Sunday, December 4, 2011

Keeping the Sabbath #2

1. A Song

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Christy Nockels

2. A Verse
“Do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day.  The Lord does not delay his promise, as some regard ‘delay,’ but he is patient with you, not wishing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.  But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a mighty roar and the elements will be dissolved by fire, and the earth and everything done on it will be found out.” ~2 Peter 3:8-10

3. A Quote
“The torch of faith has been given to us not to delight our eyes but to enkindle the torches of our fellow men.  Unless we burn and are on fire for the Divine Cause, a glacial invasion will sweep the earth which will be the end, for ‘The Son of Man, when He cometh, shall He find, think you, faith on earth?’” ~ Servant of God Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

4. An Image
Beautiful, huh? I was there this fall.  It is even prettier on the inside, and I love the JP2 statue that they have in honor of World Youth Day in Denver.

Happy Patronal Feast Day on Thursday!  It's also my parish's feast day and the feast day for the United States.

5. A Blessing
Christmas parties:  Good food, good drink, good people.  The lights, the decorations, the hospitality. Sharing joy, love, and fellowship.  Gotta love ‘em.

6. An Intention
As we are celebrating a season of Mary’s expectation, I will be praying specifically for all of my expectant friends, L, B, R, & S, especially.

7. A Challenge
This week I plan to work on opportunities to speak the truth whenever possible.  If I am singing “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” and believe that “the day of the Lord will come like a thief” and agree that we should work to “enkindle the torches of our fellow men” as if we “are on fire for the Divine Cause”, what am I doing to prove it?

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