Greetings and God’s Blessings be upon you,
Next week is Catholic Schools Week and we will celebrate our schools and all that we do in service of our mission with the Church to bring students and families closer to God.
The virtue of the week is understanding,
The strength to know what is the right thing to do in each situation.
Father, in Your goodness grant me the intellect to comprehend You, the perception to discern You, and the reason to appreciate You. In Your kindness endow me with the diligence to look for You, the wisdom to discover You, and the spirit to apprehend You. In Your graciousness bestow on me a heart to contemplate You, ears to hear You, eyes to see You, and a tongue to speak of You. Grant me a perfect end, Your holy presence. I ask this in the name of Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. – St. Benedict
This week our strength building on the virtue of PRUDENCE is UNDERSTANDING. The strength to know what is the right thing to do in each situation
. If you don’t know what the right thing to do is, you should: Ask for help or advice Listen attentively Reflect and decide Get it done!
Luke 24: 43-45 And when he had eaten before them, taking the remains, he gave to them. And he said to them: These are the words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures.
“Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore, seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.” – St. Augustine
The opposing vice
IMPULSIVITYTHE WEAKNESS OF ACTING HASTILY WITHOUT THINKING.
SOME CONSEQUENCES OF BEING TOO IMPULSIVE
Getting into frequent fights or arguments. Quitting activities or jobs too soon. Binge eating. Destroying property. Jumping to conclusions. Making spur of the moment decisions. Not avoiding unnecessary risks. What are some other ways we can be impulsive or too hasty about things?
Lord, thank you for giving us the opportunity to learn, to work and to be with one another today. Help us to do everything for Your glory and honor. Strengthen us so we may develop the habit of knowing what is the right thing to do in each situation
In Christ’s Peace
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