Don’t forget to thank your students!

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Amid the busyness of bringing the school year to a close and launching into your summer respite, there is something that I would like to encourage you to do. I know that this month brought forth an insurmountable number of tasks to complete, not only professionally but personally, as well. But please, don’t forget to […]

Don’t defend your anger; instead, grow in self-mastery

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Don’t defend your anger; instead, grow in self-mastery. That is what we will practice this week. The chapter inspiring this post is titled “Overcome your anger though meekness” from Lovasik’s book, The Hidden Power of Kindness: A Practical Handbook for Souls Who Dare to Transform the World, One Deed at a Time. This section is replete […]

Your irritability shows immaturity of character

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Your irritability shows immaturity of character. That is what we will internalize this week. The chapter inspiring this post is titled “Anger may be mortally or venially sinful” from Lovasik’s book, The Hidden Power of Kindness: A Practical Handbook for Souls Who Dare to Transform the World, One Deed at a Time. One of the lower levels […]

You look ridiculous when you become angry

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You look ridiculous when you become angry. That statement and the harm caused by anger is what we will contemplate this week. The chapter inspiring this post is titled “Control inordinate anger” from Lovasik’s book, The Hidden Power of Kindness: A Practical Handbook for Souls Who Dare to Transform the World, One Deed at a Time. […]

Why is envy difficult to overcome?

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The chapters inspiring this post is titled “Learn to resist greed, envy, and jealousy” from Lovasik’s book, The Hidden Power of Kindness: A Practical Handbook for Souls Who Dare to Transform the World, One Deed at a Time.  A question emerges. Why is envy difficult to overcome? And what are some things that one can do in […]

What is envy and how does it affect the spiritual life?

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Last week we did two things to counter and greed in our hearts. This week we will counter envy. The chapter inspiring this post is titled “Envy is sadness over the good fortune of others” from Lovasik’s book, The Hidden Power of Kindness: A Practical Handbook for Souls Who Dare to Transform the World, One Deed […]

Greed in the heart keeps love for God and neighbor away

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The chapter inspiring this post is titled “Resist greed in all its forms” from Lovasik’s book, The Hidden Power of Kindness: A Practical Handbook for Souls Who Dare to Transform the World, One Deed at a Time.  Greed in the heart keeps love for God and neighbor away. Last week, we worked on increasing our charity in […]

Charity is what can counter prejudice and bigotry

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The chapter inspiring this post is titled “Prejudice and bigotry are enemies of charity” from Lovasik’s book, The Hidden Power of Kindness: A Practical Handbook for Souls Who Dare to Transform the World, One Deed at a Time.  Charity is what can counter prejudice and bigotry. The week before last, we worked on not identifying people […]