2 March - How to be free from Half-Heartedness

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Guy Hamel
4 months ago

Great Video

Susanne
4 months ago

Always insightful, inspiring and thought provoking- praise God for this blessed time of Lent- may we draw closer and closer to Him as we continue to examine our hearts and turn back to Him. In Jesus’ name. Amen

Thank you Bruce

Elizabeth Teal
4 months ago

I thought it was the money changing that incensed our Lord. Only temple coins could be used to buy sacrificial animals. So exchanging common coins for temple coins, would be done at a profit. As always to the detriment of the poor.

Sina Carvalho
Reply to  Elizabeth Teal
4 months ago

Yes true. Bruce brought out another insight to this passage which challenged me.

Elizabeth Teal
Reply to  Sina Carvalho
4 months ago

God Love ???? you

Joy Ten
4 months ago

praying better

Patricia
4 months ago

Pray for my daughter and her unborn child.

Dianne
Reply to  Patricia
4 months ago

prayer offered!

Bob Jocque
4 months ago

Thank you for your inspiring words. God has certainly blessed you to do this wonderful Lenten series and in Jesus name I will pray for your ministry. You are not far from God and help us not to be from God too.

Thank You Bruce

Antoinette Zammit
4 months ago

Thank you.

Valerie Simms
4 months ago

Thank you Bruce for this challenging message for Lent:examining our motivations. Yesterday night I looked at the message of examining our conscience. It seems I have a lot of examining to do! Who says Christianity, Catholicism is boring?!!! Who says it is an easy way out of life?!!! Who says it is looking at the world or ourselves with a rosey set of glasses?!!! God bless you Bruce! I’ll be hearing you tonight or I’ll be seeing you tomorrow!

Jo. Hancock
4 months ago

I am a Catholic….but feel very mixed up with my faith at the moment…I think it’s not the people but the church that has changed …and people in our church who have let us down…your discussion that it is not a business…but it is…we are asked constantly for money. I try to live my life simply and help and volunteer regularly but a lot of things are wrong…

John Purcell
Reply to  Jo. Hancock
4 months ago

Hi Jo. Sorry to hear that you are being constantly being asked for money by the Church. That is not my experience. While we have collections at Mass, I think it is rare to hear a Priest asking for money from his parishioners. In fact I think we get off lightly. Many Christian Churches teach that members should be tithing i.e. giving 10% of their income to their Church. However, I do understand that there are many perplexing things about being a Catholic in today’s world. In the circumstances, good on you for hanging in there, living simply and volunteering.… Read more »

Patricia Pyle
Reply to  John Purcell
4 months ago

In the last year I have received only one communication from our local Catholic church and that is to ask for money. Nothing else! I have the internet to access sites such as yours. I have found great pleasure in listening to your daily ministries but a huge amount of people don’t have access to the internet. I have loved lockdown. It has been an opportunity to reflect, one of my reflections has been that God speaks to us through this beautiful earth. During winter all has appeared to be dead but now it is resurrecting with spring. Another reflection… Read more »

Jean Merron
Reply to  Jo. Hancock
4 months ago

We have weekly collection at mass only thing our priest will mention is giveing to Cafod we have envelopes for this a special collection . But theses days if you support differnt things at the end if it they will ask for donation i only give to annimal charity because they have no one I can only give so much so I chose the annimals

Kathy Fitzgerald
4 months ago

Thank you for today’s discussion on half heartedness , this is my second lent and I’m so grateful for you and this teaching. You helped me make a decision to become a catholic. I started with your book about prayer and to see this program, it always speaks to me, your helping me to stay stronger thank you Kathy

Diane
4 months ago

Searching for the real motivation in what I do

Susan
Reply to  Diane
4 months ago

I am searching for this too. I will pray for you also.????

Francis Deary
4 months ago

Thanks Bruce, I have even found myself in the poor situation of praying half-heartedly sometimes. When I have committed to praying at certain times during the day and I have not always stopped to really consider what I am doing and why I am committed to to it the half heartedness is evident. I’m sure the good Lord was very disappointed with my conversations! Thank God for His love and mercy.

Yavitrie Adhar
4 months ago

Praise God for this opportunity of spiritual and inspirational teachings, guidance and oservation of this lenten time May God continue to bless Bruce and his ministry My sincere love for all you guys Have a bless day

Pauline
4 months ago

Every morning I look forward to the messages given in this lent series, sometimes I can’t get to it until later on during the day as my husband is ill and I take care of him at home for now, I needed this is my life right now.

Thank you for sharing

Christine
Reply to  Pauline
4 months ago

Praying for your husband Pauline to get well. God Bless ????????

Donna
4 months ago

I will try more to work on not being half hearted.
thanks Bruce.

Eileen
4 months ago

Thank you, Bruce for ALL you do. God Bless.

Helen
4 months ago

Thankyou so much for theses Lenten videos, your talks are totally inspiring and inspirational, may you and your ministries be blessed for all you are doing for the good off others.

