It pays to be a discerning Catholic – especially where the mindfulness craze is concerned. The discerning Catholic knows that there’s no comparison between living in the present, and living in the Presence. That’s the difference between the popular Buddhism-based mindfulness movement and the authentic Catholic version found in the devotions known as The Practice […]
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Spoiler alert! The moral of this blog is not to advise you to ask God for help before making your resolutions. That’s a no-brainer. The point is to show you, from first-hand experience, just how much better God can “do” our resolutions.
There are many lessons to be gleaned from the gospel story of Martha and Mary, but the one most often presented is how Jesus preferred Mary’s prayerfulness over Martha’s activity. “Mary has chosen the better part,” Jesus said in the tenth chapter of Luke, which certainly establishes the pre-eminence of prayer and the interior life.