To look at the world from the height of the Cross rather than at the Cross from the mud of the earth.
Archive for November 2012
"This poor widow put in more than all the rest; for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood."
For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.
Pope St Clement, St Columba, Blessed Miguel Pro, Pray for US!
"Son of David, have pity on me!"
But of that day or hour, no one knows
For a bishop as God's steward must be blameless, hospitable, a lover of goodness, temperate, just, holy, and self-controlled, holding fast to the true message as taught so that he will be able both to exhort with sound doctrine and to refute opponents.
A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents. Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them, "Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury.
This homily was given at the Ocean to Ocean retreat in Walsingham, Norfolk, UK on Friday, November 9, 2012.
This talk was given at the Ocean to Ocean Retreat at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk, UK, on Friday, November 9, 2012 before the pilgrim image of Our Lady of Czestahowa, which had travelled 18,000 miles and was dedicated to the defense of life.
Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in here the poor and the crippled, the blind and the lame.
A day late but still pertinent.
Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.