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!

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?

Continue reading “motive”

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”