“If you are what you should be, you will set the world on fire.” St. Catherine of Siena
I heard this quote when I was in college, and it was a game changer in my life. It invigorated something deep inside of me. I was convicted with complete certainty that God had a plan for my life, and that plan would set the world on fire as long as I continued saying “yes” to his will.
Let’s be clear – I don’t hate Facebook and I’m not going to tell you to ban it, as some articles have suggested. I’ve been on Facebook ever since 2004 and have seen some really neat changes to it over the years. I didn’t know what to expect of Facebook in the beginning. I checked it once every two or three weeks. It’s amazing to me how it’s become a website most users in our generation visit multiple times per day. It’s really changed the way we share information and life with one another. I love feeling so connected with family and friends spread out across the world - truly a remarkable accomplishment! On the other side of the coin, I hate what I am seeing in my own life and in the lives of others as a result of Facebook…total loss of joy.
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Since the pontificates of Pope Paul VI and John Paul II, the Roman Catholic Church has been commissioned to engage and embrace the world with God's message of love once more with ‘new methods, new ardor and new expression.’ It has come to be phrased, 'the new evangelization.'
For FOCUS, this means meeting college students across the nation where they are and challenging them to examine the meaning and purpose of their lives. Through personal relationships and friendship, we offer college students the true peace and fulfillment they seek in the good news of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Catholic faith, inviting them to answer His calling in their lives.
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