Choosing Life in Christ A Vocation to Holiness

A Retreat (Part of The Art of Spiritual Life Series)

by Edward Kleinguetl

Choosing Life in Christ A Vocation to Holiness
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Choosing Life in Christ A Vocation to Holiness

A Retreat (Part of The Art of Spiritual Life Series)

by Edward Kleinguetl

Published Nov 09, 2019
188 Pages
Genre: RELIGION / Christianity / Catholic



 

Book Details

“Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teaching” (Heb. 13:9a)

“Follow me.” The invitation of Jesus is not ambiguous. He asks us to remain with him, to be led, formed, and taught by him, to be strengthened by him. He will lead us to the abundant life God wants for each of us. Accepting the invitation of Jesus will set us free from sin, death, sorrow, inner emptiness, and loneliness. So, today, why is there so much confusion?

The challenge is when some try to distort the truth, trying to find a compromise between the Gospel, which is eternal, and the spirit of the age. The dominant culture is moving increasingly away from the Gospel, even becoming hostile to it. Accordingly, we must make a choice, life in Christ or the way of the secular world, eternal life or darkness and despair. There is no middle way.

We are all called to a vocation to holiness, preparing us for eternal blessed with God in heaven. This is the purpose for which we were created and the only way to find fulfillment and meaning in life. The first step on the journey is to say “yes” to Jesus’s invitation: “Follow me.”

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Heb. 13:8).

 

About the Author

Edward Kleinguetl

Edward Kleinguetl was ordained a deacon for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and also served the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic). Over the years, Deacon Ed has been extensively involved in parish missions and retreats for varying age groups, both in the United States and China. He has written extensively on Eastern Christian spirituality including works on the Jesus Prayer and theosis. In connection with his interests on these topics, he has been on pilgrimage to Egypt to St. Antony's monastery (twice) and the monasteries of the Wadi al Natron, and to Mt. Athos in Greece. Deacon Ed holds a BSBA from The Ohio State University, a Diploma in Pastoral Studies from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, and a MA in Spirituality from Loyola University Chicago's Institute of Pastoral Studies. He was ordained to the diaconate on February 3, 2007 by His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston. In secular life, Ed is a partner with Grant Thornton, LLP, working in Financial Advisory Services, specializing in merger integration and divestitures.

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