We make commitments all the time. We tell a friend we’ll meet her for lunch tomorrow.
We decide to eat healthy or to get physically fit. We commit to our employer to perform a certain job.
And then there are the major commitments.
Like marriage or parenthood.
Whether big or small, or over the course of a few days or even a lifetime, every commitment we make obligates us to do something … or to not do something.
There’s no commitment greater than the one we’ve made as a Catholic to Jesus Christ and to live our life as He teaches us. His commitment for us in return is eternal salvation.
This week’s issue of Genuflect looks at what Catholic commitment means, its importance, what it looks like, reasons to be committed to Christ, and several areas of commitment, like to family, prayer, and reconciliation.
We can all use a little more Catholic commitment in our daily lives.
Founding Editor, Genuflect
The Importance of Commitment
Through our Baptism and Confirmation we are called to be committed members of the Catholic Church. This means more than just being good and avoiding evil though. Here’s Father James Farfaglia’s take on it. It’s been more than 10 years since he wrote this, but it’s still true today.
The Importance of Commitment | Catholic Exchange
In the Bible we learn that following Jesus requires a series of continuous commitments. There are 3 key things we must do to put God above everything and everyone else in order to reach our eternal salvation.
Following Christ Requires a Series of Commitments | Catholic Stand
4 Reasons to Commit to Christ
Just in case you need a reason to commit to Christ … here are 4 of them.
Commitment to God
Joseph LaCombe believes that a lack of commitment is one of the greatest problems in our society. We don’t commit fully to our job, our community, our family … and even to our God. And despite all this, God remains fully committed to us. Mr. LaCombe explains there is hope for us if we just honor our commitments. Here’s how.
Are You Committed to God? | A Catholic
Commitment to Daily Rosary
The Blessed Virgin Mother gave us the Rosary to pray and she gave us 15 compelling reasons to pray the Rosary daily. Here Jeff Stempel adds 3 more reasons we should commit to praying the Rosary every day.
Commitment to Prayer
We live in an instant gratification society. If something doesn’t happen immediately, we give up and move on to the next thing. But as St. Monica shows, some things take time and commitment … even prayer requests. Here are 5 facts about St. Monica that are sure to inspire.
Commitment to Family
The past year has altered many of our lives, keeping us in our homes for work, school, and stay cations. Spending more time with our families than ever before. Mytae Carrasco Wallace explains how it’s given her a new perspective on keeping family as a priority going forward.
How to Keep Family as a Priority Moving Forward | Blessed is She
Commitment to Regular Confession
We are required to go to Confession once a year, but that’s the minimum. According to Ruth Kennedy, going to Confession more frequently is life changing. Here are 11 amazing things that happen to you when you commit to going to confession regularly.
Preserving Our Catholic History
Since the beginnings of our great country, Catholic groups have been recording and preserving not only Catholic history, but also that of America. But as these organizations close down, what is to become of the rich historical archives? Fortunately, there’s an effort underway to preserve our history.
Archives Hold America’s History | US Catholic
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