Maintaining Custody

St. Januarius

Psalm 101:1-6


As human beings and therefore imperfect people—i.e. sinners—none of us can walk with a completely blameless heart.  I certainly can’t.  But I can strive to be a person of integrity:  to live the faith I profess and to walk in the footsteps of Jesus in the spirit of St. Francis. 

These first verses of Psalm 101 give me some practical ways to be a person of integrity:  be careful of what I watch and read; guard my tongue against slander (or even gossip for that matter), and cultivate the virtue of humility. 

There’s obviously a lot more than that.  But custody of my eyes, tongues, hearts and minds is a good start.—JC