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Week 42. Always Seeking. Spirit of Peace.

Valuing others is justice. Seeking justice coupled with the virtue of faith grows our faithfulness.

If we want peace, we must work for justice. How do I live a just life where I’m able to give others their due? I must constantly reach beyond myself and find my true, authentic self and learn to live in the Spirit of peace. Peace is not violent. Peace is compassion and mercy. It is forgiveness and humility. 

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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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Gift of Peace: Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary

Month One: The Virtue of Prudence. Valuing God and finding wisdom and peace.

Looking for God’s Goodness in contemplation and prayer.

When we seek, we find. Today provides an exercise for you to practice flexing your finding muscle. You might find goodness in the following Thanksgiving Examen as previously published here by the Center for Action and Contemplation.

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Week Four: Unshakeable Peace. Surrendering the struggle

Anxiety can wreak havoc in my life. If I allow it to, it robs me of my joy, the little bits of heaven I receive from living in the present moment. When I am preoccupied with the external events of my life, they can consume a lot of my time and energy. This keeps me from accepting the gift of peace that I am promised through my relationship with God.

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Week Four: Unshakeable Peace. Enjoy the Journey.

As I contemplate the virtue of prudence and orient my soul towards the good, I see how my actions, sparked by my faith, lead to a peaceful heart. I’m learning that my faith must grow, it needs to be sparked by desire if I am to grow in relationship with God. Like any journey, I need to prepare.

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Week Four: Unshakeable Peace. Larger Than Me.

As I orient my whole being towards God and find His goodness, I tap into the source of wisdom beyond my understanding. I tap into a source that is much larger than me. Infused with the theological gift of faith, through the Holy Spirit that lives within me, I start to understand the snippets of the divine plan that God reveals to me.

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Week Four: Unshakeable Peace. Asking for help.

The virtue of prudence orients us to the good. Over time we start to see and understand that God’s goodness is present in the details of our life. But often I need help in seeing and feeling the unshakeable peace of God’s presence.

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Week Four: Unshakeable Peace. The Ultimate Gift.

As we enter this final week reflecting on the virtue of prudence, I can feel God’s wisdom as I orient myself to His goodness.  When I seek God in the day-to-day activities of my life with great faith, I receive the ultimate gift of peace.  

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The Wisdom of Faith: Weekly Reflection Summary and Looking for God’s Goodness

Week Three: Summary and Practice

Sunday – My Life Is Not About Me. Faith is an attitude of trust and how I approach God.

Monday – Finding Security. Faith is more than our greatest gift; sharing it with others is our greatest responsibility.

Tuesday – Sign of the Cross. The Spirit of God teaches us how we can live our faith.

Wednesday – Rooted and Alive. Every strong and beautiful flower must have a strong root in the ground.

Thursday – Radical Detachment. Faith allows me to live in detachment from all the ups and downs of life.

Friday – Peace of Heart. Do you accept that the goodness that God lives within your heart?

Looking for God’s Goodness in contemplation and prayer.

See if you find goodness while meditating on this Act of Faith

O my God, I firmly believe

that you are one God in three divine Persons,

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

I believe that your divine Son became man

and died for our sins and that he will come

to judge the living and the dead.

I believe these and all the truths

which the Holy Catholic Church teaches

because you have revealed them

who are eternal truth and wisdom,

who can neither deceive nor be deceived.

In this faith I intend to live and die.

Amen.