What Being a Firefighter Taught Me About the Spiritual Life

During his time as a firefighter, Bobby learned some things that have helped him, and can help us in the spiritual life:

  1. Don’t ever turn your back to a fire. Satan is waiting for us to expose any vulnerability.
  2. Pay attention to detail. Not paying attention to venial sins could add up to big problems.
  3. Respect is earned, not given. If you’re a leader, carry the load of others. 
  4. Do the work that needs to be done. Assume you won’t be recognized for what you do. Humility is the beginning of all virtue.
  5. No man is an island. A team of firefighters puts out fires. A community of believers strengthens us in our times of weakness. 

Pray for us, St. Florian, patron of firefighters.

Meet Jackie and Bobby Angel

Jackie and Bobby Angel

Jackie Francois Angel is a full-time worship leader and speaker. Bobby Angel is a campus minister and theology teacher at a Catholic high school. Married in 2013, they have three beautiful children and strive to grow in holiness each day!

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