Thursday, February 25, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
-- Crucian Dad
Living Faith snippets: "Religious practices like fasting are meant to support and nourish concrete acts of love. And our sins are somehow healed when we reach out to others in compassion. These words are sobering. They imply that my Lenten practices are not a private affair between God and me. As the old proverb says, Be not simply good; be good for something." by Sr. Melannie Svoboda, S.N.D.
Rich's comments: When we decide to do something for Lent, oftentimes we think about fasting for ourselves (e.g., giving up chocolate, caffeine, video games, Facebook, etc.); usually something that we crave that feeds an addiction. It is good to periodically screen our behaviors for addictions that can serve as idols in our life; however, these Lenten practices only seem to bring us good, and not others. This Lent, try "sharing your bread" (food, money, time, talents) with others. God of love, may my Lenten practices support my endeavors to make this world a better place. Amen.
Faith Quote: "Everyone knows that fasting is a different experience from missing your dinner by accident or through poverty. Fasting asserts the will against the appetite- the reward being self-mastery and the danger pride: involuntary hunger subjects appetites and will together to the Divine Will, furnishing an occasion for submission and exposing us to the danger of rebellion." - C.S. Lewis
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
This morning we started by by saying Lauds or the morning office. We were really grabbed by this reading from Tobit
Be careful, my child, in all you do, well-disciplined in all your behavior. Do to no one what you would not want done to you. Give your bread to those who are hungry, and your clothes to those who are naked. Whatever you own in plenty, devote a proportion to alms giving. Bless the Lord God in everything; beg him to guide your ways and bring your paths and purposes to their end.
-- Crucian Dad
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
She did have a major problem-- if her I would hold the baby more that a minute or two, she would cry! I was holding my nephew while my sis was in the shower and GMAC cried, saying "baby down, baby down"
I guess she is so used to being the "little baby" in the house.
Monday, February 8, 2010
This is one of the major roads in our neighborhood... it was interesting controlling the van