The Freedom of Prudence (with Fr. Gregory Pine)

How do you handle decision making? For some of us it can be an agonizing process. In this episode, Dr. Sri is joined by guest Fr. Gregory Pine to discuss the virtue of prudence and how pivotal of a role it plays throughout our lives.

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God created us in such a way so that we move towards the goal of life by our own choosing.


Shownotes

The Importance of Prison Ministry 

  •  Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them; and those who are ill-treated, since you also are in the body” (Hebrews 13:3)
  • “I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me” (Matthew 25:35)
  • And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’ ” (Matthew 25:40)

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Finding a Priority in the Spiritual Life 

The enemy can easily distract us in our spiritual lives by overwhelming us with a long list of action items. The best way to avoid this temptation is to focus on one goal at a time. What is one thing in your spiritual life that you can grow in?

Interested in joining Dr. Sri on pilgrimage? Click here to learn about his upcoming pilgrimages.

You can find out more about Fr. Gregory Pine’s new book Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly here.

To learn more about Fr. Gregory Pine, contact him, or listen to his podcast Godsplaining, click HERE.

Questions Asked in This Episode
  • Why did you want to write a book on prudence? (1:44)
  • What is prudence? (2:54)
  • Can you explain more about the freedom God gives us to be creative and do something beautiful with our lives? (4:54)
  • What are some saints that have exemplified prudence? (7:00)
  • Can you share about a time in your life where maybe you failed in prudence or experienced a moment of growth in prudence? (9:38)
  • Tell us how prudence is the “charioteer” of the virtues. (13:50)
  • What advice do you have for people to grow in prudence and to not over spiritualize every decision in their lives? (18:44)

Do you have questions about the Catholic Faith?

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Resources

  • Visit Dr. Sri’s website at www.edwardsri.com and to book online events with Dr. Sri email events.edwardsri@gmail.com
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Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, well-known Catholic speaker, and author of several best-selling books. His work with Ascension includes study programs such as A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, No Greater Love: A Biblical Walk Through Christ’s Passion and Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother. Several of Dr. Sri’s programs were filmed on-site in the Holy Land, and feature immersive video explorations of the sacred sites where Jesus, Mary, and the Apostles lived and died.

Dr. Sri is the host of the acclaimed Ascension podcast All Things Catholic with Dr. Edward Sri.  Together with Curtis Martin, Dr. Sri is a founding leader of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), of which he serves as senior vice president of Apostolic Outreach.

Dr. Sri lives with his wife Beth and their children in Colorado.

1 Comment

  1. Life is no where like a deck of cards. I do not think either have you have been around those who have grown up with very bad hardships in life. I know women and men in second world countries with children with autism. They are not accepted in schools, and I think you can guess they rest of their difficulties. 95% of prostitutes have been abused in some way, so is it really a choice? Children from orphanages in poorer countries have difficulties. Have either of you read books by, Father Boyle who works with the gangs in LA! Books such as Tattoos on the Heart. Yes having prudence is good but this idea of just making the right choice does not work for many. Maybe rewrite your book after you visit some of these people!

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