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A Fair Witness

Enneagram Part Two: Heart Center A Fair Witness  Sunday, March 1, 2020 In traditional Christian teaching, Thomas Aquinas and other scholastic philosophers said that people normally do not consciously choose evil, but they choose something that appears good inside of their framework. We have to expose our frame of reference early on if our spiritual journey is… Continue Reading A Fair Witness

Type One: The Need to Be Perfect

Enneagram Part One: Body Center Type One: The Need to Be Perfect Friday, February 28, 2020 Holy Idea: Holy Perfection Virtue: Serenity Passion: Anger [1] This is my own type, so it’s easy for me to talk about it. I just hope I’ve done enough inner work to be able to present a balanced picture! Ones… Continue Reading Type One: The Need to Be Perfect

Receiving Mercy

Spirituality of Imperfection: Week 1 Receiving Mercy Tuesday, July 19, 2016 The French Catholic Church of Thérèse of Lisieux’s time (1873-1897) emphasized an ideal of human perfection, which took the forms of legalism and immense self-preoccupation. Yet Thérèse humbly trusted her own experience and taught the spirituality of imperfection instead. Thérèse is one of my… Continue Reading Receiving Mercy

Type ONE: The Need to Be Perfect

Enneagram: Week 1 Type ONE: The Need to Be Perfect Wednesday, April 27, 2016 For the rest of this week and the next, we will explore each of the nine individual Enneagram types. We’ll see how all of us begin life in union with God, as our True Self, totally in Love. Each Enneagram type… Continue Reading Type ONE: The Need to Be Perfect

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