The First Step of Prudence

The First Step of Prudence

Prudence is the virtue that most immediately helps us live our lives on target. When we regret a decision, find ourselves in a sticky situation that was quite avoidable, or just sense our lives are not heading in the right direction, it is often because this...
Agony, Anxiety and Decisiveness

Agony, Anxiety and Decisiveness

Do you agonize over big decisions or get anxious about the future? Are you afraid of commitments? Do you change your mind a lot? These tendencies may be an indication of a lack of prudence. In the previous reflection, we saw how counsel is the first step of prudence,...
The Lenten Desert: God Testing Our Hearts

The Lenten Desert: God Testing Our Hearts

The Gospel reading for the First Sunday of Lent takes us into the desert—the place of testing.  Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness recall Israel’s 40 years’ sojourn in the desert.  What was the purpose of this long journey through the wilderness? Moses told the people...
“The Rosary is Hard!” – 5 Keys to Get Started

“The Rosary is Hard!” – 5 Keys to Get Started

Many great popes, saints, and Christian leaders have exhorted us to pray the rosary. It’s a powerful prayer, they say, one that can change your life, strengthen the family, bring peace to the world, convert entire nations, and win the salvation of souls. But does the...
Leading with Mercy – 4 Simple Steps

Leading with Mercy – 4 Simple Steps

Leading with Mercy – 4 Simple Steps – by Edward Sri  –  If you walked into your local grocery store and asked the average person, “What does the Catholic Church stand for?” what would be the response? Many would focus on the moral issues: “The...