June 08, 2008

Growing Up

Some of my readers have noticed that I have not been as cranky as they have come to expect. Or, I've not been as cranky as often.

What's happening?

I attributed it to frequent prayer and I know Father Andrew believed so.

I'm sure frequent prayer has helped mightily to not only deepen my relationship with God but also calm me down.

Sure, I still have my moments and that will probably always be true.

But, I'm letting a lot more go or responding to it by prayer rather than snark.

Adoro told me that as we develop or spiritual maturity it's like growing up. Just as an adult is more reflective, well, I hope you are, a more spiritually mature person responds with prayer and faith, rather than pouting and yelling.

That said, I already regret my post from yesterday. I have no business calling my brothers and sisters in Christ names. I should have just sent a letter to the publisher, in a charitable manner. However, I will not take the post down. It will stand as a testament to my still constant struggles to acquire charity.


Blogger Adrienne said...

Can you say Serenity Prayer?? I tend to be a bit on the controlling side like you. That's really what it's all about, you know - control.

I'm just now figuring it out.

June 08, 2008 8:59 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Adrienne: Great idea!

June 09, 2008 6:05 AM  
Blogger Fr. Andrew said...

Where is our serenity- in Christ's Sovereign power, not our own. Which I always seem to forget.

There is nothing wrong with an impassioned, articulate, post that calls a spade a spade. In fact there is a great need for it. The CCC says that the passions themselves are not evil, but meant to be governed by a formed Christian Intellect and Will. Keep aiming!

June 09, 2008 2:20 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Thanks Father.

June 09, 2008 8:54 PM  

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