I had an amazing time with Lift ministries in Boston last month. I absolutely recommend to all those living in Boston that they attend a monthly Lift event. Its great to be around people who are totally sold out for the Lord. You find instant friendship amongst a group like that.
My talk was entitled The real me…Living an authentic life.
I was intimidated by the title because the theme is definitely not something I speak and write about often. Its great to do things that intimidate you because it makes you grow. This intimidation led me to spend plenty of time in prayer asking God about living the authentic life.
Authentic living has a lot to do with our identity. How do we identify ourselves? In the correct identity lies the secret to us being able to live an authentic life.
How do we identify ourselves?
The key to making your life more authentic is by being more authentic in our encounters with Christ. If we come to prayer, mass, adoration etc. with no masks or false identities the more authentic we will be in the world.
He is Father. We are Sons and Daughters. In this simple statement lies the most basic truth of our identity and the secret to more authentic living.
For more information on Lift Ministries visit http://liftedhigher.com
Dave VanVickle is a Catholic speaker and writer focusing on the Universal Call to Holiness and Authentic Catholic Spirituality. He is currently employed as the Director of Evangelization for the parishes of the Catholic Community of Wexford, PA.