Posted by: Peadar Ban | April 25, 2012

Today, April 25, 2012

Here is something I lifted from The Christian Book Corner’s FB page:

Happy Feast Day. We remember St. Mark the Evangelist.

Yesterday the Blue Jays returned to our backyard and the feeders we have out there. They are a raucous bunch, but good natured, high spirited; not like the beautiful but bad Grackles, a murderous band whose appearance immediately drives off other birds…even Jays. We expect to see the Orioles show up soon, temporary visitors to these climes, and have placed a welcoming orange for them.

Whatever could St. Josemaria have meant below about loving war? One’s first reaction is to say he must have meant to write something else. But, no…

It will be a beautiful day. Wherever you are, whatever may come, enjoy it. Peace.

Quietly, So As Not to Disturb

Saint of the Day
St. Mark the Evangelist (1st century)
Mark was the author of the earliest Gospel. He traveled with St.
Paul and his cousin St. Barnabas through Cyprus, and with St. Peter to Rome. He founded the Church in Alexandria and was the bishop of the city for about twenty years.

Reflections from the Saints
I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.
– St. Paul

Scripture Verse of the Day
1 Corinthians 11:32
But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.

Life in Christ: Catechism #2227
Children in turn contribute to the growth in holiness of their parents. Each and everyone should be generous and tireless in forgiving one another for offenses, quarrels, injustices, and neglect. Mutual affection suggests this. The charity of Christ demands it.

One Minute Meditations
More About Interior Life
War! ‘War’, you tell me, ‘has a supernatural end that the world is unaware of: war has been for us…’

War is the greatest obstacle to the easy way. But in the end we will have to love it, as the religious should love his disciplines.
– St. Josemaria Escriva, The Way, #31

Is there anyone nearby with whom you may dance? Even in the kitchen, down the hall and out the door among the shouting jays and the industrious bees. Now is the time:

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This is from: “The Best of the Big Bands” – “The Glenn Miller Orchestra”. The song is: “Sunrise Serenade”
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