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    A Moving Funeral

    Saturday, September 19, 2009, 10:56 PM [General]

    In Cathlic hospitals not that long ago here when a baby died because of instantaneous abortion it was not discarded in a dumpster . Babies that are aborted today are discarded . There is no funeral . The only time there is a funeral is when some good soul retrieves the aborted from the dumpster .

    At the graveside service the priest talked about Deutoronomy 21 . That is where we learn there is no such thing as the 'private' shedding of innocent blood . We all have to answer for the shedding of blood at least that is what I believe . We have to decide how to get involved . Prayer is most important to me

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    Silence

    Friday, September 18, 2009, 10:32 PM [General]

    There's a silence that brings me to the chapel within .No words are spoken . There's a yearning for what is remembered . Sitting  in my father's arms feeling totally secure I slip out of my reverie and my heavenly Father is with me in that chapel within . I know he loves me .What is he saying to me ? I carved you in the palm of my hand I love you .

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    Human trafficking ?

    Sunday, September 13, 2009, 9:12 PM [General]

    When I think of human trafficking I don't have Canada in the back of my mind .I should. Aboriginal women and young women are targets . Thousands go missing .

    I was thinking of India . Why wasn't I thinking of Canada ?  Here at home . We just don't want to think about it . Aboriginals here have been mistreated by the government , mind you they are trying to make amends theses days . The way students were treated in residential schools will have an effect on generations to come .

    We hear about poor drinking water in Africa what about some of Canada's reservations . Do they have clean water to drink ?  They don't . They took their plight to the United Nations . They are a proud people and they need to be treated with understanding

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    That Feeling Of Being Excluded

    Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 8:05 AM [General]

    That feeling of being excluded what is it all about ? As a child I felt excluded . We were very poor and didn't quite dress like the other students . This past weekend I had that same feeling of being excluded . None of my siblings visiting here telephoned me . One was here from Montreal I didn't even get to speak to him. And I never met his new bride a heart surgeon . I don't know it feels like I was excluded .

    I wonder if it was intentional  ? I love all my brothers and sisters . Maybe it was a matter of timing . The one from Montreal was here overnight . So maybe he didn't have time to call me . The last time he was here he surprised me when he told all the siblings they all had a life when I got married . I use to invite everybody over like both side of the family . Anyways I felt hurt that I didn't get to go out for breakfast or lunch with them .I have no idea where they stayed . Deep down I feel I was excluded

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    What Fear ?

    Sunday, September 6, 2009, 8:56 PM [General]

    What about that fear that is just underneath the surface. Every now and again there is the eye of the storm .Transient but still difficult to manage . It doesn't seem to matter how often that fear is dealt with it remains within your very bosom.

    Prayer can free one like nothing else can . There is a need for patience .

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    Fun Time ?

    Thursday, August 27, 2009, 8:14 AM [General]

    Big time get together this weekend . Two birthdays are being celebrated one is for my son , the other for son-in-law . I consider him a son he is very nice .So daughter wants us to go to her place to celebrate . My son was telling me she is also getting ready for our 47th wedding anniversary . That's on September 1ST .

    So today I am cooking a leg of lamb and a roast of beef . Not that I buy this roast very often but its in the freezer so why not have beef tenderloin . Husband will probably ask why I am doing the cooking . The thing is our dear daughter has been very sick lately . She has what looks like rheumatoid arthritis . She is in constant pain.She wants us to sleep over that's work enough for her . Cooking there and cooking here is the same thing as far as I am concerned .

    I am leaving all the negative thinking behind and we will have a good time

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    Disciples in the heart ?

