Humility. That little rascal keeps chasing me down and running me over. Why, oh why, won’t you leave me alone, humility? For weeks now, several people I spiritually admire have used that word when chatting with me. They are in good company. St. Augustine once said the three most important factors in the spiritual life are humility, humility, and … [Read more…]
So why do I love my husband today? For knowing when I need to be knocked down a bit and helping me recognize it, too. Joel knows I live in extremes. When the blog’s stats aren’t as high as I would like them to be, when my writing doesn’t seem to be clicking, when we aren’t receiving much feedback, or when __________, fill in the blank, Joel helps me not reach beyond myself. Indeed, our blog is good; it is not great. But I shall keep running this race with perseverance and work to harness any inordinate desires for my own excellence.
I have always cheered the underdog. Their patience, never give up attitudes, faith and trust in a higher power, their hope. They remind me to “be” a humble “attitude.” The readings from the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, especially the Beatitudes, are favorites of mine because they remind me that when I am most humbled is … [Read more…]
October 10, 2010: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time The trust required to undergo the treatment for a physical disease is a good analogy for the trust in God required to be cured of the spiritual disease of sin. Cure and conversion go hand-in-hand. The connection between the two was the subject of our readings this … [Read more…]
August 29, 2010: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Conducting ourselves with humility was a key take-away from the Mass readings this past weekend. “Conduct your affairs with humility and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts” (Sirach 3:17). “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself … [Read more…]