Father. Son. Holy Spirit. 

Scripture. Liturgy. Prayers. 

Orthodoxy, orthopraxy and orthopathy. 

Getting it right

Orthodoxy, orthopraxy and orthopathy can be defined generally as “Right doctrine, Right practice and Right feeling.” 

I have been thinking about this. Meditating on it. I think you see my Anglicanism with the reference to liturgy: the how of worship.  And the last four years in an ACNA Church has reminded me why I missed the Episcopal Church of my youth. The physicality of liturgical worship uses one’s body to worship in agreement with your mind and spirit. 

But the orthopathy has been a little different.  As prayer, fasting and the help of the Holy Spirit has driven certain sinful tendencies from me, specifically in my case anger, I was experiencing something unexpected: some serious procrastination.  

What I figured out was I used the anger to not only try to drive others, but to drive myself. So I’m praying for the right motivation. The right driver. The God ordained way of acting in a timely manner. 

I’m praying my way through it.  The post I’m still working on is part of this process.  I hope to have it done in the next few days. 

My sisters and brothers, stand firm in the faith, stay on your guard and do everything in Love. 

Soli Deo Gloria 


  1. Helpful! I can relate. My issue has been reduced energy rather than motivation. I thought it was all age related. I can see how both my own anger and the fear of the anger of others has been a strong motivator for me over the years. I am grateful for God’s grace and power in dealing with both my own anger and my response to the anger of others. I too need to pray for a healthy motivator (energizer), perhaps love as you mentioned. Thanks for your thoughtful and thought-provoking post.

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    1. Upon further reflection I thinks it’s better to call the procrastination more sinful slothfulness. I remember struggling with this as a teenager. So it’s been pretty weird to have it come crawling back up.
      Thank you for the prayers my brother!!


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