Mikeisthird.com is the online home for Mike Landry’s ministry to youth in Evergreen Catholic Schools and beyond. On this site you’ll find links to videos he’s created, articles he’s written, and music he’s recorded all in the interest of helping young people follow Jesus.
“Everybody in this pragmatic, cerebral society always wants to put himself first, and this cannot be done. God doesn’t want me to do it. God wants me to be third, never first. God comes first, my neighbor second, and I am third.”
-Catherine Doherty, Sobornost
“Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.”
-Pope Benedict XVI
In the coming year, seek out opportunities to do a better job of being third. Deepen your life of prayer and learn what it means trust in God’s love for you. Be humble. Show integrity. Read the Bible. Do the Duty of the moment.
I do what I do – working full-time in youth ministry, serving youth and young adults in my parish and schools – because I believe in what St. John Paul II, Pope Benedict, and so many others see when they look into a crowd of young people: hope.
This was originally posted as a column on the Grandin Media website. When my son started playing soccer, I was a volunteer coach trying to help him love the game. As he’s gotten older, I find myself cheering from the…