Saturday, December 22, 2007
Last night, I decided to walk around the two bridges!!!
My God? It’s been a few weeks since I walked at night.
I have been a busy little blogger. You know almost assaulted by the Liberals Bouncers at Sweetwaters.
Ok....never mind that!!!
While walking on the toward the bridge on the South side.
I noticed the trail was plowed.
This is a good thing.
You can tell by the many footprints. It’s a busy area.
Once in the North side, it was an easy walk but not for long.
I noticed some brave souls continue to walk on the trail.
I followed the same route. It wasn’t an easy walk.
I stop my walk for a few minutes!!
My God? It was beautiful!!!
Almost a full moon.
The moon was shining on the snow and you can see like millions on fire flies on the snow.
The area is as nice as the sunset during the summer months.
It was so peaceful!!!
You can see Christ Church shining in the night skies.
The only drawback is the stack at U.N.B.!!!
The City of Fredericton is beautiful at night.
The area from the Bridge to where the small wharf is located is not plowed.
A person is better off walking Union street but there’s too much traffic!!!!
I believe the City should plow till the little wharf!!!
The trail should be plowed after all major areas are done.
The walking trail on the North Side is pretty good because many people use that route to go from point A to Point B!
There was a problem when I would meet someone on the trail because someone had to set aside in the snow.
This City is always on the go. People love to walk or jog!
The trail should be plowed.
I offer a challenge to Mayor Brad Woodside!!!!
Since he quit smoking and gaining weight?
I would suggest that he park his car at City Hall.
He should bring with beautiful Wife Anne for a nice romantic walk around the two bridges so he can see with his very own eyes what I’m talking about?
I believe this would be a great way to promote this City as a Green little town!!!
You can’t exercise in Saint John because the Chemical in the air would kill ya!!!
Ok Brad!!! Stop eating and start walking!!!
You should give it a try because I’m going to bug ya in person till you walk the walk!!!!
We have an nice river in front of us and we should take advantage of the situation.
We should be able to use the trail all year round!!
Poor Mayor . . . I’m going to drive him to smoke again!!
I could have been one of them when I was arrested in Saint John.
How many poor people are in jail for years and years because they were arrested by the Saint John Police Force and was told they had no right to a lawyer???
This is what I want to know???
When is T.J. Burke going to act on this one???
Our Legal system is the wrost in Canada!!!!
Maybe the Liberal thugs bouncers would have left me alone if I had Miss New Brunswick with moi???
I'm learning more about this Sweetwaters club. Scary stuff!!
Prayer and Devotions
From Beggar to Benefactor
by Father Barry O’Toole, LC
Resolution: Today, strive to share your experience of God with at least one person.
December 21, 2007
Friday of the third week of Advent
Luke 1: 39-45
“In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord."
Introductory Prayer: Lord, you know the reality of my life and how much I need your grace. I believe that you love me and desire the best for me. I, too, want to respond to your love, and thus, with humility, I ask for your sanctifying grace. As I contemplate the wonders you worked in Mary’s and Elizabeth’s lives, I desire to imitate their attitudes and convictions, so that you will be able to transform my life.
Petition: Lord, make me an instrument of your grace and peace.
1. Right to the Doorstep - After receiving God’s messenger into her life, Mary then becomes God’s messenger to her cousin Elizabeth. In such a short time Mary has learned so much from her Son. She delivers Christ right to Elizabeth’s doorstep and knocks. Without Elizabeth’s consent, Mary can go no farther. Elizabeth comprehends in an instant that this is more than a courtesy visit. Her child, John the Baptist, helps her to understand as he leaps for joy upon hearing Mary’s voice and perceiving Christ’s presence. Elizabeth allows them to enter her house, and Mary and Jesus begin to transform this family’s life. John and Elizabeth are filled with the Holy Spirit, and Elizabeth immediately becomes an apostle and prophet of God.
2. The Cooperation of Man and God - Mary is always willing to help because she is so humble. Despite the fact that she is also pregnant, she doesn’t hesitate to perform small acts of charity and help with the ordinary chores around the house. However, Mary was also an instrument of the Holy Spirit as she went about her work, and, as with Elizabeth, the Holy Spirit was able to touch the hearts of others and to bring about their transformation by instilling sanctifying grace. Have I achieved a degree of holiness that I might also become an effective instrument of God for those around me?
3. The Spontaneous Magnificat - The presence of God in Mary’s and Elizabeth’s souls can be seen in two ways. First, they both glorify God for the marvelous things he is doing in their lives: Elizabeth praises Mary for having brought the Savior into her life and for filling her child with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. Mary, in turn, praises God in the beautiful prayer of the Magnificat. Second, both Elizabeth and Mary become the first witnesses of the arrival of the Messiah. Every true encounter with Christ necessarily leads us to become his apostles. Have I, too, encountered Christ through prayer, the sacraments and service to my neighbor? Have I helped others to experience God’s loving presence in their lives?
Conversation with Christ: Lord, during this time of prayer, I want to enter into a deeper relationship with you. I want to experience your loving presence in the daily activities of my life. As Christmas Day approaches, I want to grow in my love for you. I want to share this love with others by imitating your meekness and humility. Please, do not pass by me this Christmas without granting me at least this grace. Transform this plea, the supplication of this beggar, into the treasure of a benefactor for others.
Resolution: Today, I will strive to share my experience of God with at least one person I meet.