How did God grow in wisdom and grace? Joseph and Mary practiced obedience. Jesus practiced obedience. We must all do our duty of state in obedience to God. Thinking of others first; practice a particular virtue and examine our conscience. Create a home where prayer and penance is a habit.
Holiness is found in fulfilling our duty of state. What about all the prayers and devotions? Wherever we find ourselves at any moment in life is also a vocation. Bad things are the result of sin not God, but God draws good from them. The perfections and goodness of God. Prayer, obedience, love. Penance.
We are our own worst enemy, because we make ourselves unhappy by not accepting what is, by preferring things to be other than what they are. We can be at peace if we choose to want what God wants. That way, we’re always getting what we want. We will not grow in peace nor will we grow in holiness until we recognize in all things an opportunity to lives God’s will for us.
This talk, given at a Homeschooling conference, looks at the connection between music and culture – what music is specifically connected with our culture, the principles of that culture and where they come from, and finally, what ought to be our response to this culture and some of the tools that we can use to ensure our success.