Monthly Archives: January 2012

Fighting Calculated Apathy (Acedia)

“The fathers of the early church who went out into the desert are popularly thought to have been fleeing the evils of civilization. But this is a simplification. They thought of themselves more properly as going out to fight evil. … Continue reading

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American Christianity, Politics & Power Plays

I thought this was an extremely thoughtful reflection by David Neff:

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What should I do to please God?

Today is the Feast of St. Anthony, Father of monasticism,¬†and here is his advice: “Somebody asked Anthony, ‘What shall I do in order to please God?’ He replied, ‘Do what I tell you, which is this: wherever you go, keep … Continue reading

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Away on Retreat

I will be away at a Renovare Retreat this week. I look forward to meeting together again when I get back. Hopefully, I’ll have some nourishing words to share, words that I received from others. In the meantime, feel free … Continue reading

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Is There A Way To Measure Humility?

“So outside of the laboratory, you might observe their¬†behavior for yourself; humble people are relatively down-to-earth, intellectually open-minded, less focused on themselves, and have a relatively accurate view of their own abilities. Then, given recent research on humility, you might … Continue reading

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