- Song of Songs 3:2-4 - I will rise then and go about the city; in the streets and crossings I will seek Him whom my heart loves. I sought him but I did not find him. The watchmen came upon me as they made their rounds of the city: Have you seen him whom my heart loves? I had hardly left them when I found him whom my heart loves.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Steubenville Atlanta 2010
The youth conferences that Franciscan University of Steubenville does every day keep getting better every year. The speakers and worship leaders are spot on and you can tell they have a DAILY prayer life.
So, from my notes, here is what I've gleamed.
God said "Let there be light" (the Word became flesh) What is the word that is becoming flesh in my life? We can see the damage & destruction that words can be World religions did not become flesh
How many retreats did I go on for my ministry? For myself?
How are You calling me in my prayer life? Where do I need to be?
Jesus, I'm going to fight tooth and nail for you.
Sometimes we just give something a title to excuse a sin
Live the kind of life that mirrors Jesus & they are going to pursue you
I will be held to a higher standard
Do not let dating become your identity.
Share your values.
Set physical boundaries.
Communicate physical boundaries.
Avoid temptation - listen to your soul.
Learn how to show healthy affection.
Do whatever it takes to protect chastity.
Keep the Bar high.
Purity seeks purity, sin seeks sin.
There are no shortcuts.
You have to know you. Stepping out of yourself & pursuing holiness.
Words have power. Words begin something new.
To the guys: You can be right or you can be happy.
You can be ducking the collar or habit, but He can run faster.
We should base our thoughts on God.
St Paul loved people enough to speak TRUTH.
You are more than flesh. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.
Reconciliation gives you a new heart. A Sacred Heart and an Immaculate Heart.
Its hard to see through situations. To see through the veil to reality.
You can sit at the feet of Jesus & still be anxious and worried about many things. (Luke 10:38-42)
You can be at peace in your busy life.
Word becomes flesh in your daily life.
You were born in Christ & that is who you are.
PRAY in every situation.
Be a people of Prayer.
The only way to pray is to start.
Scripture destroys destructive words.
Stay in community.
Confession once a month and go to Mass!
Lastly, I leave one of the many videos captured at Steubenville Atlanta. This one was on Sunday morning before Mass. Paul George our emcee called all the speakers and worship leaders onstage and asked them to share one thought to summarize all that had taken place in the weekend.