Monthly Archives: January 2014

To Matters of the Day

St. John of Avila noted in a letter: Say in your heart, “I am being led captive to death; what is this world to me? I am going to God; I do not wish to entangle myself in earthly things.” … Continue reading

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To Man’s Image and Likeness

Man was created in God’s image and likeness, not in a bodily image and likeness of God, for God does not have a bodily form.  Rather, man was created in the image and likeness of God’s essence.  Hence, man is … Continue reading

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Near in Mouth and Heart

Prayer consists in having the Lord not only near in mouth, but also near in heart.  “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12:34). Prayer does not comprise one empty phrase heaped upon another.  Rather, … Continue reading

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To a Humble Heart

The Lord hears and responds to the call of a humble heart.   Call on Him with confidence and courage. The Lord seeks and desires a heart free of self and the world, for a heart burdened with self and the world … Continue reading

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To Live and Practice Our Faith

Jeremiah gives a beautiful description of how to live and practice our faith: Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man … Continue reading

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To Humility, Generosity and Confidence

St. Francis de Sales teaches that humility is more than us lacking trust in ourselves.  On the contrary, humility is an expression of our confidence in God and His generosity. For in humility we can echo words of St. Paul … Continue reading

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To Human Freedom

Freedom brings us glory or ignominy.  Our freedom is rooted in reason and will.    Through freedom is the power to rise above all creatures on earth or to dwell amongst the lowest of earth’s creatures.  The power of freedom resides … Continue reading

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