This Week on Knight Life
Life Heroes – Our aim is local but doesn’t stop at our state’s borders; it is not too much to ask – he is my brother, she is my sister no matter where in the world, so with hand, hearts and pocketbook we turn ourselves toward the Best Lent ever.
Hello, I’m Mike Gaspers back with you for a half hour of information, inspiration and invitation around the activities of this band of brothers the Iowa Knights of Columbus.
This is Knight Life…our Mission is Be Men of Courage and to do everything with LOVE for our fellow man, woman, child and unborn child.
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Overview of the Podcast – Life Heroes
Remote reporter Johnathon Eltrevoog had the opportunity to ask Andrew Walther from the communications department of the Supreme Council about a Lenten suggestion for all Knights – $40 bucks for Lent – to address real need halfway around the world with Christians at Risk
Thank you to Andrew and Johnathon for raising our awareness on this issue. Those of us following the news know Christians in the Middle East are facing persecution unprecedented in recent times. During this Lent we invite not only Knights but all friends of Knights to join with us in extending help to those in need. #KnightsKnowMercy – share with your friends.
That website again is ChristiansatRisk.org/Lent
Closer to home, Knights statewide are focused on our Knights for Life Ultrasound initiative. At a recent strategy meeting I got a few minutes with Joe Henkels, a committee member with a special role to engage councils more fully in this effort.
Knights are Heroes for life and can be even more so. Each council is being asked to designate that lead hero who will be the liaison with the local Pregnancy Resource Center. #KnightsKnowMercy in this way also … won’t you join us to save lives? Become Life Heroes!
We pause to listen to a message from past State Deputy Mike Laake on the importance of our religious freedoms on President’s day.
Knights have been on the front lines in defense of religious freedom since our founding. Our founders certainly did not mean the first amendment to be only freedom of private worship but public engagement of religiously motivated individuals.
One of the most motivated young men I know in the Knights is Paul Lee. Paul is currently our State Warden leading convention planning, State Program director, father, husband and traveling business man. Whew. That’s a lot. Johnathon talks with Paul about his roots about diversity and about the Knights of Columbus.
I expect to hear more from Paul and you can too. Listen to his story of fatherhood by visiting iowaknightlife.org and searching on Fatherhood.
This week’s Knights to Christ reflection from Steve Hesprich focuses on our second principle of unity.
My strength as a Knight lies not only in Charity – as important as Charity is for Knights. Rather it is the bond of unity with my brother Knights which supports my Charity because they support me. Whether I am weak or I am strong my band of brothers is there to support me.
Why are you a Knight – Orlando Gil of Harlan challenges all of us to not only answer this question but to share it with others – to inform, inspire and yes to invite others to join the Knights.
You can read my own answer to this question in coming weeks on the Harlan Knights blog. Just search for Harlan Knights Blog and you will find it.
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I’m Mike Gaspers, thank you for listening. Feeling inspired? Then act courageously and with love to put your faith into action by word and by deeds. Don’t forget to March with us this Saturday!
Interested in the Band of Brothers? Contact a Knight or your parish priest and we will bring you into this fraternity of Catholic men.
Knight Life is a production of the Iowa Knights of Columbus.