Work

By the sweat of your brow     you shall eat bread, Until you return to the ground,     from which you were taken; For you are dust,     and to dust you shall return. Genesis 3:19 ____________ Work Work is man's gift and his curse. Curse We start life hating work.  It's doing something we don't want to … Continue reading Work

Gracefulness

"Hail, full of grace!" Luke 1:28 ____________ Gracefulness Grace and gratitude It is interesting that the words "grace" and "gratitude" have similar etymologies. They derive from the Latin word gratus, which means both pleasing and thankful (pleased). This reveals a practical way of understanding John Paul II's description of mercy as "bilateral", or two-sided: An act of … Continue reading Gracefulness

Mary

I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will strike your head, and you will strike his heel. Genesis 3:15 ____________ Mary The above passage is known as the Protoevangelium, the first gospel, the original good news. It is God’s promise that Satan, represented by the serpent, … Continue reading Mary