Day 2: St. Louis' Influence on the Church
What should you detach yourself from? How can we grow closer by giving up some things? Social media is a huge time pull. I could detach myself from it, and I have. I no longer get notifications from any of my social media outlets. I check them a few times a day, but I don't think about them in between times I allow myself to check them. Also, I should detach from some of my daydreams. I let my mind get away from me, especially in the morning. Instead of laying in bed daydreaming, I should get up and start to tackle the day. I have managed to get up before the kids today and I did my reading then. It was an amazing start to the day!!
I haven't read a ton of books in my adult life. I have a hard time finishing them, but here are a few books that I have finished and have made an impact on me:
- The Bible Compass by Dr. Edward Sri
- Hail, Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God by Scott Hahn
- Walking with God: A Journey Through the Bible by Jeff Cavins
Who would I want to influence with my life and walk with God? I would like to influence my children. I want them to see me as a positive Catholic example. I want them to be led down the easiest path to Christ and build strong and faithful Catholic families as they become adults. In reality, I want to influence the future generation (my children and grandchildren). That idea is daunting and boy do I have work to do on myself!
Mary, help me to be like you, so I can be an example to my family.