21 December 2011

The Act of Contrition

















"O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin."


The Act of Contrition is one of those prayers that we learn fairly early in our lives. Certainly we've learned this prayer or one similar to it before we made our first confession, and we say it every time we visit the Sacrament of Penance. Did you know, though, that it's pretty useful outside of the context of the confessional?? In fact, this prayer is one of the most powerful prayers you could ever say. I'll explain why I think it is so powerful a prayer in a minute, but first some background.


Mortal Sin

Ooohh.. gross. That's not a fun topic, now is it? Maybe that's why it's not talked about a lot.. though I think it's pretty important that we quickly address it. So, when we sin... it can fall into one of two categories: venial or mortal. Venial sins are the small stuff.. dangerous, they hurt our relationship with God, but they're not huge. Mortal sins deal with 'grave matter'- that is, they're pretty serious. It doesn't have to be so serious as killing someone, but sins of impurity, for example, are all serious enough to be mortal. For a sin to be a mortal sin, it has to be of 'grave matter', you have to know what you're doing and that what you're doing is bad, and you have to consent to doing it. Get all three conditions, and it's a mortal sin.

So what does mortal sin do? The Catechism of the Catholic Church says that a mortal sin causes you to lose "the state of grace. If it is not redeemed by repentance and God's forgiveness, it causes exclusion from Christ's kingdom and the eternal death of hell." (CCC #1861) In other words, if we die without having that sin taken care of, we condemn ourselves to Hell. NOT GOOD. Also, without that grace of the Holy Ghost living inside of us, we're in a bad place to do the work of God, we'll more easily fall into more sin, and we can't receive Holy Communion!

So... the obvious answer is Confession. If you've committed a mortal sin, or seriously, if it's been a month... get to the confessional. But let's say that you can't get to Confession for a whole week, or this sin is really weighing you down, or you're living in Saudi Arabia where there are no priests.. there must be another way!

Perfect Contrition


Perfect contrition. Perfect contrition is being sorry for your sins because they offend God. It's different from imperfect contrition, which is being sorry for your sins because they're bad and you don't want to lose Heaven. To have perfect contrition, pray the act of contrition and:
  • Mean what you pray. It's not an automatic deal.
  • Be motivated by God's grace. You're doing this because you don't want to offend God, and it's by God's help that you're getting out of this mess.
  • Be sorry for ALL your mortal sins. Be sorry for your smaller sins, too, but especially the big ones. Now you don't have to be crying, or even 'feel' sorry. You just have to know that you've offended God and that that's not a good thing.
  • HATE your sin. Hate it above all things. God is so good, and even the smallest sin hurts Him. We should rather die than commit a mortal sin against our Father.
Now, if you can do all of that.. (Hint: Ask God for the grace.. He'll give it to you) if you can do all of that, and if you intend to go to Confession soon.. your sins are forgiven that very moment! You still have to go to Confession, and you can't receive Communion until you do.. but your soul is cleansed! What a great gift God has given us in perfect contrition. Like I said before, this prayer is one of the most powerful prayers... because by truly praying it, we can go from being on the highway to Hell... and in an instant be back in God's grace.

So I encourage you, pray the Act of Contrition every day! Don't wait for Confession. And speaking of waiting, don't wait for Confession! A priest told me that the rule of thumb is every two weeks... once a month if you can't make it that often. And if you can't make it because of school or family obligations, just find the priest after Mass. If he doesn't have time then, he'll work something out with you! Don't put it off... grace is the most awesome gift, but we need to accept it and keep it. Regular confession and the Act of Contrition will help us to do just that.

13 December 2011

What shall I render to the Lord....?




What shall I render to the Lord for all that He hath rendered unto me? I will take the Chalice of Salvation, and call upon the Name of the Lord. Praising, I will call upon the Lord and I shall be saved from my enemies.





