Tag: Matthew Kelly

Humility: How Jesus and Saint Francis Turned My Life Upside Down

What is true humility? Our culture tells us not to be doormats, not to let others walk all over us. Christ tells us to turn the other cheek and to rejoice in the face of persecution.  

On day twenty-three of Rediscover Jesus, Matthew Kelly, after hinting at the radical surrender that Jesus call us to, says in a more blatant way that he actually wants to turn our entire lives upside down. Jesus never wants us to get comfortable or complacent, so he likes to shake things up once in a while! More than anything, he loves turning upside down the world’s values, our plans and how we relate to one another. In other words, he wants to humble us, he wants the last to be first, and the first to be last.

Know Thyself

I just finished reading Matthew Kelly’s Rediscover Catholicism and it is definitely going on my personal list of most influential books.  Please, do yourself a favor and get your hands on a copy now.  Not only does Kelly touch on the major components of the Christian life, he provides a succinct and well thought out guide…

Let's Get Real

It’s great when people speak fundamental truths inadvertently.  This morning I was watching Meet the Press, which had politicians discussing the vice presidential debate.  One of the politicians prophetically said that people today are ‘craving authenticity.’  This immediately reminded me of Matthew Kelly‘s book Rediscover Catholicism.  In it, he writes about our hunger for authenticity…

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