…. I make it known to you that from the end of the 19th century and shortly after the middle of the 20th century…. the passions will erupt and there will be a total corruption of customs (morals)….
They will focus principally on the children to sustain this general corruption. Woe to the children of these times!
Word prompt – Frantic – My humble advice for what its worth.
People become frantic in life because they don’t know their purpose in life. Seek and you will discover, ask and you will receive. God created humans with an immortal soul and with a definite purpose.
Think about the reason for living; the same for everyone, to Know, Love and Served God in this life so that we will be perfectly happy with Him in the next life.
It is very true that we all have different circumstances, talents, and cultures but it is written within us our goal in life.
Stop again and think about the purpose of life a lesson forgotten that leads to “FRANTIC“!
Knowing, Loving and Serving God is the purpose of our life and the key to fill that empty void we all experience from time to time.
How to Know Him? Pick up and hold that crucifix in your hands, feel the suffering and you will begin to Know Him. This precious Baby born to us is now dying on the Cross. (Holy Week). Tomorrow is Good Friday, GOOD because He has purchased heaven for us and opened its gates, which were locked.
I hope you have read through this post and down to where you reached my simple Tanka poem about our purpose in life.
My opinion of why the New World Order will be INEFFICIENT in the form of Political poetry authored by myself.
Thank you, Colleen Chesebro, on getting me hooked on the different types of poetry.
But first Tra La ♫ … A quote from the Bible about books, one book you will want your name entered into, no doubt about it!
“There shall not enter into it any thing defiled, or that worketh abomination or maketh a lie, but they that are written in the book of life of the Lamb.”
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 21:27]
“And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from these things that are written in this book.”
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 22:19]
My very first attempt at a
BUTTERFLY CINQUAIN BELOW
syllable count 2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2
Some poets center the lines to create a butterfly shape as I did here.
Presenting My Butterfly Cinquain
I felt like writing a Tanka poem today!
I begin today
Should I climb on top a hill
Or just kneel to pray
Will He answer presently
Or should I choose therapy
Or should I choose therapy
Q can also be for “Quote” and at the end of this post I have one.
One definition of Christian Faith would be to believe what we do not see; in other words, things that are invisible to our eyes.
Many do not understand how we can believe and have strong devotions for something that is invisible.
Not a perfect analogy but imagine looking out your window day after day and seeing the same landscape or buildings; each day the security of viewing this scene will be there today and tomorrow. One day however a heavy fog moves in and all you can see is nothing but fog. Your everyday scene becomes invisible, however, you know it is there.
The time given to us now is the time for Faith, to believe the things that are unseen either from our eyes or invisible with our understanding. That is Faith!
It is my hope someday we will all meet in heaven; there we will find absolute truth, but no need for Christian Faith. If you are having difficulty understanding this, let this quote from St. Augustine explain it better than I can.
Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we have believed.
~ St. Augustine
word prompt INVISIBLE
My post here is an acceptance to Colleen Chesebro Challenge Tanka Poetry, her challenge is to use the synonyms for the words “Joy” and “Fury” my choice was “Elation” and “Passion” –
My post of yesterday Titled: “A World Without HIS Cross – WHAT IF?” I felt inspired to compose a Tanka Poem to be included in my post of yesterday – HERE for those interested in reading, my use of the same synonyms of “Joy” and “Fury.” Synonyms there are italicized.
Some unbelievers like to say if He was God why did He suffer so much pain, disgrace, and shame. He, as you say; can do all things why didn’t He just blink His eyes and open heaven’s gates.
Why not just Will it; the very fact of His Will purchased us?
It is a fact that the above could have happened in just that way, for God can do all things, and knows all things.
Try to imagine the world without the Cross. Ask yourself, what if there were no Cross?
We would have no Lent, no Resurrection and definitely no appreciation. No crucifix hanging on our walls, no rosary to pray no tears indeed to shed. A world without Christian devotions, without His Passion depicted in Christian Art.
There would be no need for the priesthood since there would be no reason for the holy sacrifice of the Mass nor the Blessed Sacrament upon our altars. Nothing to celebrate except to celebrate as in presumption. Without the cross, our religion leads one to Presumption, glory without merit, salvation without keeping the Commandments, or expectation of pardon for sin without repentance. A presumption is what man-made “Christians” should fear; they glory in the Resurrection; hide from the crucifixion, remember too there were only three at the foot of the Cross when He died.
