Sunday, August 21, 2016. 8:45 am service at St. John Catholic Church, Westminster Md. The new priest, Father Mark is awesome.
Father Mark's message this morning was to discuss the Olympics, the number of metals won by the nations with the highest metal count - and the accomplishments of the athletes. Can you imagine what it would be like if we gave all the athletes a certificate of participation? As a member of the church, we cannot simply just show up and get a participation trophy. Keep your eyes on the prize, Jesus Christ. When did mediocre become good enough? We have to become the best version of ourselves.
We have to stop the participation trophy complex from running our lives. We run the race to win. We cannot win the race if we get a trophy for just showing up.