Susan
4 months ago

Thank you for being a part of my Lenten journey, What a blessing!

Gina
4 months ago

Please pray for a family members marriage and for a family members heath???????????????? Thank you and peace be with you????????

Gail
Reply to  Gina
4 months ago

Will be praying for a blessed marriage and for good health.

Sandie
4 months ago

Keep fanning those flames! Revival is coming! Wake up those who are luke warm, warm the hearts who have grown cold!! Jesus did his part time to do ours! Thankful hearts are happy hearts!!! Open the gift of the Holy Spirit who is waiting for the opportunity to join us on this journey!!! Be blessed for all you do for those in the family and those who are preparing to join!

Christine
Reply to  Sandie
4 months ago

Amen Amen ????????

Melanie
4 months ago

Thank you for your insight to the meaning of Lent and to the renewal of devotion to God.

Patricia Jean Bielec
4 months ago

Patricia

Susan A Cutshall
4 months ago

Please pray for Sydney

Patricia Jean Bielec
4 months ago

Pleas pray for my son..he has just started a new job but just one month into it he has hurt his back and had time take some time off snd he and myself are very worried he could be let go because of this .He cant afford to lose this job and i am not financially able to help him .I love your daily devotions very uplifting. ????????

Alice
Reply to  Patricia Jean Bielec
4 months ago

Will definitely lift him up in prayer right now, Patricia!

Christine
Reply to  Patricia Jean Bielec
4 months ago

Will pray for your son. GodBless

Paul Gennaro
4 months ago

Hi Bruce, thank you for guidance during lent ,this lenten season has become significantly more profound.

Your friend in Christ ,
Paul

Gail
4 months ago

I go to church regularly, and go through the motions of trying to be the best I can be, but most of the time I feel as if there is no one there to hear me. I don’t feel God’s presence,
and don’t know how to get to the level that I see other devout Christians achieving.
please pray for me!

Christine
Reply to  Gail
4 months ago

Will pray for you Gail ????????God Bless.

Noreene
4 months ago

Haven’t been getting daily emails so going on as you described

helen
4 months ago

Thank you

Marion Abraham
4 months ago

I’m blessed listening to the lent daily devotional.

Anna
4 months ago

Can you continue with messages after Lent is over. I’m very inspired by your messages and look forward to them every day

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Anna
4 months ago

Hello

Thanks for your question. Yes the Daily Devotional Videos will continue after Lent. My goal is to share Christ and the teaching of the Church in a way that hopefully in language people understand through the easy to access videos each day.

God bless

Bruce

Christine
Reply to  Bruce Downes
4 months ago

Thank you Bruce.????????That will be so wonderful continuing Daily Devotional videos after Lent. I too look forward to daily Messages from you through our Lord. God Bless you for all you are doing to help keep our faith. ????????

Emeka
4 months ago

Thank you for the wonderful videos

Brenda
4 months ago

Please add to prayer wall…my niece is very ill and in a coma. Pray for Naomi ????

Jaye
4 months ago

Thank you for this study. I find this a real blessing.

Sheila
4 months ago

Loved being reminded of the four
habits.

Monica
4 months ago

these videos continue to keep me grounded..and remember we are in Lent. A very relatable topic questioning motivation. thankyou.

Sina Carvalho
4 months ago

Very inspiring message that has challenged me

Mary Stout
4 months ago

Thank you for helping making this lent a meaningful one!

Louise
4 months ago

Thanks again Bruce for another inspiring message!

Jean Merron
4 months ago

I really look forward to theses talks I get alot out of them to pass in to others thank you

Michael Wojtowicz
4 months ago

Thank you for this video to help me be free from Half-Heartedness. God bless you, Bruce, and your ministry.

Ndidi
4 months ago

Thank you Bruce. You are a real place to retreat to, in continued effort to feed the spirit. God will continue to bless and feed you as you feed the nation.

Dee
4 months ago

Todays word was very meaningful for me as it let to my reflection on handling a situation of distraction in giving in my organization. I hope to use this understanding to help my team to look deeper into the original purpose of the organization and to get back on track.
Thank you for today.

Mary Ann
4 months ago

Thank so much for the leadership you give to all of us. It’s what I have needed for a long time. Thank you for your service to God♥️
God bless you.

Phenite
4 months ago

Thank you Mr.Downes for the passage of dayMarch 2, I had a problem also to manage it that day but I listen to it today Saturday 3/6. Thank you for send it again, awesome .

Patricia Harrison
4 months ago

My best prayer comes from author Marjorie Holmes:
Oh God, give me grace just for this day
Not for a lifetime, nor for next week, nor for tomorrow, just for this day.
Direct my thoughts and bless them, Direct my work and bless it.
Direct the things I say and give them blessing too.
Direct and bless everything that I think and speak and do.
So that for this one, just for this one day, I have the gift of grace that comes from your presence.