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VIRTUES: The Tunings Of Faith

The word, faith, is said a lot.

At least in my world.

But almost every time it is named, it is done in its own unique way. 939 more words


COURAGE: What Will I Do When They Find Out I’m Me?, by Walter Anderson

From: Courage is a Three Letter Word

It was Good Friday, April 17, 1981, and I had just asked John Ehrlichman why he had not committed suicide. 3,743 more words

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VIRTUES: Fortitude, by Robert F. Morneau

From: Pathways to Community

1. Be Not Afraid

Fear, like anger, is one of those universal emotions. When suffering and death approach us, we are afraid. 1,784 more words


VIRTUE: Virtue As Competence, by Bernard Häring

From: The Virtues of an Authentic Life

Is virtue one of those humorless, haggard, toothless aspects of life that just have to be endured and reckoned with, whether we like it or not? 875 more words


POETRY: Making The House Ready For The Lord, by Mary Oliver

Dear Lord, I have swept and I have washed but
still nothing is as shining as it should be
for you. Under the sink, for example, is an… 136 more words


VIRTUE: The Better Angels Of Our Nature, by John Bradshaw

From Reclaiming Virtue

The mysterious complexity of our life is not to be embraced by maxims, to lace ourselves up in formulas of that sort is to repress all the divine promptings and inspirations that spring from growing insight and sympathy from a life vivid and intense enough to have created a wide fellow-feeling with all that is human.

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POETRY: Let Everything That Hath Breath Praise The Lord, by Christina Rossetti

All that we see rejoices in the sunshine,
All that we hear makes merry in the Spring:
God grant us such a mind to be glad after our kind, 46 more words