BKL#10 – Building a Kingdom of Love w/ Msgr. John Esseff – Who is a true leader? What does sloth really look like?

Show 10 ” Building a Kingdom of Love” – Who is a true leader?  What does sloth really look like?

Msgr. Esseff reflects on the major area that separates us from God…it’s sloth.  What is the truth about sloth? What does laziness really look like? To depend on oneself more than on God….”that I can do anything”, “I can do it”….the man of faith says “God can do it”.  Jesus said without the Father, he could do nothing.  That He does only what the Father tells him.  The solution to sloth is obedience…the obedience to the will of the Father.

Msgr. Esseff takes a strong look at King David and his actions after he becomes king…a leader who became consumed with himself.  Then he looks at a true leader…Jesus.  Msgr. has a strong message and challenge for families, our country, the world and our Church.

Msgr. John A. Esseff is a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton.  He was ordained on May 30th 1953, by the late Bishop William J. Hafey, D.D. at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton, PA.  Msgr. Esseff served a retreat director and confessor to Blessed Mother Teresa.    He continues to offer direction and retreats for the sisters of the missionaries of charity around the world.  Msgr. Esseff encountered St.  Padre Pio,  who would become a spiritual father to him.  He has lived in areas around the world,  serving  in the Pontifical missions, a Catholic organization established by Bl. Pope John Paul II to bring the Good News to the world especially to the poor.  Msgr. Esseff assisted the founders of the Institute for Priestly Formation and continues to serve as a spiritual director for the Institute.  He continues to  serve as a retreat leader and director to bishops, priests and sisters and seminarians and other religious leaders around the world.   

 

 

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Be sure to visit Msgr. Esseff’s website “Building a Kingdom of  Love

 

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