Grow­ing in faith and com­mit­ment

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Sen­tamu said that young peo­ple are aware that there must be some­thing more than what meets the eye, there must be more to life than what they can cur­rently see.

“Young peo­ple know in their bones that there must be some­thing bet­ter, some­thing more worth­while than the self-cen­tred­ness which is at­tracted by the prom­ise of end­less plea­sure but which some­how never seems to de­liver.

“It can’t be right for con­sumerism (which we used to call greed) to mea­sure the worth of hu­man be­ings by what they own, what they eat and how up to date with fash­ion they are. You only need to con­sider this for 30 sec­onds to re­alise that the whole pack­age is ac­tu­ally sub-hu­man.

“We are made for that greater re­al­ity,” stated the Arch­bishop.

Then speak­ing from per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence, Sen­tamu re­called how UK mis­sion­ar­ies brought this ded­i­cated faith and prac­tice to his home coun­try of Uganda and how he wishes ev­ery­one could know that same vi­sion of love and pas­sion for God.

Ded­i­ca­tion is an ac­tion that grows in phases through­out a per­son’s life. It is not a spon­ta­neous event. There­fore, if you want to in­crease your com­mit­ment to God un­der­stand that it is okay to not have 100 per cent de­vo­tion right away. Grow your faith one ac­tion, one form of com­mit­ment at a time.

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