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Is it “Luck” or “God’s Providence?”

Here we are again. It’s time for another St. Patrick’s Day. As Catholic Christians, this feast day should mean way more than corned beef, cabbage, and wearing green. All of those things are great. But let us remember the outstanding saint whose memory we honor. People often use the phrase, “The luck of the Irish.” Whether or not people of Irish descent have more “luck” than others we don’t know. But when we receive blessings in our lives, or do something very noble, did we get “lucky,” or was “God’s providence” behind it. A key element in all of this is the effort we put into doing something. The harder we work, the more skilled we are, the better the outcome is going to be. On Wednesday, let’s talk about the notion of “luck,” and contrast it with “God’s providence.” Should be a fun and interesting discussion.

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Getting Married Later in Life

For the majority of people, their vocation will be to the married life. In 2020, the average age of marriage for female participants was 31, while male respondents married at age 33. Of course, there are always “exceptions to the rule.” Some people may not feel called to marriage for some time, or may just not find the “right person” to marry until later in life. The reasons for this could be many. Are you someone who found love and married later in life? If so, please join us on Thursday for an inspiring conversation about this topic.

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How Does the World Perceive the United States?

Here in the United States, it’s easy to think that our nation has gone off the rails in many respects. Many of our challenges are nothing new. But it seems like the decline of the U.S. has been accelerating at an increasing rate of speed in recent years. We’re curious to know what people around the world think of our country these days. If you’re a member of the Take 2 Family from anywhere in the world, please give us your feedback on Tuesday. This is something entirely new for us (inviting takes from listeners around the globe), so let’s make sure we have a lot of participation!

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COVID: One Year Later, Part II

We believe this is the first time we’ve had two part two’s in the same week. Thanks for all of your participation in our Thursday discussion on COVID-19: One Year Later. We’ll delve into this again on Friday. If you were on the line, but didn’t get on the air, on Thursday, Ryan will put you at the head of the line on Friday.


COVID-19: One Year Later

It’s been a little more than a year since the world became aware of the looming COVID-19 pandemic. But this is just about one year since turmoil and chaos began to reign everywhere. It’s been a year that no one would ever want to repeat. There are signs that things are heading in the right direction. But there are also signs that many of the consequences of the pandemic will be with us for a long time – perhaps for good. What has this year been like for you? Have you had COVID-19? Do you know anyone who has? Has anyone you know died of the virus? What impact has it had on your life, your family, your work, your ability to function as you had been prior to the outbreak? How do you think those responsible for guiding us through the pandemic have done? Where do you see things going in the near and distant future? Have you received, or are you planning to receive the vaccine? This promises to be an impactful conversation, and we encourage you to join us with your take.