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Catholic Men, Let’s Rise Up
February 12, 2018
Being a man today can be confusing. We are shamed for our “toxic masculinity” and told we should be less masculine if we want to get ahead in life. Fathers are mocked in TV and movies, and men in general are often portrayed as either low-functioning, ill-bred beasts, or as cruel and violent. Add to this the pressures on men to perform, to succeed, and to never show weakness or vulnerability, and it is no wonder men are struggling to live up to their full potential.
The truth is, the world needs men. And the Church needs men. Our masculine vocation, our unique gifts are given to us by God. We are called to be sons, brothers, fathers, and spouses; to be leaders in our homes, in our workplaces, and in our parishes.
Now more than ever, it is critical for us men to discover our true identity, embrace it, and live it. It is time for us to rise up and be who God has called us to be. That’s why I’m exited to share RISE: A 30 Day Challenge.
RISE is designed for men like you, men with busy schedules and many commitments. It’s designed to help you reconnect with your identity and grow as a man of God in just a few short minutes a day.
I recently sat down with Chris Stefanick of Real Life Catholic to talk about what inspired him to create RISE, what you can expect, and his hopes for every man who takes the challenge.
What are you waiting for? Embrace our identity. Rise up and take the challenge.
The next RISE challenge begins tomorrow on Ash Wednesday.