Apologies for not having posted in a while. I have been terribly ill of late. Have no worries, all is looking up but the past two weeks have taken a lot out of me.
Now, to the brief point.
Ever had a hard time know what the right choice is? You know, sometimes there is a decision to make and its not certain what direction you should take or where you should go. I have had that short of moment recently and wanted to share some little spiritual advice.
Point 1 – the Moral Choice.
- The first thing is to look at the two (or multiple) choices and first ask, ‘Is this morally right or morally wrong.’
- This is generally the easiest step and if you are confused, ask an expert.
- If the answer to a point is, ‘no, this is not morally justifiable.’ Then don’t do it.
- If the answer is, ‘yes, this is morally justifiable.’ Then you can do it
Point 2 – Can I do it?
- This is an important question. Can I do one thing or another – do I have the practical, intellectual, physical, psychological, economical, capacity to do this thing.
- While this question is fairly easy, it requires courage and honesty. Do not kid yourself with this question.
- Be courageous = have a broad avenue for saying ‘yes.’ Challenge yourself, push yourself – verso l’alto! (to quote Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati.)
- Be honest = sometimes we have already found our limit and know that, at this time, I just cannot achieve what is asked in this instance.
Point 3 – What do I want to do?
- This is something that many well-meaning Christians miss. They assume that what they want can’t possible be what God wants. Since when?
- You have a particular genius – a personality, skills, talents, hopes, dreams – a way of looking at creation that is singular to you.
- True, you are not the only person in the world – that’s why this is not the first point – but God’s Will intersects with your life.
- Be not afraid – you matter, you count, you are important. “Follow after me and I will make you fishers of men.” There is a choice here. One can follow or not, one can walk or not but the individual must choose.
Point 4 –
- Look at our Lord, ask Him what to do right to His Face.
- After point 3, pray.
- Have you ever had a conversation with someone? Have you ever put forward and idea? I mean a good idea, one you have thought about, have researched and pondered. When you explain it to a person, face to face, you can tell what they think even before they speak.
- This is true of our Lord. His Face, incarnate in the Lord Jesus Christ, can be see and descried, it can be sought after and found.
In case you are wondering the best place to see the face of Jesus, well there are many, but here’s number one:
The Holy Eucharist y’all.
Genius advice? Probably not. But even her in holy Rome it’s the way to go.
Love you all and ask for your prayers.