lukewarm

A “Strong Catholic” Adrift

One of the things I most enjoy during visits with my family in Southern California, is visiting the little beach town nearby.  Main Street lies between Pacific Coast Highway and the pier and is lined with restaurants, cafes, pubs, boutiques, ice cream parlors and art galleries.  The shops are all individually owned and have a low profile, preserving the small […]

The Connection Between the Ten Commandments and the Cleansing of the Temple

When it started, all was fresh and new. An unnamed but mighty God freed a motley crew of slaves and offered them a new way of life in a new land. Most importantly, he offered them a privileged and exclusive relationship with Himself. In the ancient world, most nations worshipped their own god and believed themselves to have a special […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Fidelis

“Woe to me if I should prove myself but a halfhearted soldier in the service of my thorn-crowned Captain.” (St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this article using both the Share and Recommend buttons below and via email. We […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Josemaría Escrivá

“You drag along like a bag of sand. You don’t do your share. And so it’s not strange that you are beginning to feel the first symptoms of lukewarmness. Wake up!” (St. Josemaría Escrivá) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this article using both […]

Turn Up the Heat

“So because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:16). Thank you, St. John, for recording this fantastic line. Lukewarm.  Complacent.  Conceited.  Self-satisfied.  Unconcerned. We could go on, but there is no need.  Complacency is one of the greatest dangers to the spiritual life.  I know it is too often […]

Daily Quote from Francis Fernandez

And He calls us all to holiness, to generosity, to detachment, to self-giving. To every one of us He speaks in the depth of our heart: ‘Come, follow me.’ We cannot give a lukewarm response to Christ’s invitation. He has no use for disciples who are ‘half-hearted’, who place conditions on their discipleship.  –Francis Fernandez (In Conversation with God) Print […]