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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Spirituality: “Becoming More Thoughtful of Others” by St. Teresa

Thoughtfulness is the beginning of great sanctity. If you learn this art of being thoughtful, you will become more and more Christ-like, for his heart was meek and he always thought of the needs of others.

And our lives, to be beautiful, must be full of thought for others. Jesus went about doing good. Our Lady did nothing else in Cana but think of the needs of others and made their needs known to Jesus. The thoughtfulness of Jesus and Mary and Joseph was so great that it made Nazareth the abode of God most high. If we also have that kind of thoughtfulness for each other, our homes would really become the abode of God most high.

The quickest and surest way to do this is to use our words for the good of others. Violence of the tongue is very real – sharper than any knife, wounding and creating bitterness that only God’s grace can heal. If you think well of others, you will also speak well of others and to others. From the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. If your heart is full of love, you will speak love.

Source: Prepare His Way!: Hope and Healing, Justice and Peace for Advent (booklet); not paginated.

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