Good News Feed!
Good news travels fast! But bad news travels even faster! We face an uphill battle when it comes to spreading the good news of our Grace Before Meals movement! Besides, there are so many people new to our movement that some things are worth repeating. Whenever I travel to different events, I am always humbled by people saying to me, “I never heard of Fr. Leo or Grace Before Meals before, until a friend introduced me to it all.” That’s great news to me, and it’s even better knowing that our movement grows by word of mouth.
With that in mind, and in preparation for a very busy fall season of Grace Before Meals, our team would like to just share a few thoughts, invitations, and reminders. And it’s all good news!
Our newest book, Spicing Up Married Life had its soft release this past weekend, to commemorate my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary.
It was a great celebration that began with Mass and then a true fiesta-with singing, dancing, performances, and of course great food prepared by the Executive Chef at the Sheraton, Sam Anderson, my high school classmate.
During this celebration, I offered the guests a glimpse of the special love my mom and dad have for each other, which certainly extends to my family. I hope you enjoy the video, especially the old pictures of “little Leo.”
As another way to commemorate this celebration, I also used their anniversary date, September 22, as the date to launch my newest book Spicing Up Married Life which has twelve chapters devoted to a monthly dinner date. Why should couples wait only once a year to celebrate their marriage? I say celebrate twelve times. My book can help keep your meal focused through an engaging chapter topic, questions for dinner conversation, and of
course delicious and easy-to-prepare dishes.
To get your copy and to receive a discount, order here, and include the promotion code
And finally, remember, as good news travels fast, business experts tell us that bad news travels even faster. Consider why gossip is a great sin. That’s one reason why the mainstream media offers very little good news. Negative news actually sells and grabs our attention-war, hunger, economic problems, political propaganda against all sides of the spectrum. All of this bad news has negative effects on us-and especially children. I offer this gentle reminder to monitor how much bad news you process in your day and consider how much good news we are willing to hear and talk about.
Perhaps watch positive TV shows more regularly, like mine “Savoring Our Faith,” moved from Sundays to each Wednesday at 6:00pm on EWTN. Consider more positive reading. And be sure your family dinner discussions put all of the bad news in perspective for your children-no matter how young or old they are. That’s why my book, our website, and our movement encourage a hopeful message in the midst of all of the negativity. We don’t try to sugarcoat anything, but put hope into everything!
Help us to spread good news by encouraging family, friends, and parishioners to sign up for our free weekly blasts and by being part of the movement through our books, our live events, and our shows. Go ahead, and share some good news. After all, good news feeds hungry souls better than no news or bad news.
|Let us pray: Jesus, you tell us to be light for the world and the salt of the Earth. In other words, you tell us to be people of hope (e.g.., spread good news) and to not be bland members of the human race (e.g, serve good food). Keep us ever focused on the message of hope, in the midst of all the challenging news. And help us to be true instruments by helping to spread good news to all we meet today and every day. Amen.|
Your postings, comments, and questions really do encourage us and makes us feel like we’re doing something worthwhile. Please post your comments below.
EVENT: The Montana Catholic Conference: That All May Be Fed.
EVENT: DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES!
Though Fr. Leo won’t be there, you can go to Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville, MD, which is offering their second church wide “date night” and will have Spicing Up Married Life books available for any couple who would like to take advantage of free babysitting and a romantic evening with your spouse, whether dating, engaged or married. Check out the Catholic Review Article at http://www.catholicreview.org/article/home/parish-national-efforts-fortify-marriages-through-date-nights
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