“…to pray for those in mortal sin is the greatest kind of almsgiving.” – St. Teresa of Avila

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - March 26, 2015

Pondering Tidbits of Truth is my simple and inadequate way of providing nuggets of spiritual wisdom for you to chew on from time to time.

Blessed Alvaro del Portillo

“…contemporary paganism is characterized by the search for- material well-being at any cost; and by the corresponding disregard or, to put it more accurately, fear, genuine terror - of anything that could cause suffering. With this outlook, words such as God, sin, Cross, mortification, eternal life become incomprehensible to a great number of people, who are ignorant of their meaning and content.

You have witnessed the incredible fact that many people began by putting God in parentheses, in some aspects of their professional lives. But then, as God demands, loves, and asks, they end up throwing Him out -like an intruder -from their civil laws and from the lives of their nations. With a ridiculous and presumptuous pride they want to lift up in his place the poor human creature, who has lost his supernatural and human dignity, and has become reduced - it is no exaggeration, one can see it everywhere - to a stomach, sex and money.”

(From Pastoral Letter, December 25, 1985)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

It's "Worth Revisiting Wednesday" - Will Your Lie Cost You Your Life?

Thanks to the generosity and encouragement of Allison Gingras and Elizabeth Riordan, an ever-expanding group of Catholic bloggers take the time each week to re-post their favorite articles on “It’s Worth Revisiting” Wednesdays.

Do yourself a favor- go there now (and every Wednesday) and let these authors bless and challenge you in your Faith journey.

During the rest of each week. visit Allison at  Reconciled To You and Elizabeth at Theology Is A Verb. You will be pleased you did.

Here is what I am sharing this week:

Will Your Lie Cost You Your Life?

(Originally published April 7, 2014)

(Source: Wikimedia Commons)

If there is one Scripture passage that we defense lawyers should especially appreciate, it has to be today’s first reading (Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62).

The case against Susanna was open and shut. All seemed hopeless. There were two eye witnesses – and they were judges and well-known leaders of the community to boot! How could anyone credit the adulteress’ self-serving denial? No one did, save for Daniel.

Eucharistic Reflection - Adore Me Always!

Adore me always and in all places by a simple movement of your heart.

Consider that wherever you are, I see you
and know your heart's desire.

Desire to adore me always,
and know that I accept that desire of yours with great delight.

Monday, March 23, 2015

40 Days For Life - 10,000 Babies Saved!

Just had to share this video posted by 40 Days for Life. Please visit their website and consider becoming involved. Your prayerful presence makes a difference and saves lives:

Sin Is Not Merely Denying God

No matter how many times we are reminded about sin, we act like it is no big deal. How Satan rejoices at the success of his deception.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Eucharistic Reflection - I Am Rejected By the Majority of Humanity

[Imagine kneeling before a tabernacle and hearing Jesus say to you:]

I reside in tabernacles all over the world. I do this because I desire My children to have a living Christ in their midst. Such holiness is available to souls who visit and venerate Me in the Eucharist. I am the cure for every ill. I am the calm for every storm. I am the comfort for every sorrow. Because I intend to lead My children in a more enhanced way, I am going to show you the Life that is enclosed in each tabernacle. My dear ones, if you but knew the value of each and every visit that is made to Me here, there would be crowds all through every day and every night...