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A new episode video of Catholic Man Moment was just released.


In this installment, Frank talks about: Activity Does Not Mean Accomplishment.


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God bless you and the ones you love.


Catholic Man Moment

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 14, 2024
John 1:35-42: They saw where he was staying and they stayed with him.

Jn 1:35-42
John was standing with two of his disciples,
and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said,
"Behold, the Lamb of God."
The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.
Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them,
"What are you looking for?"
They said to him, "Rabbi" — which translated means Teacher —,
"where are you staying?"
He said to them, "Come, and you will see."
So they went and saw where Jesus was staying,
and they stayed with him that day.
It was about four in the afternoon.
Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter,
was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus.
He first found his own brother Simon and told him,
"We have found the Messiah" — which is translated Christ —.
Then he brought him to Jesus.
Jesus looked at him and said,
"You are Simon the son of John;
you will be called Cephas" — which is translated Peter.

Activity Does Not Mean Accomplishment 


Immersed in the pages of the Gospel of John 1:35-42, we witness the remarkable moment when the first two disciples of Jesus decide to follow in His footsteps. Curiosity and awe stirred in their hearts as they trailed after the Son of God, their eyes fixed on His every move. Together, they journeyed to the place where He resided, basking in His divine presence and gaining invaluable knowledge.


In this pivotal moment, we see the brilliance of Christ's decision in selecting His Apostles, laying the foundation for His church to flourish in the world. As devoted Catholic men, we understand the importance of seeking guidance and mentorship in pursuit of growth and understanding. Just as we spend time with those who can impart wisdom and knowledge in our personal and professional lives, these disciples eagerly lingered with Jesus, soaking up His teachings and imbibing His ways.


In the realm of business, we also recognize the significance of investing time with those who hold the keys to success. Whether it be poring over company manuals, forging relationships with influential owners and bosses, or understanding the needs and desires of our clients, we follow in the footsteps of the disciples, humbly learning from those who can guide us towards triumph.


And in the journey of love, we see the same principle at play. With hearts open and minds willing, we spend time with our potential wives getting to know them intimately and discerning if they are the chosen one to be our lifelong companion.


In all aspects of life, we can learn from the example of those first two disciples who eagerly followed Jesus to His dwelling place. May we too seek out the wisdom and guidance of those who can lead us towards our desired destinations.


As Catholic men, it's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of daily obligations and lose sight of our true purpose. But simply filling our days with busyness and distractions won't bring us any closer to achieving our goals. It's crucial to pause and reflect on our actions, to ask ourselves: are we truly living up to our potential? Are we making a meaningful impact on our own lives and the lives of those around us?


In a world obsessed with numbers and superficial measures of success, it's essential to remember that true significance lies not in the quantity of our followers, but in the quality of our actions. Are we truly making a difference, or are we simply part of the monotonous crowd? Are we leaders, or mere followers? 


The choice is ours.

The CMCS Mission: Catholic Men Chicago Southland (CMCS) is engaged in fostering holy and courageous men and proclaiming the importance of husbands and fathers to children and the family. CMCS is a Catholic Apostolate founded in 2004 by Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry, Deacon John Rangel, and Mr. Frank J Casella.
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