PORT ST. LUCIE | In poker, nothing beats a royal flush. And in the Catholic faith, nothing beats living a saintly life and spending eternity in heaven.
Dave Walline’s card-playing analogy was featured at a Catholic Men’s Rally Nov. 6, 2021, at St. Lucie Parish in Port St. Lucie.
The day began with breakfast and an opening prayer by Conventual Franciscan Father Mark Szanyi, St. Lucie pastor, and included talks by Walline and Jack Mitchell, members of the parish’s San Damiano Disciples for Men Group.
The five “cards” that all Catholics should strive to draw are actually five “yes’s” that everyone can make in life, Walline said. They are: believing in God the Father; following Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; receiving the Holy Spirit in baptism and confirmation; having the humility to admit sinfulness and the need for the sacrament of reconciliation; and follow the word of God and precepts of the Catholic Church.