Tag Archives: balance and moderation

Anxiety Optional

Today’s second reading from Philippians 4 says to have “no anxiety at all,” praise God, and “make your requests known to God.” Then we’ll have “the peace of God….” “Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and … Continue reading

Posted in being Catholic | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Pythagorean Dribble Glasses

The diagram shows how a Pythagorean cup works. It’s a thinking person’s dribble glass, sort of. The cup, pan, and ladle in the photo is a yuza no ki. Both are gadgets used for teaching moderation. The yuza no ki … Continue reading

Posted in being Catholic | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Humility isn’t Being Delusional

Truthfulness and humility are virtues, pride is a sin, and we’re supposed to practice humility.1 So Olympic athletes should say they’re puny? Small wonder some folks think faith makes no sense. Accepting Reality Humility is a good idea, within reason: … Continue reading

Posted in being Catholic | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

Temperance, Catholic Style

(From O. Herford, via Life Magazine/Wikipedia, used w/o permission.) (“Life” magazine, Demon Rum, and Matthew 12:45: June 26, 1919.) My household is “dry:” there’s no beer in the fridge, wine in a rack, or whiskey on a shelf. That’s partly … Continue reading

Posted in being Catholic | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments