Monday, February 8, 2010

Guidelines for Thinking with the Church Today

I just completed my last 2 finals yesterday so I will be getting back to posting something very soon, today in fact. :)

I got the following from one of our formators here at the NAC. I think they are important and obviously helpful for not getting too big for our own shoes. But they are also helpful for continuing discernment purposes.

Guidelines for Thinking with the Church Today

1. Have a great devotion to the Eucharist; daily celebration of the Mass; daily reception of the Eucharist, and regular adoration of the Eucharist.

2. Have a deep love for the Person of Christ whether it be Christ in his passion, Christ in glory, or Christ in his sacramental mysteries.

3. Devote a significant time in the day to reading Sacred Scripture. Allow the word of God to form your spirituality and devotion. Christianity is not a 'religion of the book', but of the Living Word of God.

4. Have a profound devotion to Mary the Mother of God, the one who was always attentive to the will of the Father. Go also to meet Christ's friends, the other saints as well.

5. Have a great love and respect for the Pope and bishops and adhere to the teachings of the magisterium of the Church. Pray for the pope and bishops.

6. Repent again and again - exercise the virtue of compunction. Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation frequently.

7. Have a great love for the cross. It prepares us for an eternal weight of glory.

8. Engage in some freely chosen self-denial.

9. Give yourself to community life with all the joys and sacrifices that it implies.

10. Have a serious commitment to praying the Liturgy of the Hours.

11. Do some concrete work with and for the physically and materially poor.

12. Get involved in some type of Pro-Life activity.

These would be easier if I only had to do one each day. :)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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