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Monday, 31 October 2016 21:00

Food for Thought

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"When you are at spiritual war, when you’re fighting the fight and you’re not giving in to sin and selfishness, you will have peace."

Here is another brief writing from Sr. Clare written on a notebook page to a girl who was very close to her. It's a short, spiritual reflection with questions for the girl to ask herself as well as helpful Scripture quotes to be able to find the right answers. Don’t just read this as if it had nothing to do with you. Sr. Clare addresses herself to you too. These questions are for you. These Bible quotes are for you.

Alimento para reflexionar

In the spiritual life, peace is not about the absence of war – peace is the front of war.  In other words, when you are fighting with everything you have to do God´s will; when you are ‘at war’ with the world, the flesh and the devil – using the weapons that God gives you, you will have peace.  When you are at spiritual war, when you’re fighting the fight and you’re not giving in to sin and selfishness, you will have peace.  

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

Do I have to FEEL happy to BE happy?

When I think everything stinks – am I looking at myself and my own strength too much?

Did God create me or did I create myself?  Therefore…

Read & Copy:

Romans 6:20-23
Romans 6:12-14
Romans 8:4-9
Romans 1:21-26
Ezekiel 3:17-20

! Those around you are not your enemies.

  Your S.D. [spiritual director] is not your enemy.

  You are your own enemy and if you don’t trust you are going to destroy yourself.

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