The Fort Hood shooter is allowed to have his Koran and pray multiple times per day, have specially selected meals, and to grow his beard - all to accommodate his religion. Those in the military whom he targeted and those who guard him are all told to worship only an hour per week, put their Bibles away, and not to speak of their faith.
All the Blessed in white robes. This is pretty close to the way I have imagined Heaven and the Communion of Saints as told in Revelation.
I hope there will be a robe saved for me.
The LORD answered, “I will not destroy it, for the sake of the twenty.”
But he still persisted:
“Please, let not my Lord grow angry if I speak up this last time.
What if there are at least ten there?”
He replied, “For the sake of those ten, I will not destroy it.”
This reading is often in my mind as I think of our state today. It seems that our country and the world seem to be sinking deeper into the culture of death and immorality, but there is hope that God will continue to grant mercy as long as there are a few of us who continue to have faith and try to work to keep God’s commandments.
I was just brought back to last October on my page. So wild to look back in time at the issues then. Politics come and go, but anything related to faith or biblical teachings is really timeless and always relevant.
So, feel free to hit the random button and see where it takes you.
I had the privilege today as a Knight of Columbus to really help make a difference. I was able to be the contact person to work with a representative from a grassroots organization for families of children with Down Syndrome and to help start the process for them to get a very significant donation from our K of C council. For such a small group, this could make a big difference for them.
There are many things the Knights do, but prolife activities and assisting with Special Olympics and people with intellectual disabilities are right up there. The contact and I discussed the tragedy of how 90% of individuals with Down Syndrome are aborted. The Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Church do not just work against abortion, we follow through with the parents who boldly choose life.
How does Joseph exercise his role as protector? Discreetly, humbly and silently, but with an unfailing presence and utter fidelity, even when he finds it hard to understand.
~ Pope Francis
John Kennedy and the legal team from CatholicVote will be in court today fighting for his small business to be able to keep their current health care plan and not to bow to the government forcing him to violate his conscience. Please pray for this team and the wisdom of the judges today.
“Pope meets with students, answers their questions”
You know, to listen to him talk seems an instant comfort. What I wouldn’t give to have confession and then a talk and direction with him. I just get the feeling that my world would instantly feel so much better.
Might have to put Rome on my bucket list.
|—||Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson|
Brothers and sisters: I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.