Guide to Goodness

Winning the Spiritual Battle of Pride with Humility

Last Sunday, we looked at the role sin and vice play in diverting us from living the good life.  We live a good life when we live a virtuous life with God, giving ourselves over to His goodness, and when we understand that we are promised protection from a life of disease and our ultimate enemy, which is sin and death. Grasping this truth changes the way we live and experience God’s love.  We see that we have the divine within us, we are saints, and we are holy.  But it is through our thoughts and actions that we become sinners.  This is the spiritual battle we face each day. With intentionality, effort, and a pure heart, we will prevail!

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Guide to Goodness

Prayer is Allowing God to Love You

In last week’s blog, I talked about growing in good works through prayer, fasting and service and how they unite us to Christ.  These are the three tools we have in our spiritual toolbox to resist sin and follow the path of true love.  I find Lent is a perfect time to examine my choices and search the desert within me to evaluate my motivations.  I can learn, with God’s grace, where I am flirting with darkness and then make a conscious decision to snuggle up with my Creator instead of turning to the fleeting relief the world provides.  Prayer helps me see my life as God sees it and assures me I am loved.

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