Category: Discipleship

To Climb to the Heights

“Those who would climb to a lofty height must go by steps, not leaps.” – St. Gregory the Great

What Is Our Task in the World?

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Weekly Photo Challenge – Change

How will we allow ourselves to be changed . . . for the common good . . . or simply, for good? As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world — that is the myth of… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge – Change”

Photo Challenge: Unique

Today’s reading from the Letter to the Hebrews is very stirring and encourages us to persevere. Brothers and sisters: Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and… Continue Reading “Photo Challenge: Unique”

Weekly Photo Challenge – Resolved

At this time of making resolutions for the new year, let us remember that every effort counts. People say, “What is the sense of our small effort?” They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge – Resolved”

It’s Not About Where You’re From

We put a lot of importance in ethereal things like status and material things like money. But it’s not about what we have or where we’re from. It’s how we live our lives. In Saturday’s Gospel reading from the 11th chapter of Luke, we… Continue Reading “It’s Not About Where You’re From”

A Prayer for Guidance

Tuesday’s Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 119 – a Prayer for Guidance. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands. Blessed are they whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your… Continue Reading “A Prayer for Guidance”

What Are You Planting?

Every uncompassionate action is like planting a dead tree. -Shantideva

Continuing the Theme of the Prophet Micah

The Persian Sufi Bayazid does not quote the Prophet Micah. Nonetheless, his words reflect the same meaning, and encourage us to live with generosity, compassion, and humility. The Friend of God has these three qualities: a generosity like that of the ocean, a compassion… Continue Reading “Continuing the Theme of the Prophet Micah”

A Follow-up to the Prophet Micah

On Monday I posted about the day’s reading from Micah 6, and now I came across a quote from The Talmud that expands on it. Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly,… Continue Reading “A Follow-up to the Prophet Micah”