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The Just Man is Not Violent With His Words

yes, words can be like sticks and stones Looking at the definition of violence in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, violence is an “intense, turbulent, or furious and often destructive action or force”, causing “injury by or as if by distortion, infringement, or profanation.” The dictionary also mentions that a violent act

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The Charitable Man is Receptive to the Father’s Love

god’s love – reaching and receiving In order to show love to others we need to first experience love ourselves. Nemo dat quod no habet, No one gives what they don’t have. It goes without saying that everyone desires to be loved. It is a basic human need. There was

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The Charitable Man Loves Jesus in the Eucharist

of statues, adoration, and real things When I was considering converting to the Catholic Church, I had a hard time getting over the statues.  Yes, the saints slapped on coffee mugs and pumper stickers struck me as at least cheesy, but what was with the Catholics and these statues that

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The Charitable Man Loves God With His Whole Being

revolution and (or?) love Revolution has been a key fixture of society since the 16th century. From the Protestant Revolution to the intellectual revolution of the Enlightenment to the American and French political revolutions, Western man has enshrined the right to revolt against authority, human or divine. Indeed, Americans take

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The Charitable Man is Joyful Because He Prays

divorce, happiness, and joy One of the cruelest self-delusions of divorcing parents is that “children are resilient.”  What is usually meant by that is that children will “recover” from the harm caused by divorce.  Those kids, after all, surely want the same thing that their parents want for them: to

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The Just Man is Kind

kindness is loving, but it’s just too Charity – or love – is not something that is essentially different from justice, even if we think of them that way.  Yes, there are times when it may seem we are being charitable instead of being just, but most often what is

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The Just Man is Not Violent With His Words

yes, words can be like sticks and stones Looking at the definition of violence in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, violence is an “intense, turbulent, or furious and often destructive action or force”, causing “injury by or as if by distortion, infringement, or profanation.” The dictionary also mentions that a violent act

Read More...

The Charitable Man is Receptive to the Father’s Love

god’s love – reaching and receiving In order to show love to others we need to first experience love ourselves. Nemo dat quod no habet, No one gives what they don’t have. It goes without saying that everyone desires to be loved. It is a basic human need. There was

Read More...

The Charitable Man Loves Jesus in the Eucharist

of statues, adoration, and real things When I was considering converting to the Catholic Church, I had a hard time getting over the statues.  Yes, the saints slapped on coffee mugs and pumper stickers struck me as at least cheesy, but what was with the Catholics and these statues that

Read More...

The Charitable Man Loves God With His Whole Being

revolution and (or?) love Revolution has been a key fixture of society since the 16th century. From the Protestant Revolution to the intellectual revolution of the Enlightenment to the American and French political revolutions, Western man has enshrined the right to revolt against authority, human or divine. Indeed, Americans take

Read More...

The Charitable Man is Joyful Because He Prays

divorce, happiness, and joy One of the cruelest self-delusions of divorcing parents is that “children are resilient.”  What is usually meant by that is that children will “recover” from the harm caused by divorce.  Those kids, after all, surely want the same thing that their parents want for them: to

Read More...

The Just Man is Kind

kindness is loving, but it’s just too Charity – or love – is not something that is essentially different from justice, even if we think of them that way.  Yes, there are times when it may seem we are being charitable instead of being just, but most often what is

Read More...
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