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Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. A widow, mother, and grandmother, she currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Write to her at chervinronda@gmail.com.
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"Impelled by the weightiest of reasons, we are fully determined to restore Latin to its position of honor, and to do all We can to promote its study and use. The employment of Latin has recently been contested in many quarters, and many are asking what the mind of the Apostolic See is in this matter. We have therefore decided to issue the timely directives contained in this document, so as to ensure that the ancient and uninterrupted use of Latin be maintained and, where necessary, restored.”
— Pope John XXIII (22 February 1962)

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Day 62 The Challenge of Loving Small Helps to Others
published 22 February 2012 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

What you will read now is part of a series of 100 spiritual challenges. Each blog can be viewed separately, but for maximum benefit a reader needs to start with the introductory blog of November 18, 2011, and then continue step by step. Day One begins on Sunday, November 20, 2011.    [ Click here for 100 STEPS ]

“… give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38)

Dr. Ronda’s examples: The head of the Legion of Mary group in my new parish is giving me rides after meetings. I plan to buy something that someone else in my home could chip in on, but I will not ask since she does so much for me. I put away food in the fridge that might otherwise spoil. I did dishes. I dragged a lot of towels from the pool area to the washing machine. I went on the telephone meeting of Emotions Anonymous so that I will improve my own control over my emotions which often are not as rational as they could be if I prayed for grace whenever tempted to anger or anxiety.

Your examples:

Prayer: Mother Mary, I picture you as always helping others in Egypt and Nazareth. I think it is your intercession that is giving me the grace now in my new abode to really enjoy helping much more in small ways. Let me never think that only large public deeds, I can be proud of, count for the kingdom.

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