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For comfort in the understanding that our business principles and personal ones can mesh, let us pray
If you have ever wondered if the economic principles that govern business practices are compatible with the biblical principles that govern our personal practices, consider the fact that Paul uses an opportunity-cost argument in Philippians 3:7-8.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives; do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies; succeed anyway.
According to some sources, the idea for All Saints’ Day which is celebrated globally goes back to the fourth century when the Greek Christians kept a festival on the first Sunday after Pentecost (in late May or early June) in honor of all martyrs and saints. Other sources say that a commemoration of ‘All Martyrs’ began to be celebrated as early as 270 CE but no specific month or date is recorded. Pope Gregory IV made All Saints’ Day an authorized holiday in 837 CE. It is speculated that the chosen date for the event, November 1, may have been an attempt to supplant the pagan Festival of the Dead.
As St. Ignatius of Loyola would say, ‘The longest journey you’ll ever take is from your head to your heart.’
– Subscriber and Mentor to the Morning Briefing editor,
If I am Thy child, O God, it is because Thou gavest me such a mother.
– St. Augustine
Saint Ignatius Loyola advises that if I’m having problems believing or if I know in my head the right thing to do but my heart is resisting, then I should act as if I do believe until I do. Oftentimes, when my faith wavers, I take great consolation in this advice. This is why the church values ritual so much. It allows my body and my voice to move me through the barren deserts of my spiritual life.
– Mark E. Thibodeaux
God, I Have Issues