Fr. Dcn Ananias on Seeking Balance: Montanika 2023

In the heart of the Montanika Conference, where minds and spirits converge, Fr. Dcn Ananias’ presentation on “Balancing Work, Family, and Faith” illuminated the path to a more harmonious existence. His words resonated deeply with the attendees, offering a beacon of hope and guidence in the sea of life’s demands.

Fr. Dcn Ananias’ talk was a profound exploration into the concept of “first things,” a term borrowed from Dr. Philip Mamalakis. This idea is not about time management or multitasking; it’s about setting our priorities straight and aligning our lives with our deepest values.

Fr. Dcn Ananias reminded us that in a world that often values productivity over presence, we must put first things first. This means making our relationship with Christ, our spouses, and our children the cornerstone of our lives. It’s about setting boundaries and being intentional about how we spend our time, ensuring that our families are not neglected in the pursuit of work or other commitments.

As we reflect on the insights shared by Fr. Dcn Ananias, let us consider our own priorities. Are we putting first things first in our lives? Are we setting boundaries to ensure that our families are our top priority? And are we seeking renewal through prayer and repentance? Let us strive to live lives that are grounded in faith and love, prioritizing what truly matters above all else.

Fr. Dcn Ananias’ talk at the 2023 Montanika Conference was a powerful reminder of the importance of faith, family, and work in our lives. As we look ahead to the 2024 conference, let us keep these insights in mind and continue to seek balance in our lives, always putting first things first.

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