Some demand with hubris. Some expect with humility. Perchance the same words but such different instants. “…all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, those who humble themselves will be exalted.” We have sinned and we are in need of help. Beyond reciting words, Prayer calls from the heart. “…humbling oneself is difficult. It demands so muchContinue reading “Prayer”
Our Lady speaks from the sun’s rising to its setting. She shines forth with perfect beauty. She bids the heavens above and beckons the earth below. Listen to Her. “Come to me, genuflect and sacrifice for we have a covenant. My children, I testify on your behalf, I am God, your God. I know everyContinue reading “Our Mother (Psalm 50)”
God, there are too many walls, too many locked doors, too many glass ceilings. Help me, God, to move the blind and let the light in. I want to see what you see. to open the window and let the fresh air in. I want to breathe in your grace God, give me the courageContinue reading “Open Windows”
full of energy full of grit full of stamina full of vigor Doing whatever it takes to encourage fortitude. Being a force as a power for good mighty determined enduring deep Making being strong a way of Truth Creating a capacity to bear pain and adversity Strength needs to be disciplined wants to be enablingContinue reading “Strength”
utterly brave utterly intrepid utterly fearless utterly resilient Doing whatever it takes to persevere with grace. Being prepared to withstand fear and dread valor mettle determined resolve Making the dignity of works proper and noble. Creating an assured rest for inspiring resilience. Courage needs to be ready, wants to be heroic, withstands shame.
all-about waiting all-about staying all-about stillness all-about poise Doing whatever it takes to instill equanimity. Being a source of a pleasant response. cool calm collected content Making the time without getting edgy or annoyed. Creating a space with serenity and tranquility. Patience needs to be mellow, wants to be unflappable, always bears trouble.
always thoughtful always considerate always sensitive always helpful Doing whatever it takes to show concern. Being benevolent with peace and joy. humane altruistic benign attentive Giving the marginalized spiritual sustenance. Providing support both physical and emotional. Caring needs to be trustworthy, wants to be loving, entails sacrifice.
surpass acknowledgment surpass response surpass assent surpass recognition Doing whatever it takes with indifference. Being open – expectant without demanding. approve cooperate collaborate acquiesce Making Yes mean Yes and No mean No. Creating a way for serenity to spread. Acceptance needs to be flexible, wants to be pleasant, expects process.
soo… interested soo… keen soo… enthusiastic soo… eager Doing whatever it takes to be a power for good. Being committed as a follower and a leader. passion fervor intensity vigor Expending great energy in preserving trust. Savoring the taste and fragrance of the mystical palate. Zeal needs to be dedicated, wants to be on fire,Continue reading “ZEAL”
beyond justice beyond forgiveness beyond mercy beyond benevolence Doing whatever it takes to relieve pain. Willing to allay fear of retribution tolerant understanding considerate comforting Making it so that the victim does not suffer and ache. Helping the offender to make amends and be restored. Compassion… needs to be sympathetic wants to be empathetic inducesContinue reading “Compassion”