(Note: This blog marks my first as a syndicated contributor to the Austin Catholic New Media blog. Check out ACNM’s excellent New Evangelization-based media here: www.austincnm.com.)
Attention, Catholics! Do you want to grow massively in holiness? Do you long to kindle the great flames of piety and prayerfulness in your heart? Do you want to do this easily, quickly, and effectively, in one simple step? I submit to you an answer that will likely make every young Catholic cringe in despair and every Catholic parent pump their fist in glorious triumph: Clean your damn room.
What? What is this? Has some irritated parent hijacked this blog, or paid its author to coat household chores in theology to make them easier to swallow? Nay, I say to thee. This truly is the stuff of legend and sainthood. And I want you to know that I write this from a position of humility and shame, as piles of unfinished labor surround my bed. I will rectify my own situation soon enough, but first, I feel it necessary to prompt you to do the same.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some practicing-of-my-own-preaching to do.