Without a doubt... my favorite prayer from the Mass. Well, other than the "This is my Body... This is my Blood", but that goes without saying. This prayer is found in the traditional Latin Mass, and is said by the priest immediately before drinking the Precious Blood. It's part of the Eucharistic Prayer, so it is silent. But that's okay... because the priest isn't talking to me, you know? He's talking to God. And God can hear whispers. In Latin. :)

That being said, I have my hand missal, so I follow along and read this prayer and make it my own. A few weeks ago I thought a bit on this beautiful prayer, taken from the Psalms. (Psalm 115 or 116, depending on your translation.) What shall I render (give) to the Lord, for all that He has rendered (given) unto me? Think about that last part... all that the Lord has given to us. Life, health, family, comfort. In the context of the Mass, He has just given us His Body and Blood on the altar. The priest has just taken His Body into himself- they are now one, the priest and Christ. We are about to receive Holy Communion. What awesome gifts!

So how can we ever repay Him? What shall we render to the Lord in return for these favors?! The prayer continues... I will take the Chalice of Salvation, and call upon the Name of the Lord. I will call upon the Lord and I shall be saved from my enemies. :-O In return for all His gifts given, we ask for more grace!! Save us, O Lord! That is what we ask for- that is our gift back to God. And it is a gift He is most pleased with.

One night before bed, I went through my examination of conscience. I had really screwed up that day, and this prayer came back to my mind. What shall I give back to God for all that He has given me? Well, what did I give back to God that day? Broke at least 5 or 6 of his 10 Commandments. Before I let myself get too depressed, I said my act of contrition and thought more on this prayer. God knows full well that we repay Him with our sins. Even so, He gave us the Cross, He gave us the Mass. The Holy Mass is said every day throughout the world. Priests are everywhere, restoring us to God's grace in the Sacrament of Penance. So even though we screw up epically, when it's so easy to give back to God that which He wants... God's grace is amazing and always there for us. So let's take advantage of that grace, call upon the name of the Lord, and be saved.

Resurrection?

On the suggestion of a friend, I'm going to give this blog another go. It's been just shy of 2 years since I last posted on this blog. Testimony to Truth has been around since April 2005.. in fact, I started writing during the interregnum (the time between the reigns of John Paul II and Benedict XVI). Much has changed in my life since I started in 2005, and much has changed even since I last wrote 2 years ago. It's such a strange experience, going back and reading what you wrote years ago... peering into your own mind.

We change, but Christ stays the same. Christus heri, hodie, et semper! Christ yesterday, today, and forever! What a reassuring thought. As I'm writing this I'm reminded of a line from that Catholics Come Home commercial... "In this world filled with chaos, hardship, and pain, it's comforting to know that some things remain consistent, true, and strong: our Catholic Faith and the eternal love that God has for all creation."

God hasn't abandoned me, throughout the trials and hardships. His promise is true. (Hebrews 13:5) Only we can make that decision to abandon God. So here is a prayer that I always remain in God's grace, and never lose sight of that blessed hope, never stray from the path. I invite y'all to join me on my path, my journey. Testimony to Truth has been resurrected. Rededicated. All for Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary: Mother of God, Mother of the Church.

23 December 2009

Merry Christmas


Tomorrow at the Midnight Mass we will welcome once again the Christ Child. I've been looking forward to this Christmas with great anticipation!! The Christmas 'novena' ends on Christmas Eve, and I've been praying hard for a special grace. So we'll see how those prayers are answered!

Also, today I caved in and started up the Christmas music. In addition to the wonderful carols and a few nice secular songs that evoke the Christmas spirit, I've been enjoying listening to the Missa O Magnum Mysterium by Victoria and the motet of the same name which serves as the theme for the ordinary of this Mass. (Listen to it here.)

O great mystery, and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the newborn Lord,
lying in a manger!
Blessed is the Virgin whose womb
was worthy to bear Christ the Lord. Alleluia!

And now for a little bit of laughter, something we all need:

21 December 2009

Should I Stand or Should I Kneel?

"That ain't no short nun. She's kneeling!"

I don't want to go into the circumstances that prompted me to write this, but here it is... Part 1 of 2 (I think) on kneeling for Holy Communion. Part 2 will deal with objections to kneeling and a refutation of those objections. Part 1 is well... read and see!

In Jesus and Mary,
Jonathan Knox
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Well, this blog is all but dead. That happens. But for whoever still comes by to check in every once in a while… I’m on break from university and I happen to have something to talk about.


