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Humility and Confidence

Humility and Confidence   Presence of God – Out of the depths of my misery I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice…. I trust in Thee. MEDITATION Christian humility does not lower, it elevates; it does not cast down, but gives courage, for the more it reveals to the soul its nothingness and abjection, the more it moves it toward God with confidence and abandonment. The very fact... Read More

Humility Pt 2: Humility & Confidence

Humility and Confidence Humility Part 2 Dan and Melissa continue their discussion on humility in “Humility and Confidence”; in particular how humility does not lower but instead elevates the soul. Show Notes: Signs we lack humility: St. Josemarí­a Escrivá provides some insightful diagnostics. Recognizing all the good we have is a gift from God. False humility – many of us are... Read More

Christ and the Confidence that Comes From the Holy Spirit

January 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, Holy Spirit, Hope

Christ and the Confidence that Comes from the Holy Spirit Christ baptizes in the power of the Holy Spirit and his fire animates the Christian life with hope.  The Holy Spirit who moved over the waters of creation, who overshadowed the Virgin Mary, who descended on Christ at his Baptism, who carried the Crucified's last wordless cry for our sake from the depths of His heart and into the Heart of... Read More

How can I learn to trust?

March 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Faith, Fr. Bartunek

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Dear Father John, I have felt a great desire to enter religious life for a few years now, but keep hitting an invisible wall so-to-speak. After attempting the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the Lord helped me to see that I am not ‘indifferent' and have to rebuild my foundation of a personal relationship with Him. In particular He helped me see my utter inability to surrender stemming from... Read More