Pursuit of Holiness on the Internet
(01-18-2013, 09:02 AM)JayneK Wrote: I'm pretty sure there is quite a bit of pursuit of holiness among intenet trads, but it does not show up very much in our discussions.  I would really like that to change.  My ideal forum is one where people encourage each other to grow in holiness.  Do you have ideas about how we could do that?

This is something I struggle with as well, which is why I don't really post with much regularity. Sure I dive right in to discussing whatever's on the board, the sacred and the profane. But, within a couple weeks I grow weary of all the quibbling and decide I could better spend my time praying a few more Rosaries, so I stop posting for a few weeks. Eventually I come back, and the same cycle begins again.

I would say the first thing is to ignore unnecessary distractions when possible. For example, when there are three threads running at the same time about how the Masons have allegedly infiltrated the KofC, one of which said threads is actually a discussion of Dignitatis humanae, not Masonry nor the KofC.

I also try to drop out of conversations once it just turns into nothing more than a fight.

There's nothing wrong with having some fun and discussing things like whether Southerners are friendlier, whether Tony Bennett or Frank Sinatra is a better singer, etc. And there's nothing wrong with being informed about what our priests and bishops are doing. But, anyone who thinks the Church will be healed by their talking **** about our Prelates on an internet forum is grossly mistaken. Christ is the one who will heal His Church, not man. Our primary purpose is to grow in faith, hope, and charity, pray and do acts of penance so that we get to Heaven and brings as many souls with us as possible.

If you want discussion on more spiritual topics, go ahead and start threads on the spiritual life. I think it's a great idea.

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Pursuit of Holiness on the Internet - by JayneK - 01-18-2013, 09:02 AM
Re: Pursuit of Holiness on the Internet - by Servus Immaculatae - 01-18-2013, 10:52 AM
Re: Pursuit of Holiness on the Internet - by Tim - 01-18-2013, 01:18 PM
Re: Pursuit of Holiness on the Internet - by Tim - 01-18-2013, 04:22 PM

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