What should we think about our posture at our reception of Holy Communion? Unless you are the Pope celebrating a missa solemnis in the traditional rite (he sits) or you’re on your death bed (you’re lying down), there are two options. The common manner in the majority of churches today is to receive standing. On the other hand, there are some, myself included, who choose to kneel.


So what’s all the fuss about? When it comes down to it, what matters most is that we have a proper interior disposition when we receive Our Lord’s sacred Body and Blood. We should be reverent, humble, free from sin, and full of adoration for this great Gift. Our external posture, however, is not some superfluous action. Common sense will tell you that the external aids in the direction of the internal. It also reflects what is going on inside, so the rest of the world may see. Now God who is omniscient knows all and could receive our worship and adoration without us saying a word or moving a finger. We as Catholics, though, worship together as one body- the Body of Christ. Therefore it pleases God when we carry out the externals of the Liturgy and our own private devotions. Again, it is a no brainer that praying the Rosary kneeling in front of a statue of Our Lady or in front of the Blessed Sacrament is more appropriate and fitting than praying it while reclining on the couch- beads in one hand, beer in the other. But when it comes down to it, our posture is not something of divine and Catholic faith, but something of our culture. That does not mean that it changes willy nilly, according to the ‘culture’ of the times. Rather, it is a part of our deep seated Catholic culture and tradition.


So let us examine the two typical ways of receiving Holy Communion. First, we have standing. In the earliest years of the Church, Christians received Holy Communion standing. It seems, according to the Catholic Encyclopedia, that kneeling did not become a common practice until a few centuries into the history of the Church. Even then, kneeling only took over in the West. The Eastern Christians have never understood kneeling as a sign of adoration. They stand for their Divine Liturgy, bowing profoundly at the Consecration as a sign of adoration. Also, in place of genuflecting, our Eastern brethren give a profound bow. So standing is a position of prayer, especially liturgical prayer, but not a sign of adoration.


So while in the Eastern Churches they adore by a profound body bow, in the West we kneel to express adoration. When we enter a church or pass in front of the Blessed Sacrament, we bend our knee. Where does this come from? Going back to the Old Testament and the early Church, kneeling was reserved for prayers of supplication and repentance. It is therefore a good and pious practice to pray prayers of thanksgiving and praise while standing. For this reason, whenever we hear “Let us pray”, we spring to our feet! There is a difference, however, when it comes to the most sacred point of the Mass- the Canon, the Eucharistic Prayer, the Consecration. Here, we kneel. We kneel because a king is coming, is making himself present in our midst. This is where kneeling in the popular sense comes from… it is a symbol of humility and obedience. Kneeling renders us completely vulnerable, unable to run away or even defend ourselves. We are completely exposed and we lay ourselves at the feet of the one who is over us. In the Holy Mass, it is no earthly ruler, but the King of Kings who comes to us. How can we not fall to our knees at His coming?


Very well, we have spoken of how we kneel in adoration, humility, and obedience at the Eucharistic Prayer. Most all Roman Catholics do this. The issue is kneeling for Holy Communion. While standing is the older practice, and it is allowed, let us see if it is the wisest choice. Yes, we have always acknowledged that the Sacred Species become the Body and Blood of Our Lord. Our knowledge and understanding of this mystery, however, has deepened over the course of time. As time passed, the Church in her wisdom and the pious sense of the faithful has decided that we must give the utmost reverence and adoration to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Remember what kneeling means: humility, submission, obedience, laying bare oneself, all in adoration. We worship God because He is above us, greater than us, and yet He loves us as His children. When it comes time to receive the very Creator of the world into our own bodies, should we just walk up and receive Him, maybe giving a little bow? Not with our idea of adoration. Think of it this way- if Jesus came in some apparition, would we just stand there? No, we would fall to our knees. We would consider ourselves so unworthy to be accorded such an honor. Humility. We would recognize that He is greater than us and that we must do as He commands. Submission and obedience. We would be so in awe of His Majesty that we would give ourselves completely to Him at that very moment. We would recognize sin for the ugly thing that it is and turn away from everything unholy and toward His will. Laying bare ourselves. To sum it up, we would ADORE Him. Now that’s fine for an out of this world visible appearance of Jesus Christ. But hold on, isn’t that exactly what happens when He comes to us and we to Him at Holy Communion? The only difference is that we cannot see the glory. In the appearance, the accidents, of bread and wine it is much more difficult to recognize that we are at the feet of the Most High God.


