Archive for 'Virtue'

Dealing with Conflicts

Matthew 5: 20-26 Ezek 18: 21-28 / Psa 130:1-8 Go first and be reconciled with your brother, then come and offer your gift. (Matthew 5:24) For the sake of peace, may I be meek, To yield what is right as Jesus would, And even offer the other cheek, And understand, than be understood. Jesus said […]

Vigilance, Discipline & Perseverance

Luke 21: 34-36 Dn 7:15-27 / Dn 3 Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man. (Luke 21:36) Let no carousing or drunkenness, Lead to spiritual weaknesses; Our best defense vs. the lure of sin Are […]

The Lord’s Discipline

John 16:20-23 Acts 18: 9-18 / Ps 47: 2-7 Amen, Amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. (John 16:20) Is your life now filled with sorrow? Don’t dwell in anguish and complain; Just be patient, for tomorrow Joy […]

Integrity vs. Ingenuity

Luke 16:9-15 Phil 4:10-19 / Psa 112 The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones. (Luke 16: 10) We may forfeit talent or wisdom, Or lose possessions, power or health; But if it makes us lose God’s kingdom, The worst tragedy of all is wealth. Jesus said, “I […]

On Judging Others

John 8: 1-11 Dn 13: 1-9,15-17, 19-30,33-62 / Psa 23 Then neither do I condemn you…. Go now and leave your life of sin. (John 8:11) God alone can make us virtuous; No good we do can we claim our own. Jesus tells those who feel righteous: “Let him without sin cast the first stone.” […]

Feast of All the Saints

Matthew 5:1-12a 1 Jn 3: 1-3 / Ps 24 / Rv 7:2-4,9-14 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:3) Our Lord gave us the Beatitudes That like His saints we may be blessed. Today, praise God with all gratitude For the hope of eternal rest. When Jesus […]