Monday, November 30, 2015
"Lord, I'm waiting for you to solve this, to show me the way out, the way forward. I've been running, planning, worrying, but now I'm going to let you work." Then, throughout Advent, watch attentively for signs."
Three Advent Practices
Bishop Robert Barron
Sunday, November 29, 2015
"To all those who make unjust use of the weapons of this world, I make this appeal: lay down these instruments of death! Arm yourselves instead with righteousness, with love and mercy, the authentic guarantors of peace"
Saturday, November 28, 2015
"Some beautiful words from St. Augustine on the relationship between the earthly life we live now and the heavenly life to which we're called." (Charlie Fox)
From the Church's Office of Readings for today:
"O the happiness of the heavenly alleluia, sung in security, in fear of no adversity! We shall have no enemies in heaven, we shall never lose a friend. God’s praises are sung both there and here, but here they are sung by those destined to die, there, by those destined to live for ever; here they are sung in hope, there, in hope’s fulfillment; here they are sung by wayfarers, there, by those living in their own country.
So, then, my brothers, let us sing now, not in order to enjoy a life of leisure, but in order to lighten our labors. You should sing as wayfarers do – sing, but continue your journey. Do not be lazy, but sing to make your journey more enjoyable. Sing, but keep going. What do I mean by keep going? Keep on making progress. This progress, however, must be in virtue; for there are some, the Apostle warns, whose only progress is in vice. If you make progress, you will be continuing your journey, but be sure that your progress is in virtue, true faith and right living.
Sing then, but keep going."
A Thanksgiving reflection on freedom and its enemies
Friday, November 27, 2015
National Geographic article:
How the Virgin Mary Became the World's Most Powerful Woman
Thursday, November 26, 2015
"This Thanksgiving take time to Thank God for the tremendous blessings and the freedoms He has given the United States of America. Ask Him to lead us out of the compromise, turning away from God, turning away from the good and all that is taking place in our Country the United States of America. Stand in truth. He is the source of all truth. Beg Him for all the peoples of the world to see God and His grace clearly. To be able to see what is a truth and what is a lie. Abraham Lincoln asked us to set this day aside to thank God for our freedoms and protect them. Turn to God and grow in holiness and defend this Country that many have died defending."
~ Sister Ann Shields (Food for the Journey)