Greater Good

Disciplined imagination reflects God’s reflection. When I was a child, reward and punishment was activity’s pivot. When caught breaking the rules, absolution was sought through atonement and reparation. As a reflecting adult, compassion and sacrifice mirrors Divine mercy. The Beatitudes rule, communion is achieved through submission and grace. Common good relies on justice and seeksContinue reading “Greater Good”

Self-Sacrifice

Lack of support does not mitigate the example of the Cross To follow the Way one must strive to enhance the Spirit. Indeed, deprive the ego and in prayer thrive Unselfishness is rarely pleasant Without murmur or complaint be present with personal consideration absent “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdomContinue reading “Self-Sacrifice”

Indifference

The Indifference virtue is not one of passivity but rather of activity. Conventional wisdom says Indifference is lethargic with apathy and doubtfulness. Epiphanic wisdom says Indifference is energetic with listening and non-judgment. Ironically, Indifference realizes proper submission and grateful poverty of spirit. Heartily, Indifference forges a blessed discernment and graced responsibility.

Ambition

“The greatest among you will be your servant. Those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”[1] Human ambition dreams… Glory and legacy are elusive though, and their testimony is mute for those who moved hearts for themselves. Human ambition strives… The world’s hall of fame is exclusive though,Continue reading “Ambition”

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”

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”