Thursday, September 22, 2005

Thursday, September 22, 2005

The time is come, the time that the LORD’s house should be built.

If it is not, history will not be kind for us, for we shall be shown to be willfully blind in every way.

Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways: Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. . . . Ye looked for much, and, lo it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.
—Haggai 1:5–6, 9

New Orleans shall not rise again as it once was, and the areas to be devastated this weekend shall not be rebuilt as they are today; they were built for man. Lord, dwell in us, and we shall be your tabernacle.

Herod was perplexed (Luke 7:9). “Know one knows; know one could know.” Except we see signs and wonders we shall not believe. But with signs and wonders come false prophets.

SCHÖNBORN: This is the most important thing for the catechist, and also for the preacher, who always knows that he must explain the truth with the greatest clarity possible, but that it is not he who completes the work of its reception. In the Acts of the Apostles it is always the Holy Spirit who opens the door to the word. If He does not open, the preached truth cannot enter.
“Interview with Cardinal Christoph Schönborn on the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, by Gianni Valente. Thanks to la nouvelle théologie.

“If it’s startling to hear a real Christian speaking of Christianity, how far have we fallen?”
—Abbot Joseph of Holy Transfiguration Monastery: The Monks of Mt. Tabor, in his blog post “All This and Heaven Too”. Abbot Joseph’s blog is called Word Incarnate. Thanks again to la nouvelle théologie.

Sin brings sufferings. It is not usually the sinner who suffers.


Larry S, a brother of PG, mother of O’s best friend MG, the husband of Pat S, one of O’s first teachers at HC, and the father of, among others, Ellen S, one of O’s schoolmates at AHN, died today at New England Medical Center, where his family had hoped he would receive a transplant. God bless him and his family.


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