posted Sep 14, 2016, 11:39 AM by Dave and Suzanne
We met last Friday September 9th and started our group discussion over Chapter 1.  For our business and other topics we discussed the possibility of Adoration every 3rd Wednesday and share this day with other groups such as St. Ann, Mother's club etc...  Stacey brought in a book called, "Trump of the Heart" Put on the Armor of God.  If you would like one there will be more coming!  In the beginning of our discussion we talked about the difference between right and wrong and that God loves us as his Father and tells us what is right and wrong.  "Love the sinner but hate the sin"  We also discussed that being kind but not compromising your virtues is a difficult balance in todays world but understanding that God loves us and is with us through all trials in our life gives us the courage to face certain challenges.  We talked about Steve Wood who has a program on Catholic Radio, "Faith and Family" and he quoted statistics that 84% of couples want to know if they are compatible with there significant other, however they go ahead and live together, and or worry about all the details of the wedding instead of really finding out if they truly are compatible.... We then talked about objective and subjective reality.  Objective reality is tangible and the truth where Subjective reality leads us to Relativism or "what I think". (I feel replaces, I believe) This led us to thinking about the idea of "Once saved always saved"  falls under objective reality.  Another discussion came up about the benefits of fasting either for yourself or for someone else and how powerful that can be.  Another key to fasting is to start out small and work your way up to longer periods of time.    We will discuss pages 37-56 for our next meeting on 9/23/16