    Monday, August 24, 2009, 8:12 PM [General]

    Philoxenes of Mabbug (?-c.523)
    "Come and see"

    Jesus renewed the call made to Abraham to the holy apostles. And their
    faith was like Abraham's in that, just as Abraham obeyed as soon as he was
    called (Gen 12), so the apostles set out after Jesus as soon as he called
    them and they heard his voice... Not a long process of instruction made
    disciples of them but the simple fact of their having heard the word of
    faith. Because their faith was alive, no sooner had they heard the living
    voice than they obeyed life. Without delay they immediately ran after him,
    from which we see that they were disciples in their hearts even before
    being called. This is how a faith acts that has kept its
    simplicity. It's not by force of argument that it accepts instruction but,
    just as an eye that is sound receives the rays of the sun transmitted to
    it, without either reasoning it out or working at it, and sees the light as
    soon as it opens... so those with a natural faith recognise God's voice as
    soon as they hear it. The light of his word arises in them; they throw
    themselves joyfully before it and take it to themselves, as our Lord said
    in the Gospel: «My sheep hear my voice and they follow me» (Jn 10,27).

    I ask ,"Am I a disciple ?"  Sometimes I know for sure . At other times I ask what is faith ? Yearning for the heart I had in younger years .

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    Emotional Pain=baggage

    Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 9:43 AM [General]

    I think we all have a quota of pain that we carry along with us . At times we know we have found an answer to it all . But as we walk through the years we realize that there is much pain within .

    Reinventing our prayer life brings about some freedom. It should if we are honest to the core of our being . In the past I have made changes in my life when I was in desolation . One should never do this . Consolation is the time to make decisions . That is when the Spirit is moving us,the good Spirit that is .

    Emotional pain can be healed by Jesus . . Has our vessel be cleansed ? We may think so but it hasn't . Lets say the vessel has changed some . It is no longer fluid . So our prayer is distracted. Only God can show the sin within that St. Paul calls the effects of original sin. (Romans 7:20)

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    No need to search ....

    Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 8:55 AM [General]

    Jesus Comes to Us in the Poor

    What finally counts is not whether we know Jesus and his
    words but whether we live our lives in the Spirit of Jesus.
    The Spirit of Jesus is the Spirit of Love. Jesus himself
    makes this clear when he speaks about the last judgment.
    There people will ask: "Lord, when did we see you hungry
    and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?" and Jesus will
    answer: "In so far as you did this to one of the least ...
    of mine, you did it to me" (Matthew 25:37, 40).

    This is our great challenge and consolation. Jesus comes to
    us in the poor, the sick, the dying, the prisoners, the
    lonely, the disabled, the rejected. There we meet him, and
    there the door to God's house is opened for us

    Henri Nouwen is quite right  above . I find that every time I give

    it is given back to me . I wish I knew what hapened to a young

    man . He was on his way to the West coast looking for a job . He

    had no money . I gave him all the money I had and he was close

    tears . I was all choked up with emotions Made me think of my

    son in Japan . He had Korean money not acepted in Japan . A

    good soul gave him enough money to get back

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    A Name !

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 8:21 AM [General]

    "I have called you by name you are mine"  My name is important . Why is it I dislike my name ? I think it stems from my childhood . But why would it still hover over me ?  I could use a good umbrella over me . Rain , rain go away come back another day . Lets get serious . God calls me by name . Quite often I don't hear . Those that really know me they nudge me along .

    My name is an intrinsic part of who I am . Disliking who I am today makes no sense at all . If I am truthful to me and other people . If I let go of my masks and acknowledge the real me in need of repentance I don't have to keep living in the past . Right !

    Daily living tells me that I am not accepted , loved for who I am . Do I put up with this  adinfinitum (infinitely). Having been taught to pray in all circumstances I do . I see that as a start . Later decisions have to be made before the pond is totally polluted . I do know what pollution is all about . You can dig and bury for years and it is still with you

    Now I'm thinking of  the shadow . That area that we don't want to talk about or make present to another . Lets start with hostility . We can easily make believe that his/her behavior warrants it . That's not true . What about cynicism ? And anger and ....Anger is not always a bad thing but it has to be dealt in a healthy way .

    "I have called you by name you are mine". that I have to remember always . Knowing deep down in my soul that God loves me is all I need to accept my name

     

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