The Art of Catholic with Matthew Leonard
About This Show
Join internationally-known Catholic author and speaker Matthew Leonard for joyful, passionate (and often humorous) explanations of the deep truths of the faith, as well as interesting interviews with Catholic luminaries. This is the art of living. This is the Art of Catholic. MatthewSLeonard.com.
Most Recent Episode
062: The Hidden Power of Kindness
Make no mistake, this episode is going to challenge you. But it can also dramatically transform your relationships with other people…and God.
It’s full of deep and practical wisdom that you can start to practice immediately.
Our topic is kindness – real kindness – the kindness identified by St. Paul in Galatians. In other words, this is way beyond the “be nice to one another” stuff we learned in pre-school. It’s the virtue that radically re-arranges our priorities and changes the world.
My guest is Charlie McKinney, the President of Sophia Institute Press. He’s on the show to discuss an extremely powerful book titled The Hidden Power of Kindness by an amazing 20th century priest named Fr. Laurence Lovasik.
Fr. Lovasik is one of these priests who is so full of wisdom that it seems to radiate out of every statement he makes. He wrote more than 30 books and spoke around the globe for decades, helping people draw closer to the Lord. I’ve read some of his other works before turning to The Hidden Power of Kindness. Don’t know why it took me so long.
After perusing The Hidden Power of Kindness, I knew I had to promote Fr. Lovasik on The Art of Catholic. I’m positive you’re going to love it as much as I do.
Here’s a sampling of the material Charlie and I discuss:
* What is true kindness (perhaps not what you think)
* The 3 simple “do’s” and “don’ts” of the Fraternity of Kindness
* The one essential characteristic of all kindness
* The helpful distinction between greed and God-given love of self
* How to overcome unexplainable dislike for another person
* How to overcome anger with meekness
* How to be more considerate of one another
* What is necessary for correction to be kind and effective at the same time
This is easily one of the most practical and transformative episodes I’ve ever recorded. If you heed the advice in this podcast, it will transform your life…guaranteed!