Posted by: Peadar Ban | May 21, 2012

Today, May 21, 2012

Todays’ offering from The Christian Book Corner‘s FB page:

 

Happy last week of Easter! Had you forgotten? Some days ago, who can now remember where or with whom, we were in a discussion about the loss of a sense of, how shall it be called, proportion or importance that used to accompany the great feasts; Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, the Marian Feasts, the Holy Days. Now, in our post-Christian increasingly secular world, preoccupied as it is with getting and spending, we really do lay waste the time. Who knew it would happen this way when 200 or so years ago we enlightened ourselves?

We might as well do what the French thought the logical and modern thing to do while they were killing their king and setting up their Directorate; number the days and give the months pretty names. Then we could get on with business as usual.

Today the clouds are moving in. The air, cooler, seems a bit heavier with moisture. Perhaps a shower of rain this afternoon?

Tomorrow?

Perhaps.

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In a better time, St. Godric, a better type, laid aside the chase of days and entered everlasting Day.

Saint of the Day
St. Godric (1069-1170)
Once a drunken fighter who chased women, Godric became a hermit when St. Cuthbert converted him. He was remarkable for his austerities, supernatural gifts, and his familiarity with wild animals.

Reflections from the Saints
To love the Church is to love Jesus Christ, and vice versa.
– St. Eugene de Mazenod
Scripture Verse of the Day

1 Peter 4:16
Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.

Life in Christ: Catechism #2263
The legitimate defense of persons and societies is not an exception to the prohibition against the murder of the innocent that constitutes intentional killing. “The act of self-defense can have a double effect: the preservation of one’s own life; and the killing of the aggressor…The one is intended, the other is not.”

One Minute Meditations
Struggle
With your life of piety you will learn how to practice the virtues befitting your condition as a son of God, as a Christian.

And together with those virtues you will acquire a whole range of spiritual values which seem small but are really very great. They are like shining precious stones, and we must gather them along the way and then take them up to the foot of God’s Throne in the service of our fellow men: simplicity, cheerfulness, loyalty, peace, small renunciations, little services which pass unnoticed, the faithful fulfillment of duty, kindness.
– St. Josemaria Escriva, The Forge, #86

Everlasting Day:

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