Catholic Public Speaker and Inspirational Author: Embracing the virtues to live a happier life!

The U.S. Flag: What Virtues Does It Represent?

U.S. Flag Today is Flag Day! Happy Flag Day to all my fellow United States citizens. Today in America, we celebrate what the U.S. flag means to us all. With that in mind, I thought I would hone in on some virtues, for which I think the U.S. flag proudly represents.

Virtues of the U.S. Flag

Courage: The U.S. flag is a symbol of courage. Many men and women have given their lives in defense of our freedom and democracy. It represents all the blood, sweat and tears shed, so that we might enjoy our freedom accorded by our Constitution and Continue reading

Do You Truly Accept God in Your Life?

Accept God It’s a very simple question. Do you accept God in your life? My guess is that you would say “yes” or you probably would not be wasting your time reading this post. I challenge you to give your answer more thought, and to go deeper. Would the answer still be yes, after answering the following questions?

  • Do you accept all of Christ’s teachings, as delivered by Him?
  • Do you believe that Christ’s moral teachings are unchanging; meaning what was good for some person 2,000 years ago also pertains to you today?
  • Do you abide by all of Christ’s teachings Continue reading

Accepting the Unacceptable: What to Do?

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Accepting someone else’s reality can be difficult; especially when someone else’s reality does not jive with our own. What are we to do? How are we to behave when we see what we deem to be unacceptable behavior, and/or hear inappropriate speech?

People’s perceptions (realities) and points of origin will differ, resulting in a need for diversity; the accepting of another’s reality. The need for diversity could stem from a myriad of origin points: race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, culture – just to name a few.

We must understand and accept another person’s reality, to practice the virtue of Continue reading

Acceptance: Unlock the Doors!

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Acceptance is a two-fold virtue: accepting yourself and accepting others. How difficult is it for you to acknowledge and accept your own limitations and weaknesses? How difficult is it for you to accept the same in others? Do you hold others to a higher standard than yourself, because you expect more from others than you do of yourself?

Finding acceptance in our lives requires that we first unlock the door to the interior self. It is there that we commune with God. We discover and come to accept who we are, as God has created us to be: in His Continue reading