Fr. Barron comments on Morality, Character and Relationships

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Do It Again!

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“ALL the towering materialism which dominates the modern mind rests ultimately upon one assumption; a false assumption. It is supposed that if a thing goes on repeating itself it is probably dead; a piece of clockwork. People feel that if the universe was personal it would vary; if the sun were alive it would dance. This is a fallacy even in relation to known fact. … The sun rises every morning. I do not rise every morning; but the variation is due not to my activity, but to my inaction. Now, to put the matter in a popular phrase, it might be true that the sun rises regularly because he never gets tired of rising. His routine might be due, not to a lifelessness, but to a rush of life. The thing I mean can be seen, for instance, in children, when they find some game or joke that they specially enjoy. A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we. The repetition in Nature may not be a mere recurrence; it may be a theatrical ENCORE.” ~G.K. Chesterton: ‘Orthodoxy,’ IV.

Father Barron comments on marriage and relationships.

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I love this idea of marriage.

Tomb of St. Philip the Apostle discovered in Turkey’s Denizli

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Can you Imagine?  An original follower of Jesus, one of the 12.  I just think that is amazing.  I don’t need this evidence or proof but some people do, even believers.   I think of these amazing finds as little “extra” gifts from God, (as if he hasn’t given enough) to show us yes you are right in choosing me, I AM, and you are my child.

 

Peace,

Lori