Stick with Jesus!

Proverbs 18:24

There are friends who pretend to be friends,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

The old saying is, “You can pick your friends, but you are stuck with your family.” Jesus, in contrast, picks his family and sticks closer than family. It’s one of many divine paradoxes, such as losing your life to find it, suffering from a friend’s faithful wounds, and life coming out of death. Today, stick with Jesus and you will find him sticking with you.

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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