Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fortnight for Freedom - Day 10

For Day 10, this morning, I went before the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for some face to face conversation with the Lord, a Holy Hour, with the intention in mind for our religious freedoms in this country. Time well spent, for strength, resolution, and listening for guidance.

It would be terrific if more churches would bring Adoration and Holy Hours back. It is of great need and comfort to the faithful.

"In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration and teach it to the faithful. It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering." “With the Synod Assembly, therefore, I heartily recommend to the Church’s pastors and to the People of God the practice of Eucharistic Adoration, both individually and in community” 
Pope Benedict XVI, February 22, 2007, Sacramentum Caritatis, Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation.

This afternoon I prayed the rosary asking for Mary's intercession to her Son, on our behalf, to defeat the HHS mandate, especially in light of the recent Supreme Court decision.

In a small effort for self-improvement, I ran across an article addressing willpower and discipline. Some points I made note of are: 

Willpower is limited. In a study it was learned, the mere struggle to resist lowered willpower reserves. Low blood sugar makes you more anxious, for example eating. Self-control starts with setting goals and monitoring behavior. Discipline strengthens your willpower. One form, like even financial discipline, helps in other areas as well providing self-control. Building up discipline in one area translates to more discipline in other areas. Remove temptations. Don't make decisions when you are hungry or lack sleep.

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