Virtue of the Week: Enthusiasm

Friends,

To those of you who are a little burned out from the holidays….let’s drum up some enthusiasm for our 2014 missions! Ready go!

You can buy a person’s time; you can buy their physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of their skilled muscular motions per hour. But you cannot buy enthusiasm… you cannot buy loyalty. You cannot buy the devotion of hearts, minds, or souls. You must earn these.Clarence Francis

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Enthusiasm is the Best Teacher

]The truth is — we are always highly motivated when something means a great deal to us. If I fell into a deep lake and I didn’t know how to swim, I would become highly motivated in an instant to paddle. Climbing from the lake would mean more to me than anything else in the world. My effort would be no less than astounding and I would suddenly become one of the most excited and enthusiastic swimmers imaginable.Steve Goodier
Isn’t it the task of the Holy Spirit to introduce some madness and intoxication into the world? Why this propensity for balance and safety? Don’t we all long for one moment of raw risk, one moment of divine madness?Ron Rolheiser