February 23-25 2018
DALLAS CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE
Kathleen did two breakout sessions entitled "Restoring Relationships with Friends and Family : From Brokenness to Joy. Here is an example of the detailed notes participants receive.
NOTES FOR RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS
FROM BROKENNESS TO JOY
RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY
FROM BROKENNESS TO JOY
Kathleen Cory | @HungryHeartTOB
Love by Alexander Milov, Ukrainian sculptor
LAW = LOVE (Dr. Edward Sri)
“It isn’t the truth because the church teaches it; the church teaches it because it’s the truth.”
- Dr. John Hass
KEY ELEMENTS TO RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS :
Interior Life – A Relationship with Jesus
Virtue – A Firm Habit of Doing Good
“Christ Reveals Man to Himself and makes His Supreme calling clear.” - Guadium Et Spes
Trust – A Firm Belief in the Reliability of Someone or Something
Hand of God by Yongsun Kim
Forgiveness is better for our physical health.
Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die.
Forgiveness aids spiritual health.
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you.” - Ephesians 4:31-32
Forgiveness is the courageous option.
Forgiveness does not always lead to reconciliation.
Forgiveness is not forgetting.
Forgiveness is not easy.
Learn to Love
Love is sacrifice.
“Love one another as I have loved you.” - John 13:34
Free - John 10:18
“I lay down my life…no one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.”
Total - John 15:13
“Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
Faithful - Matthew 28:20
“I am with you always, till the end of age.”
Fruitful - John 10:10
“I came that they might have life and have it more abundantly.”
“Man cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself.
- Saint John Paul II
“What I do, I do not understand. For I do not do what I want, but I do what I hate.”
- Romans 7:15
Reconciliation - “Behold, I make all things new.” – Revelations 21:5
SUGGESTIONS FOR DAILY PRAYER:
Fr. Edwin’s Prayer Process :
Listen – to a praise and worship song.
Reflect – On how you did with the previous day’s task for one minute. (Set a timer)
Read – scripture for one minute. (Set a timer)
Meditate – on what God is saying to you for one minute. (Set a timer)
Make – a firm resolution to do something today.
Matthew Kelly’s Prayer Process:
Gratitude: Begin by thanking God in a personal dialogue for whatever you are most grateful for today.
Awareness: Revisit the times in the past twenty-four hours when you were and were not the-best-version-of-your-self. Talk to God about these situations and what you learned from them.
Significant Moments: Identify something you experienced in the last twenty-four hours and explore what God might be trying to say to you through that event (or person).
Peace: Ask God to forgive you for any wrong you have committed (against yourself, another person, or Him) and to fill you with a deep and abiding peace.
Freedom: Speak with God about how He is inviting you to change your life, so that you can experience the freedom to be the-best-version-of-yourself.
Others: Lift up to God anyone you feel called to pray for today, asking God to bless and guide them.
Pray: Pray the Our Father.
Read the daily readings (you can find them in the Laudate app or at USCCB.org) and also a daily devotional. You can sign up for a devotional reading to be emailed to you daily or get a book.
Start with a Gospel and read and reflect on a chapter each day. Read the footnotes!
Daily Devotionals by Email:
Fr. Robert Barron – Written Devotionals (www.wordonfire.org)
The Cor Project – Videos (www.corproject.org)
Dr. Scott Hahn – Sunday Readings (www.stpaulcenter.com)
Dynamic Catholic – Daily Quotes (www.dynamiccatholic.com)
Laudate – Daily readings, prayers (rosary, chaplet, etc.), bible, catechism, examination of conscience
The Catholic Novena – Pray with other Catholics around the world!
CNA – Catholic News Agency App
EWTN – Live and on-demand audio and video content.
Theology of the Body Speaker and Evangelist
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