Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) • True bravery happens when we choose to sacrifice ourselves. Our God suffers and even dies for us. Who wants to suffer, sacrifice, and die? No one. But who wants to have a full life and use your gifts for the greatest possible good? Hopefully everyone. It turns out that the key that unlocks the door to a full life is shaped like a cross. It is only when we lay down our lives as a sacrifice that we discover abundant life.

(3 Sep 2017)

Point to Ponder: What movie or real-world presentation of sacrifice has spoken to you and encouraged you?

Point to Discuss: Talk to a friend about how abundant life comes from sacrifice. What kind of sacrifices are you being invited to in your daily life?

Point for Action: Recognize some of the people who sacrifice for you and thank them for their sacrifices.