Conscience is a Gift - Vox Dei

The conscience is connected with the Vox Dei, the voice of God, within us all. Victor Hugo recognizes this connection in his great novel, Les Miserables. St. John Henry Newman wrote essays on this wonderful truth of our being. Conscience is a gift. It directs our Will to what is truly good, beautiful, true, lovely and excellent for our flourishing. We know all too well, however, from our lives that we can have some serious wrestling matches with our conscience. This too is part of the human experience: our inner deliberations over what is good and what is evil.

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So that He may continue to walk with His people...

After years of going to Mass, learning to actually say Mass presents it in a completely new way. It is indeed familiar, but it carries a whole different weight to it. It is a good and holy weight. In Hebrew, the word for “weight” or “heaviness” is kavod; it is also used to describe, “the Glory of God.” Think of a rich dessert, after one bite you say, "woah, that is too rich for me."

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Taking Time For Jesus

 

 

Taking time. It is a curious phrase, "take time to…". The phrase, "take time" is most often followed by good advice. Take time to rest. Take time to think it over. Take time for yourself. It is a funny expression, because time cannot be taken. Time is given. Time is always in front of us. It is usually our schedules, or daily routines, that segment time into increments which allow for the greatest productivity in our day.

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