RCsocial.net is now open! What better day then (US) Independence Day. The memorial of American freedom, including freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Freedoms we have taken for granted and now too often see impinged.
#GospelToday (Mt 17:19-20):
Then the disciples approached Jesus in private and said, “Why could we not drive it out?”
He said to them, “Because of your little faith. Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for."
#GospelToday (Mt 16:18-19):
And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
Today is the memorial of St. John Vianney. This priestly saint once asked a parishioner who prayed often before the Blessed Sacrament for what is it he prayed. The man said "nothing!" Curious, St. John then asked "what do you do then?" To which the man answered: "I look at Him, and He looks at me." This beautiful story illustrates the simplicity of heartfelt faith.
Today is a first Friday, a time when many observe the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Beginning in 1673, our Lord appeared to French nun St. Margaret Mary Alocoque. He gave her a special task during a time when the hearts of the people had grown cold -- to spread devotion to His Most Sacred Heart. #SacredHeart
This appeared over Hwy 105 in Texas yesterday. Regardless of what you see in it, God (the creator of everything) made it.
Funny, because it's true (Mt 7:13-14).