Monday, February 15, 2016

Cross or crosses


"To follow Christ
means to take up our Cross
and to suffer,
but the odd thing is
that as we take up the Cross
that He has chosen for us,
all the crosses of our own making
start to fall away".

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

One of the Few or One of the Many?


If only I become one of the "few", instead of the "many"

"JESUS has always many who love His heavenly kingdom, but few who bear His cross. He has many who desire consolation, but few who care for trial. He finds many to share His table, but few to take part in His fasting. All desire to be happy with Him; few wish to suffer anything for Him. Many follow Him to the breaking of bread, but few to the drinking of the chalice of His passion. Many revere His miracles; few approach the shame of the Cross. Many love Him as long as they encounter no hardship; many praise and bless Him as long as they receive some comfort from Him. But if Jesus hides Himself and leaves them for a while, they fall either into complaints or into deep dejection. Those, on the contrary, who love Him for His own sake and not for any comfort of their own, bless Him in all trial and anguish of heart as well as in the bliss of consolation. Even if He should never give them consolation, yet they would continue to praise Him and wish always to give Him thanks. What power there is in pure love for Jesus -- love that is flee from all self-interest and self-love!"

Thomas a' Kempis

Monday, October 26, 2015

Hooked on a Feelin'



"Love is NOT a feeling, but a decision
  not an emotion, but a promise.


To say "I Love You" is to say
"I will take nails in my hand,
rather than see your soul damaged"


The sad fact is that often
when we see those nails in our hands,
it is the beloved who is holding the hammer.

But Jesus reminds us
that we are to take away only the hammer,
                                                                   not the Love!"



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Saturday, February 14, 2015

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While the film version of "50 Shades" is putting the final nail in the coffin of that thing we once called feminism, on the horizon is a new breed of Women who are not ashamed to be as God created them, and who might just help men to be real men again.


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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Our Hopeless Space

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“In an age of hope
men looked up at the night sky
and saw “the heavens."

In an age of hopelessness
they call it simply “space."
Prof. Peter Kreeft

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Manna humour


Moses is in the desert with the tribe,
after giving thanks and eating of the manna,
they started to walk until they came upon a skeleton.
Man: "oh my, who's that"
Moses : "name's Calvin, we tried to get him to eat,
                                      but he insisted the manna was only a symbol"


                                                  "I am the living bread  

                             that came down from heaven;
                                whoever eats this bread
                                       will live forever;

                            and the bread that I will give
                                        is my flesh
                                for the life of the world.”
 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Whitewashed Evil

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“Revolting books against virtue
are termed courageous;
those against morality
are advertised as daring and forward-looking;
and those against God
are called progressive and epoch-making.
It has always been the characteristic of a generation in decay
to paint the gates of hell
with the gold of paradise.”

Archbishop Fulton Sheen (The Moral Universe)
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Slow Death

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"The world is dying from lack of being born"
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

File Under : A Protestant explains Protestantism

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"Much of our difficulty 
as seeking Christians 
stems from our unwillingness 
to take God as He is 
and adjust our lives accordingly. 

We insist upon 
trying to modify Him 
and bring Him
nearer to our own image". 
A. W. Tozer
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