Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
St. Jerome wrote, "Christians will not be asked how they began but, rather, how they finished. St. Paul began badly, but finished well. Judas's beginning was praiseworthy, but his end was despicable.”
St. Gregory said, "You live a good life in vain if you do not continue it until you die." And, "The value of good work depends on perseverance."
And, to St. Isidore it is attributed, "Our behavior is only acceptable to God if we have the strength of purpose to complete any work we have undertaken." And, “The reward is not promised to the one who begins, but rather to the one who perseveres.”
Saturday, October 8, 2016
The ambulance was actually purchased by a single donor! This allowed all the funds given previously for that purpose to be used to purchase other long desired necessities—appliances, in particular. The Fund purchased needed appliances for families as well as for a local monastery. The joy of the receivers filled our own hearts with much gladness—thanks be to God!
Yes, I am, by the mercy of God and with His blessing and help, traveling to Kosovo in mid-November. I plan to leave the USA on November 14, returning home on the 30th.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
(1) Supreme Court judges are expected to be appointed during next administration. We, our children, grand-children and/or Godchildren will live with the consequences of the ideologies of the appointees and judgments handed down. The possible implications for the future should be prayerfully weighed.
(2) This is an election for more than presidential candidates. There are upstanding Christ loving men and women who are invested in upholding existing laws and improving various facets of the government who are seeking to be elected/re-elected to various offices across the United States. Seek out those running in your locale if you don’t already know and give them your support. Not every potential public servant is in the arena for the wrong reasons.