Important Content for Family Formation: Don’t Split Faith and Everyday Life (Part 4)

Is your faith a part of your everyday life? Does it inform every part of your life? As Jeff continues his discussion of family formation, he emphasizes the importance of bringing faith into every part of your life. True faith is not meant for just one hour on Sundays. Jeff uses Scripture, Church documents, and other resources to explain why it is so important to bring faith into everything you do.

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Once you split your faith and everyday life, it is very easy to isolate your faith to just one hour on Sundays.


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Gaudium et Spes, Paragraph 43

“This split between the faith which many profess and their daily lives deserves to be counted among the more serious errors of our age.”

Matthew 22:36-37

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.”

Luke 10:29-37

“But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead.  Now, by chance, a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

And the next day, he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’  Which of these three, do you think, proved neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed mercy on him.” And Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

Abraham Joshua Heschel in Insecurity of Freedom

” One of the chief problems of contemporary man is the problem: What to do with time? For most of our lives, we spend time in order to gain space, namely things of space. Yet when the situation arrives in which no things of space may be gained, the average man is at a loss as to what to do with time.”

Abraham Joshua Heschel in The Sabbath

“To gain control of the world of space is certainly one of our tasks. The danger begins when, in gaining power in the realm of space, we forfeit all aspirations in the realm of time. There is a realm of time where the goal is not to have but to be, not to own but to give, not to control but to share, not to subdue but to be in accord. Life goes wrong when the control of space, the acquisition of things of space, becomes our sole concern.”

Abraham J. Heschel in Between God and Man, An interpretation of Judaism

“The Greeks learned in order to comprehend. The Hebrews learned in order to revere. The modern man learns in order to use. To Bacon, we owe the formulation, ‘Knowledge is power.’ This is how people are urged to study: knowledge means success.”

Proverbs 24:3-4

“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge, the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”


Resources 

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Meet Your Host: Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.

Jeff created The Bible Timeline learning system, which revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for millions of Catholics. Since its introduction, Jeff has developed The Great Adventure series of Bible studies to help people better understand Sacred Scripture and its meaning for their lives. 

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