Fr. David Michael speaks beautifully here about how God made him a priest. GREAT VIDEO!
Today is the feast of St. Francis de Sales. When he was 35 he was named bishop of Geneva. Geneva was the stronghold of Calvinism and he suffered greatly under them. They even kicked him out. Central to their tenets was and is predestination – but Francis de Sales preached against that by sharing this simple and beautiful truth: one must have a wholly disinterested love of God, without regard for whether one will go to heaven or hell. We don’t do this whole religion thing for what I “get” out of it; we do it for God’s sake! It was a remains a great message..one we might do well to follow.
Take the scroll and eat it…. Ezekiel 3:3, Rev 10:10
We should devour the bible, each day
No bible no breakfast, no bible no bed
A bible that is torn apart belongs to a person who isn’t
We must eat it…take it in…allow it to become part of us…allow it to direct our lives, feed our lives, save our lives….
When we do that, the scripture — God’s living word — is fulfilled in our hearing
Hundreds of thousands – nearly a million – babies are killed each year in USA thanks to Roe v Wade. It just has to change.
Sad to watch this NBC broadcast from that day, the same day former Pres. Lydon Johnson had died: https://www.nbcnews.com/video/jan-22-1973-nbc-news-reports-roe-v-wade-decision-death-of-lyndon-johnson-125836867728
David could have killed Saul in today’s first reading. Instead, he forgives. “To forgive is divine”
St. Sebastian: “When it’s all over, you will not regret having suffered; you will rather regret having suffered so little, and suffered that little so badly”
David beats Goliath with a sling and with God’s help. God gives us little tools, but coupled with his power, we got it covered