People need something to live for. Meaning comes with a higher purpose in one’s life. Maybe it’s loving your child and getting them to responsible adulthood. Maybe it’s a spouse who would truly be lost without you. Maybe it’s a career that no one else could navigate as well as you for the sake of … Continue reading What the world needs now is…meaning
I listened to a Bishop Barron podcast this morning about “What Makes Life Meaningful?” which led me to go back and find this blog entry that I published in 2018. Here’s the link to his podcast: https://youtu.be/-oLVgaTfju4
Please read my entry, read the Bishop’s podcast, and share! God bless you! And thanks.
In the Old Testament’s 8th Psalm we read a meditation on the awesomeness of God and how insignificant we seem in comparison. And yet, we human beings are still the pinnacle of God’s creation.
In verse 6 we read,
“Yet you have made him little less than a god, crowned him with glory and honor.” Some translations use the term “angel” instead of “a god,” but we get the sense of it. Men and women are just a bit less special than creatures in Heaven. And that’s definitely at the ‘top of the heap’ on earth!
I was reminded of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, as I’m sure many are and have been, in reading the words excerpted above from Psalm 8. Hence the title of this entry. In this passage Shakespeare has Hamlet observe, “What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and…
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It’s the 3rd Sunday of Advent. That’s Gaudete Sunday. It means rejoice! Yes, that’s the theme of the week. This is from 4 years ago, but I wanted to share again because of the many new followers. Thanks and continue to have a Blessed Advent!
I heard an interesting homily on Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday a fews years ago. In our liturgical cycle, the same readings came up again today. Our presider, Father Raphael, relayed to the congregation the story of a policeman who was asked by an out of town visitor where he might find a church for Sunday services. He did not specify any particular religious preference and so the policeman recommended a Catholic Church that was on his ‘beat’. When the visitor asked him why he referred him to that church, the policeman replied, “Those people coming out of that church are always so happy. They say they receive Jesus Christ into their hearts and they take Him with them when they leave, to their homes, and everywhere else they go…”
Of course, that’s how it should be for all of us. The joy we feel after we receive the Eucharist should carry…
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I just finished watching Bishop Robert Barron’s most recent Sunday homily. It usually takes me a few days after they’re posted on YouTube to find the time to watch them. I need to really focus, listen, and digest. There’s always much to contemplate! I have included the link so you can watch it if you … Continue reading Homily and History
This post came to mind today as the Church celebrates the Exaltation of the Holy Cross so I thought I would share again.
I follow Father Burke Master’s blog and receive his posts each day in my inbox, as many of you do who follow me. I felt led to share this morning’s post (below) and I hope you’ll find it as encouraging as I do.
My favorite line: There might be times that we must kneel at the foot of the cross with Mary, not understanding completely what God is doing. Ask for the faith of Mary at those times.
I was surprised by that image because it is not the norm when I think of or talk about kneeling at Jesus’ feet. The usual scene for me is with the ‘other’ Mary, Martha’s sister, kneeling at the feet of Jesus to hear His word and indeed to be with the Word. But here, Father Burke has us kneeling in anguish and pain, with the world turned upside down, in complete incomprehension…
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I'm a huge fan of the Psalms. I have been for decades. There is so much there to show us how to really be honest with God. As I always say, God knows our hearts anyway. We shouldn't even try to "put a good face" on things if we're miserable, or scared, or worried. God … Continue reading Psalm 27
If we have never sought, we seek Thee now;Thine eyes burn through the dark, our only stars;We must have sight of thorn-pricks on Thy brow,We must have Thee, O Jesus of the Scars.The heavens frighten us; they are too calm;In all the universe we have no place.Our wounds are hurting us; where is the balm?Lord … Continue reading “Jesus of the Scars”
I've had more than one Bible scholar tell me that, in the Bible a mountain top moment means an encounter with God. Often God is visibly seen and heard in Old Testament accounts of these experiences. In the New Testament Jesus, the Second Person of the Trinity, is also often described as being on top … Continue reading Let yourself be found
Here's a reblog from 2018 because I have a lot more subscribers now. And it's one of my favorites! Big Mary fan right here! https://drowning-in-lemonade.com/2018/05/21/do-whatever-he-tells-you/