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On the Living Fullness Podcast we have begun a series on the Beatitudes and exploring how each of these bring the commandments to fulfilment, creating a path of abundance in this life and the next. This episode particularly focuses on the 1st Beatitude and the various detachments we need to have including what Thomas Aquinas mentions as needing to ‘Despise what Jesus despised on the Cross, and Love what Jesus loved on the Cross’. These detachments include putting all else to the service of God, and ensuring we have our hearts and minds rightly ordered.
‘Mercy is something that’s unfathomable until you experience it. It obliterates the walls of ‘justice’ and ‘fairness’ we construct in our human minds and builds them back up with a Divine plan in mind – to get us all to Heaven.’
Elise writes about the impact of being shown mercy as a child Vs the need to show mercy to each other as adults, so that we become more open to and aware of God’s Divine Mercy.
Reaching new depths At Virtue Ministry, we have been given the challenge to focus on a weekly word and scripture passage to apply to our life. Like any spiritual challenge, we often only can get out what we put in, but sometimes that requires guidance or hearing the experiences of […]
Giving Unwanted Forgiveness Forgiveness is something so many people struggle with. For some, it’s over small things. For others, it’s over significant things that few people could truly say they would be able to forgive. Recently, I read a book by a Holocaust survivor called Eddie whose message was that […]
Sadness on Valentines Day I recently came across one of those motivational quotes for Valentines day that made me raise an eye brow. ‘’Blocking Happy couples on Valentines Day is self-care’‘ Man, there’s a lot of positive messages out there for those facing SFMO – Sadness from missing out, and […]
This is a retreat we put together a couple of years ago, it has been used over and over on many occasions. It’s an opportunity for personal reflection and to reboot our lives. We’re all getting used to living a busy kind of lifestyle with back to back appointments, opportunities, […]
Be Not Afraid Growing up, I didn’t believe in Santa Claus. But I still got to experience the disappointment of Christmas magic not being quite what I thought it was. “He’s here!” we’d yell with excitement, not even noticing the gifts under the tree. Each year, my family set up […]
We’ve all played this game before.
“If a genie appeared before you right now and granted you three wishes, what would you wish for?”
We all like to think we’d make a good call. And although the genie is hypothetical, often we find ourselves saying (to others or to ourselves): “If I just had … things would be ok” or “… I’d be a better person”
Or “… I’d be a good Christian”
As Christians in our daily life, it’s easy to be critical of our secular modern world. It can leave a lot to be desired when we see so many people treat each other so poorly and passionately deny our God. Some – even those we thought were our friends – […]