2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. Brother knights, the spirit that Paul is referring too in the above passage is the Holy Spirit. When Christ left the apostles and ascended into heaven He did not leave them with nothing. He gave them the Holy Spirit. That same spirit granted to the apostles is also granted to us, since as Catholic men we are part of Christ’s church. Each of us when we become knights state that we are practicing Catholic men, and by doing so we are saying we live, or are trying to live, holy lives.
The Holy Spirit assists us with this challenge. We are called to a life of love, selfless-love and self-control. Not always giving into our selfish desires, but thinking of others and caring for them in our daily lives. For some of us this may be our spouses and children. For single individuals that may be co-workers, friends, or brother knights.
Each of us have a different calling, but we are all called. When we struggle to live up to this call we can turn to Christ and ask for His help and strength. We can ask for the Holy Spirit to move us to live lives of love, compassion, and self-control. We can ask for the strength to not be cowards, but stand up for our faith even if all we have is a sling and a stone versus a mighty giant.
None of us are perfect and we all have earthly addictions of some kind, but that doesn’t change our call to be holy. In Christ and through the Holy Spirit we find strength. May we always be His sign of love to the world by living His love or humbly asking for help when we fail. And always remember, the greatest place to meet Christ is through the Holy Eucharist each week at mass.
May God continue to bless us, our families, and our council.
Matt Daniels, Chancellor
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