Month: November 2013

Speak Truths Sweetly

Dear Friends of Lumen, “To speak truths sweetly is to throw burning coals, or rather roses, into a person’s face. How can anyone be angry with another who fights him with pearls and diamonds?” -Saint Francis of Sales Pearls and diamonds. Beautiful images to capture my mom’s way of dealing with me as a kid…
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Antler Envy

Dear Friends of Lumen, “As a moth gnaws a garment, so doth envy consume a [person].” St. John Chrysostom Don’t waste time and energy being envious of things that in the big picture really do not matter: good looks, material possessions, attractive personalities, etc… Rather, focus on the higher gifts, the deep virtues of others,…
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We Need to Form Our Youth

Dear Friends of Lumen, “Youth is wild, and requires many governors, teachers, directors, attendants, and tutors; and after all these, it is a happiness if it be restrained. For as a horse not broken in, or a wild beast untamed, such is youth. But if from the beginning, from the earliest age, we fix it…
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