Category Archives: virtues

discipline rather than self-indulgence

Romans 8:12-17, speaks about the need for a disciplined life.  It’s easy to become a captive of our self indulgent society. Paul says: “…. if you live according to the flesh, you will die, but if by the spirit you put … Continue reading

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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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