Is living as a Christian about the rules and regulations or is it about being loved by Love Himself? Are we living in an obstacle course of sin or do we have a loving and trusting relationship with our Creator?
In order to live the moral life, we need to abandon our ideas and thoughts of freedom and instead trust that God knows what is best. Ultimately, we were made for goodness and truth, and it is within the virtuous life we will find peace – a peace that only God can give.
|Growing in Virtue||Living the Moral Life|
|Objective||Rediscover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus and learn to be at peace with who God created you to be|
|Seedtime||1 hour 30 minutes (watch video or listen to audio)|
|Feedtime||1 hour 10 minutes|
|Directive||Spend 1 hour alone with God and 10 minutes actively living the moral life more fully (for full explanation see below)|
This video explores what it means to live a life of faith and morality as a Catholic in today’s world. Take some time to listen and take notes if you wish.
Take one hour (without splitting it up if possible) to be completely alone with just yourself and God. Fast and abstain from electronics, entertainment, food and all distractions. Find a place or go for a walk where you can be alone and reflect on these thoughts and topics from the video:
- You are loved
- Living for the rules or living for the relationship
- How to be the best you
- Being at peace with who you are
- Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect
- Happiness comes from God and not the things surrounding you
These are just a few ideas. Feel free to take your time in whatever direction God wills. You can talk aloud, journal or sit with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration.
At the end of your time, make note of one concrete thing that you can do to live the moral life more fully. Challenge yourself! Ask God what He is asking of you. This could be fasting from your morning coffee, being charitable to someone you don’t get on with, almsgiving or any number of things that will help you to be the best version of yourself. Make a commitment to do it in the next few days. The action itself does not need to take more than 10 minutes.