Detachment

There is a worldly conceit, a love of selfish success, the trappings of façades, the false appeal of trifles. “The world’s joys are bewitching. Its people are appealing. Its counterfeit joys, although shallow, catch many.”[1] So, make acts of thanksgiving for the graces and blessings of holy poverty… Be happy with a humble soul. SavedContinue reading “Detachment”

Detachment

There is a worldly conceit, a love of selfish success, the trappings of façades, the false appeal of trifles. “The world’s joys are bewitching. Its people are appealing. Its counterfeit joys, although shallow, catch many.”[1] So, make acts of thanksgiving for the graces and blessings of holy poverty… Be happy with a humble soul. SavedContinue reading “Detachment”

Wisdom

Wisdom is “listening” to the heart in between beats… The sounds of silence speak quietly and pursue peace. Wisdom is “prudence” of vision devoid of projection… Reflective dreams reveal the transparency of facts. Wisdom is “truth” in speech shunning deceit… Words are full of grace when blessed with fruit Wisdom is “detached” from the worldContinue reading “Wisdom”

Wisdom

Wisdom is “listening” to the heart in between beats… The sounds of silence speak quietly and pursue peace. Wisdom is “prudence” of vision devoid of projection… Reflective dreams reveal the transparency of facts. Wisdom is “truth” in speech shunning deceit… Words are full of grace when blessed with fruit Wisdom is “detached” from the worldContinue reading “Wisdom”

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. WorldlinessContinue reading “Apostolic Spirit”

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.