God, satan, nature and us. Without humility before God each of us is at the mercy of those powers greater than 'us'.
Do you hear what I hear? A child, a child crying in the night.
Many of us worry so much about our self defense, yet we neglect to defend the most defenseless amongst us, the unborn child, the disabled and mentally ill, and the "ne’er-do-wells"...Terry Nelson
‘When someone is drowning, give him your hand.’ ~Irena Sendler
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." Proverbs 31:8-9.
““Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight. Cease to do evil, Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.” -Isaiah 1:16-17
Christians have the most awesome charge that can possibly be received in their lives today: the withdrawal of their projections upon others, and dealing with their own evil within themselves.
“I believe God wants us all to live bothered by things around us that are not right….Possibly the most important indicator of true religion is the desire to love and care for people who hurt." ~Palmer Chinchen
He came into the world to 'save' sinners. His Name means 'Savior'.
"In aridity and emptiness the soul becomes humble. Former pride disappears when a man no longer finds in himself anything that might cause him to look down on others." - Edith Stein
“Where have the dead gone?
Where do they live now?
Not in the grave, they say,
Then where now?" ~Stevie Smith, 'Grave by a Holm-Oak'
As Christians and Jews, following the example of the faith of Abraham, we are called to be a blessing to the world (cf. Gen. 12:2 ff.). This is the common task awaiting us. It is therefore necessary for us, Christians and Jews, to be first a blessing to one another (L'Osservatore Romano, August 17, 1993).
~John Paul II
"...there is need for acknowledgment of the common roots linking Christianity and the Jewish people, who are called by God to a covenant which remains irrevocable (cf. Rom 11: 29) and has attained definitive fullness in Christ. ~John Paul II
Matthew 22:32: I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'. He is not the God of the dead but of the living." ~Jesus
Speak the Truth in Love.
In the evening of this life, we will be judged on love alone.~Saint John of the Cross
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Padre Pio stated that he immediately began praying for him as requested, and it is not known if he had any further dealings with this particular soul. However, in regards souls in Purgatory it is very interesting to note that later in life Padre Pio once said that ‘As many souls of the dead come up this road to the monastery as that of the souls of the living.” Without a doubt, many souls from Purgatory visited Padre Pio seeking his prayers, sacrifices and sufferings to obtain their release. Pray for the Poor Souls daily.
The heart itself is but a small vessel, yet dragons are there, and there are also lions; there are poisonous beasts and all the treasures of evil. But there too is God, the angels, the life and the kingdom, the light and the apostles, the heavenly cities and the treasuries of grace—all things are there. -St. Macarius
"Just as we seek a doctor without any delay and hasten to apply remedies if some blow or wound comes over our body; so we should act with regard to the wounds of our souls. " ~St. Caesarius of Arles
"I too suffer from the wounds of My friends." - Jesus
Prayer of Blessing Against Storms
Jesus Christ King of Glory has come in peace. + God became man.+and the Word was made flesh.+Christ was born of a Virgin.+ Christ suffered.+ Christ was crucified.+Christ died.+ Christ rose from the dead.+ Christ ascended into Heaven.+ Christ conquers.+ Christ reigns.+Christ orders.+May Jesus Christ protect us from all storms and lightning.+Christ went through their midst in Peace.+and the Word was made flesh.+Christ is with us with Mary.+Flee you enemy spirits because the Lion of the generation of Judah, the Root of David, has won.+Holy God!+Holy Powerful God!+Holy Immortal God!+Have Mercy on us! Amen. ~cf. Pieta Prayer Book
Friday, December 3, 2010
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h/t Lisa 'fem-cram-it' Murkowski