Fasting Children Back to Mass
“I’m convinced what [parents] most need is a plan, for as the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said, ‘A goal without a plan is just a wish.’ It’s not enough to just sit back and hope our children will return. We need a proven road map.”
Today, Beth is talking about fasting our loved ones back to the Church, or into the Church for the first time. She is discussing the statistical anomaly that we are facing with our young people in the Church today: namely, that 50% of young people are leaving the Church before the age of 23.
She also touches on the topic of the older adults who have not returned to the Church since the pandemic began. This crisis in the Church concerns all of us, and Beth is talking today about the steps you can take, with the Lord’s grace, to turn the tide back in favor of Sacramental lives.
Social and mainstream media, politics, music… we are constantly consuming information that works to erode our relationship with God. But there is an answer. The results of society’s influence can be reversed through Spiritual Fasting. In her own personal experience of coaching her Delay and Pray Program, Beth is watching her clients fast their children and husbands back into pews, and their grandchildren into baptism.
Just as Christ was willing to suffer intensely on the Cross for the sake of all of us, these men and women are finding that the sacrifice of food and drink is well worth the reward of seeing their loved ones come fully back to the Lord.
In his book, “Return,” Brandon Vogt lists seven ways that parents can help their children rediscover the Church, and emphasizes the need for a plan to go along with this goal. Today, Beth is helping you devise that plan.
First, she outlines a simple prayer plan that you can begin implementing today, followed by a fasting plan for delaying sugar, flour and alcohol on specific days during the week. Finally, Beth is offering a few thoughts that you can practice thinking that will keep you leaning into peace and trust in the Lord, no matter what is happening with your loved ones.
These steps won’t just save you and your children – they can help save the world, too.
Help Beth reach her goal of bringing 1 Million Catholics back to the Church!
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