This should be made clear through suitable catechesis" (Address to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, September 21, 2001).Join with the Church as she expresses her praise and devotion to God through many popular devotional practices.The mind seeks to understand the why and how of the Christian life, in order to adhere and respond to what the Lord is asking." By meditating on the Gospels, holy icons, liturgical texts, spiritual writings, or "the great book of creation," we come to make our own that which is God's."To the extent that we are humble and faithful, we discover in meditation the movements that stir the heart and we are able to discern them.With the current economic situation, times are tough.It is times like these that make us wonder what we are going to do, and where we will find the things we need.With so many challenges in life, it is very easy for us to want to take charge and try to handle everything ourselves, but in the end we find ourselves worse off, and crying for the Help of the Lord, who is always faithful...When we look at things, we often see what they currently are, and not what they can be.
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We all fall short of the glory of God, and fall to temptations.
And it seems that Satan is right there, continuously telling us that we "cannot defeat him."Sometimes we feel out of touch with God, or we look at all of the terrible things happening in the world and ask how a loving God could let them happen...