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Everyday Discipleship

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A presenation on how we can be more effective disciples in our everyday lives,

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Everyday Discipleship

  1. 1. Everyday Discipleship Mike Hayes Author, Googling God Associate Dir. Busted Halo® Ministries
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>What is a disciple? </li></ul><ul><li>What keeps us from being a disciple? </li></ul><ul><li>What can help us on the road to discipleship? </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Disciples <ul><li>Peter – denies Jesus thrice </li></ul><ul><li>Always seems to do the wrong thing </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus calls him Satan </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas – doubts </li></ul><ul><li>James and John – ask selfish questions </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Magdalene – mistakes Jesus for the gardener! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Strange but true <ul><li>Discipleship is not based on “The Disciples” </li></ul><ul><li>Discipleship is based on Christ </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is a disciple? <ul><li>So… </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of attributes does a disciple have? </li></ul><ul><li>We look to Jesus for a response </li></ul>
  6. 6. Scripture <ul><ul><li>“If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another's feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-John 13: 14-16 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Trinity <ul><li>God is beyond us (Father) </li></ul><ul><li>God is WITH us (Son, Jesus) </li></ul><ul><li>God is WITHIN us (Holy Spirit) </li></ul><ul><li>GOD IS ALL THESE THINGS </li></ul><ul><li>Rahner – Infinite Horizon </li></ul>
  8. 9. Obstacles <ul><li>Fear – Me at BustedHalo </li></ul><ul><li>Hopelessness – Elvira in Nicaragua </li></ul><ul><li>Doubt – Mother Teresa </li></ul><ul><li>Failed Expectations – Moses </li></ul><ul><li>Sin – being Americans </li></ul>
  9. 10. Chureca - Managua
  10. 11. Ignatian Examen <ul><li>Quiet space for 20 mins in presence of God. </li></ul><ul><li>Thankfulness one moment </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for asst. of Holy Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Review your day </li></ul><ul><li>Heart to Heart with Jesus </li></ul><ul><li>Make amends and stay thankful </li></ul><ul><li>Our Father </li></ul>
  11. 12. What could help us become disciples? <ul><li>Prayer – whatever type works for you. </li></ul><ul><li>How to Pray on BustedHalo.com </li></ul><ul><li>SacredSpace.ie </li></ul><ul><li>Lectio Divina </li></ul><ul><li>MASS & Eucharist </li></ul><ul><li>Being honest with ourselves in the Sacrament of Reconciliation </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions – bh cast </li></ul>
  12. 13. What are we called to be?
  13. 14. Continued <ul><li>In terms of choosing work—we need to ask ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>Like to do. </li></ul><ul><li>Like to read. </li></ul><ul><li>Who do you like to spend time with? </li></ul><ul><li>What makes you feel most alive. </li></ul><ul><li>None are accidents </li></ul><ul><li>“Vocational Hard wiring” </li></ul>
  14. 15. Continued <ul><li>If you could do ANYTHING tomorrow when you wake up—what would that be? </li></ul><ul><li>Checklist for zoning in: </li></ul><ul><li>Justice – What’s fair? </li></ul><ul><li>Prudence – What’s viable? What’s smart? What’s unrealistic? </li></ul><ul><li>Temperance – What’s not selfish? </li></ul><ul><li>Fidelity – remaining faithful to our present commitments. </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Esteem – appreciate your uniqueness </li></ul>
  15. 16. Spend some time in service to the poor <ul><li>In the neighborhood </li></ul><ul><li>In the parish </li></ul><ul><li>Outside your comfort zone </li></ul><ul><li>Nicaragua story – Maria Delores </li></ul>
  16. 17. Fully Embrace All We Serve <ul><li>Those closest to us </li></ul><ul><li>Those distant from us </li></ul><ul><li>All those who are hard to love </li></ul><ul><li>AMEN </li></ul>