complacency

Daily Reflection — The Harvest is Plentiful

“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the […]

Daily Reflection — The Lord is Patient

"Childhood of Christ" (detail) by Gerrit van Honthorst

“But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the […]

Daily Reflection — The Lord’s Patience

“But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the […]

Daily Reflection — The Patience of the Lord

“But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the […]

Turn Up the Heat

“So because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:16). Thank you, St. John, for recording this fantastic line. Lukewarm.  Complacent.  Conceited.  Self-satisfied.  Unconcerned. We could go on, but there is no need.  Complacency is one of the greatest dangers to the spiritual life.  I know it is too often […]