"I will never tire of repeating that we have to be contemplative souls in the midst of the world, who try to convert their work into prayer.” Saint Josemaría
"I will never tire of repeating that we have to be contemplative souls in the midst of the world, who try to convert their work into prayer.”
Justice provides us with a “map” that marks out the most important goals for each day. Its definition stems from the principle that every duty is based on a relationship. A new article in the "Very Human, Very Divine" series on the virtues.
“Our freedom is not a spontaneous choice that has no grounding outside our own will. In its deepest dimension, our freedom is a response to the Love that precedes us.”
Knowing that God is always looking at us and living in the present moment can help us grow in simplicity.
The challenge of being poor in spirit while living in the middle of the world.
Some virtues that can help us to be a contemplative soul in the midst of our ordinary daily activities. A new article in the series on the virtues.
“Prudence is the love that well discerns between what helps and hinders us in striving towards God.” A new article in the series on the virtues.
In this third article we delve into the heart of the human virtues: what they are, how they guide our feelings and why they make us freer.
"God stakes everything on our freedom. True love can only be invited, after showing that one is worthy of it, since it can only be the fruit of freedom." A new article on Christian life.
"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."
Justice begins with our relationship with God, shown in our readiness to give thanks. A new editorial in the "Very Human, Very Divine" series on the virtues.
Sincere trust unlocks the potentialities hidden inside each person; it encourages us to develop our qualities in the service of others, and enables us to grow in a natural and harmonious way.
Jesus and his first disciples showed a great love for the truth, with the certainty that the truth brings with it deep joy.
Temperance in the desire to know enables us to grasp the deepest truth about the world, and become contemplative souls in the middle of the world.
We need to cultivate "a healthy curiosity to know our world in depth and overcome the obstacles that prevent us from doing so." A new article in the series on the virtues.
All genuine friendship involves an effort both to enter the lives of others and to allow them space in our own life. In this fifth article we look at some virtues that make friendship easier for us.
We are called to bring God's light to the world, "and we have the way within. It is Christ, who wants us to be, like Himself, both very human and very divine."
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.
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.”
A new article in the series on developing a strong Christian personality. "One of the traits of a mature personality is the ability to combine intense activity with order and interior peace. Achieving this equilibrium requires real effort."
The human virtues polish our personality and give us the flexibility needed to discover the right way to act in a great variety of daily situations.
Remaining open to God’s voice expands our heart and enables us to be, like Jesus, in the concerns of his Father and our Father.
The virtue of chastity strengthens our ability to perceive and enjoy what truly fills the human heart; it allows us to discover God in everything.
The virtue of fortitude enables us to follow Jesus without being subject to changing conditions in our life and environment.
When we work out of love for God and our fellow men and women, our work becomes "divine leaven" that, united to Christ's sacrifice, helps transform the world. A new article in the series on the virtues.
"The bonds we create with others are often the force that nourishes our own personal growth." A new article in the series on the human virtues.
In this first article on the human virtues we consider how all our desires can find their harmony in God. Discovering this requires time and effort, but it frees us to love.
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.
Empathy, the ability to share in other people's feelings, is very important for learning to love as Christ did. A new article in the series on forging a Christian personality.