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Monday, June 24, 2013

Faith and effects of good and bad reading

I'd recently heard a podcast from Audio Sancto of the same title ass above, and I was struck by how subtle indeed is the damage that can result from the exaggeration of the ills of the Church in what we read. I liken it to the imbalance in what we appreciate in our children. If all we appreciate and mull continuously are their mistakes and faults, as I frquently do (mea culpa), then we would miss the greater half, the marvels of their being and promise for the future. Perspective is what we need, and it can be hard to find when one is a pessimist, always on edge and ready to see woes and hard-pressed to see the wonders that are there to see. Blessed are the humble who do not live by expectations!

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