Choosing to Love the World: On Contemplation

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Take care of it daily. (Even dead plants are a great object lesson if things don’t work out!) Read Mark 4:30-32, the Parable of the mustard seed. Say to this ruling faculty, Art thou dead, art thou corrupted, art thou playing the hypocrite, art thou become a beast, dost thou herd and feed with the rest? Be Thou King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions, or whom discord keeps aloof; and call them back to the harbor of truth and the unity of Faith so that soon there may be but one flock and one shepherd.

Pages: 191

Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated (March 1, 2008)


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In plenitudine detinet—she detains the Saints in their fulness, and makes them persevere to the end, as we have seen Meeting God in Holy Places: A Devotional Journey. The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary clearly stands out in Ordinary Time because of its theological importance The Common Sense Book of Catholic Prayer and Meditation. In actuality they want to force people into mandatory flu shots that will reduce your immune system, and make you more vulnerable to this new virus. Get some masks, refuse to take any mandatory flu shots, and take Hawthorn, herbs, and vitamins to build up your immune system. Before they spray this virus in the chemtrails, I will warn you to go to My refuges where you can look on My luminous cross and be healed of any virus." Now, obviously, we aren’t all called to do to heroic things like Mother Teresa, nor like many of the saints and martyrs—but each and every one of us has our own unique talents that God asks us to share. Just imagine two glasses sitting on a table, both filled to the brim with water. Therese of Lisieux wrote the following: “You sent me off to fetch one of Father’s big glasses and had me put my little thimble by the side of it; then you filled them both with water and asked me which I thought was fuller pdf.

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