Category: 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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Exorcising the Specter of Discouragement

What is the difference between sadness and discouragement? Why is one OK in the spiritual life and the other not? Find out when Father John Bartunek reflects on how these things affect evangelization and spiritual life.

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But What if I Don’t Feel Like It?

What do we do if we don’t feel like evangelizing, or dealing with people who annoy us, in the Christian life? Find out what Father John Bartunek advises in today’s post.

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Climbing the Mountain

Why should we continue to climb higher in the spiritual life? Father Michael Najim reflects on how following Jesus means ascending the mountain of the Lord.

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Change Your Phrasing

How can changing the way you say things help your spiritual journey? Find out when Charlotte Ostermann explains how a subtle shift in perspective aligns us more closely with the freedom Christ won for us.

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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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