Compassion

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”

Presentation Is Everything

Faltering and rambling words make for going away with much confusion. Hunched shoulders and a humped back make for coming across as weak and unsure… Disorganized presenting makes for no buy-in, no trust, and no support. A bad presentation muddles what is done, belies why it’s done, obscures how to do it. Exact and explicitContinue reading “Presentation Is Everything”

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”