There are times in our lives when feelings of self-doubt get the best of us. Maybe we feel lost and don’t know where we’re going. Maybe we feel like we’re not appreciated for what we do. It happens to the best of us. In this week’s batch of content, there appears to be a thread of hope through it all: the world is better with you in it.
The Scenic Route to Die
Fr. Stu faced a lot of tragedy in his life but I doubt he was complaining about it near the end. In fact, we know that he found meaning in suffering and actually thanked God for it. His life is a testament to the fact that, even when we sin and run from God, we matter to Him.
You Matter, But Not as Much as you Think
On the opposite side of self-doubt are delusions of grandeur, believing that everything we do will change the world. We must be the best. We must leave a legacy so earth shattering that everyone will remember us. Unless we do something heroic that inspires the world, our life is a waste. Obviously, none of this is true. Sometimes, ironically, it can be helpful to put our lives against the backdrop of the entire universe to see that we don’t “matter” as much as thought in order to see what really matters in life. Such is the case with the dizzying movie Birdman.
In Response to Wounded Idiots
This week, a video went viral of an influential man making fun of an elementary school poster telling kids that they mattered. Without any hesitation, he told them that they didn’t. Yikes. I was not the only one who felt a need to respond publicly.
New Posting Schedule
In the past, you could expect a new video on Breaking in the Habit every week. For many years this appeared to work, but often my videos were rushed and too simply made. My hope this semester is to make fewer, higher quality videos. For that reason, I have a video filmed and in editing now for next week, but nothing for this week. We’ll see how it goes.
Hope everyone has a great week!
Peace and good,
Thank you Father for the wonderful and inspiring videos you share. I look forward to them. You have inspired me to be a better Catholic. Your compassion and joy is contagious.
Thank you for this, Father. Please could you pray for me? I’m dealing with some heavy stuff right now with my son. I’m a bit unsure where to turn. Uncertainty is my middle name (kidding, of course!) I greatly appreciate everything you do for us and pray that one day I can make as much sense in someone’s life as you have in mind.
It has been a delight to watch you grow and make your way over the years. As a servant of God with a vidio ministry. Prayers for you and your ministry as you continue on this wonderful, important, inspiring journey.
Thanks Fr. Casey and Tito! Great Job!
Father, I just listened to the first podcast and participated, and what a w0nderful start off my day!