Thursday, December 06, 2007
I didn't feel welcome and I could feel the tension in the air.
I didn't even bother giving the Premier a Merry Christmas.
I just went in his office and took a few shots for the blog and got the hell out of there!!!!
I noticed the individual who made the complaint for me to be ban from the Legislature was in the office.
I was going to confront the individual but decided to leave well enough alone.
Thank God I didn't do anything stupid because I notice the Fredericton Police Force were called.
Yes, I believe my little relationship with the liberals will soon come to a complete end.
I really don't care anymore but I am in a very good fighting mood.
by Father Edward McIlmail, LC
Resolution: Do one external act of witness to the faith.
December 6, 2007
Thursday of the first week of Advent
Matthew 7:21, 24-27
Jesus said to his disciples: "Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house, but it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock. And everyone who listens to these words of mine but does not act on them will be like a fool who built his house on sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house, and it collapsed and was completely ruined.”
Introductory Prayer: I come before you, Lord, in humility and with a spirit of hope. You surely have something to tell me. Let me approach you in prayer, confident of your love and trustful of your grace to enable me to carry out whatever you ask. I offer this prayer for those in my family who might be far away from you.
Petition: Lord, help me deepen my life of faith and charity to prepare better for the trials ahead.
1. The Facade It is easy to address Jesus as "Lord, Lord." We know by faith that he is the Son of God. His miracles and the endurance of his Church attest to his divine nature. Yet, our recognition of his divinity isn’t enough. Our personal admission "Jesus is my savior" won’t guarantee us a place in heaven. Faith in Christ can’t just remain on our lips; it must penetrate our hearts and minds as well. Faith, then, implies doing the will of God the Father in thoughts, words and deeds. How does my faith in Christ translate into acts? Am I satisfied with saying a few prayers, and little else?
2. Out of Sight Christ exhorts his disciples to build their faith on rock, not on sentimentality. To dig a solid foundation of faith takes hard work. It demands consistency in prayer, charity and generosity. It also requires humility and purity of intention, since the work of preparing a foundation is not glamorous. There’s nothing particularly beautiful about a big hole in the ground at a construction site. So it is in the spiritual life, too. Digging a foundation forces us to go deep, to remove our worst faults. The process isn’t pretty. It forces us to face our vices honestly and to rip away the mask we might wear in front of others. Without this step we risk building our lives on sand. How well am I digging my foundation?
3. Too Late Foundations seem firm when all is calm. Fair weather doesn’t test the strength of a building. The real test comes when the climate turns nasty. The same occurs in the spiritual life. When serenity reigns around us, peace blossoms effortlessly. But when a crisis befalls us — a rejection, an illness, a bit of opposition over a moral matter — that’s when we learn the strength of our faith. Peter, who boasted that he would stand by Our Lord "though all may have their faith in you shaken" (Matthew 26:33) learned the hard way that his courage wasn’t what he thought it was. He abandoned Christ in the garden of Gethsemane, as did all the apostles. How well do I face ordinary temptations and setbacks? How well could I face a serious crisis?
Conversation with Christ: Lord, I fear sometimes that I’m not much better than Peter, who bragged that he would stand by you, but then fled when the guards arrested you on Holy Thursday night. I want to be a true Christian witness in the world, but I need your help to overcome my human respect and laziness.
Resolution: I will do one external act of witness to the faith.
I know what's the problem???
THE IRVINGS HAVE TO START PAYING THEIR BLOGGERS FOR THEIR WORK!!!!
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