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Love is demanding

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“Genuine love … is demanding. But its beauty lies precisely in the demands it makes. Only those able to make demands on themselves in the name of love can then demand love from others.”  St. John Paul II

    Is the “sky the limit” in your spousal  and parental relationships?  There is no greater gift you can give your kids than the example of a selfless, generous disposition towards your spouse and kids, loving them in the way they prefer to be loved!  Kids absorb and eventually imitate this beautiful example! Then you, in turn, can make demands on your kids!

God bless,

Fr. Michael Sliney, LC

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Leadership by example

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“Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.” Blessed Paul VI

    When it comes to moving other people to conversion and change, human qualities mean very little.  Authenticity, fidelity, humility and charity are what truly move hearts and minds.

God bless,

Fr. Michael Sliney, LC

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Listening to God

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“Of all human activities, man’s listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will.” Blessed Paul VI

    God is always ready to listen to us and respond to our plethora of needs and concerns.  Are we willing to listen to God?  Are we afraid to allow him to challenge us to grow and perhaps leave aside unhealthy attachments?

God bless,

Fr. Michael Sliney, LC

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Thinking of Jesus

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Don’t be daunted by the cross. The surest test of love consists in suffering for the loved one, and if God suffered so much for love, the pain we suffer for Him becomes as lovable as love itself.” St. Padre Pio

   Do you think of Jesus “constantly”, especially when it gets tough?  The cross is always a golden opportunity to show Jesus just how much you love him and trust in his plan for you!

God bless,

Fr. Michael Sliney, LC

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Guardian angels

“We have close to us an angelic spirit who never leaves us for an instant from the cradle to the grave, who guides and protects us like a friend or a brother.” St. Padre Pio

  

    Our guardian angel does not take naps or even go to bed…24/7, all the time, totally focused on keeping us on track with God loving plan. What a gift!!

God bless,

Fr. Michael Sliney, LC

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Emotional Intelligence

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A special thanks to Kristin Cecchi (Washington DC), and Rose Mcmanus (NJ), for contributing to my recent LifeZette article:

http://www.lifezette.com/momzette/great-friendships-begin/

God bless,

Fr. Michael Sliney, LC

The Sacrament of Confession

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Please see my latest LifeZette article below on the importance of the Sacrament of Confession

http://www.lifezette.com/faithzette/learned-confession-father/

Keeping balance

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Oh, how precious time is! Blessed are those who know how to make good use of it. Oh, if only all could understand how precious time is, undoubtedly everyone would do his best to spend it in a praiseworthy manner! ~Saint Padre Pio

    It’s all about balance…and you need to continually sharpen the saw!  Don’t feel bad about taking a nap, reading a good book, going for a jog, working in the garden, hitting a few golf balls…find something that helps your brain rest, and your family and friends will definitely benefit!

God bless,

Fr. Michael Sliney, LC

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I contributed to this Fox News article

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I contributed to this recent Fox News article concerning the North Korean conflict.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/08/13/north-korea-nuclear-acceleration-prompts-church-intervention.html

Hypocritical?

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“Just going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.” GK Chesterton

 

A common complaint I hear from people on the streets are the “holier than thou Catholics who let you how devout they are and how often they attend Mass, but are often more prideful and hypocritical than your average secular person.” I am always happy to see full churches, rosary groups, long lines for Confession, etc…but we do all of this so we can be holier, kinder, and better reflect God’s love in our lives. In the words of St. John of the Cross, “At the end of our lives, we will be judged our love.”
God bless,
Fr. Michael Sliney, LC

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