At all ages, we need mentors and guides. They show us how to live. Seek such individuals who model Christ-like behavior. Make yourself available to be a role model to others as well. We can assist each other into Heaven and on this earthly path. Doing so enriches us and others.
Do we follow Christ’s instructions with regards to the entertainment we watch, online sites, and other lewd distractions. We are called to be chaste in the married and single life. Doing so keeps us focused on Jesus Christ. It guards our souls and keeps us from serious sin. Guard against laxity with regards to what you see and do. We do this for Jesus!
Do not let the allure of earthly pleasures keep you from Jesus Christ. Cast yourself upon God and His many Graces. When we resist temptations, we grow in resilience and strength. We need to do this with the help of Jesus and His Way. Pleasures can be alluring, but Jesus Christ is satisfying and gives us peace and hope.
We can become angry and irritated with our flaws and sins. Be gentle with yourself as you are to be with others. Like Jesus, call yourself gently and firmly back to the Grace of The Way. Virtues take work and patience practiced over time. Give yourself the love you give to others!
Patience is a great gift from the Holy Spirit. We gain so much by being patient. We gain strength in trials, perseverance in times of challenge, time for prayer in times of being chastised, pause in times of temptation, Grace in times of uncertainty, and so much more. God is truly Present as we patiently wait for many Graces.
Many spiritual seekers will turn to approaches that can lead them away from Jesus Christ. This can end in the deep belief in things like horoscopes, tarot cards, séances, or fortune tellers. Only our Triune God can provide us a path to the true depth of the supernatural. God is the Truth, the Way, and the Life. We can find our real joy, peace and hope in Jesus Christ. Do not let yourself be captivated by ways that are not true to your faith.
Do you ever despair over the evils you experience? Let the world, all of it, bring you closer to Jesus Christ. Let it increase your trust in Him. The world will have its evil and discouragements. Do not let them draw you away from your path with Jesus. Let your goodness bless this world daily!
Do you ever get overly concerned with your honor? Are you all to ready to insist someone has insulted you? Vanity and a lack of true humility may stand in the way of your ongoing spiritual development. Think of Jesus who was not quick to condemn even when He was falsely accused, tortured, and killed on the Cross! Follow Jesus and let your hurts – perceived or real – go and love again. We can endure and love much when we follow Jesus!
Jesus Christ set an example of a humble approach for us all. He came into this world poor, lived a humble life, preached the Gospel to outcasts, and died a humiliating death as a criminal on a cross. Being humble is what Christians are shown and called to live. Take on the humility of Christ. Use it to live a well-lived life of service to others. Love deeply with joy. This all flows from humility.
Do you know that you need God’s assistance each moment of each day? Are you humble enough to admit that God’s relentless love is necessary for your very existence? Your life will have endless joy and peace if you know that you need – and want – the tender presence of Jesus each moment of each day! With His Presence, you will be know His Will and live accordingly. Your love of Him will only grow. In this deep place of Grace, you will find all you will ever need.