There's a very cool concept that the Catholic Church likes, though too many Catholics don't know much about it. Many have probably never heard the word. It's subsidiarity. To simplify, it means that everything meaningful should happen at the most basic level whenever possible. We Are Family... So, the foundation of our society, in this … Continue reading Heaven is like…pizza!
We are blessed with beautiful roses all around our home. It's just a rental, not our "forever" home. But the only real forever home is Heaven; Heaven in the eternal Presence of the Lord. So a lovely house (like our current rental and our future retirement home where we hope to spend the rest of … Continue reading On roses and heaven…
Yes, I know I'm a day late. But I've been visiting my grandchildren and their parents and, well, some things take priority for grandmothers. So here it is... "This is the time of fulfillment.The kingdom of God is at hand.Repent, and believe in the gospel.” - Mark 1:15 Repent Jesus said these words at the … Continue reading First Sunday of Lent
Today's Gospel reading in the Catholic lectionary is from the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 6, verses 27-38. It's the rather well-known passage about loving our enemies and it's definitely timely. Probably because it's a timeless theme. I have written on this theme before. If you'd like to read my thoughts on that, here you go! … Continue reading Luke 6:27-38 and Cobra Kai
I heard this song today while washing my kitchen floor. I love it! It's from 2010 but somehow I never heard it until now. It's such a happy tune with very touching words. I suppose it's a parent telling a child how special they are no matter what anyone else says to that child or how … Continue reading To Me
I've been thinking a lot about a quote from Field of Dreams recently. I hope you've seen the movie; it's one of my favorites. In it, a lover of and former player of baseball begins to hear voices. More precisely, he hears one voice, a male one, saying very cryptic things that only the protagonist, … Continue reading “Ease his pain”
"Heaven is the perfect end of a life spent loving God, not the end reward for a life spent being perfect." - John Henry Newman I hope these words of Blessed John Henry Newman provide you comfort because they are true. I heard once that St. Francis of Assisi was asked while he was hoeing … Continue reading Heaven Starts Here and Now
I love this song by Stars Go Dim! If you're following my blog, you know how I am a big fan of Christian music and its positive, life giving message. Here's another one I heard on Sirius XM's "The Message" radio channel today. I have heard it before but I never really listened. The lyrics … Continue reading Heaven on Earth