Moments of Gratitude
::riding to daily Mass with a friend
::spending Thanksgiving with my sister and her family
::my sister taking our 2012 family picture
::a good confession
::older girls who are so helpful
For continued healing for our parish and quick a final resolution from our bishop.
If someone tells you something about them self…believe them. If someone blesses and curses out of the same mouth, pay close attention to what they have just revealed about their character.
Meditation: Jesus, condemned to death must take His cross to Calvary. “Who is the true murderer of Jesus? Who is responsible for His execution?” asks St Augustine. He answers: “It is the tongue of the Jews. Hateful and jealous, they have made of their tongues a sword with which they pierced Jesus, when they said to Pilate, ‘Crucify Him! Crucify Him!’” This is what tongues are doing every day. With suspicions and hasty judgments they utter criticisms and improper remarks, sometimes lies and slander. How many reputations bad tongues have ruined and killed! There are some who under the inspiration of jealousy and revenge feel a secret joy and a malignant satisfaction in attacking others. These slanderers will have to render to God a severe and formidable account.
Prayer: O Lord, place a curb on our tongues; surround our lips with a barrier of carefulness, so that we will not hurt our neighbor through our criticisms, our detractions and our calumny.
–The Second Station, For the Intention of Fraternal Charity, taken from The Way of the Cross: A Treasury of Stations
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