Articles Tagged ‘obedience’

1st Sunday in Lent: Willing obedience

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After Jesus was baptized, the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan (Mk 1:12). On Ash Wednesday we began the observance of the holy season of Lent with the imposition of blessed ashes, an external sign of our interior resolve to undertake Lenten penance; so that with purified minds and bodies we may celebrate the Paschal Mystery at Easter. The Passion and Death of Jesus bring His public life to an end. ... (Continue reading)

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4th Sunday of Advent: St. Joseph simply obeyed

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Then Mary said, ‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it done to me according to your word.' (Lk 1:38) On this fourth and last Sunday of Advent, as the Solemn Feast of Christmas draws near, the Sacred Liturgy invites us to be one with the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph, our Lord’s Foster Father; that we may learn from them how to approach and how to serve the Mystery of God made Man, the Word Made Flesh. The ... (Continue reading)

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Love, and do what you will

I've been reading the Myers-Briggs personality profiles, assessing my personality, hoping that somewhere in the pages and pages of internet sources I will find the key to my success. I've learned a lot about myself—insomuch as I recognized traits and tendencies that I wasn't able to put into words before. I've also learned what my weaknesses are and what internet gurus suggest I do to work through them. And what is my greatest weakness? I lack follow-through. I always have. Not ... (Continue reading)

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