Finding God's Goodness

Week Twenty-One. Kindness. Kind Words.

Month Five. Fortitude to love myself expands my hope and kindness.

Living the spiritual life is to allow space -space for what the Spirit brings to the moment. As I’m growing in wholeness, I allow room for the space for presence and listening. I don’t feel the need to fix or change the person in front of me, or offer unwelcome suggestions. I can just be alongside those in my path in love and kindness.

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Week Twenty-One. Kindness. Good Measure.

Month Five. Fortitude to love myself expands my hope and kindness.

There is a simple way to see if I am living in a place of loving myself.  Am I making good, life-giving choices for myself, stoking the fires within to bring my best self to the world? Are my thoughts, words, and actions kind? If not, I need to adjust my heart.

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Week Twenty-One. Kindness. Extreme Kindness.

Month Five. Fortitude to love myself expands my hope and kindness.

To show mercy means to have compassion for someone who should be punished or could be treated harshly. It means showing undeserved forgiveness or kindness. Mercy is given by a person in authority, who is also often the one who has been wronged. To show mercy is to offer relief to someone in a miserable state.

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Week Twenty. Hopeful.  Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary.

Month Five. Fortitude to love myself expands my hope and kindness.

Looking for God’s Goodness in contemplation and prayer. When I choose to live life, I become life. When I don’t, I’m not contributing/offering my best self to this one precious life I have to live. Today we contemplate a reflection from Word on Fire on what it means to live life.

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Week Twenty. Hopeful. Living in Integrity.

Month Five. Fortitude to love myself expands my hope and kindness.

How many times in a moment do I say I’m going to do something and then get distracted and don’t follow through? , This can include instances when I’m hanging onto anger towards someone that I need to let go. Recently I was pondering this thought by St. Camille’s about what commitment means.  “Commitment is doing what you said you would do, after the feeling you said it in has passed.” Integrity is a quality of love.

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Week Twenty. Hopeful. Living in the Moment.

Month Five. Fortitude to love myself expands my hope and kindness.

Living in the now, being present in the moment, guarantees us the protection of God. It is in the stretches of time when I anxiously anticipate the events of the future that I cheat myself out of the security God offers me right now not loving myself well.

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Week Twenty. Hopeful. Growth.

Month Five. Fortitude to love myself expands my hope and kindness.

Am I resistant to the events, the situations, the many people who come into my life that block the growth I am offered every day? While learning to love myself, I’m seeing it is good for me to pause, reflect, and see if I’m standing in my own way.

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