Glory to Jesus Christ!
Today, Saturday the 22nd, is the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, first of the Apostles. To honour this day, and that the Spirit may transfigure us more quickly into Christ, I want to share three short lessons that St. Peter teaches us.
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In his novel We, Zamyatin presents among his key themes the pursuit for happiness two opposing ideas of freedom. I intend to show the linkage between the concepts of happiness and freedom within We, arguing that Zamyatin presents something similar to the classical notions of these two things: That happiness is the personal experience one has upon attaining a good, and that freedom is the ability to choose the good.
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Once a friend and I were praying together out loud, and after a lengthy prayer on my part, she said a short prayer, and though I don’t remember the exact words, she said something like this:
‘I pray what I pray every day: God, please give me courage, and please give me strength, and please give me grace, and please give me mercy, and please give me patience, and please give me kindness, and most of all please give me love.’
I liked the simplicity. I admired that she didn’t ask for things, but instead for virtues. And I was struck by the end, however simple and obvious it may seem, because ‘the greatest of these is love’. (1 Corinthians 13:13)
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