looking through the heart

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It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.”

Author Unknown

How wonderful are God’s gifts!

There is life everlasting, joy in righteousness, truth in freedom, faith, confidence, and self-control in holiness.  And these gifts that we can comprehend; what of all the others that are being prepared for those who look to him. Only the Creator, the Father of the ages, the all-holy, knows their grandeur and their loveliness.  And so we should strive to be found among those who wait for him so that we may share in these promised gifts. And how is this to be?   Continue reading “looking through the heart”

blame = wounds.

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The world continues to be topsy-turvy with canyons widening

ever since…

Cain and Abel!

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Yes, since the beginning of time

we have struggled to love one another amidst our differences.

 

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Perhaps one day we will learn.

But until then we can all practice

forgiveness.

Continue reading “blame = wounds.”

the holy hour

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St Gemma Galgani
“The Gem of Christ”
1878-1903
Saint of the Passion of Jesus

I met St. Gemma 8 years ago at an adoration chapel in Philadelphia, Pa.

Our family was in the city for a day to watch Army beat Navy!

(Unfortunately, this did not happen that year.)

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I had gone out early in the morning to find a Church to pray…

for our opponent,

for our team;

(especially those who would be playing their final senior game,)

for the safety of all those who proudly serve our country

and for their loved ones who support them.

And yes, if it be God’s will for, “a “W” on our side of the scoreboard please!”  Continue reading “the holy hour”