“O wicked presumption, whence camest thou to cover the earth with thy malice, and deceitfulness?”
No Cross no Passion
What if God just waved us in?
God can do all things
Just a simple come on in
Wonder would we follow Him?
The following words from ~
The Imitation of Christ by Rev. Thomas A Kempis.
The Voice of Christ
What are you saying, My child? Think of My suffering and that of the saints, and cease complaining.
For the genuinely patient man does not consider from whom the suffering comes, whether from a superior, an equal, or an inferior. Whether from a good and holy person or a perverse and unworthy one; but no matter how great adversity befalls him, no matter how often it comes or from whom it comes, he accepts it gratefully from the hand of God, and counts it a significant gain. For with God nothing that is suffered for His sake, no matter how small, can pass without reward. Be prepared for the fight, then, if you wish to gain the victory. Without struggle, you can not obtain the crown of patience, and if you refuse to suffer, you are rejecting the crown. But if you desire to be crowned, fight manfully and bear up patiently. Without labor, there is no rest, and without fighting, no victory.
Patience is also one of the twelve fruits of the Holy Ghost (Spirit) namely Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience, Benignity, Goodness, Long-Suffering, Mildness, Faith, Modesty, Continency and Chastity.
Pray often: Please O Holy Ghost in Your Goodness please flood my loved ones with Your supernatural gifts and fruits that we will as a family be together for all eternity. Amen
My personal WRINKLE for today!
No, I have no direct connection to God, His angels nor His Saints, but today while thinking about the condition of the world and feeling down about it. I kept asking myself, how did this happen? Why would God allow these evils to continue day after day?
I was alone and whispering to God about these things, and a thought came into my mind, “It happens because the older generation has stopped praying for, the younger generation.” That was the short and deep of my insight this morning.
The Bible speaks of a great battle, so my question is:
ARE WE IN IT?
“For they are the spirits of devils working signs, and they go forth unto the kings of the whole earth, to gather them to battle against the great day of the Almighty God.”
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 16:14]
“And when the thousand years shall be finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, and shall go forth, and seduce the nations, which are over the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, and shall gather them together to battle, the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.”
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 20:7]
My WordPress was next on my agenda; I started to read my reader, my followings, and something caught my eye … here.
Today the word prompt is “provoke” immediately it came to my mind to write a little about Saint Venantius, who at the age of 15 years old provoked his executioners for preaching Christ to others.
I was introduced to St. Venantius recently by my 16-year-old granddaughter who asked me to paint a picture of her favorite saint,
Saint Venantius. I searched the Internet for his story, and myself became acquainted with this teenage boy who lived long ago and captured my granddaughter heart, who insisted her firstborn son would be named Venantius if it was the Will of God someday she would have a son.
So here on my blog, I am pleased to share my watercolor painting of the saint; with the instruments of his torture.
When you read the story, you will agree he certainly did provoke his executioners to their confusion and insanity.
There attempt at scourging him was thwarted miraculously by his guardian angel, he then was burnt and suffocated by the smoke of fire of which he was suspended over. Again an angel stamped out the fire and set the saint free. Antiochus, he ordered Venantius to be thrown to the lions. Only to see the lions crouched at the feet of the Saint. Next, the youth was dragged through a heap of thorns by the cruel soldiers, and they, the soldiers, were suffering from thirst, after which the Saint knelt on a rock and signed it with a cross; immediately burst forth cool clear water. This miracle converted many of those who witnessed the event.
Our young Saint finally had his new beginning in eternity when the governor had Venantius, and his converts beheaded, in the year 250.
How your Guardian Angel must have smiled.
To see a heart filled with such love and just a child.
Eyes gaze to heaven and His Cross your only weapon.
Beaton dragged, roasted with fire until they did perspire, yet you continued to inspire. Marking a cross upon a rock to burst cool water and quench their agonizing thirst; now angels disperse. The enemy hurled you into a lion’s den to see you devoured; the angels again blocked the torments with each hour.
Last night for some reason it was difficult for me to fall asleep, “oh no, not another night of tossing,” I thought. I also had a notion of tuning in to some Gregorian Chant and soon discovered that ZZZZZZZ’s and the chants got along very nicely together.
Have you ever wondered why when we read the lives of the early Christians and Saints, how God spoke directly to them, while today Heaven is so silent? Or like Thomas, a Kempis said, “The grace of God is not communicated to the worldly-minded.” Perhaps it was because without today’s discoveries they were able to HEAR Him.
