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Week Seventeen: Patience. An Important Virtue

Month Four – Loving Myself. Fortitude with Faith produces patience

Do you ever feel like you have mastered the virtue of patience and then are taken by surprise and explode! The illusion of being the most patient person in the world just vaporized before your very eyes.  Patience is so important that Jesus Christ, our model in all virtues, said: “By your patience you will save your souls.” St. Augustine prayed in desperation: “Lord, give me patience and right now!”

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Week Seventeen: Patience. Peace of Heart

Month Four – Loving Myself. Fortitude with Faith produces patience

We all need a little patience. I’m learning that impatience is a key indicator that shows me that something within needs attention. Something is brewing in my heart.

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Week Seventeen: Patience. Awake Not Anaesthetized

Month Four – Loving Myself. Fortitude with Faith produces patience

The Christian’s journey toward wholeness in the image of Christ for the sake of others progresses by means of spiritual disciplines. The first stage of this journey is the awakening, or waking up to the fact of how unlike Christ I am.

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Week Sixteen: Wholeness. Holiness

Month Four – Loving Myself. Fortitude with Faith produces patience.

God’s Mercy Endures Forever, let us be His Light. As we have journeyed through Lent and an intensified Holy Week, I hope your heart is rejoicing and full of light in the fact that God’s mercy endures forever.  He is risen!  Alleluia!  I hope your faith has been strengthened and your heart has been lovingly pruned and purified so it is bursting with love.  Christ suffered greatly to grant us access to eternal life.  The time is now for us to mature spiritually and Be His Light in the world. 

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Week Fourteen: Fortitude.  The Inner Voice

Month Four: The Virtue of Fortitude. Loving Myself through eyes of Faith produces patience.

There is nothing evil wants more than to keep us in the dark, to keep us focused on the spectacular and sensational, the next shiny object or even the heart wrenching events we see throughout our day. When we focus on the spectacular, we miss the subtlety before us. We fail to see the nuances and goodness right in front of us. Discernment of spirits is a lifelong journey that begins with fortitude. With knowing myself and my true nature, I see myself as God sees me. However, the layers of disconnection from God in this life keep me blind unless I actively turn to God and seek His wisdom and knowledge to see the whole of myself, understanding my drivers, my desires, and my fears. When I see the whole of me, I become the person God intended me to be, ordering myself to tell His story through me.  

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Week Fourteen: Fortitude. My Value

Month Four: The Virtue of Fortitude. Loving Myself through eyes of Faith produces patience.

How well do you value yourself? Be honest, do you clearly see yourself as the One who loved you first sees you? Life is an invitation to journey into the deep of this knowing. To live in the consciousness of who I am, aware of the creation gifts I bring to the world. As I practice the virtue of fortitude, I develop the strength it takes to live a wholistic life and walk the path of holiness.

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