Posted by: wordofthevine | March 16, 2014

An Intentional Plan for Holiness!

Catherine of Siena and Jesus

I was considering how to make a plan for holiness practical one night when I woke up early.  I was also concerned about my family and the amount of time my teenagers used the media.  I was tired of harping on them.  At four in the morning, using my computer, I made a “Blue Zone” chart for the Kaufmann teens.  It was a poster with a young adult in boot camp at the top with three columns below, a column for each aspect of the person that I wanted them to develop, one for body, one for soul and one for mind.  I listed choices they could make, like eat vegetables, weigh yourself, read a book on a new topic, go to Confession and left blank space for them to fill in their ideas.  “Blue zone” is a designation that cities and states can achieve by making their area more conducive for good health.  They pour sidewalks so kids can walk to school, change school lunches and restaurant menus.  Now is the time for you to make your own “Blue Zone” chart, to determine, with God’s help, how you will cultivate your vocation at each of the three levels, and how you may implement the number of ideas for holiness that we have discussed throughout this book.  Start by taking your calling seriously, to consider the power of motherly love that God wants to unearth in your heart.

Think body, mind and soul.  Do you have habits of eating or lack of exercise that make you feel drowsy and lethargic?  ~Mary

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