Daily Reflection — Say Yes to God’s Grace

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A Daily Reflection on the Scripture Readings at Mass…

“For the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men, training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions, and to live sober, upright, and godly lives in this world, awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and to purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.” (Titus 2:11-14)


Grace, when we say yes to God, has the power to transform our lives.

Do you struggle in your relationships? Say yes to God!

Do you fail to be compassionate and welcoming to strangers? Say yes to God!

Do you suffer from an addiction—sex, drugs, alcohol, power, money? Say yes to God!

Are you angry, resentful, mean-spirited, negative? Say yes to God!

Are you ambivalent toward God and others, centered more on yourself? Say yes to God!

Say yes to God, ask him for pardon and peace. Ask God to heal and transform you. And if you need help to say yes, ask God for that grace too. Jesus is waiting for you to say yes.


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Deacon Mike Bickerstaff Editor-In-Chief, ICL

Deacon Michael Bickerstaff is the Editor in chief and co-founder of the The Integrated Catholic Life.™ A Catholic Deacon of the Roman Rite for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Deacon Bickerstaff is assigned to St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church where he is the Director of Adult Education and Evangelization.

He is also the Founder and President of Virtue@Work, where he provides Executive and Personal Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consulting. Deacon Mike has 30+ years management consulting experience in senior executive leadership positions providing organizational planning and implementation services with a focus on human resource strategy and tax qualified retirement plan design, administration and compliance.

He is a co-founder of the successful annual Atlanta Catholic Business Conference; the Chaplain of the Atlanta Chapter of the Woodstock Theological Center’s Business Conference; and Chaplain of the St. Peter Chanel Faith at Work Business Association and co-founder and Chaplain of the Marriages Are Covenants Ministry, both of which serve as models for similar parish-based ministries.

He and his wife have two married children and three grandchildren.

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