Resources for Lent – Featured Website of the Day: Dynamic Catholic

Dynamic Catholic has a mission “To re-energize the Catholic Church in America by developing world-class resources that inspire people to rediscover the genius of Catholicism.” A great way to grow spiritually is to sign up for their program the best Lent ever.  It provides a daily reflection on ways to engage in spiritual growth.  We focus on this site so that you may have an easy way to get solid spirituality during this Lenten season.  Below are two videos.  The first, by Matthew Kelly, discusses the challenge of resistance.  The second is a reflection on the topic.

When 70% of Catholics don’t go to church on Sunday, isn’t it time someone did something?

WE THINK IT IS.

The tide is going out on Catholicism in America. Catholics are leaving the Church at an alarming rate, and disengagement among those who remain is staggeringly high. Growing numbers of Catholics are disillusioned, questioning their faith, and filled with doubts about the modern relevance of Catholicism. Dwindling Mass attendance, scarcity of vocations, and Catholic school closures are just a few of the signs.

The sad truth is that most Catholics have never really been shown the genius of Catholicism and how it could animate their lives.

Business as usual will not turn the tide. In fact, business as usual will not even stem the tide. We need to start thinking on a whole new level. We need game changers.

OUR RESPONSE

At The Dynamic Catholic Institute we believe that millions of ordinary Catholics want to be involved in a movement that provides a game-changing strategy for the Church today.

We are passionate about finding a way for every Catholic to play a role in the great renewal that everyone knows the Catholic Church desperately needs.

Resources for Lent – Dynamic Catholic

Best Lent Ever. We all know the things that make us happy, but we don’t always do them. Lent is an opportunity to change that. This year we invite you to do something different.

Sign up for Best Lent Ever, a FREE, video-based email program featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Matthew will help you identify what stands between you and happiness . . . and what to do about it. Are you ready for your best Lent ever?

Prayers for Lent. Most people have never prayed a prayer of transformation. Too often when we pray, we pray for tweaking. We want God to tweak this and tweak that.

Let’s be honest. We don’t necessarily want our lives transformed. Transformation may seem attractive in a moment of blissfully holy idealistic exuberance or at a moment of crisis, but the everyday reality is we like to distance ourselves from the inner work required to bring about such a transformation.

Sure, we want some tweaking, but not transformation. This desire for tweaking is selective and selfish, while transformation is total and selfless.

We pray for tweaking—and then we wonder why God doesn’t answer our prayers. The reason is simple: God is not interested in tweaking. God is in the business of transformation. He wants to turn your life upside down, which as it turns out is right side up. If you want to see something incredible, start praying for transformation. That’s a prayer God will answer.

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