“The glory which you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” John 17:22-23
I am not an expert. In fact, I consider myself a pretty normal dude!
I eat more than I should. I drink beer although I’m purportedly gluten free. I have a slight dad belly.
I love my wife dearly, my sons more than they will ever realize, and our third in the womb.
I love sports, though I definitely don’t watch as much on tv as I used to!
I love to read-leadership books mostly, non-fiction from time to time, and I dabble in fiction-but I fear that I’m not implementing the leadership principles I learn as well as I could be or should be.
I strive to run three times each week, but sometimes it’s two times, sometimes it’s one time, and sometimes…well, you get the point.
I pray consistently during the week, but not as consistently as I could on the weekends.
I have a big green egg and a grill and cook on those items as often as I can.
I am a soccer coach and it is a privilege to coach the women on the team.
Most importantly, I know I am loved. By whom? Yes, my parents, my wife, my boys, and some friends, but most importantly, by God. I don’t always feel that love, but I know it’s there.
The purpose of this blog is to answer the question, “What do I do with the love I’ve been given?” My answer is to love in return and love as effectively as I can.
The human being is made up of four dimensions: the spiritual dimension, the physical dimension, the intellectual dimension, and the social dimension. The blog will include ideas-many of which are common sense that what you’ve heard before-on how to thrive in those four areas so you can love more effectively.
There is a dire need for those in one’s sphere of influence to know they are loved. Who better to show them that love than you and me, Catholics who know they are loved and can learn to love effectively.
Greetings in Christ,