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The Faithful Man Avoids Pride

a story of a fallen monk (and faith vs. pride) In Father Sergius, a short story by Leo Tolstoy, a wealthy Russian nobleman enters a monastery under questionable motives, but ended up genuinely striving for holiness and virtue, and even finding that the battle for sanctity was worth it! Despite his

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The Faithful Man’s Way of Life Proves His Faith

Forgiveness is for the forgiven and the forgiver The theme of being faithful in small things is often discussed in relation to personal responsibility, “the little duty of each moment” as St. Josemaria Escriva writes. This application of the principle is true and good. One’s capacity for responsibility does increase

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The Faithful Man is Strengthened by Brothers in Christ

Dominion, Domination, and Your Need for Vulnerable Brotherhood This article is an adaptation from Leaving Boyhood Behind (OSV, 2019). Genesis, the beginning of the story of salvation, can be understood as a battle over the meaning of power. God created the entire world and then sets man “in dominion” over

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The Faithful Man is Humble

“Get Real” means “be humble” Humility disposes an individual to be receptive to objective truth, to reality. Christ Himself tells us that He is the Truth (John 14:6), and so to be humble is to be receptive to Christ. Conversely, when caught in pride, one resists Christ, and exalts himself.

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The Prudent Man Seeks God’s Counsel

theological nitpicking, American deists, and getting good counsel I don’t tire of the nitpickery of St. Thomas Aquinas. In case you didn’t know, it’s making fun of his nitpickery that bore the insult, “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” – which came from Protestant opponents

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The Faithful Man Avoids Pride

a story of a fallen monk (and faith vs. pride) In Father Sergius, a short story by Leo Tolstoy, a wealthy Russian nobleman enters a monastery under questionable motives, but ended up genuinely striving for holiness and virtue, and even finding that the battle for sanctity was worth it! Despite his

Read More...

The Faithful Man’s Way of Life Proves His Faith

Forgiveness is for the forgiven and the forgiver The theme of being faithful in small things is often discussed in relation to personal responsibility, “the little duty of each moment” as St. Josemaria Escriva writes. This application of the principle is true and good. One’s capacity for responsibility does increase

Read More...

The Faithful Man is Strengthened by Brothers in Christ

Dominion, Domination, and Your Need for Vulnerable Brotherhood This article is an adaptation from Leaving Boyhood Behind (OSV, 2019). Genesis, the beginning of the story of salvation, can be understood as a battle over the meaning of power. God created the entire world and then sets man “in dominion” over

Read More...

The Faithful Man is Humble

“Get Real” means “be humble” Humility disposes an individual to be receptive to objective truth, to reality. Christ Himself tells us that He is the Truth (John 14:6), and so to be humble is to be receptive to Christ. Conversely, when caught in pride, one resists Christ, and exalts himself.

Read More...

The Prudent Man Seeks God’s Counsel

theological nitpicking, American deists, and getting good counsel I don’t tire of the nitpickery of St. Thomas Aquinas. In case you didn’t know, it’s making fun of his nitpickery that bore the insult, “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” – which came from Protestant opponents

Read More...
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