Third Sunday in Lent

I was praying on what to write about for the next Pastor’ Corner. I had three or so personal entries to choose from and then the Lord plopped this one right into my lap. It’s simple but powerful and comes from the 17th Day of the Dynamic Catholic online Lenten 3 minute video series. This video transcript from George Josten, an employee with Dynamic Catholic, offers a personal story that relates to Matthew Kelly’s message…”Tiny but Mighty.”

George Josten…
A few years ago, we had our priest over for dinner and I remember asking him, “What can we do to make the world a better place?”

There’s so much suffering, strife, and violence in the world. Quite honestly, my wife and I wrestle with it often. After all, what can we do to make the world a better place when we’re consumed as spouses and parents of four, nearly five, children?

I will never forget the former Marine helicopter pilot, and now priest’s, response. He said, “George, your battle’s right here in this very house. If you want to make the world a better place, you got to win the war for your family.”

I was taken aback by that response. The way my wife and I can make the world a better place is by leading our children in the way of the Lord. Can you imagine what the world will look like if we each focus on making our families the-best-versions-of-themselves? It’s a big, transcendent cause, much bigger than ourselves. My wife and I believe it’s a game-changer.

So, how can you make the world a better place?

Now that message is simple, and a game changer…It starts with you and me. Take it each day at a time, and do the simple things, to the best of your ability, out of love for God. Do it one day at a time. That is what allowed St. Terese of Lisieux to become a Saint…

Pax Father Vic Gournas

You can watch both messages by going to this link…