My thumb is definitely not green.
I try to grow plants, and though they do well for a time, eventually they all end up dead.
It’s frustrating because I love plants and flowers. And I want to enjoy them in and around my home.
But I never seem to know how often to water … or feed … or when to re-pot them.
Is it getting too much sun? Or not enough?
There’s so much to know and do, and my efforts fall short.
It occurs to me that Spirituality is similar to gardening.
It takes a lot of work to maintain your relationship with God. If you ignore it, just like a plant, it’s going to die. And your chances of going to heaven are at risk.
Fortunately, there are lots of ways to cultivate spirituality, with prayer, Scripture, Mass, and Adoration, to name just a few. This week’s issue of Genuflect shines the light on ways to grow your Spirituality … and overcome spiritual dryness, and spiritual battles.
So even if you don’t have a green thumb like me, you can work every day to cultivate your spirituality.
Founding Editor, Genuflect
Finding Your Spiritual Path
There are different types of spiritual paths, even for the laity. It takes research and discernment to find the one best suited for you. Here’s what you need to know.
Spiritualities of The Catholic Church | Our Sunday Visitor
Spirituality Through Prayer
David Torkington explains why personal prayer is vital to our Catholic Spirituality. In fact, prayer, along with Scripture, is central to what separates Catholics from Protestants.
Catholic Spirituality – Scripture And Tradition | Catholic Stand
5 Spiritual Practices
In wanting to become more spiritual, you may not know where to start. Fortunately, Caitlin Kennell Kim offers 5 ways to add a dose of spirituality to your daily life.
5 Totally Doable Spiritual Practices | Busted Halo
4 Habits to Grow Spiritually
Last Sunday we celebrated the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. But we shouldn’t be limited to this one day a year. We are reminded that we can invite the Holy Spirit into our home on a daily basis. Here are 4 small habits that your family can practice to grow spiritually.
Overcoming Spiritual Dryness
We all find ourselves experiencing a spiritual dryness from time to time. Here’s how to recognize it, what to do about it, and how to avoid it.
On Spiritual Dryness (And What to do About It) | Blessed is She
Fight The Spiritual Battle
Father Jonathan Meyer says we are in a spiritual battle, but most of us don’t realize it. We focus on the symptoms of that battle, like suicide, drug abuse, pornography, and more. God has given us each a guardian angel to fight this battle with us … here’s how.
We Are in a Spiritual Battle | Catholic Exchange
Spiritual Fighting Force
Father Richard Heilman says we do not take advantage of God’s offer of supernatural strength and power. We essentially are bringing a knife to a spiritual gunfight and are getting slaughtered. Here are 3 things we can do to build an elite fighting force to overcome evil.
Spiritual Warfare: Why we Are Losing | OnePeterFive
Use This Spiritual Weapon
Jesus Christ battled Satan so He knows first hand how to defeat him. It’s no wonder He gave us this prayer as a powerful weapon to use in our spiritual battles.
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