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The Hopeful Man is Magnanimous

don’t shoot for the stars. shoot for heaven The historic timing of Jesus’ coming was not random. He came, as Scripture puts it, “in the fullness of time” (Gal. 4:4). What does that mean and why might God have chosen that time over others? Let’s put it into a broader

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The Hopeful Man is Detached from Worldly Pleasures

nothing good is good enough Jason Craig’s Article What’s Wrong with the ‘Pursuit of Happiness,’ from the 2nd Sunday in OT is applicable here, and a good reference. This article clarifies what consists in true happiness: Freedom for the Good. “To be happy is to seek God and virtue in

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The Hopeful Man Receives Nourishment at Holy Mass

Don’t just go to mass – assist One may hear of the need to prepare for Holy Communion, but wonder how. Besides the obvious — be in a state of grace — or the many beautiful prayers written to help prepare a soul for Communion, one should study the Mass.

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The Hopeful Man Trust’s in God’s Mercy

the two sins against hope In the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (known to many as “the Byzantine Liturgy,” and is one of the most ancient rites in the world) there are litanies that ask for God’s help in a variety of our affairs as men. The response the

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The Hopeful Man Does Not Despair in Suffering

hope is hearts in heaven, not heads in clouds Desire for things we do not yet fully possess drives so much of our lives. Even when we ask one another, “How are you?” the detailed answers tend not toward what we are in the current moment, but what we “will

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The Temperate Man Confesses His Sins

reconciling the sinner Scripture is more than encouraging of us to help bring people to conversion and confession: “He must know that he who causeth a sinner to be converted from the error of his way, shall save his soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins” (James

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The Hopeful Man is Magnanimous

don’t shoot for the stars. shoot for heaven The historic timing of Jesus’ coming was not random. He came, as Scripture puts it, “in the fullness of time” (Gal. 4:4). What does that mean and why might God have chosen that time over others? Let’s put it into a broader

Read More...

The Hopeful Man is Detached from Worldly Pleasures

nothing good is good enough Jason Craig’s Article What’s Wrong with the ‘Pursuit of Happiness,’ from the 2nd Sunday in OT is applicable here, and a good reference. This article clarifies what consists in true happiness: Freedom for the Good. “To be happy is to seek God and virtue in

Read More...

The Hopeful Man Receives Nourishment at Holy Mass

Don’t just go to mass – assist One may hear of the need to prepare for Holy Communion, but wonder how. Besides the obvious — be in a state of grace — or the many beautiful prayers written to help prepare a soul for Communion, one should study the Mass.

Read More...

The Hopeful Man Trust’s in God’s Mercy

the two sins against hope In the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (known to many as “the Byzantine Liturgy,” and is one of the most ancient rites in the world) there are litanies that ask for God’s help in a variety of our affairs as men. The response the

Read More...

The Hopeful Man Does Not Despair in Suffering

hope is hearts in heaven, not heads in clouds Desire for things we do not yet fully possess drives so much of our lives. Even when we ask one another, “How are you?” the detailed answers tend not toward what we are in the current moment, but what we “will

Read More...

The Temperate Man Confesses His Sins

reconciling the sinner Scripture is more than encouraging of us to help bring people to conversion and confession: “He must know that he who causeth a sinner to be converted from the error of his way, shall save his soul from death, and shall cover a multitude of sins” (James

Read More...
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