Saying Yes and Saying No

“Christian asceticism is not spiritual boot camp, but neither is it effortless.  Learning when and how, to what, and to whom to give our yes or our no is a life long project.”        M. Shawn Copeland

Tough decisions and persistent effort are required of those who seek lives that are whole and holy. If we are to grow in faithful living, we need to renounce the things that choke off the fullness of life that God intended for us, and we must follow through on our commitments to pray, to be conscientious, and to be in mutually supportive relations with other faithful persons. These acts take self-discipline. We must learn the practice of saying no to that which crowds God out and yes to a way of life that makes space for God.  Read more about saying yes and saying no here.

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