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Humility matters for practicing the spiritual life

by Mary Margaret Funk

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Published by Continuum in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Humility -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.,
  • Spiritual life -- Catholic Church.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementMary Margaret Funk.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBV4647.H8 F86 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3412788M
    ISBN 100826417280
    ISBN 109780826417282
    LC Control Number2005028899

    In the Traditions, humility is associated with the problem of self-importance: our desire to stand out, take the spotlight, elevate ourselves, dominate, rule, control, and generally exercise power as members of AA, all of which stand in the way of practicing the spiritual principles in the fellowship and threaten to tear it apart. Their understanding was that humility is the face of a pure heart. It was considered the one, unmistakable quality of the Christian life. I recommend Humility Matters: For Practicing the Spiritual Life byMargaret Funk. Her work led me back to John Cassian and Benedict of Nursia’s excellent writings on humility. The following is my adaptation.

    There is no doubt about it: humility is the foundation of the entire spiritual life. Without this virtue, we will never advance in holiness. Yet, humility is not simply an abstraction to be admired—it is a virtue to be learned and practiced through the often painful circumstances of daily life.   When we lack humility, we may often find ourselves humiliated. The challenge is that most of us want to feel that we have some power and importance in our own lives. The idea of lowering our importance to grow as a person may seem to go against our will to thrive and survive. Practicing humility makes us teachable, and therefore wiser.

    A companion book to her previous work on spirituality ("Thoughts Matter"), this current effort of Mary Margaret Funk takes us further on the road to a more complete spiritual life. Grounded in the Benedictine tradition, she offers us tools (spade and hoe, etc.) to enable us to "weed our garden."/5(9).   Mary Margaret Funk OSB “Tools Matter for Practicing the Spiritual Life” [Continuum, ] In her previous book, “Thoughts Matter: The Practice of the Spiritual Life”, Sister Mary Margaret Funk, elaborating on the teaching of John Cassian, dealt with the eight classic “thoughts” that distract us from the presence of God.


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This is the third volume of a trilogy that began with Thoughts Matter: Th /5(12). About Humility Matters for Practicing the Spiritual Life. This is the third volume of a trilogy that began with Thoughts Matter: The Practice of the Spiritual Life and continued with Tools Matter for Practicing the Spiritual ts Matter was an update of the teaching of the fourth-century desert father John Cassian on the eight 'afflictive thoughts' that impede the.

"Humility matters," writes Mary Margaret Funk in this third volume of a trilogy (Thoughts Matter: The Practice of the Spiritual Life and Tools Matter for Practicing the Spiritual Life).

"So central is this quality of being that it may be said that humility is to a Christian what enlightenment is to a Buddhist, realization is to a Hindu, sincerity is to a Confucian, righteousness is to a Jew. Humility Matters for Practicing The Spiritual Life By Mary Margaret Funk Mary Margaret Funk with an imagined interview with Therese of Lisieux about her path of humility called the Little Way.

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This is the third volume of a trilogy that began with Thoughts Matter: The Practice of the Spiritual Life and continued with Tools Matter for Practicing the Spiritual Life.

Thoughts Matter was an update of the teaching of the fourth-century desert father John Cassian on the eight 'afflictive thoughts' that impede the spiritual life (thoughts about food, sex, 'things'. Benedict used John Cassian as one of his sources for his Rule.

Funk’s two previous books in the trilogy are Thoughts Matter: the Practice of the Spiritual Life () and Tools Matter for Practicing the Spiritual Life (). This book is not a casual read; it is very deep at times, requiring careful reading and thought.

""Humility Matters for Practicing the Spiritual Life" by Mary Margaret Funk is the third volume of a trilogy ("Thoughts Matter: The Practice of the Spiritual Life" and "Tools Matter for Practicing the Spiritual Life"), and it nicely complements the other two.

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""Humility Matters for Practicing the Spiritual Life" by Mary Margaret Funk is the third volume of a trilogy ("Thoughts Matter: The Practice of the Spiritual Life" and "Tools Matter for Practicing the Spiritual Life"), and it nicely complements the other two.

Together they comprise a wonderful compendium of spiritual practices for Christians/5(12). Get this from a library. Humility matters: toward purity of heart.

[Mary Margaret Funk] -- Humility Matters makes the claims that humility is for a disciple of Jesus Christ what enlightenment is for a Buddhist, realization for a Hindu, surrender for a Muslim, and righteousness for a Jew.

"Humility Matters" for Practicing the Spiritual Life (Continuum ).This is the third volume of a trilogy that began with Thoughts Matter. She spoke at the Gethsemani Encounter and She has given many retreats to Monastics and lay ministers on Christian Practice.

Tools Matter for Practicing the Spiritual Life. Mary Margaret Funk. Bloomsbury, M08 31 - pages. 0 Reviews. Funk turns to the wisdom of the desert fathers for the means of removing obstacles to spiritual growth, which include thoughts of food, sex, possessions, anger, dejection, and pride, among other preoccupations.

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Humility Matters, Islam Is, and Into the Depths, chapters by her have appeared in The Gethsemani Encounter, Benedict’s Dharma Tools Matter for Practicing the Spiritual Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 5/5(1). Books. Discernment Matters: Listening With the Ear of the Heart () Into the Depths: Memoirs of Bolivia () Lectio Matters: Before the Burning Bush: Through the Revelatory Texts of Scripture, Nature and Experience () Humility Matters: The Practice of the Spiritual Life () Tools Matter For Practicing the Spiritual Life () What Catholics Should Know About Islam.

True humility does not attract many in this new age of self-realization. We tend to equate humility with self-abasement, but such “humility” would attract only the mentally ill, and it is not Christian humility. If you cling to a negative self-image and have. Mary Margaret Funk has 23 books on Goodreads with ratings.

Mary Margaret Funk’s most popular book is Thoughts Matter: The Practice of the Spiritual L. Perhaps the key to humility is seeing life as a journey towards cultivating those qualities that bring out the best in ourselves and others and make this world a better place.

And this journey is not just for the average person, but one that many of our greatest leaders have embarked upon.Mary Margaret Funk, Humility Matters for Practicing the Spiritual Life A Benedictine abbess, Funk writes about the importance of humility in practicing a spiritually centered life, saying that “Humility for a disciple of Jesus Christ is what enlightenment is for a Buddhist, surrender for a Muslim, realization for a Hindu, and sincerity for a.