Apostolic Spirit

Apostolic is a practice

of love and zeal

regardless of fatigue

and inconvenience.

Spirit is a doer

of good and kindness

with detachment, openness

and purity of intention.

“Love your enemies,

and do good to them,

without expecting a return,

for you are children of God… [1]

What foils it?

Anxiousness distracts the mind.

Worldliness withers the heart.

Selfishness enslaves the soul.

“A fiery furnace is the world

twice blessed are those souls

that are plunged into it

and take on its burning.” [2]

Apostolic spirit dwells with Charity,

attending to neighbor’s needs,

nurturing the spiritually abandoned,

cultivating the socially marginalized.

[1] Luke 6: 35

[2] Father Judge Meditations p158

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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