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To: Mad Dawg

Thanks...will do the best I can.


7 posted on 01/14/2013 11:42:33 AM PST by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: bronxville
Dear bronxville,

(I once loved a girl from Bronxville. She fell for a guy far classier than I.)

My advice to those who come to me for advice on prayer is that the FIRST thing is to make a rule you can keep, and then keep it.

So if you could say this litany, for example, once a week, say on Sunday, that would be good.

We want to FIND the edge, the limit of what we can do, and ONLY THEN inch forward. 5 pushups this week, 6 pushups next week.

At the same time, we try to remember, as we patrol the aisles at the Piggly-Wiggly, that God is right there with us and we can shop and think and pray in his company.

Prudence and Temperance are still virtues, or they were the last time I looked. So do not take up prayer as a crushing burden, but as gently and simply as you can, live in God's company, a little more and again a little more.

MY holy father, St. Dominic, abhorred the idea of a rule of prayer becoming an occasion of guilt and despair. So if you are not keeping your rule, make it easier until you can keep it. ONLY then should you try to move forward.

11 posted on 01/14/2013 4:27:30 PM PST by Mad Dawg (In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.)
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