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Freeing My Heart

Freeing My Heart Dear Father John, I love God so much and want to be completely open to Him. How do I detach my heart from the things that bind it to this world? IN HIS PARABLE of the sower and the seed, Jesus pointed out that having good soil is not sufficient to assure fruitful growth. Some seed fell on excellent soil, but it shared that soil with thorn bushes. The thorn bushes grew with the good... Read More

Partners with God: The Achiever’s Trap (Part I of II)

November 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Life

Dear Father John, if we are supposed to be partners with God, why do I feel like I have to do so much of the work? My husband gets by with doing next to nothing. I have a sense that neither of us is right and we need to find some balance. Can you help? DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES TEND to react to [the] truth about our partnership with God in different ways. If carried to the extreme, these reactions... Read More

How do I Get My Focus Back?

July 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Life

Dear Father John, As I have grown spiritually I have noticed that I don't have the same interest and level of ambition for things in my life like I used too. For example, I used to work fairly hard at keeping the house clean, the yard well-kept, the car shiny, etc. This caused a lot of stress and yelling on my part, as I tried frantically to “do it all”. Then I began thinking that I was... Read More