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Inspired Letter

If you continue to place yourself in [the Lord’s] presence, turning away from the noise and tumult of the world, you will soon find that He is speaking to you quite distinctly. If we wish to hear the voice of God, we must go where he is most readily found: in prayer, silence, Sacred Scripture, the Church, the poor, the hungry, the sick, the ignorant, and the forgotten. You will find Him in all these places, but you will especially need the first four in order to find Him in the others. He is there…all He is waiting to hear is Amen…Fiat…let it be done. This is why Mary is our model, for it was her great Amen at the Annunciation that brought Our Lord and all His blessings upon the world. Be like Mary: listen, hear and say Amen.

The worst thing you can do is be unmindful of the good things God has already given you. Remember that we are headed to heaven! Contemplate heaven like you contemplate your weekend and life will become much easier. Think of it with the same joyful expectation and present concerns will quickly take on their proper proportions.

I got this snippet of a letter from the following blog; Musings of a little Redheaded Girl please visit!

Thanks so much for posting such an inspiring letter! I think I will be going back to reread it a few times a week! Such things we should keep in mind while living our everyday lives!

~Rose

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Christians, when they have lived up to the highest ideals of their faith, have defended the weak and vulnerable and worked tirelessly to protect and strengthen vital institutions of civil society, beginning with the family.

We are Orthodox, Catholic, and evangelical Christians who have united at this hour to reaffirm fundamental truths about justice and the common good, and to call upon our fellow citizens, believers and non-believers alike, to join us in defending them. These truths are:

  1. The sanctity of human life
  2. The dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife
  3. The rights of conscience and religious liberty.

Inasmuch as these truths are foundational to human dignity and the well-being of society, they are inviolable and non-negotiable. Because they are increasingly under assault from powerful forces in our culture, we are compelled today to speak out forcefully in their defense, and to commit ourselves to honoring them fully no matter what pressures are brought upon us and our institutions to abandon or compromise them. We make this commitment not as partisans of any political group but as followers of Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen Lord, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

SIGN HERE

~Honeysuckle ❤

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I was reading on Thursday an article in the Envoy magazine. Envoy is a very informative Catholic magazine. You can read more about it at the link I posted above. The article I read was in their most recent issue and it struck me as extremely interesting. In it a priest was talking about a discussion he had with an archeologist at his parish. What the archeologist told him of Christian burials was as follows:

The archeologist said that in his field of archeology they could often date an area of dig in and around Italy by whether they found graves sites of young children. If they did they could be pretty sure that the area had been influenced by Christianity. Since there were often good records in many places indicating when Christianity came to various parts of the Roman Empire this was an excellent way of dating a new excavation. If they did not find such graves, then the pagan practices of treating very young children (I think it was 2 years and above, but I am not positive) as less than human was still the prevailing custom. In other words, one effecting of the teaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ was to establish, in theory and practice, that babies were fully human with an invaluable dignity worthy of respect.

The Priest in the Envoy article did some research on what the archeologist had told him.  He discovered that in Christian burial sites in and around Kellis something entirely different was discovered: the burial of infants and even fetuses.  The burial of fetuses is of considerable interest for our understanding of early Christian concepts of the nature of status of the unborn children, and of the entrance of the soul into the body. The fetuses were individually wrapped with same attention that was paid to the orientation within the grave, implying, therefore, the expectation of resurrection. Fetuses have been discovered as young as 14 weeks.

What this means is that with the conversation to Christianity came as new found respect for human life at all stages of development.  Thanks for reading this post. I hope you found it as interesting as I certainly did. Love to all!

~Rose

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Quick!, Everyone make her comfortable!

Quick!, Everyone make her comfortable!

I am not a bad person by nature, but when a picture comes along like this, it is asking to be not only admired but mocked in the privacy of one’s mind. I just happen to be the kind of person who doesn’t usually keep my mind private.

*Ivy

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Life is Worth Living

I found,  with abundant rejoice, Fulton Sheen’s 50 part series of Life is Worth Living! I am sooo excited! I am auditory so listening to things I find to be much easier than reading. You can listen to the podcast on your computer while at work! I will be listening to them along with you. I’ve read one of his books, volume 4. Which, I highly recommend, however, if you find you don’t have much time in your day to sit down and read a book, you can listen to it instead! While at work, washing your dishes at home or sitting down and doing homework you can receive inspiration to live your life as a Christian. Here is a link to his first MP3 podcast (I am listening to it as I post this, lol) :Ascension


After listening to a podcast, please comment. I would love to discuss them with you.

Please enjoy! I know I will!

❤ Rose

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Soldiers of Christ

As you may recall, last year, I wrote a post titled: “My experience at Mount 2008” In it a mentioned I Todd Lemieux’s talk about us as Catholics. I mentioned that he showed us a clip from “We were Soldiers” I am presenting that clip to you now.

We are all soldiers of Christ. We all must watch each others backs in the battle against sin. We must pray for each others strength. We must pray that each one of us will turn to God, our armies leader, in time of need.  We fight for God. We fight for the gifts he has given us. God presented us freedom from the chains of sin through confession. We must embrace our duties, as solders of Christ. No matter who we are, God is there, watching after us. He was the first to step onto the battle field, and, I promise you, He will be the last to step off…

Thanks

~Rose


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Sand and Stone

Here is a story I found online. I was musing around and happened upon it. It is a inspiring story.  It brings to mind God’s forgiveness, our sins are gone with the wind, considering we are sorry. And our good deeds carved in stone, with grace and roses in heaven.  We slap God in the face everyday, and he writes it in sand, where he may wipe away and forget it in confession, and he writes in stone the good deeds that we do for him! Original sin is blown away from our souls at baptism… and God’s love for us is carved in stone by his death and resurrection!

Sand and Stone!

A story tells of two friends who were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey, they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, she wrote in the sand:

“TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE”

They kept on walking, until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but her friend saved her. After she recovered from the near drowning, she wrote on a stone:

“TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE”

The friend, who had slapped and saved her best friend, asked her, “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand, and now, you write on a stone, why?”

The other friend replied: “When someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand, where the winds of forgiveness can erase it, but when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone, so no wind can ever erase it.”

~Rose

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