…a nice even path!
In The Screwtape Letters, C.S.Lewis masterfully shows how a demon can influence someone;
“Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”
Sometimes the evil one whispers in your ear or gently taps you on the shoulder… and sometimes he’s not so subtle. To the point where you can hear him begging to let him take the wheel and drive for awhile. Then…sometimes, there’s cases where you actually give him the keys and willingly let him drive, without deception.
How do you take back control when you realize your not the one in the driver’s seat? It may (or may not) be easy when he comes to you as a whisper, but getting him out of the driver’s seat is a whole lot harder when you’ve willingly given him the keys.
Take a listen to our podcast this week for ways to stay in control or take control back.
The life of a Catholic Priest is to be single, celibate, and married to the Church. But has it always been that way? Are there any married Catholic Priests today, because I think I might now a couple. How’s that possible?
Listen to the “Should Priests Be Allowed To Marry?” podcast and find out some interesting information about married priest as we explore it’s history and what it might mean for the clergy if it was allowed.
Suffering is something we all do, probably daily. Some people are really good at hiding it while others are over powered by it. What is suffering to you and how can you begin to change the way you handle it?