Someone with more wisdom than I stated the matter plainly: “When immorality floods the land collectively, it is because EACH of us individually have tolerated the SAME immorality in their OWN lives.”
Please allow me to get KJV biblical for a moment. Two Old Testament men: Nehemiah (who helped to rebuild Jerusalem) and Daniel (one of the more notable of the Old Testament major prophets) sought God in prayer and did something rather unusual for their day. They EACH not
A man must make the effort to prepare himself; INVEST the time, talent and sweat needed to build yourself that career or relationship you are seeking and to build yourself to face the time in history which you are challenging. An unprepared man is sure to become a casualty in the arena of life. God favors the man who not only walks with Him but takes the time to grow under the training of the men whom He has sent their way.
…but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. --I Samuel 30:6c
During my days as a probation officer--with a high-risk case load--I discovered one cold, cruel reality. I was responsible for my own safety. Never mind the training I had, or the backup I received from law enforcement or the kind words from my judge. I was responsible for me.
This realization takes fear--yes, fear--firmly out of the equation for daily living.
Posted by Mike Ramey on October 30, 2019 at 9:18pm
A true story to lead off in our batting cage warm-up session.
A young man, out for his first political office, won the primary and defeated his challenger from within his party by a two-to-one margin. He was looking forward to taking a few weeks off and resting up for the campaign trail to the general election in November. Life--and his party--had other plans. The incumbent of his party that held the seat he was campaigning for suddenly resigned, and vacated the seat. Remember how I menti
“There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in- that we do it to god, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible”- Mother Teresa.
It is the love, often selfless affection and dedication, as to a person or principle. Devotion is the source which gives you the kindness, zeal and power to decide and to do the best from your conscience. This holy word is not confined to a sing
Devotion is not like a lucky charm or protective amulet that the Catholic warrior uses as a magical weapon or defense against our satanic enemy. Instead, the assistance in our spiritual warfare comes from God and is called grace. The only Mediator with the Father is the Son - Jesus Christ. But we should also call upon mediators to Jesus Christ who is as holy as the Father and so we have primarily Our Lady, then St Joseph, and then the other saints and angels.