Just do the little things, and God will let you know if he has more for you to do and give you the grace to do it when the time comes. ... Holy hacks are easy and creative ideas to do more for the love of God and neighbor in ways that fit into your life.Armstrong offers some general holy hacks for living a holy life. She also offers them for particular situations or areas of our lives. Some of these include holy hacks for humility, relationships, spiritual protection, avoiding gossip, evangelizing, and for special seasons of the year such as Lent and Christmas. Each section includes an introduction describing some of the challenges regarding that area and then includes several short ideas on how to work for holiness in that area. At my Catholic mom’s group recently, we read and discussed the “Hacks for Holy Relationships.” We found much to discuss about both the challenges inherent in some of the ideas as well as ways we try to implement some of these suggestions in our lives. It was a very fruitful conversation, so while this book does not offer specific discussion questions, it can certainly be used for group reading and conversation. Whether you use the book on your own or with others, Holy Hacks is full of suggestions of ways to live your Catholic faith and improve your relationship with God and others. While no one could possible implement all of the suggestions, there are sure to be some that speak to you and the particular areas you need to work on in your spiritual life. The way to holiness is paved with small steps, and Holy Hacks can be a great aid on your spiritual journey.
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Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur has a Master’s Degree in Applied Theology and is the author of The Catholic Baby Name Book, The Power of Forgiveness, and Our Lady of La Salette: A Mother Weeps for Her Children. A mother of three, she is the editor of TodaysCatholicHomeschooling.com as well as a freelance writer and editor.