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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

It's Good Advice, Sometimes

Try harder. We don't like it when people say this. But if we salute sports heroes for digging down deep and finding that extra gear, I don't think we have much room to complain in the spiritual life.

Just to be clear, Christ has done everything to bring us to the Father. There is no striving anyone could do to please the Father in our own power.

But those who are not strangers to the covenant know about the gift of faith, and of grace. We know the precious promises of Sacred Scripture; we know that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. We know of the ministrations of holy Church, our many celebrations and recollections.

We are not the faithless; in the face of our ongoing failures, call upon the Holy Spirit, and try harder.

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