Since it is harder to recognize, shouldn’t we then do everything in our ability to help us recall this fact? Should we hurry on up to receive Jesus, or should we wait for Him, showing Him the reverence due to the All Powerful, Almighty God? Yes, friends, we should do all that we can to aid us in a worthy recognition and reception of Our Lord in the Most Holy Sacrament. Therefore, I encourage you to follow the example of our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI, who distributes Holy Communion only to people who are kneeling and receiving Him directly on their tongues. I urge you to consider kneeling for Holy Communion.


“At the name of Jesus every knee should bow.”
- Philippians 2:10



22 May 2009

Matthew Hollister

If you come across this, drop me a line please.

jonkknox@ufl.edu

Thanks and God bless.

In Jesus and Mary,
Jon

18 May 2009

What is the Church?

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It is a sad fact that Christians are divided and do not share a common belief on several key issues. The division in doctrine is one of the great stumbling blocks that non-believers have to deal with when looking at Christianity. Our Lord did not mean it to be this way. The night before He died, Jesus prayed for the Church that they may be one, even as the Father and the Son are one, so that the world may know that the Father sent the Son. Since Christian unity is of the utmost concern to Our Lord, we should do all in our power to resolve those differences. One way to do so is to learn and share what is the Truth, and then pray that those who are in error have the courage and humility to submit to the Truth of Christ. So one of the purposes of this blog is to share what I have found to be the Truth in Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the constant belief of Christianity. There are several differences between Catholics and Protestants, but one of the greatest is the difference in ecclesiology, that is the belief of what exactly is the Church.


Now I am a Catholic, and I hold that the Catholic Church is the Church Christ founded and that the fullness of the Truth can be found in the Catholic Church. So the answer to me is obvious, that Protestants should believe as Catholics believe. Protestants, however, would have to accept several doctrines that are foreign to them- teachings on contraception, the Virgin Mary, the Pope, the Sacraments, apostolic succession… and this can be a daunting task. The key to understanding all the things that Catholics believe is to understand what Catholics believe about the Church itself. If one finds the truth of the Catholic Church’s ecclesiology, what the Church is, then all the other objections give way and things begin to make sense. We must believe these teachings because Christ’s Church teaches them.


So what is the Church? Is it just the sum total of all Christians, an ‘invisible church’ whose members are known to God alone? Or is it a visible institution? Well, the Catholic faith teaches that the Church is the Mystical Body of Christ (Ephesians 4; Mystici Corporis Christi). Saint Paul says that we are baptized into the Body of Christ: “For as the body is one, and hath many members; and all the members of the body, whereas they are many, yet are one body, so also is Christ. For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body” (1 Corinthians 12:12-13). The Church is the Body of Christ, not just symbolically, but so real that the Church acts as one organism and one that Jesus identifies Himself with. Again we read from Saint Paul, “If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.” (1 Corinthians 12:27-28). Reminded of Saint Paul’s conversion on the road to Damascus, we see that Jesus asks Paul “Why do you persecute me?” Paul was persecuting the Church… the Body of Christ!


Since the Church is a body, it must be visible. The New Testament shows that Christ founded a visible Church. It is evident that Our Lord intended a visible Church with authority. Only then can these words of Jesus make sense:

“If thy brother shall offend against thee, go, and rebuke him between him and thee alone. If he shall hear thee, thou shalt gain thy brother. And if he will not hear thee, take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may stand. And if he will not hear them, tell the Church. And if he will not hear the Church, let him be to thee as a heathen and a publican.” (Matthew 18:15-17)

