The second reading from the Office of Readings for today is well timed with Pope Francis’ TRADITIONIS CUSTODES

“We do not believe in formulas, but in those realities they express, which faith allows us to touch.”
~ Catechism of the Catholic Church 170

“The proud demons flee before the lofty virtues of the humble.”
~ Saint Bonaventure, The Life of Saint Francis

“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”
~ Jesus in Matthew 10:16 (RSV)

If birds didn't exist would planes?
-Amputatoes, Nov 2014

With a large family of young children and being self employed our chances seem slim…

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Market is so competitive that we’ll spend more money for a smaller home and need to beat out a dozen other applicants

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Well the market is hot so our current landlord is selling our home

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Business bounced back (in a huge way) but now we need to rent once more (at least for a few more months)

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One of my businesses took a temporary hit during COVID lockdowns, I kept my team on, cut my personal income, and we dipped into our savings

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We decided to rent when moving to Georgia (pre COVID) to get to know the area and then buy

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(Mt 19:26):
Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.”

"Ask of God the grace not to be deaf to the calls of His Divine Son but prompt to obey Him and follow Him." - St. Ignatius of Loyola

(Mt 8:18-22)
When Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side.

A scribe approached and said to him, "Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."

Jesus answered him, "Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head."

Another of [his] disciples said to him, "Lord, let me go first and bury my father."

But Jesus answered him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead."

"Error never shows itself in its naked reality, in order not to be discovered. On the contrary, it dresses elegantly, so that the unwary may be led to believe that it is more truthful than truth itself."
~ Saint Irenaeus

“A good man is not a perfect man; a good man is an honest man, faithful and unhesitatingly responsive to the voice of God in his life.”
~ Saint John Fisher

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