Are you building your life on the pillars of greatness?

On this episode of “The Catholic Gentleman,” John Heinen, Sam Guzman and Devin Schadt discuss eight essential pillars every Catholic needs to achieve greatness in life!

Daily Devotions Bring You Closer to God
The foundation to an authentic Catholic life begins with a strong devotional life. Sam explains that small, consistent devotional acts can have a bigger impact than you think! Whether it’s prayer, Scripture, or the Rosary, “devotion is those little practices that we’re putting in our life day by day that are cultivating this flame in our hearts of love for God.”

Sacrifice and Mortification Build Your Faith
Self-denial isn’t just about giving up something. When Catholics embrace fasting, mortifications, and other sacrifices, it makes room for God’s Plan in our lives. Devin says this lets us truly open our hearts to God, because “if you cannot say no to your passions, then you cannot say yes to God truly. You are a slave to your passions rather than being a slave to Christ. And when we’re slaves to Christ, we’re actually sons of Christ because He wants to empower us.”

Maintain Your Body and Mind for the Holy Spirit
To do God’s Will, we need to maintain our body and mind. Your health and wellbeing is important not just for yourself, but as an affirmation of being made with strength in God’s Image. “You are not your own, you were bought with a price; so glorify God in your body,” says John.

The gentlemen say living out the pillars of devotion, sacrifice, physical health, relationships and more will lead you to a great Catholic life!

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Lord, make me an instrument of your peace! 🙏

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