school1837xEditor’s Note:  In his book, The School of Jesus Crucified, Father Ignatius of the Side of Jesus, Passionist, outlines 25 points as a “Practical Rule of Christian Life for Daily Observance”.  We will publish one a day.

Point 12

“Fly idleness as the mother of all evil.  Avoid those amusements which pander to the passions.  Enter not into any society which may be prejudicial to your innocence.  You are to be a Christian in your recreations as well as in your occupations.  Recreate your mind by some innocent amusements, but remember that the early Christians would have considered it a crime to appear in the Circus, or at public profane spectacles.”