Time To Celebrate!


Independence Day is a civil holiday for the celebration of the anniversary of the beginnings of national independence. Specifically, July 4 observed as a legal holiday in the U.S. in commemoration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

This event has brought us many freedoms. One example, the following words from Father Burke Masters blog:

"How free are you to follow the Lord? Our country values freedom, but unfortunately many people today think freedom means being free from restraint so that I can do anything I want. Our free will gives us that ability to choose anything, even sin. Choosing to sin inhibits our true freedom, whereas choosing to follow God gives us true freedom. The biblical meaning of freedom means that we are free of attachments to be able to follow the will of God."

Sometimes we get so busy with priorities, obligations, and agendas that it is easy to forget what is most important:  Relationships with God and others.

For this reason, lets take some time this 4th of July holiday week to prioritize our relationships? Spend meaningful time with the person's who are important to us and our life, and let them know this. Do the things that show them this.

In the business world we are taught that you don't get a second chance at a first impression. There is much in life today that recycles but, with the years we have left, God willing, what is the lasting impression that OUR life makes on this world?   

If you are a husband or father, your wife or children need your influence more than they may tell you ...  or even know! 

After you die is there evidence that you have lived?

With the freedoms you are given, who or what do you place at the center of your life?

Listen to this eight-minute podcast by Father John Kartje, Rector at Mundelein Seminary, at the button below. Happy Independence from the CMCS-Team!
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