Rubbish

Here I am, once again, Taking ashes, Making promises, And pledging Acts of devotion.   I have to admit; It’s discouraging To see How little changes From year to year.   There they are, The same three hideous Pieces of furniture— Self-centeredness, complacency, And pride— Still sitting in my living room.   I had hopedContinue reading “Rubbish”

Counter-Dynamics: Obstacles to Spiritual Vitality and What You Can Do About Them

Ongoing conversion is necessary for spiritual vitality, and the Holy Spirit works in us to bring about this conversion. If we have received the Spirit through the sacraments, should we not, then, experience ongoing growth? What holds us back? Counter-dynamics! A counter-dynamic (my term and not the Church’s) is anything that creates resistance to conversion.Continue reading “Counter-Dynamics: Obstacles to Spiritual Vitality and What You Can Do About Them”