Simon of Cyrene was unexpectedly forced to help Jesus carry the cross (Luke 23: 26). This shows us that suffering can seem to appear from nowhere and that it can afflict people who are apparently innocent bystanders (Luke 13: 1-5). We learn that suffering, in many ways, is a mystery that can only be partiallyContinue reading “On Suffering: Lessons from Simon of Cyrene”
It is not uncommon for us to say or hear someone declare that I am a good person. While the intent behind the statement may be good, here are some reasons why it falls short of being a good thing to say: 1. How Are You Sure You Are Good?Continue reading “‘I am A Good Person’: 5 Reasons Why this Common Declaration Falls Short”
Your Thoughts include your memory and imagination. Here are things to note and to do, to improve the acceptability of your thoughts in the sight of God. Our thoughts may be hidden from others most of the time. However, God can hear them clearly. Therefore, when you examine your conscience before Mass and Confession, yourContinue reading “What Are You Thinking? Make Your Thoughts More Acceptable to God with These Insights”
Prudence can be defined as the virtue that enables us to discern what our true good is, in all circumstances, and to choose the right means to achieve it. Own and accept your ignorance on certain matters. We do not and cannot know everything, no matter how intelligent we are. When confronted by aContinue reading “10 Things to Do to Grow in Prudence”
The year 2021 is the Year of St. Joseph. Here are some things that stand out about this Holy man. There is evidence from the genealogy of Jesus that St. Joseph himself was adopted. This shows that St. Joseph likely understood how to welcome Jesus as his adopted son. We learn that God permits certainContinue reading “7 Things About St Joseph, The Foster Father of Jesus”
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God retains the right to answer any prayer at any time. However, here are some issues that may get in the way. 1. You Do Not Obey God God obeys those who obey him (Isaiah 58: 3-9). If you already know him and you know his will but are not doing it,Continue reading “8 Reasons Why Your Prayers May be Unanswered and Some Tips”