We remember: the devil’s birds will eat the seeds of eternal life in us, unless we work on developing spiritual discipline of some kind, building our personalities on the foundation of faith.
God says, “I love you,” in the simplest, most straightforward manner. But maintaining the kind of interior quiet in which we can hear the Lord’s proclamations of love—in this noisy world, it can be harder than multivariable calculus. If we see things only on the surface, we encounter noise and agitation that manage somehow to both exhaust our minds and bore us to tears. It takes a lot of hard work to sit still and listen to God.
Speaking of noise in the world…I’ll speak for myself, but I can’t imagine that I am alone in this feeling this way: Over the course of the past two and a half years, developments on the national- and the world-stage have gotten considerably more complicated—and difficult for us Catholic Christians to navigate and deal with. I, for one, feel the weight of a great burden when it comes to sorting things out and finding the basic ideas that can help me make sense out of it all.
I have too much to say on this to fit in right now, so I propose to give a 20-minute talk.
The talk is called: “Conservative Enough to be Liberal,” and it covers the 1st, 6th, and 5th Commandments.
Come in person:
5:45pm Saturday, July 26th at Francis of Assisi, Rocky Mount
7:30pm Friday, August 1 at St. Joseph, Martinsville
And I will try to publish the talk here, too. 🙂