Adult Friend Challenge – Prudence
Consider your friends’ needs, whether emotional, physical, spiritual, or other; prayerfully and thoughtfully consider how you can care for them.
Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves,
Be Compassionate – Have compassion for yourself, reach out with genuine concern, listen fully without interrupting, and speak from the heart.
“Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”
Be Empathetic – Consider the needs of those around you. Try to put yourself in their situation and treat them as you would like to be treated.
The Golden Rule. Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets. Matthew 7:12
Realize That People Think Differently – Try to learn see things from their perspective.
Consider Their Welfare More Important Than Your Desires – This does not mean we give them anything they want nor allow others to walk all over us. It means we try to find out their true needs and try to help them. Even if it is uncomfortable for us.
ASK PEOPLE WHAT THEY NEED
When you want to know something, there is simply no replacement for asking people and then really, completely, listening to their answers, and not just to what you want to hear.
Today’s Saint: St. Gregory the Great
St. Gregory the Great, the son of a Roman senator, was governor of Rome when he was called to the religious life. After founding six monasteries, he was elected pope. As the supreme pontiff he worked hard to organize and guide the Church: He created an improved calendar, still in use today, and protected the city from barbarians. He also saved the people from famine by organizing Rome’s granaries. He brought more order to sacred music, and the Church continues to appreciate his contributions to the liturgy.