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Week 44. Living Justly. Filling Gaps.

Valuing others is justice. The virtue of faith grows our faithfulness.

In a culture where everyone is screaming for their rights, are we losing who we are? Are we asleep to the people that God created us to be?

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Week 43. Faithfulness. It’s Simple. 

Valuing others is justice. The virtue of faith grows our faithfulness.

The spirit of faithfulness is manifest when we give others their due, have an attitude of faith and always seek to know and live God’s will for our lives.  We are given the gift of faith; however, most of us have to work to find this gift.  When I put my agenda aside, seek God’s will, and surrender to the call, I live a good life the way it was designed. 

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Week Thirty-Seven. Reverence. His Will. 

Valuing My Body. Temperance with love leads to chastity.

Reverence, by definition, is profound respect and love. The virtue of temperance helps us develop reverence. When we have a reverent attitude toward God, we honor Him, express our gratitude, and are drawn to obey His commandments. As I grow in reverence towards God, I see my belovedness and value myself. As I lose reverence, my ego and will reigns.

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Week Thirty-Two. Moderation. Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary.

Looking for God’s Goodness in contemplation and prayer. Courageous Listening.

Moderation allows us to avoid excess and extremes in our behavior and opinions. This virtue allows us to live a life of temperance knowing our value and another’s value.  It is in this space that we can stand solid in who we are, where we own our story, and we can witness another’s story. In today’s practice of finding God’s goodness, Sikh activist Valarie Kaur shows us how she has made a commitment to listen to those with whom she disagrees. Here, in this reflection, she describes some of the practices that make it possible:  

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Week Thirty-Two. Moderation. Encouraged.

Month Eight – Valuing My Body. Temperance with hope leads to self-control. 

There is a saying in recovery that fear is faith that hasn’t said its prayers. I can be lulled into the comforts the world offers and fall spiritually asleep. Then I wonder why I feel dull and lack inspiration.  I’m not reaping the benefits of moderation. I’ve become lazy and this laziness breeds spiritual disconnectedness. 

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Week Thirty-Two. Moderation. Sacred Listening.

Month Eight – Valuing My Body. Temperance with hope leads to self-control. 

Perhaps one of the most precious and powerful gifts we can give another person is to really listen to them, to listen with quiet, fascinated attention, with our whole being, fully present. This takes presence within and a stance of self-control. Where we moderate our own thoughts, perspectives, and agendas and empty ourselves to create space and holy ground, this is sacred listening. 

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Week Thirty-Two. Moderation. Making Space.

Month Eight – Valuing My Body. Temperance with hope leads to self-control. 

Moderation creates space. It invites possibility rather than keeping us entrenched in a certain attitude, opinion or behavior. It’s important to my well being to live in the hope of what’s possible. It is easy to get distracted by the darkness of our world and lose sight of God’s goodness. The space of moderation orients my heart toward meaning. Love defines my attitude and brings peace and hope to my day. 

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Week Thirty-Two. Moderation. Well-being. 

Month Eight – Valuing My Body. Temperance with hope leads to self-control. 

Are you stretched thin by the anxieties of everyday life? Are you impacted by fatigue, sadness, or apathy? Does it feel like your relationships are stagnating, despite your best efforts? Are wounds from past relationships affecting your ability to live joyfully?

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Week Thirty-Two. Moderation. My True Self. 

Month Eight – Valuing My Body. Temperance with hope leads to self-control. 

What if I just let go? What will I find? Where would I fall? Would I lose all control or would I actually gain self-control? Would I live in moderation or excess and extremes? Would I find my reality is what it is supposed to be and everything is exactly as it should be? My fear of falling affects my self-control. 

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