My dear friend Eucharisted
I have noticed you have an overcritical spirit. I say this with charity. I hope you can overcome it. I am posting a few pointers from St Josemaria Escriva for you. Don’t take this the wrong way. I think your a top bloke, But like us all you have faults and I’m just pointing yours out for your benefit having known you here for a good while now. I pray for you, you know. God bless you. John:thumbsup:
http://www.escrivaworks.org/images/misc/pixtrans.gif442http://www.escrivaworks.org/images/misc/pixtrans.gifNever think badly of anyone, not even if the words or conduct of the person in question give you good grounds for doing so.
443http://www.escrivaworks.org/images/misc/pixtrans.gifDon’t make negative criticism: if you can’t praise, say nothing.
444http://www.escrivaworks.org/images/misc/pixtrans.gifNever speak badly of your brother, not even when you have plenty of reasons. Go first to the Tabernacle, and then go to the priest your father, and tell him also what is worrying you.
And no one else.
446http://www.escrivaworks.org/images/misc/pixtrans.gifIf you are so weak, is it surprising that others too have their weaknesses?
448http://www.escrivaworks.org/images/misc/pixtrans.gifIt’s easier said than done. With that cutting, hatchet-like tongue, have you ever tried, even by chance, to do ‘well’ what, according to your ‘considered’ opinion, others do less well?
449http://www.escrivaworks.org/images/misc/pixtrans.gifCall it by its name: grumbling, gossiping, back-biting, mischief making, tale-bearing, scandal-mongering, intrigue…, slander…, treachery?
Self-appointed critics sitting in judgment easily end up as ‘gossiping old maids’!
This scripture quote is the goal for christians-
1] If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
2] And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3] If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
4] Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful;
5] it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
6] it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.
7] Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8] Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
9] For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect;
10] but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away.
11] When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
12] For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood.
13] So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.