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Old Jan 17, '12, 11:02 am
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We are called to bring Christ to the world. In a society where religious conversations in the public sphere, especially the work place, are either taboo or just unwanted, what are some ways we can do our daily duty to bring the light of our faith to the world around us?
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Fr. Barron has a wonderful set of programs reairing on EWTN about the 7 Deadly Sins.

He explains the sin and then states its opposite virtue and then gives examples for daily living.

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Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues: Pt. 3

Wed. Jan. 18 at 3 AM ET & 6:30 PM ET

Fr. Robert Barron hosts a presentation of the Seven Deadly Sins, focusing this episode on sloth and avarice.

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Fr. Barron has a wonderful set of programs reairing on EWTN about the 7 Deadly Sins.

He explains the sin and then states its opposite virtue and then gives examples for daily living.
I saw an advertisement for this the other day on EWTN and intended to watch it. I would have forgotten if you hadn't reminded me. Thanks!
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We are called to bring Christ to the world. In a society where religious conversations in the public sphere, especially the work place, are either taboo or just unwanted, what are some ways we can do our daily duty to bring the light of our faith to the world around us?
Our language, our tongue, read St. James who gives great ideas what we should not say.
Dirty jokes, filthy stories, cursing and swearing, even slang. Not repeating slanderous stories about other in the work force. Give compliments to others. Offer help to others.
Use out time well. Being honest with everyone. Our posture should be good. Take a moment now and then to say a very short prayer for them. There is a lot more if we just
care that will make others think "he/she is different". One last important item, smile with
your eyes, and never complain.

Just a thought about doing an evening exam of conscience.
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Since I am the only Christian in my family I have thought of this, since any obvious attempts at converting anyone would fall on deaf ears.

Model the Christian life in yours. I remember a pastor saying that YOU may be the only example of a Christian people see or will remember, make it a good one.
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We are called to bring Christ to the world. In a society where religious conversations in the public sphere, especially the work place, are either taboo or just unwanted, what are some ways we can do our daily duty to bring the light of our faith to the world around us?
act don't talk, in the spirit of the beatitudes and works of mercy

you get up, say your morning prayers privately, then say grace at breakfast and close with the Our Father or morning offering together before everyone leaves for the day.
At work you mediate a quarrel between coworkers, being a peacemaker
You obey the just commands and requests of your boss cheerfully, quickly, efficiently without grumbling (Rule of St Benedict, meekness)
You look for little ways to do kindness or smooth the way for others (pick up the litter in the copy room, rinse out the coffee cups, bring office supplies to the others in your "cube" while you are getting your own)--St Therese
You forgive someone who makes a sharp remark, and let somebody cut in front of you during traffic on the way to lunch (mercy).
You pay for an extra lunch at the drive through for the guy begging on the corner, or pay for the car behind you in line, or donate to a charity solicitation at work (feed the hungry)

You speak up in a department meeting against an unethical policy or decision, even though it may cost you a promotion.

You circulate a sympathy card, collect for and buy flowers for a deceased neighbor, and attend the wake or funeral (bury the dead).

you shop for healthy food for your family, making responsible choices financially, nutritionally and environmentally and cook a good meal, or help the cook. (feed the hungry). Maybe you make extra for the neighbor who is burying a loved one this week (blessed are those who mourn)

You enjoy dinner table conversation that is uplifting, connects family members, beginning and ending the meal with a prayer.

You make time for your children and your spouse.

you go to a PTA meeting and volunteer for a committee to help the school and the children

you do housework and laundry,


you get the idea
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