01.27.14

Meds

1 Pt 4:8

… preserve constant charity among yourselves; charity draws the veil over a multitude of sins.

Mk 9:34 – 36

Then he sat down, and called the twelve to him, and said, If anyone has a mind to be the greatest, he must be the last of all, and the servant of all. And he took a little child, and gave it a place in the midst of them; and he took it in his arms, and said to them: Whoever welcomes such a child as this in my name, welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me, welcomes, not me, but him that sent me.

In Conversation with God:

When people are not well-disposed they are apt to interpret God’s works as the works of the devil. Everything can be confused in the absence of rectitude of conscience! …

… an unbridled tongue, thoughtlessness in action and speech, is a clear proof of scatter-brained ideas; superficiality. It is a manifestation of a lack of interior depth and presence of God…

We must ask Our Lord to teach us to say the right thing and not use empty words: to speak at the right moment and with due moderation; to know how to say what is necessary and to respond with the most opportune reply; not to converse with torrents of words and not to allow the words that spring to mind to fall like hail, through speaking impetuously…

Justice and charity are virtues that we must live, first of all, in our hearts, for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks…

… anyone whose sight is distorted sees objects as though they were deformed. The eyes of the soul can be similarly affected. Anyone who has this kind of spiritual myopia will see twisted and obscure intentions where there are only desires to serve God, or else will see in others defects which in fact are really his own. Saint Augustine had advice on this point: Try to acquire the virtues which you believe are lacking in your brothers, he said. Then you will no longer see their defects, because you will no longer have them yourselves…

Sancta Maria, Sedes Sapientiae – Holy Mary, Seat of Wisdom’. Invoke Our Mother often in this way, so that she may fill her children, in their study, work and social relations, with the Truth that Christ has brought to us.

Homily:

Catholic comes from the Greek kata holos which is “according to the whole/universal.” The Latin root for education is ducere, which is to draw or lead [out of]. Education should draw us out of ourselves, out of our self-centeredness, and into contact with the world for the purpose of bettering it and ourselves. Education is, or it ought to be, Catholic.

Playlist

… they’ve made me feel like a prisoner, they’ve made me feel set free, they’ve made me feel like a criminal, made me feel like a king, they’ve lifted my heart to places i’d never been and they’ve dragged me down back to where i began, words can build you up, words can break you down, start a fire in your heart or put it out, let my words be life, let my words be truth, i don’t wanna say a word unless it points the world back to You, You can heal the heartache, speak over the fear, God, Your voice is the only thing we need to hear, i want to speak Your love, not just another noise, i want to be Your light, i want to be Your voice…

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