Grow in Grace!

Psalm 71:14

But I will hope continually,
and will praise thee yet more and more.

There are two ways to live life.  You can live for 70-some years or you can live the same year 70-some times.  The reason we go to mass every week is not to have the same mass 52 weeks a year, but to grow from grace to grace and glory to glory with each passing week.  As disciples of Jesus, we are to yield a little bit more of ourselves to the Master with each prayer, each act of obedience, each reception of the sacraments.  As you go to mass this week, don’t just praise God, praise him yet more and more.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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