In the current Protestant model, it is impossible to tell the Church and for believers to hear the Church. Say, for example, that a Baptist and a Methodist get into a disagreement. Who would they go to for their conflict to be resolved? Also, let's think about the Bible. How did we get the list of the books for the New Testament? Obviously, there was no inspired list of books. Who would determine the requirements for a book to be considered canonical? Only a visible, institutional Church could decide what books were part of the New Testament and expect all Christians to believe them? Or consider the ecumenical councils. The First Council of Nicaea in 325 had to deal with Arianism. The Arians were a group of people who believed that the Son was not of the same substance as the Father, that there was a time that Jesus did not exist, therefore Jesus is inferior in some way to God the Father. Could we just use the Bible to defeat their heresy? That is what the Protestants would have us do, and it is a laudable attempt. The problem, however, is that the Arians used the Gospels to justify their position. They were lucky that they happened to agree on the 'canonicity' of the Gospels, but that wasn't a given either.. some people accepted less books and some accepted more than the 27 we have today that could clearly justify their beliefs.


There needed to be a definitive source of authority- the bishops, who had been given that authority by the men who ordained them. These men could trace their authority back to the apostles. When these bishops taught together, they formed the visible component of the teaching Church. The next question, then, is if these bishops had authority then... when did they lose that authority so the Protestant reformers could challenge them and break away?


Just some things to think about!

13 May 2009

Saint Augustine's and Notre Dame, Part 2

Father David Ruchinski has posted the following response regarding Father Gillespie's Notre Dame remarks.

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For those who are interested in the pastor’s position regarding President Obama’s visit to Notre Dame, the following is a copy of the letter he sent to the White House last week.

Dear Mr. President:

I write to thank you for accepting the invitation to speak at Notre Dame’s Spring Commencement. I trust that you will share wise words with the graduates, their faculty, family, and friends.

I hope you will also take the opportunity to listen while you are there, to see the vital witness of a Catholic university in action, engaging in dialogue, in the pursuit of truth and living action. The sharp and, at times, embittering reaction of some to your invitation, may not represent all Catholics. But I think there is a unanimity of concern by Catholics and others of good will, at the possibility that your administration might broaden access to abortions, ease legal and legitimate restrictions, and compel cooperation by health workers and professional doctors, physician assistants, and nurses in performing abortions. I hope you will not try to lead our country in such directions. I certainly will not follow, nor will the vast majority of Catholics.

Like is a gift from God, to be valued and protected from conception to natural death. It is in defense of human dignity and worth that we oppose abortion and the death penalty. Life is a seamless garment, not to be ripped asunder or economically apportioned out to high bidders.

Please re-enter the dialogue with people who oppose abortion, and especially at Notre Dame with the Catholic Church, so that renewed witness may re-shape your priorities and policies. Just as the hope for stem-cell research can be realized in moral ways, so the desire to help pregnant women facing difficult decisions can be accomplished without taking baby’s innocent life.

As St. Paul argues in the Letter to the Romans (Rm 13: 1), since all authority comes ultimately from God, may you deserve the respect and honor (Rm 13: 7) we give you as our president: “he whom you serve is the Lord” (Rm 12: 11).

Peace,

Rev. John D. Gillespie
Pastor
Director of the Catholic Student Center

Fr. Gillespie believes strongly in the importance of dialogue as called for by Pope Paul VI in his encyclical Ecclesiam suam. At the heart of a university is respectful dialogue.

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I tried posting the following, but my attempts were met by a blank screen except for the word "discarded". Haha! Not sure what that is about.

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I am glad that Father Gillespie wrote to President Obama, laying out the Church's teaching on the sanctity of life.

I don't think anybody is trying to be 'intolerant' of people, but we must be 'intolerant' of certain ideas if 'tolerance' is to mean that we believe that President's Obama's position on 'choice' is a valid opinion to hold.

What the University of Notre Dame is doing is not dialogue. The president will be given an honorary degree, as well as a platform to speak. Matt brings up a good point in that the bishops of the United States clearly said in Catholics in Political Life:
"The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions."

Some 75 bishops have come out and said that Notre Dame's decision is a serious error and a grave scandal. The point I like to consider is this: would we allow a hypothetical man who supports the right to kill daily 4,000 Jews? Of course not! The idea is completely ludicrous. We need to realize that the unborn baby is just as important as any human life, and that we should not honor those who support this genocide. Respectful dialogue is at the heart of the university, yes.. but the Catholic university MUST remain "Ex corde ecclesiae"- at the heart of the Church.

