Our lives change when our habits change. – Matthew Kelly, Rediscover Catholicism

If you need to lose weight, you eat less and exercise more.

Find yourself overspending. You follow  a budget.

Bad habits can change. But its hard.

We hold onto them like old friends. We pour meaning into them, we fear that if we let them go we are losing a part of us. We become addicted.

But to live the life we were intended to, we must let go of the life we are living.  The fabulous dichotomy of Faith.

Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses it will save it.   Luke 17:33

Our goal, our purpose, is to be a saint, or strive to be one.  What habits must we build to get there?

Our lives change when our habits change.

I read somewhere that the best thing about any leper in the Bible was that he knows there is a better state.  That he must, quite literally, change his state to live a more abundant life.

And he begs for that change.

I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.   John 10:10

Anger can change to forgiveness. Isolation to openness or intimacy. Stop judging, and we will not be judged. Give our undivided attention when we’re feeling slighted.  Empty ourselves, really empty ourselves, of pettiness, pride, greed, selfishness, any and all things that keep us small, and we will be fulfilled.

Here’s to a new day.


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