"Your ordinary contact with God takes place where your fellow men, your yearnings, your work and your affections are. There you have your daily encounter with Christ.” Saint Josemaría
"Your ordinary contact with God takes place where your fellow men, your yearnings, your work and your affections are. There you have your daily encounter with Christ.”
“Caring for someone is not only healing a small wound, but looking at the person in their entirety, seeking their good both in this world and the next.” The second article on fraternal correction.
A new article in the series on friendship. "Friendship is one of the 'divine paths on earth' that God has opened up by becoming a man, a friend of his friends."
The "new commandment" that Jesus entrusted to us at the end of his life teaches us that true friendship is also authentic apostolate.
The way we dress can communicate many aspects of our personality. A truly human fashion can "help express the true beauty of the human person. Everything that is authentically beautiful is a reflection of the beauty of God."
A new article in the series on developing a strong Christian personality. "Openness to others is closely united to our progress in the lifelong battle to unmask the face of pride and grow in humility. Pride seeps into the most surprising nooks and crannies of our relationships with others."
"In a bright and cheerful home, people treat one another in a simple and trusting way." A new article in the series on forming a strong Christian personality.
Friendliness and graciousness are the fertile soil for fostering fraternal correction. God acts through our relationships with those around us to draw out the best in us.
"Friendship is always freely bestowed; if it is sought to fulfil an obligation or to attain a goal it is never truly authentic."
God has always taken the first step in seeking our friendship. By being his friend, we learn how to be good friends of others. A new series on Christian life.
The second part in an article on the importance of fostering the habit of reading. "What we read does change us. It refines our soul or dulls it; it broadens our horizons or narrows them."
"If we often ask ourselves what God wants from us and try to please Him, we become stronger and more consistent men and women."
A new article in the series on forging a strong Christian personality. "The family is the place where we discover the beauty of authentic human values."
"Christian joy is the consequence of possessing God through faith and charity; it is the fruit of living all the virtues." A new article on Christian life.
Each of our friendships is an opportunity to discover anew a reflection of the friendship that Christ offers us.
In the Christian life, the intellect, will and emotions need to grow together, helping one another to advance. Hence the importance of guiding our feelings. First of a two-part article.
“A good book is like a good friend. It will stay with you for the rest of your life." An article on fostering the habit of reading.
A new article in the series on forging a strong Christian personality. “No human life is ever isolated. It is bound up with other lives. No man or woman is a single verse; we all make up one divine poem which God writes with the cooperation of our freedom.”
Fraternal correction is a sincere and affectionate suggestion that a Christian gives to his or her neighbor to help them along the path to holiness. It is a means of spiritual progress by which a person can grow in self-knowledge, becoming aware of defects that might be hidden or disguised by self-love. It is often a necessary precondition to enable us to tackle those defects with God’s help, and so improve our Christian living.