God tries to speak to us, but bedazzlement and blindness take over our senses, and we walk in darkness. Without realizing it, we deliberately block His Voice because we prefer
Many or most young people cannot hear God calling them to their vocation; their ears are stopped up with the music of the world indoctrinating their minds with sex, drugs, and anger.
This world of ours comes to an end the moment we take our last breath. We can’t change our will because it is set at that moment forever. If it was the noise, distractions, and chaos, we desired in life, why would we suddenly in eternity want harmony, peace, and love of God?
Of the Lamb and of the virgins that follow him. Of the judgments that shall fall upon the wicked.
And I heard a voice from heaven, as the noise of many waters, and as the voice of great thunder; and the voice which I heard, was as the voice of harpers, harping on their harps.” Apocalypse 14;2
In keeping with the religious theme of my blog. While taking up the challenge of the two prompt words this week “Green” and “Patience” using their SYNONYMS ONLY; it was so much fun I decided to post not one but two Tanka poems for this week of Colleen’s challenge. My prompt words camouflaged with their synonyms are Italicized.
#Tanka NUMBER ONE
#Tanka NUMBER TWO
My story in short.
A cradle Catholic here who still can hear the nun’s words, “you children have been born with a silver spoon in your mouth.” Then she would explain what that meant. We were born with the Faith and didn’t have to “seek and find” like others.
My journey in life took me this way and that way regarding my religion. When the Church started to change, I began to change.
Suddenly I was permitting myself to do all sorts of things that I would never allow myself earlier in life.
As the years rolled by I often thought of my younger years and why suddenly it was okay to let down the bars so to speak. One day I mentioned this to my priest, and he merely said, “oh! those things are outdated, the prayers, hymns, and even the catechism.” I left there with more questions than answers.
One day very soon after, I was cleaning out some old things and found a shoe box with trinkets. Among the items was my brown scapular and rosary, all tangled together. I untangled them and began to think again; “I should be wearing this scapular and praying this rosary,” I remembered. And so suddenly I made up my mind to do so.
My life at that time didn’t change much the bar was still low, and the goats were coming in. Not until I picked up this book and read it. “Sinners Return to God.”
Suddenly I realized I was going the wrong way. After reading it suddenly again I knew I had to amend my life, and quite suddenly I was committed to doing so.
I consider myself a Traditional Catholic today and have found peace of soul; I suddenly have a new lease on life. And that is a good thing.
Opening the doors
Leaping streaming through stained glass
Rainbows of colors
I wonder but have no doubt
Our Lord sees my love for Him
Truth is UNCOMPROMISING because it is what IS. The Truths of what God has revealed are one example of “uncompromising.”
The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a weak roof.
The Arc, sanctified (II Paralipomenon 8:11), the making of the Arc with instructions to Moses by God Himself. The Arc of the Covenant, according to the Bible was constructed by precious materials, with gold rings. The Arc was a sign of God’s presence and protection; it contained two tables of stone, which Moses put there, the rod of Aaron and a golden dish of Manna. “Arise, O Lord, into thy resting place: thou and the ark, which thou hast sanctified.” (Psalms 131;8)
The Arc was a prelude to the Church which would keep the law of God, the Eucharist where Christ would live among His faithful feeding them again (Manna) on their journey to heaven.
The Litany of the Blessed Virgin, are several invocational prayers, one of which we pray “Arc of the Covenant, pray for us,” because she is the Ark of the New Covenant and who, like the old ark, is now worthy of honor.
All the parts of the material temple, in which the ark was placed were said by God to be purified. What then should He not do for Mary by spiritually enriching her, whose chaste womb was to be His living tabernacle from whose pure flesh He was to derive His own most Holy Body, and of whom He would Himself be born! God most wonderfully prepared and fitted both her body and soul, that she would be a worthy dwelling for Himself.
Almighty God, therefore, was pleased to preserve this holy Virgin from contracting any stain of sin, whether original or actual. Without the privilege of an extraordinary grace, the greatest saints daily fall into venial sins of oversight, through a neglect of watchfulness over all the secret motions of their hearts in the course of living each day. But Mary was distinguished by this rare privilege, and by the aid of an extraordinary grace; she never suffered the least remission or relaxation of her soul.
Because she was created to carry Our Lord she was without any stain, she was sanctified and freed from original sin in other words brought forth into this world in a state of perfect sanctity. This is why we honor Mary, as God so honored her.
“For behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.”