“The Church is not a museum of saints, but a hospital for sinners. …. I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars! You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else.”
– Pope Francis
“Going to Mass is like going to the gym. If all the other days of the week you eat a dozen donuts, that doesn’t make any sense. The rest of your life should reflect that you’re going to the gym.” – things said by guys in my Bible study
Before becoming a missionary, two things that fascinated me were fraternity recruitment and TED talks. I loved inviting people into my life at the fraternity and from that friendship hopefully invite them to join. I loved learning new things by listening to talks and telling others about them; being at TEDxFlint, being around others who had that same passion was wonderfully comforting.
Slow, shambling gait. Back slightly hunched. Eyes glazed, staring dead ahead. No awareness of others around. You’d think I’m describing a dystopian future where zombies roam the streets, but I’m actually describing today’s world: just walk across a college campus or down the street of a major city and you’ll see our modern-day zombies, headphones in, eyes on their phones, living in their own little worlds, ignoring everything and everyone else.