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What is important enough?

10. Since the difference between events and movements is that movements involve sacrifice which also connects to the true meaning of religion and what makes for social change– ask yourself what is important enough to give your life to and … Continue reading

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Seriously NOT my cup of tea

9. Get to know who your political representatives are at both the local and national level. Study their policy decisions and examine their moral compass and public leadership. Make your public convictions and commitments known to them and choose to … Continue reading

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Heart breaking

8. Ask yourself what in the world today most breaks your heart and offends your sense of justice. Decide to help change that, and join with others who are committed to transforming that injustice. Here is where I tend to … Continue reading

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Where do you work?

7. Look at the business, company or organization where you work from an ethical perspective. Ask what its vocation is, too. Challenge whatever is dishonest or exploitative and help your place of work do well by doing good. What a … Continue reading

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Wants vs. needs

6. Make choices by distinguishing between wants and needs. Choose what is enough, rather than what is possible to get. Replace appetites with values, teach your children the same and model those values for all who are in your life. … Continue reading

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Vocational development

5. Seek to develop a vocation and not just a career Discern your gifts as a child of God, not just your talents and listen for your calling rather than just looking for opportunities. Remember that your personal good always … Continue reading

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Take seriously the place you live

4. Take seriously the place you live. Make the context of your life and work the “parish” for which you take responsibility. So often we look well past were we live in favor of far off exotic places. Yes, there … Continue reading

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Acting on your beliefs

3. If you are a person of faith, focus not just on what you believe but on how you act on those beliefs. If you love God, ask God how to love your neighbor. There is a song which I … Continue reading

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Fidelity in relationships, regardless

2. If you are married, be faithful to your spouse. Demonstrate your commitment with both your fidelity and your love. If you are single, measure your relationships by their integrity, not their usefulness. Well, I am not married, so clearly … Continue reading

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Look for children

1. If you are a father or a mother make your children the most important priority in your life and build your other commitments around them. If you are not a parent, look for children who could benefit from your … Continue reading

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