Tag: Challenges

Of Adversity and Resisting Temptation

Do temptations and difficulties serve any real purpose in the spiritual life other than to annoy us? Find out when Thomas a Kempis reflects in this excerpt from his spiritual classic, the “Imitation of Christ”.

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Changing Spiritual Directors

What is the proper etiquette for changing one’s spiritual director? Find out when Father John Bartunek answers a reader’s question about this concern which may come up during various periods of one’s spiritual life.

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The Gift of Pain

How in the world can pain ever be a gift? Is God whispering, speaking, or shouting to us through it? Find out as Father Michael Najim reflects on this very thing!

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Truth Can Be Dangerous

What happens when two truths seem to compete against each other? What truth should win out? How do we deal with this? Find out what strategies Charlotte Ostermann recommends which we can employ in order to allow the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth.

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What’s Spiritual Gluttony? (Part I of II)

Is it OK to buy and read tons of spiritual books? Can we ever get enough of a good thing? Learn how Fr. John Bartunek explains the concept of spiritual gluttony from his book on “Seeking First the Kingdom.”

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Get a Vowel

Get a Vowel You are climbing a mountain, working hard, pushing yourself to fight the fight and finish the race. There are times to relax

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