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SAM Gathering

October 13 @ 8:45 am

Spirituality Among Men (SAM) continues another season at SJC with a discussion on holiness. Men of the parish are invited to gather to discuss this important topic on Saturday, October 13, at 8:45 AM in the Parish Center.

We live in a time that has tended to reduce holiness to merely being nice and agreeable. In this manner of thinking holiness tends to be variously thought of as: getting along well with everyone, being kind, agreeable, helpful, likable, generous, pleasant, mild mannered, amiable, good humored, middle of the road, even tempered, placid, benevolent, friendly, forbearing, tolerant, thoughtful, and the like. It can all be summed up by saying that “so-and-so” is “basically a nice person.” And thus the goal seems more to be nice than holy….or is it?

Holiness is not about being nice, nor being active in ministry, enjoying worship music and having other people think we’re great. It is a deep, dark interior battle and the Lord is really the only judge of our souls. Read this article before coming on Saturday Oct 13:

http://www.catholicstand.com/holiness-is-not-being-nice/

What do you believe it means to be holy? Come to listen, come to share, come to explore your own views…or just come for some bagels, coffee and fellowship.

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Date:
October 13
Time:
8:45 am
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