Category Archives: virtues

taking one’s own advice

I just finished a phone conversation with a young man (age 32) who calls me just about every day.  He is a gifted man who is trying to make sense out of his life.  I met him eight years ago … Continue reading

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and bear fruit through perseverance!

Perseverance …. a not too common virtue in our society. In today’s Gospel, Luke 8:4-15, Jesus tells the parable of the sower who goes out into his field and sows good seed.  The parable is worth reading and reflecting on.  … Continue reading

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an attitude of detachment

St. Paul’s admonishment  to Timothy (6:2c-12) is meant for all of us: “Those who want to be rich are falling into temptation and into a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge them into ruin and destruction.  … Continue reading

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an attitude of humility

Today’s Gospel, Luke 7:1-10, has much to teach  us about an attitude of humility. A centurion, a pagan Roman, has a valuable slave who is near death.  He sends for Jesus.  As Jesus approaches his house, the centurion sends some … Continue reading

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What’s this about love?

Love is a much misunderstood word in our society.  The word “love” gushes out from the mouths of many people who have no clue what love is all about.  “Love” is associated with all kinds of good, warm, fuzzy, sexual … Continue reading

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