January : Self-Control
God wants us to do what we know and feel is right.
Like a city breached, without walls, is one who lacks self-control..
(Prov 25: 28)
OUR DAILY PRAYER FOR JANUARY:
Let us pray... for the virtue of self-control so that we will resist the temptation to cause harm to ourselves or to others around us.
A person with self control.....
knows how to wait his-her turn
can calm him-herself down and think before reacting to situations
know how to avoid physical aggression(hitting,kicking, pushing, etc.)
can think things through
Self control helps us to resist the temptation to do something that we will regret. It also helps us to resist the temptation to do something that will harm ourselves or others. Each time you exercise self-control you grow stronger in the Lord and invite peace to settle over life as you avoid any guilt you may feel from having made a poor decision.
Show me your ways, O Lord, and teach me your paths.
St. Francis de Sales
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO USE SELF-CONTROL?