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Duty 8 Oct 2019

Holiness is only with responsible people. When I avoid my duties I displease the Holy Spirit.

Rejoice and be Glad (Gaudete et Exsultate)

26. It is not healthy to love silence while fleeing interaction with others, to want peace and quiet while avoiding activity, to seek prayer while disdaining service. Everything can be accepted and integrated into our life in this world, and become a part of our path to holiness. We are called to be contemplatives even in the midst of action, and to grow in holiness by responsibly and generously carrying out our proper mission.
27. Could the Holy Spirit urge us to carry out a mission and then ask us to abandon it, or not fully engage in it, so as to preserve our inner peace? Yet there are times when we are tempted to relegate pastoral engagement or commitment in the world to second place, as if these were distractions along the path to growth in holiness and interior peace. We can forget that life does not have a mission, but is a mission.

avoiding important tasks

Avoiding my responsibility

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