Attitude Is…

I used to pride myself on always having a good attitude. I used to get compliments about my attitude. Positivity was even one of my top 5 strengths on the Strength Finder test.

Yet, I find that myself struggling with my attitude today.

Why?

Maybe it’s because I’m tired right now. Maybe it’s because I’ve worked for the church for a long time and have had the opportunity to see to the good, the bad, and the ugly. Maybe it’s because I haven’t taken enough time in prayer.

Regardless, it’s funny that as I write this, I find myself needing to hear these words more than ever.

“Attitude…

It is the vanguard of your true self.

Its root is inward but its fruit is outward.

It is your best friend or worst enemy.

It is more honest and consistent about you than your words.

It is your outward look based on your past experiences.

It is what draws people to you or repels them.

It is never content until it is expressed.

It is the librarian of your past.

It is the speaker of your present.

It is the prophet on your future.”

From The Difference Maker, pg. 4.

Lord, give me the positive attitude I need to continue to thrive in my ministry, and help me have the kind of attitude that helps others see You in me.

John Rinaldo

As the Business Manager at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA, Dr. John Rinaldo serves as the administrator over operations and finances for the parish in support of all parish ministries. Previously, John served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Jose, empowering parish communities to minister to the needs of youth and young adults. John is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University teaching pastoral ministry courses to graduate students.


John Rinaldo


As the Business Manager at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA, Dr. John Rinaldo serves as the administrator over operations and finances for the parish in support of all parish ministries. Previously, John served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Jose, empowering parish communities to minister to the needs of youth and young adults. John is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University teaching pastoral ministry courses to graduate students.



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