Each week this summer at CatholicMom.com, we’re exploring a chapter of Joe Paprocki’s book, A Well-Built Faith.
What struck me most about this chapter was the section on being spiritually proactive. We’re all convinced that being proactive is a good thing. But in the spiritual life, we need to step back and let God be proactive.
My own desire to become closer to God, whether through prayer, daily Mass, works of mercy or some other means, is not something I have earned or initiated. It is, in fact, a gift from God. I can choose to accept that gift and respond to it by deepening the relationship, or I can leave the gift behind.