“The Seven Habits of Holy People” as listed by Chris Stefanick at Washington event

Chris Stefanick addresses a crowd of more than 1,000 at the "Reboot Live!" event April 27 at Five Points Washington. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

WASHINGTON — At his April 27 “Reboot Live” presentation here, Chris Stefanick said our relationship with God needs to translate into daily routines in order to stay alive and grow. He proposed the Seven Habits of Holy People:

  • Love yourself. “Loving yourself is the precursor to accepting the love of God. It’s an acknowledgement that you’re worthy of receiving love from another,” he said.
  • Chris Stefanick prays with a group of students following "Reboot Live" on Spril 27 in Washington. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

    Chris Stefanick prays with a group of students following “Reboot Live” on Spril 27 in Washington. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

    Pray. At the bare minimum this means going to Mass, he said, but reminded them that at its core, prayer is a conversation that requires listening as well as speaking. Starting the day with Scripture is key, Stefanick said, promising that “by putting his holy word in your head and talking to him from your heart, it will change your life.”

  • Live a pure life. This extends to our intentions, our thoughts, our business dealings, and our interactions with others, as well as chastity. “Holiness is love and love is impossible without purity,” he said.
  • Community. Stefanick said he meets regularly with a small group of people to discuss life, give and receive support, and pray with, and suggested they do the same.
  • Forget what happened yesterday. “You have a right to forget yesterday and Jesus Christ won that right for you on a cross,” he said. Some wounds may require more healing than others and Stefanick urged them to get help when they need it.
  • Serve others. Being a servant is an attitude, he said. Instead of trying to take on the world, start small by serving those around you, he advised them. And don’t forget to serve the poor, he said.
  • Share the faith. “Open your mouth and talk about God,” Stefanick said.

“Be holy, then be yourself,” he told them.

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