Mission: To read, reflect, journal and share the meaning of the daily Mass readings in a blog format.
Identity: “I am loved, therefore I am.” -Jeremy Driscoll, OSB
St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, wrote the Spiritual Exercises based on two things: Principle and Foundation.
Principle: God is FIERCELY and UNCONDITIONALLY loving us. And that love has him pursuing us to be with him, FOREVER. All the things of the earth and in our lives are his gifts, given for the express purpose of drawing us to himself.
Foundation: Our response to his love. Here we choose those things that bring us closer to his love. Discerning between two goods in order to give GREATER GLORY TO GOD and to move towards the end for which we are created: the salvation of one’s soul.
Purpose: BECOME A SAINT! To give God the Father all of the glory by becoming who he created us to be, “to be blessed in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens,*4 as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him.d In love 5 he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ” St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 1:3-5
My hope and dream: A place for young people to strive for a personal relationship with their Savior. After reading God’s Word, faithfully participating in the sacraments, and learning the Catechism of the Catholic Church (or YouCat for youth) everything a person needs to know about themselves and God is found in the silence of their hearts.
We text each other constantly throughout the day, but rarely spend time intentionally talking to Jesus with our hearts. I hope this website brings young people together to share how Jesus is working in their lives and that it is okay to be called religious or get caught reading the Bible and saying their rosary.