23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but… Continue reading Exodus; 9 – Looking in the Mirror
Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having… Continue reading Exodus; 7 – Searching for Contentment
This hasn’t been a good week in terms of my new goal of exercising my stomach three times a week. The back to school chaos amongst other things have meant that I just haven’t been able to start. I have kept up the intermittent fasting, but nevertheless the failure to carry out the newest target… Continue reading Exodus; 6 – Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.Galatians 6:9 I spoke yesterday of the steps, small steps, that I’d already taken on this road. I’ve maintained a time of intermittent fasting (IF) for the seventh day now and prayed for God’s help… Continue reading Exodus; 5 – We will reap if we do not grow weary
Why did I name this series Exodus? Of course it’s about liberation from the idolatry of food and the hold it can have over your life. But when you look at the story of Exodus more closely it’s not a straight path through the Red Sea to the Holy Land. And anyone who’s struggled with… Continue reading Exodus; 4 – Israelites, Idolatry and Remaining With Him
“ I spoke about how I used food for comfort, to ease boredom, to make me feel....something. She agreed with all of this and admitted doing the same. Yet, she would not accept that our treating food in this way was idolatry.”
Have you tried to lose weight as a Catholic and struggled? Or should I rephrase that - have you, a Catholic, tried to lose weight and struggled? Because perhaps your struggling is a direct result of doing so whilst separating your faith from your battle?
This post is being written as one of a series leading up to advent and Christmas itself; for those who want to join me on a spiritual journey preparing for the liturgical coming of Christ. However towards the end I do talk about how to progress in holiness by taking full advantage of this under… Continue reading 10 Things To Consider To Help You Make a Good Confession