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Now brethren, we urge you to praise God. That is what we are all telling each other when we say,
Linking with the ladies from Suscipio
Moments of Gratitude
In a recent homily, my pastor, who is from Africa, said one of the greatest lessons his mother taught him was that when life gives you 100 things to cry about, God will give you 1000 to be thankful for. So, despite a heaviness of heart since last week, I started with small things and while the clouds haven’t yet lifted …I just keep counting:
:: diet root beer
:: days with no transportation
:: ceiling fans
:: running shoes
:: a Bible that fits in my purse
:: a medium point pen
:: gregorian chants
:: the right color lipstick
:: working on needlepoint
:: a paper shredder
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God
:: for Pope Benedict’s health, strength and peace
:: for the Holy Spirit to guide the conclave in selecting a new pope
:: The alms-giving, prayer and fasting of Lent give way to a deeper knowledge and union with ~ the love of God
In the Kitchen
:: Subiaco Fish Fillets, broccoli, Israeli couscous
:: Kale, Carrots and White Beans
Waiting on two books that have been highly recommended to me, both by Father Joseph Esper:
But, Gertrude did not dwell on such reflections of her unworthiness.
Instantly she placed all her hope in God’s goodness by saying:
What will it avail me to hesitate?
Even if a thousand years were given me, I could nevertheless not prepare myself fittingly.
I will therefore go to meet him with confidence and humility,
and when my Lord sees me from afar, He will send in advance a garment wherein I may be fittingly clad to be
presented to Him.
The Last Judgement
12th Century Byzantine Mosaic