true is true

A work will be praised for the skill of the craftsmen; so a people’s leader is proved wise by his words.

A babbler is feared in his city, and the man who is reckless in speech will be hated.

Sirach 11: 17-18

Whoah!

Is it just me???

Because I can find both of our 2020 Presidential candidates depicted, within these two verses of Sirach.

One is a babbler.

The other is reckless.

(I’ll let you define for yourself, who is who.)

And the consequence for both behaviors seems apropos, as well.

Giggles.

But just several verses later God, as always, brings us great hope!

The government of the earth is in the hands of the Lord, and over it he will raise up the right man for the time.

Sirach 10: 4

Yes!

GOD HAS GOT THIS!

Two weeks ago, I invited others to join me in saying a daily Surrender Novena for the sake of our upcoming elections.

Red or Blue, I’ve had a lovely response!

And several have shared the welcomed peacefulness they are feeling, that is slowly replacing the anxiety and fear which once over-swept them.

“Leave the care of your affairs to Me and everything will be peaceful.”

Day One, The Surrender Novena

If you have not begun the Novena yet, I would encourage you to consider doing so today.

I believe you will find that, even if it is not the climate of the World which is causing you distress, the Novena will help you to find peace.

hugs n’ blessings and may there be peace-filled days ahead, for you!

unpacking

The Tailgater! Circa 2008-2014

Cuppycake and I enjoy traveling together.

No matter car, plane, or train it’s all about the journey….

or is it the destination in the end?

(Nobody ever seems to remember!)

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” Ursula K. Le Guin

This quote was first painted above our fireplace mantle in our home in 1997, then followed us to our current home in 2014 where it remains today.

My children often tease that it shall be woven into my eulogy one day – mostly because despite having seen this quote the majority of their lives they still continue to mis-quote it.

Which they deliberately know drives me crazy, giggles.

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motive

The Lord ❤️ WILL ❤️ manifest the motives of our ❤️ hearts! ❤️

To know, to Love, to Serve.

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

Brothers and sisters: Thus should one regard us: as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Now it is of course required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. It does not concern me in the least that I be judged by you or any human tribunal; I do not even pass judgment on myself; I am not conscious of anything against me, but I do not thereby stand acquitted; the one who judges me is the Lord. Therefore, do not make any judgment before the appointed time, until the Lord comes, for he will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will manifest the motives of our hearts, and then everyone will receive praise from God.

1 Corinthians 4:1-5 (emphasis added)

The First Friday Devotions are a set of Catholic devotions to especially recognize the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and through it offer reparations for sins. September’s First Friday’s Mass Readings, such as the one above, could not be more appropriate for the goings-on in our world. I know they spoke directly to my heart! ❤️

Do you ever feel judged, despite your attempt to live a life as a Servant of Christ’s?

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