Undervaluing what we are

Undervaluing what we are

I wrote a little book about this. 

Catholic spirituality is geared toward those who overvalue what they are, yet the opposite is so common and certainly is my big spiritual defect.

I didn’t start growing spiritually until I started writing my own prayers or rewriting traditional ones so they corrected rather than aggravated my defect.

E.g., “Oh my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended thee” became “Oh my God, I am heartily sorry for not trusting you enough.”

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  1. Got this in reply from a bloggy lister who said I could post it here:

    We Christians need to know that we are children of the King. As the times grow darker, may Christ’s light in us shine brighter. May we have His peace, though I admit I have to remind myself of this when fear enters in. Too many Christians have a head knowledge of God, but it doesn’t seem to have gotten down deep into their spirit. If we all really, REALLY knew that we are so loved by the Father that He sent his only Son to pay the price for our sin, and if we knew that we are adopted into God’s family, it sure would go a long way towards helping us in our vertical relationship with God and our horizontal relationships with man.