I'm Not the Only One Complaining

Well, I'm not the only one that "stirs the pot" it seems. I was looking at St. Augustine's blog tonight. The blog is used mostly for suggestions on ways to work through the financial situation.. but other topics come up in the comment box from time to time. Here is a comment from Monday, May 11.

NOTE: This is second hand information, so I can't vouch for the authenticity. The commenter was anonymous, and I don't know anyone who went to the 9 AM Mass this past Sunday. I was 150 miles away from Gainesville... thank God.

"According to the topic of this blog “Your Feedback Matters”, so I would like it to be known that I completely disagree with the Sermon given by Fr. Gillespie at the 9AM mass on May 10, 2009, in reference to Notre Dame inviting President Obama to speak. While I completely respect the position of President of the United States, this does not mean that the person holding this position has the right to violate my personal beliefs. Let me make it clear that it is not because Barack Obama is not Catholic that I oppose his speaking at Notre Dame; it is because Barack Obama is pro-abortion that I oppose his speaking engagement. Fr Gillespie needs to re-think his position as a Catholic priest if he truly believes it is okay for Notre Dame to invite Barack Obama, a known pro-abortionist, to speak at their Commencement ceremony."

Did Father Gillespie really defend the University of Notre Dame's decision to honor President Obama? Even though the bishops said in 2004 that Catholic universities are not to honor pro-abortion politicians? Even though some 75 bishops, including Bishop Galeone, have publicly come out against Notre Dame's decision? Hmm. I want to give Father Gillespie the benefit of the doubt- perhaps the sermon was misunderstood, or perhaps the commenter is a liar. It would be nice to have some confirmation either way.

15 April 2009

I Am A Rightwinged Extremist

... according to the United States federal government.


A report from the Department of Homeland Security has labeled pro-lifers as a right-wing extremist group similar to white supremacist groups.

"Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (base don hatred of particular religious, racial, or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."

Pretty scary, eh? It's not going to take much for it to be illegal to be pro-life, anti-gay marriage, eventually Catholic. Look at China... there the Communist Party controls the election of bishops in the "Patriotic Catholic Church" structure. If you speak out against the Communists, fat chance of you being a part of the party approved church. There's an underground group of Catholics that have to meet secretly.. and many of their bishops are imprisoned and tortured. What will it take for that to come to the United States? Don't doubt that it will happen.

Pray for the exaltation and liberty of Holy Mother Church!

11 April 2009

Catholics Come Home

Tonight at the Easter Vigil, thousands of people will become Catholic. Also, many who left the Church before receiving the sacrament of Confirmation will be welcomed back and be strengthened by the Holy Ghost in this sacrament.

I just wanted to share with you a video that I absolutely love. Whether you're someone who has left the Church or if you've never been in full communion with Christ's Church, the Catholic Church is here to welcome you home. Jesus is waiting to welcome you home.

Behold the Wood of the Cross


Behold the wood of the Cross, on which hung the Salvation of the world.

I hope all of you are having a most excellent Sacred Triduum so far. I have been blessed to be with many of my friends at Ocala for the traditional Mass of Holy Thursday and today's Sacred Liturgy with the chanting of the Passion, the great intercessions, and the veneration of the cross. Tomorrow night is a solemn high Mass for the Easter Vigil. I can't wait...

Today I watched the Passion of the Christ again. I firmly believe that everyone should watch this movie. It does such a good job of showing the suffering that Christ went through. He suffered so much because He loved us. I'm sure that there could have been an easier way for Him to shed His blood for our redemption. But God chose this most painful of deaths.

Now it was our sins that made Him go through with this. Every time we sin, we are just as bad as the Jews who spit in his face, or the Romans who scourged Him so violently. So I think it's a good idea to meditate frequently on the Passion of the Lord. Whenever we're tempted, we should put in our minds the suffering that Jesus endured.


I pray that you all have a good Holy Saturday, and a blessed Easter. It's almost here!

In Jesus and Mary,
Jon

10 April 2009

National Geographic: Bikinis Make Men See Women As Objects

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/02/090216-bikinis-women-men-objects.html

Well, there you go. Could have told you that years ago.
Women, please cover up. Men have crazy wild imaginations and don't need any help. One-pieces rock.