I Know God’s Will For You. Do you? Here’s a Road Map

God’s will for us is found, not so hidden, in today’s first reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the 1 Thessalonians 4: 1-8 and it’s this. “This is the will of God, your holiness: that you refrain from immorality…for God did not call us to impurity but to holiness. Therefore, whoever disregards this, disregards not a human being but God, who also gives his Holy Spirit to you.”

We have three callings or vocations from God – each to ...

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The Pleasure – Pain Principle and the Real Reason Nothing Changes in Our Lives

 

The pleasure – pain principle is simply that humans recoil from pain and run toward pleasure. That makes sense obviously. This principle is the primary reason we don’t work on our behaviors that we know we need in order to improve ourselves in all areas of life from weight loss, relationships, work, even our prayer life. The rewards of making a behavioral change are way, way, WAY out in the future while the implementation of the change in behavior causes an immediate ...

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Executive Speaker Series – St Ignatius of Loyola

Our next guest in the Attollo Executive Speaker Series line up is St Ignatius of Loyola. He is the founder of the Society of Jesus (aka the Jesuits) and was born in 1491 in Spain. No stranger to danger on the battlefield or off – welcome St. Ignatius of Loyola!

“So, business leaders of today, listen up. You need to take the time and to think ...

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The World’s Most Dangerous Prayer

The world’s most dangerous prayer is this.. “Oh God, your servant is listening what is your will for me?”

Most people may occasionally want to know what God’s will is for them, or if what they are currently doing in their life is actually what God wants them to be doing, but not too many people actually pray this prayer, then be still enough to ...

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Professionalism, Service and Holiness of Life & The Human Economy

The Meditation of the Day in the Magnificat on Thursday July 13th started out with “Professionalism, Service and Holiness of Life: if we deviate from this trio, we shall fall from the greatness to which we are called.” This was a phrase taken by an address by Pope Francis to the Curia which is the extensive administrative staff that conducts the business of the ...

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The Blizzard of the World

“The blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold and it has overturned the order of the soul.” – Leonard Cohen.

Exchange the word “blizzard” for the constant noise that invades us or the noise we allow in throughout the day and the confusion and unrest that is created by social media.

The order of the soul is this. 1). God – to know, love and serve Him in this world so we will know, love and serve him in the next. ...

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Executive Speaker Series – St. Catherine of Siena

Our very first guest in the Attollo Executive Speaker Series line up is St. Catherine of Siena, Italy.

“Thank you!!  I want you to stop and to really listen and reflect on what I have to say for the next 5 minutes. It will change your life and I promise you won’t have to walk over any coals!

Unless your motivation is stripped clean of selfish love, of self-complacency and a desire to please the world, ...

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The Meaning of “Repent”

Here’s a unique way to think of the word “repent”. It means to delve into your heart and start to work on removing your disordered attachments, one at a time, to make room for God to dwell in it. St. Augustine asked very early in his auto-biography “The Confessions”  – “Is there any room in me for you, Lord God?”

What are disordered attachments ...

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