Monday, September 11, 2017

Cult of Celebrity

This is a phrase that's making the rounds these days. People chase after celebrities to somehow have a claim to fame themselves. You can even find this in Catholic circles. Catholics that rush to be a follower of this alleged holy person or to be the first to recognize a "new movement". The Plain Catholics have encountered a few people like this. We try to encourage them to put God first and develop a personal relationship with God in order to be better Catholic disciples of Jesus.

It is not hard to deepen your relationship with God. Pray. Read the Bible. Go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Go to Mass. Do these things regularly.

Pray many times a day and not just when you want something. Praising and thanking God is prayer too.

Read the Bible and reflect on how the reading impacts your life for 20 minutes every day and really pay attention to it.

Go to Reconciliation at least once a month but it's better if you go once a week. If you have a besetting sin that repeats or an addiction, more than once a week may be necessary.

Go to Mass every day if you can. It's a Catholic's "Power Source".

Focus on God and you won't need 30 seconds of fame to feel better about yourself.

1 comment:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

It seems so many wish to ride on the coattails as it were of famous or popular people.

Matthew 5:16 So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

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