The abortion debacle in Northern Ireland is directly attributable to the demonic divisions between that country's Catholics and Protestants. We have much to learn from them: thecontemplativecatholicconver

Most adults don’t realize the utterly profound truth – and warning – of the children’s song: “Oh, be careful little eyes what you see . . ..”

The Lord Jesus wasn’t kidding when He said: “The eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Then watch out that the light in you is not darkness.” (Luke 11:34-35)

I don’t doubt He would tell us in this age of television: “Turn off the wickedness that parades as comedy and ‘life reflected in art.’

They will imperceptibly poison your soul.

Be careful little eyes. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about seeking someone to devour. Very well done. Snippets of worship music from the 6th century to 2017.

For decades I’d seen in evangelistic tracts and literature the drawn image of a cross spanning a chasm of flames. The flames represent hell. Heaven is on the other side of the chasm. There is only one way to get from this side to the other. Those who walk the way of the cross are safe from eternal destruction.

Only recently did I learn the image of the bridge dates to the 1300s when St. Catherine of Sienna first put forward the idea of the Cross as a Bridge across a powerfully flowing river, which represents sin and hell. I write about it here:thecontemplativecatholicconver

Isn't this a wonderful song, full of hope and promise? Do you remember when you said something like this to Jesus? If not, and even if you have said it multiple times after your baptism, why not say it again? He loves to hear it from us.

Is Mary the Mother of God? I would expect a lay person to get it wrong -- but not a prominent and well-lettered theologian: thecontemplativecatholicconver

I'm preparing for my message this Sunday, and this 'old' hymn came to mind. I love the lyrics because they are so very true:

Progressives/Leftists/Socialists like to threaten law suits against those who love America (yes, I chose my words carefully). It is way past time for freedom and Constitution-loving Americans to start playing with that same playbook.

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You should already have zero faith in the mainstream media. If not, that rock you are living under has certainly shielded you from reality!

The Associated Press, once a respected wire service feeding current events to thousands of newspapers, has taken to relentlessly bashing the Catholic Church. You see, as long as we are not woke on abortion, gay "marriage", gender identity, etc. we must be cancelled.

See this summary of AP's efforts in December alone:

God is not interested in our religious activity – whether we do good works or teach or pray or even receive holy communion – He is not at all concerned for ANY of those things if our HEART is not continually – continually changing and moving toward Him. He is not impressed with our outward displays of religiosity if we do not come to Him with a proper disposition of our heart.

What will you do in 2020? thecontemplativecatholicconver

“While we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.“

If you – and NO ONE else – if you were the only person on earth to need redemption, Jesus would have done everything that he did when he died for humanity. If you were the only one of 6 billion people to need redemption, He would have done it all for YOU.

He would have let them pull out His beard. Punch Him in the face. Spit at Him. Whip him at the post until strips of flesh hung from his back. Push a makeshift crown of thorns into his forehead until blood dripped into his eyes and traced along his cheeks. And finally, nail his limbs to the wood.

Ponder long those things.

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You don't need a Ph.D in theology or philosophy or any other 'ology' for God to effectively use you. All He wishes from us is our WILLINGNESS. thecontemplativecatholicconver

My Christmas message to the folk at the 55+ community. It's long, but I hope it encourages you: thecontemplativecatholicconver

I lived in America for 22 years without ever hearing God's wonderful promise of forgiveness until someone told me of it. I write about it here: thecontemplativecatholicconver

Cyril James Farrell died peacefully in bed on April 29, 2005, five months before his 90th birthday. It could have been a different kind of death.
I write about it here: thecontemplativecatholicconver

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