Monday, October 4, 2010

Ordinary holiness

Christ says "Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman says "It is the saying of holy men that, if we wish to be perfect, we have nothing more to do than to perform the ordinary duties of the day well."

I am very imperfect, and since I am a slow learner in such matters, I am going to attempt to acquire one good habit at a time.  This week my goal is to clear away dirty dishes after every meal, instead of letting them accumulate on the kitchen counter.  By next Monday, I hope to have gained the habit of a clean kitchen.  What ordinary duties could you do more perfectly?

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