If you spend all week looking forward to Friday, you’re not alone. It’s common practice to view Friday as the end of the work week and the gateway to the weekend, which means it is time to let loose and relax. No doubt, people really mean it when they say, “Thank God it’s Friday.”
Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning
I am a failure! There is no other way to put it. Why am I such a failure? Let me explain. I wrote a blog recently, and in the comment section, Patrick asked the following:
“A topic of interest to me is how to be a good Catholic man in the secular 'guy' world. i.e. How to be relevant and have influence by being 'one of the guys' while still being true to your faith and evangelizing effectively.”
Whether you feel like you are in a rut or filled with zeal, there are always new ways to strengthen your spiritual life. The rich and continuing history of Catholicism has centuries of wisdom and traditions to uncover. Take a look at these tips for ideas about how to improve your spiritual life and, as a result, your relationship with God.
1. Go to Daily Mass
One of the unique things about Catholicism is its rich history of spiritual traditions. All our beliefs and traditions, as Catholics, are rooted in Jesus Christ. But, as we are distinct members of his Body, different kinds of spirituality have developed to help lead all people, with diverse talents and ways of life, to God. One of the most well-known traditions is Ignatian spirituality, which was developed by St.