Becoming God’s Masterpiece

What do you give the majority of your time and attention to? God desires to shape us into our best selves. He wants to sanctify us. Dr. Edward Sri discusses how God sees beyond our sin and weakness and wants to shape us into his masterpiece. However, unless we give our time and attention to this goal, he cannot be the center of our lives. Dr. Sri provides examples of what God desires to do in our lives and what sorts of things frequently get in the way.

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If Jesus is at the center of our lives, our souls will be well-ordered.


What Dictates Your Peace or Contentment?
  • Approval from a particular person
  • Attaining a relationship/connection with a certain individual or group
  • Having successful children
  • Achieving a certain level of wealth
  • What else?

It takes time and attention to overcome distractions and reorder our priorities. However, in order to attain true peace and be on the path towards sainthood, we must put Christ at the center. It is from God alone that we will attain true peace and contentment.

God can…
  • See past our sin and weakness
  • Strengthen our wills
  • Heal our emotions
  • Provide the comfort and peace our hearts long for
  • Satisfy us

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Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, well-known Catholic speaker, and author of several best-selling books. His work with Ascension includes study programs such as A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion and Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother. Several of Dr. Sri’s programs were filmed on-site in the Holy Land, and feature immersive video explorations of the sacred sites where Jesus, Mary, and the Apostles lived and died.

Dr. Sri is the host of the acclaimed Ascension podcast All Things Catholic with Dr. Edward Sri.  Together with Curtis Martin, Dr. Sri is a founding leader of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), of which he serves as senior vice president of Apostolic Outreach.

Dr. Sri lives with his wife Beth and their children in Colorado.

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