Human labor is a big part of man’s dignity. This goes all the way back to the Book of Genesis, where God takes Adam and puts him in the Garden of Eden to work the land and take care of it. Of course, work is also vital to the lives of all of us who have to keep a roof over our heads, who have mouths to feed, and so on. Being happy and content in your job is a tremendous gift. It can add so much to your overall quality of life. On Friday, we’ll ask you to call in and share why you’re thankful for your job, for the skills God has given you, for your physical abilities that allow you to perform your job duties, etc. Let’s end the week of live broadcasts with another impactful conversation!
It’s often noted that people will be more open to the gospel based on what we do, rather than on what we say. We’re called to be open about our faith, without being showy or looking for attention. We are not to shy away from praying in public (such as before a meal at a restaurant), helping the poor, standing up for life by praying outside an abortion clinic, and lots more. It can be so uplifting and reassuring when we see others living their faith in a quiet, yet visible, way. Has that ever happened to you? Have you been going about your daily life, only to see someone make and unspoken witness to Jesus Christ? Let’s talk about this on Wednesday.
We all face crises when it comes to faith and morality. The Christian life is meant to be a battle to the finish line, to “persevere to the end” as the Bible exhorts us. Sadly, some get weary from the fight, and decide that it’s easier to throw away their faith than it is to continue to struggle to live in a manner their consciences tell them they must. On Monday and Tuesday, Jerry and Debbie have dedicated two shows to this important topic. If you or someone you know has abandoned the faith in favor of a lifestyle that’s in contradiction to the faith, let’s talk about it. Maybe we can use the Holy Spirit’s inspiration and discern how we might help to bring them back home.
Have you ever prayed and prayed for something, only to receive what you thought was an answer to that prayer, and you kind of wish you hadn’t prayed for it? Maybe it was a job that you wanted badly, that turned out to be a disaster. Or admission to the college or university of your dreams, and you realized it wasn’t the best fit for you. There could be a million examples of this. Let’s talk about it on Thursday’s show.
On Tuesday, we had a very lively discussion about Pope Francis’ homily on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, in which our Holy Father strongly emphasized the dignity of women, and how they are still too often degraded and seen solely as objects of pleasure in today’s world. Next, we want to hear what the men have to say about how you view women, their dignity, how they are to be respected, etc. Guys, let’s step up big on Wednesday and assure the world that there is still a tremendous amount of respect for women and their dignity.
Each year as we turn the final page on a calendar and enter a new year, there’s a certain sense of anticipation, longing, hope, desire. While we can change the entire world by ourselves, we can do our small part to make it a better place for everyone. As you look around you – in your home, city, parish, state, country, or even around the world – what are your deepest hopes for 2020? Share them with Jerry and Debbie and the world on Friday’s show.
As we begin a new year of shows, what better way to do so than to gather one another’s prayer intentions and offer them to the Lord. Each month we dedicate the first live show to asking you, “Whom Or What Are You Praying For?” We know you have deep, heartfelt intentions. And we also know that there is power in prayer, especially among the Take 2 Family. So, please join us by phone, text, e-mail or social media comment and let us know what we can pray for.
Fr. Dolindo’s Surrender Novena – https://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/novenas/p03530.htm