Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work… Mother Theresa
The Holy Dream Team of Bishop Michael Curry and Fr. James Martin talking about the immigration situation in Texas. They also speak to other issues of faith in The #Episcopal and #Catholic Churches.
I celebrate Easter from a religious perspective. Today He (Jesus) is risen, He is risen indeed. This is a day when good overcomes bad. The sun is rising anew and there is a new day dawning. Hope is offered to a world that needs it. No matter how you celebrate Easter may it be a time of renewal and love that transcends all boundaries. May you all be blessed today.
Today is Good Friday, the Friday before Easter Sunday, on which the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ is commemorated in the Christian Church. It is traditionally a day of fasting and penance.
On this day I am remembering the sacrifice that Jesus made for humanity. One embraced by many. To give ones life for the cause of love is a noble one. Today I remember that act. Jesus did so much in a short amount of time that made people whole and brought people together. He was a carpenter so he built community and offered justice to the oppressed. To those who followed him he gave them a life of opportunity to do amazing things. May all of us find ways to emulate the works Jesus in our own way.
A heart speaks to a Heart … Lips speak only to ears
St. Francis de Sales
All Saints’ Day is a celebration of all Christian saints, particularly those who have no special feast days of their own, in many Roman Catholic, Anglican and Protestant churches. In many western churches it is annually held November 1 and in many eastern churches it is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost.(From timeanddate.com)
I am grateful for all those who have inspired me to be the person I am who now are among the company of saints. On a day like this it is good to remember those people who sacrificed and gave their lives in the service of their creator and for people from all walks of life. God bless them for they are Holy and worthy.
Today at the Vatican, Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa of Calcutta as the newest Saint of the Catholic Church. Her charitable works have been noted in history and she made her community and the world a better place. Her life was focused on helping the poor and needy which has inspired many to do the same.
At church this morning my Sunday school class said this prayer that is attributed to her.
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind,
people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful,
you will win some false friends and some true enemies.
If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you.
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight.
If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough.
Give the best you’ve got anyway.
in the final analysis it is between you and God;
it was never between you and them anyway.
“Do not forget that true love sets no conditions; it does not calculate or complain, but simply loves.” – Bl. Pope John Paul II