Tag: Obedience

The Spiritual Life: lessons from the Vineyard on how to grow in the Christian life through obedience, self-denial and prayer

The vineyard is the spiritual life of the Christian. The Lord has prepared the ground by removing stones and tilling, planted her in fertile soil and given her all she needs to be fruitful.  At the first sign of fruit, she is pruned, channeling all of His grace, all of the growing energy into the fruitful branches. 

Driven By Love

Spending my days with children has caused me to contemplate the motivation to do good.  In case you haven’t noticed, the ways we motivate and punish students are inane and arbitrary.  Trouble makers are sent to the principal’s office or suspended for major offenses.  What kind of punishment is getting to miss class?  Last time…

A Misunderstanding in the Family: The Prodigal Daughters Get Called Home

As you may have heard, there was recently an investigation into some women’s religious orders in the United States.  Although much as been written on this topic, I’m going to add my two cents, because there seems to be many misconceptions about what is actually going on.  A recent Washington Post article, “A Catholic ‘war on women’,” is…

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