Tag: Self-Discipline

Pay Attention! Know Christ And Know Yourself

Years ago I worked more closely with seminarians as a vocation director, and later as a vice rector of a college seminary. I learned then (and recalled from my own years as a seminarian) that seminarians have a unique capacity to exaggerate the elements of their priestly formation. For example, they used to dream up outrageous scenarios of busy priests.  One of the funniest ones I remember was their imitating a priest with a cell phone:  Phone rings.  Priest answers: “Hello … yes, just a minute … I’m in the middle of something … “I […]

The Temptations of Jesus Reveal the Nature of Sin in Our Human Life:

We have today another well- known moment in the life of Jesus.  The familiarity of these Gospel stories can work against us in that we can too quickly dismiss the accounts as if to say: “I’ve heard this before, tell me something I do not know.”  But have we ‘dug into’ this account to allow the Holy Spirit to reveal the depths of its meaning; the application of that meaning to my own life? We see in this account Jesus at the beginning of his public ministry, immediately following his revelation as the Son of […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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