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Wouldn’t it be great if we had rules of thumb for every thing? A how-to manual that we could just run to and find all the answers for life? …Not possible, I am afraid… Anyhow, we can always try to establish little guidelines to help us sail more smoothly as we progress on our journeys in this world. I found this somewhere and thought I should share it here.

  1. Practice humility today in all your actions. 
  2. Be generous today; help someone in need. 
  3. Look for ways to be helpful throughout the day. 
  4. Do a job that needs being done without being asked. 
  5. Be courageous; walk away from any impure situations today. 
  6. Don’t be at all idle today; always do something for others or for your own spiritual growth. 
  7. Go out of your way today to help or talk to someone who is usually difficult.
  8. Volunteer for an extra job today.
  9. Say an extra Rosary today for the conversion of a sinner. 
  10. Visit someone who is sick or lonesome today. Offer to say the Rosary with them.

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Human suffering

An inspiring Homily at Palm Sunday Mass last week made me reflect on a question that many of us have probably asked ourselves at least once at some point in our lives: Why do good or innocent people have to suffer, or why do bad things happen to good human beings? If God is loving and merciful, why would He let us suffer? We could start by taking a closer look into our Christian Faith for some answers.

Although Resurrection is a central part of our Faith, we must not forget that Jesus Christ humbled Himself by becoming a man to speak to us in our level so that we could know the Eternal Father. When we meditate on His incarnated life and His suffering, we are inspired to learn to live and be like him; this is why we celebrate His sacrifice at Mass every Sunday. Meditating on the events that led to Christ’s suffering upon the cross helps us put into context our own tribulations in life, and to  contemplate that we too can be sanctified through enduring and uniting our suffering with that of Jesus Christ.

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