Experiencing Simplicity by Thea Respicio given at the September General Assembly of CFC-Youth Campus Based
(I’m going to leave this post as public)
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Things said by real-life preschool kids. Some are fun while others are deep.
“I don’t like water because I’m a fan of taste.”
We’re drawn to kids because of their simplicity.
John 15:12 “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”
the Lord gave us a beautiful blueprint for simplicity.
Remember the story of Naaman
It was actually something so simple that he had to do for his leprosy to be healed!
In the silence of the heart, the Lord speaks!
To be simple is to see love and desire God in all creatures and in all things. It is to unify one’s life with God.
St Therese of Lisieux
Sanctity Through Simplicity
‘The Little Way’
St Francis of Asisi
Blessed Mother Teresa
Simplicity comes from within and it manifests itself on the outside
3 step practical approach to practicing simplicity in our lives
1. Have clear priorities
Christ(center of all we do)
2. Practice Detachment
-Practice the spirit of poverty….we live in a materialistic and world ruled by consumerism. Don’t let possessions, interests and hobbies get between us and God
Have a grateful heart. Stop wishing for more. Be thankful for what you have!
God is a friend of silence. We can’t find God in restlessness and in noise. There is silence in nature.
Through serving others, Thea encountered the Lord more.
Being present with someone is a gift. Make quality time for others.
Praying for others is a way to serve them.
There is joy in simplicity
Be Happy with less stuff.
You don’t have to compete with others.
Finding joy in little things
Affirm others with no envy.
Start worrying less about the future; delight in the present.
Photo belongs to Thea Respicio
“Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be – and becoming that person.”- St Therese of Liseux.
St Therese, Blessed Teresa and St Francis, pray for us.
PS, my friend made an awesome artwork summarizing this talk. Please check it out! It’s beautiful ❤
Peace, love and Joy!