Friday, July 15, 2011

Your Personal Apostolate: Accepting and Sharing the Love of God

A series of posts presenting the contents of the book, an award-winning love story for every soul.

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God is at work in you!

Not sure what God has in store for you?
His plans are wondrous, loving and beautiful.

Accept Him, seek Him, love Him,
and return His love to those around you.

Prepare to be amazed, for
God is at work in you!

"This book appealingly presents a simple theme for
the lifetime work of every Christian. Each chapter
begins with a lengthy scripture quote given highlighted
prominence and ends with pointed questions for reflection
and a closing prayer."

-Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada

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When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees,
they gathered together,
and one of them,
a lawyer, asked him a question to test him.
“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”
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 greatest and first commandment.
And a second is like it:
‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
On these two commandments
hang all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22:34-40

This book is dedicated to
and was written for

May every soul seek
to accept, return, and share
The love of God
which is
all encompassing,
never ending,
can never be contained.


Each of us has an unique personal apostolate whose genesis is God’s Love. All that we are and all that we possess comes from God. Thus, all that we give is an extension of His immense love. As God’s instruments, we must strive to be holy as we cultivate and nurture our personal apostolate and give of ourselves throughout our lives in loving service. Our efforts to accept, return, and share God’s Love are crucial to the formation and fulfillment of our life’s work.

As stated by St. Therese of Lisieux, “God has no need for anyone to carry out His work, I know, but just as He allows a clever gardener to raise rare and delicate plants, giving him the necessary knowledge for this while reserving to Himself the care of making them fruitful, so Jesus wills to be helped in His divine cultivation of souls” (Story of a Soul) 1.

God’s Plans are awesome and wondrous, and include each one of us! May we approach our personal apostolate with tremendous excitement and great joy, relying on His strength and guidance always.
Chapter 1 ~ We Are Loved

Chapter 2 ~ Following the Holy Family

Chapter 3 ~ Called to Faith

Chapter 4 ~ Accepting God's Love

Chapter 5 ~ Loving God Back

Chapter 6 ~ Sharing Jesus' Passion

Chapter 7 ~ His Resurrection and Our Journey

Chapter 8 ~ The Crucial Role of Sanctity

Chapter 9 ~ The Greatest Commandment

In Conclusion