“If you are going to be a Christian at all, you might as well live entirely for God.”
–Blessed Cyprian Tansi of Nigeria
When will you satisfy the cry of the Poor in Africa?
The Prophets resound loudly
Out of Africa will I save my people, soon, very soon!
Says the Lord Most High
Painting by Glenn Hardin
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July has arrived! Will these proverbs come true?
If the 1st of July be rainy, it will rain more or less for three weeks together;
Beware to trust a July sky;
If July days are bright and clear, the year will end up happy!
O, July, will you promise the joy of fresh mornings and hot afternoons cooled by sultry nights?
O, July 4th, will you provide the best tasting picnics and fireworks to scintillate the skies to honor our Independence Day?
O, July, will you encourage vacations and camping trips?
O, July, will you stir up new romance or rekindle old ones?
O, July, to make up for last year, I expect you will do all this and more spectacularly!
May your summer be the best ever!
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Again, are these forty days and nights that I should attempt to correct preconceived notions and surrender ‘my will?’ A journey to deface idols, stamp out shadows and clear tears of remorse…yes, Lord.
I continually discover that Lent builds on itself as stepping stones seeking answers and comfort from God…always to realize that He loves me for who I am and not for what I do. Christ’s heart is always ‘moved with pity’ for genuine repentance. This is true for everyone.
“I am like a growing olive tree, in the house of God; I trust in the goodness of God forever.” –Psalm 52:8
May this Lenten campaign truly achieve ‘a clean heart’ in everyone’s soul.
Painting by Melissa McKinnon
The folds of mercy
Wider than all the oceans
Those pleading are heard
“O, Lord, you are good and forgiving, full of love to all who call.”
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The conversion of Paul as Apostle is a remarkable story that always takes me back to my personal conversion so many years ago…and that conversion must be fearlessly ongoing to the end.
“Open my eyes to see clearly the wonders of your teachings.”
Lord, every day knock me down from my spiritual high horse so that I may see God.
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Saint Monica is a prayer warrior…and from her I’ve learned a better way to pray by what she said:
“Ambrose is an angel of God for my Augustine.”
Like most people, I pray for those who do not believe in God. Monica’s efforts towards her family, especially Augustine, was heroic because she asked God to send an appropriate angel to step in to help, and Saint Ambrose won him over as a great saint.
Let us pray for angels who can assist those in harm’s way through the people around them.
Thank you dear Monica and Ambrose for your guiding light.