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By Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing, June 8, 2022

Michael Pakaluk, an Aristotle scholar and Ordinarius of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, is a professor in the Busch School of Business at the Catholic University of America. …

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Michael Pakaluk
You are sitting in your car at what you know is a long traffic light.  Consider two scenarios.

(1) “This is down time,” you say to yourself, “I might as well make the best of it.” And so you pick up your phone and check out email, the news, or replies to your latest social media post.

(2)  You say to yourself: “I want to look at my phone. That’s a harmless enough diversion.  But I’ll not do so, and instead offer up that small sacrifice to God.”  It’s not that you use the time to say a prayer, which would be even better; it’s just that you deny yourself some small thing that you want. …

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