“If the migrant is not your brother, then God is not your Father”
just found out my middle school coach passed away. he lost his fight with cancer. prayers please for Coach Mohnkern. i wished i would have made more of an effort to visit him on his last days but i saw him 2 years ago. we had a YFL retreat close to the school and i decided to pass by just for memories. i saw him there and we talked for like an hour. He still remembered my nickname and so many personal things about me. A believer in Christ and a good man. RIP Coach!
Monsignor Jeffrey Steenson
Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter
at Chrism Mass 2012
Sacred Heart Co Cathedral. Houston, Tx
i got so exited when i saw him! Ordinate assigned to Anglicans seeking full Communion with the Catholic Church!
“Do this in memory of me”
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo
Chrism Mass. 2012
Sacred Heart Co Cathedral
with Daniel Cardinal DiNardo. Archbishop of Galveston-Houston at Chrism Mass 2012. Sacred Heart Co Cathedral. Houston, Tx. LIKE A BOSS! :D
Fr Donald Calloway: surfing, hunting, drugs and a “divine 2x4”.
|—||Blessed Pope John Paul II (via whydoikeepcounting)|
Jesus cares to disagree. :P
|—||St. Justin Martyr, “First Apology”, A.D. 148-155.|
i havent done this in a while. Wrtten bout the readins but here we go.
The reading i wanna focus on today is the First reading. If you haven’t read it yet, HERE it is.
It talks about how Jephthah asked God to deliver his enemies to him and he would offer the first person to greet him when he came back home victorious. Well, God did. The Ammonites were defeated and Jephthah was victorious!
Upon his return home, it was his one and only daughter who greeted him, “playing the tambourines and dancing.”
“Alas, daughter, you have struck me down
and brought calamity upon me.
For I have made a vow to the LORD and I cannot retract.”
Jephthah was struck with sadness knowing that He needed to keep up with his end of the deal. He needed to offer up his daughter to God. And he didnt want to. He had neither son nor daughter other then her . But he still did as he had promised and offered her up to God. A great sacrifice.
The point i wanted to focus on is that how many times do we tell God, “Lord if you___, then i promise to____”?
How oftern do we tell God we are going to do something but don’t come through?!
Our Lord is faithful to his word and never goes back on int but we do it so often! As much as it hurts to, if we make a promise to God, SPECIALLY after he granted us one of our heart’s desires, then we CANNOT turn back on that word!
So brothers and sisters, let us meditate on this. Let us ask our selves…”Have i kept my promises to God?!”