Thursday, October 23, 2014

Life Lesson

 Life Lesson

    I came across an article that has made me sit down and take some stock about life. The article is about a seminarian who has terminal brain cancer and you can read the article for yourself by clicking here. This is not a sad article or a woe is me article. It is about taking life and living it no matter what is going on. Live your life and not sit on the sideline waiting for the end  or even you deciding when that end may be and how you want that end to be. 

     We do not know what will come our way in life nor can we control each aspect of our lives. There is more to this life then what we see with our eyes. Here we see a man who is looking down a path that will include suffering, pain, loss, and death, but instead of focusing on that he choose to enter seminary and focus on the will of God. This is where he feels that God is leading him and on this path he has taken the suffering and pain and turned that into understanding and sharing with those who also are suffering. It is what we make of the life we have not what life make of us. 

    I will in the future really sit down and write about what I have learned from this but for now I ask that if you have not read the article please do so and if you have then please think what you can take and learn from it. 

Until tomorrow, God Bless, and enjoy and live  your life for God.

Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 477
Reading 1
EPH 4:1-6
Brothers and sisters:
I, a prisoner for the Lord,
urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,
with all humility and gentleness, with patience,
bearing with one another through love,
striving to preserve the unity of the spirit
through the bond of peace; 
one Body and one Spirit, 
as you were also called to the one hope of your call;
one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
one God and Father of all,
who is over all and through all and in all.
Responsorial Psalm
PS 24:1-2, 3-4AB, 5-6

R. (see 6) Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.
The LORD’s are the earth and its fullness;
the world and those who dwell in it.
For he founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the rivers.
R. Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.
Who can ascend the mountain of the LORD?
or who may stand in his holy place?
He whose hands are sinless, whose heart is clean,
who desires not what is vain.
R. Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.
He shall receive a blessing from the LORD,
a reward from God his savior.
Such is the race that seeks for him,
that seeks the face of the God of Jacob.
R. Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.
LK 12:54-59

Jesus said to the crowds,
“When you see a cloud rising in the west
you say immediately that it is going to rain–and so it does;
and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south
you say that it is going to be hot–and so it is.
You hypocrites!
You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky;
why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

“Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate,
make an effort to settle the matter on the way;
otherwise your opponent will turn you over to the judge,
and the judge hand you over to the constable,
and the constable throw you into prison.
I say to you, you will not be released
until you have paid the last penny.”

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