Whatever It Takes!

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A motivational speaker once said there are two kinds of people in this world: those who say “Whatever” and those who say, “Whatever it takes.”

“Whatever” is the response of the shrug. It’s a “Who cares?” attitude, one of indifference and apathy. “Whatever it takes” is the response of the committed. It’s a “can do” attitude that refuses to give up or give in. Think about those two responses when it comes to your mission as a disciple and a follower of Jesus. 

Jesus said to love your neighbor. Whatever! Jesus said to go and make disciples of all people. Whatever! Jesus said there is more rejoicing over one sinner who is found than 99 that stayed within the fold.  Whatever!

Now, let’s change that response to “Whatever it takes!” Jesus said to love your neighbor. Whatever it takes. Jesus said to go and make disciples of all people. Whatever it takes! Jesus said there is more rejoicing over one sinner who is found than 99 that stayed within the fold. Whatever it takes!

Individuals, families, parishes and the world – are all faced with choices to reach out, to become involved.   

Thanks to Gary Nicolosi for these thoughts.

YOU can complain all YOU want about the problems in YOUR life and the problems in our world. Please take a good look within yourself this Lent. What is YOUR response to the problems YOU find around YOU and in our world? – “Whatever!” or “Whatever it takes!”

GOD NEVER GIVES YOU A DREAM THAT MATCHES YOUR BUDGET. GOD’S NOT CHECKING YOUR BUDGET. GOD’S CHECKING YOUR FAITH!

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