We talk a lot about the virtue of justice in my circles. Not as in criminal justice―law and order justice―but justice toward people. Justice is giving everyone what’s due to them, given their dignity as a human person.
It’s hope, not wishful thinking, by which we persevere in pursuit of what we’re seeking. We all “hope” for what we perceive as good things―even though they’re finite: health, career, a great marriage, happy successful kids, financial security. And we endure a lot of pain and suffering in pursuit of them. Need we?
It’s been said that first, we form habits…then they form us. Conquer your bad habits, or they’ll eventually conquer you. As we begin another new year, for many it also brings new resolutions. I don’t know about you, but I still haven’t tackled last year’s resolutions!
The Divided Life is the split between faith and daily business practice, leading to imbalances and misplaced devotion to worldly success. It is dominated by self-interest, with no real action on loving and serving God, or the common good. Candidly, we are ALL divided to one degree or another. This is the result of our pride, our concupiscence, our selfishness.
These are challenging times we live in. And yet, much of the fear and anxiety we experience as we go through life comes from the inside – not the outside.
One of the most pressing issues we’re facing amidst this COVID-19 crisis is a shortage of lumber and many other building materials. People are discovering how much they took for granted—and a hard, common sense truth: You need lumber before you can build anything.
Business is a vocation. What this means is, as Catholic Christians, we are each called to leverage our gifts, and engage the world with the intention of serving. Which begs the question: “How does my work improve the lives of others?”