Remember to stay posted for the upcoming Grateful Blessed Mess Podcast! Listen to the sneak peak here! …. Now back to the blog. Have you ever been going through a painful time in your life, but for the life of you, you cannot figure out why? How you got here or why this particular thingContinue reading “Bedrock”
Tag Archives: virtue
Hate Has No Home Here
“Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good” Romans 12:9 “Hate has no home here.” Do you all remember the rise of this phrase in the not so distant past? The horrors that led to it and the signs placed in lawns across America? Hate. No Home. Here. “ToContinue reading “Hate Has No Home Here”
“He that sacrifices to God his property by alms-deeds, his honor by bearing insults, or his body by mortifications, by fasts and penitential rigours, offers to Him a part of himself and of what belongs to him; but he that sacrifices to God his will, by obedience, gives to Him all that he has, andContinue reading “Fiat”
Oh Misery, Duplicity
Duplicity, such misery Leads always to timidity A hesitance to simply be The who you are to you and me. What you want, you disengage Identity begins to fade. Ignored, Forgotten, self withdrawn, Without intent, your peace is gone. It burns you up, eats you alive Or in it your Desires die Tepidity kills allContinue reading “Oh Misery, Duplicity”
Do you want to be Happy?
I wanted to divert from the virtue discussion briefly to dive further into many of the concepts that came up during the post on Humility, specifically Freedom and Detachment, but then I realized that I actually should have prefaced the whole topic of virtue with the WHY behind it. Why bother at all?! Why botherContinue reading “Do you want to be Happy?”
Humility – The Soil of the Interior Life
I’ve been trying to write about humility for a few days now and I keep getting stuck. With the start of this virtue series, I determined (probably in response to a Holy Spirit nudge) Humility to be the best place to start because without it, there is no spiritual life…but I’ve had a hard timeContinue reading “Humility – The Soil of the Interior Life”
Between the two extremes, of virtue: vice and vice There lies a point supreme, heroic effort be the price. It stands to reason that this point is quite a moving target To know just how and when to act is difficult, gosh darn it!!
It All Hangs In The Balance
In the 12 steps, we call it “living in the grey”, in the Catholic Church, it’s called the “narrow road”. Aristotle called it the “Golden Mean”. Balance. The chiseling work of the interior life, of developing a life of virtue. It’s funny how different religions, philosophies, manners of thinking, can all be saying the sameContinue reading “It All Hangs In The Balance”