Suffering

“…a condition of irreligion and impiety, a constant trial and an agonizing cross, not far removed from persecution.”[1] Service demands sacrifice tempered by Zeal, service needs kindness, anticipates suffering, and disquiets the soul. “… even the heedless and thoughtless recognize that this earth is no playground, never forget, we are the children of sorrow.”[2] ServantsContinue reading “Suffering”

Dignity

Self-worth and self-image are shaped and enhanced by and with dignity. Dignity of play…    embraces teammates    reveres the challenge    relishes the zone The grace of communion and communication foster warmth and joy. Dignity of work…    sees nothing but the truth    hears the honesty    feels the sincerity Responsibility puts upContinue reading “Dignity”

The Holy Spirit

“The Holy Spirit is to our souls as the sun is to heaven –   giving light, giving warmth, filling with brightness and joy.”[1] Sunshine provides possibility and enables nature to produce beauty of shape, noise, and fragrance. Spirit enlightens and inflames the soul to make harmony with reverence, zeal, and kindness. “The tender mercyContinue reading “The Holy Spirit”

The Gift

The give of gift is in giving. Outside of needs and wants, inclusive of gentle kindness. Present with a present. The presenter surrenders and yields and asks to graciously receive. The receiver’s reception is in receiving The gift enjoins community, affirms with acceptance. Submission freely submits. The submitter does not demand a quid pro quo,Continue reading “The Gift”

Simplicity

Simplicity begins with pure intention… simple persons do not act deceptively, simple persons act straight-forwardly grounded in obedience and loyalty. “Wisdom’s ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. Wisdom is a tree of life… those who hold her fast will be blessed.”[1] Simplicity cultivates wisdom… simple persons are not opinionated, simple personsContinue reading “Simplicity”

Righteous

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice for they will be filled[1] Advocating justice for all is virtuous activity, it transforms our society. Constantly promoting fairness, for the neglected and canceled, slakes the soul’s pursuit of accord. To serve the whole community, not only promotes common good, it aligns with the greater good.Continue reading “Righteous”

Pure in Heart

Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God[1] The steadfast and loyal heart is directed by good intention, open to opportunities. Faith-filled perception renders one awake, aware, and attentive for the Beatific Vision Enlightenment sees with God’s eyes and clarity hears with God’s ears, in turn the soul is grasped by God.Continue reading “Pure in Heart”