“Holy peace consists in a union with God’s will, of such a kind that no dissension arises between the will of God and the soul, but they are both one --- not in words or in desires alone but in works.” St. Teresa We desire peace as much as, if not more than, we desire … Continue reading Holy Peace
Purity of Intention
"Remain simple and innocent, and you will be like little children who do not know the evil that destroys man's life." CCC 2517 The holiness of our actions depends on the purity of our intention; without it our actions simply amount to good deeds. This practice of doing good to others is and always will … Continue reading Purity of Intention
Do I Have a Personal Mission?
Do I have a personal mission or is that something that I can choose to take on if I think it's right for me? Well, I guess the answer to that really lies in whether or not I believe I have a purpose and identity in this life. We, as Christian Catholics know that it … Continue reading Do I Have a Personal Mission?
"What does the LORD, your God, ask of you but to fear the LORD, your God, and follow his ways exactly, to love and serve the LORD, your God, with all your heart and all your soul. . ." Dt 10:12 Have you ever received a contract or agreement form that read like a novel? … Continue reading Heavenly Contract
The Purpose of Joy
"God made us for joy. God is joy, and the joy of living reflects the original joy that God felt in creating us." St. John Paul II Where there is joy there is purpose. And purpose is often motivated by love. We can say in a sense that God's happiness was motivated by the purpose … Continue reading The Purpose of Joy
Try and Try Again . . .
"Grace is a participation in the life of God."CCC1997 Habitually implementing something into our life always begins with great enthusiasm. We consider something good, something that we are certain will enhance our way of life, and naturally, we stir up excitement for it. There is a level of hope that enflames a joy strong enough … Continue reading Try and Try Again . . .
Gifts of love
“To love is to be transformed into what we love. To love God is therefore to be transformed into God.” St. John of the Cross God the Father has given us countless gifts. Gifts that we have wholeheartedly embraced, gifts that have been masked by sorrow or pain, and sadly, gifts that will forever go … Continue reading Gifts of love
To be known is not simply understanding preferences, social inclinations, goals and desires...to be truly known requires an exposition of the heart... It requires a turning inward into the deepest recesses of our heart...an opening of oneself vulnerably, first and foremost, to a God who fashioned us entirely out of love. As much as we … Continue reading Known
Mission Before Vocation part 2
In the fulfillment of your duties, let your intentions be so pure that you reject from your actions any other motive than the glory of God and the salvation of souls.St. Pope John Paul II One of the gifts I cherish the most is God's mercy in continuing to call us to himself despite our … Continue reading Mission Before Vocation part 2
"Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other." - Aristotle Aristotle seems to think that friendship is just short of being as important as a life of contemplation. Contemplation ultimately leads to Happiness and according to Aristotle, friendship is necessary in … Continue reading Friendly Talk