Bishop Loverde beings this chapter with this quote, “In forming Intentional Disciples, Sherry Weddell writes, ‘Intentional disciples is not accidental or merely cultural. It is not just a matter of ‘following the rules.’ …But discipleship beings when ‘person at last have occasion to hear the kerygma, renew their own baptism, consciously choose Christ as their own personal Lord and Savior, and commit themselves actively to the life of the Church.”
Bishop Loverde gives us 3 ways to help us to ‘Keep Going’ “The Eucharist: core of the a Living Relationship, Confession: Gateway to Evangelization and Daily Prayer.”
Sometimes as Catholics we get so focus on all the rules that we forgot the simple message that Jesus is Lord. It is not uncommon for people to say that they first met Jesus in a protestant church. This might because there is a simpler presentation of the Gospel. In many ways the Catholic Church is like Goliath. We are well armed, but it also hinder our movement. We are called to be more like ‘David’ and the five stone that David picked up are symbols of the simple faith that Jesus is Lord.
Pope Francis wrote these words, “When we experience moments of bewilderment, we will be strengthened by think of ‘the day of the Lord.’ Perhaps the gospel passage that will help us most is that found in John 2:1. There we find the ‘second calling’ of the disciples by Jesus. Once we are confirmed in faith, we are asked to continue on our way.”
Remember to ‘Keep Going’ our as St Paul says, “Make still greater progress.”