A Favorite white rose, living now, a flower!
Combine that thought with mystery of today; hidden, a secret of the rosary! The Coronation!
Imagine the Mother of God forever crowned as Queen; no! Not ...
a crown made with yellow gold; we call precious metal. Think —a sweet fragrance saturating the air with several white vivid roses all aglow and strung together in the form of a crown — a crown of perpetual flowers that will never die.
Glory of a rose
A Crown for our Queen
My parade of poems is based and inspired by The Baltimore Catechism. Catholics born before the Modern changes in the Vatican (approx. 1960) will remember learning their catechism from these text books.
One day not very long ago, (last week) I was thinking of the Haiku, a form of poetry that is popular here on WordPress and fun to write. Thinking of a theme, why not The Baltimore Catechism!
I thank dVerse along with other experts as Tanks Tuesday with Colleen for introducing several forms of poetry to me, now; in my advanced senior years. Not sure if she will approve an entire parade of Haiku’s or are they Senryu forms? Whatever! But as I said, inspired by the Baltimore Catechism … here is my parade.
Haiku number 1
Created by God
Purpose to Know, Love, and Serve
Haiku number 2
Trinity One God
Creation — Angels their fall
Sin entered the world
Haiku number 3
Forbidden by God
Willfully crime against Him
Beg daily prayer
Help! Saviour needed
Jesus born — dies to save us
Grace a gift from God
Faith, Hope, Charity
Virtues Gifts ours to receive
Third Person awaits
Peace of soul to win
Treasures realized are yours
Be smart do your part
All you have to do is ask
Think Pascal's wager
Thousands of protestors flooded the streets of London on Saturday to protest the elite’s ongoing attempts to restrict the freedom of millions of citizens.
Holding signs reading “Freedom is non-negotiable” and “No health passports,” the protestors flooded the nations capital on Saturday.
Billed by its organizers as the“biggest street party London has ever seen,”the rally drew thousands of participants from all walks of life unhappy with the draconian restrictions on gatherings and movement, and opposed to the government’s plans to introduce un-British‘vaccine passports’.
Rt.com reports: Actor and mayoral candidate Laurence Fox, who has promised to do away with Covid-19 restrictions entirely if elected, was an enthusiastic participant. Posting videos of hordes of people marching through the streets, he decried the “total corruptstream media blackout” of the protest.
This weekend challenge inspired the memory of looking back through the adventures of my life. The past seems to surface as we age! Yes, and all that junk that slipped through my life, both in my mind and hands. Thinking now of all the yard sales, with all that junk scattered, yet, not all was junk to me, perhaps to the seller, yes; buyer a treasure waiting for discovery. My best experience was finding this work of art, two statues of the Holy Family, about 12″ tall, one of Blessed Mother, the other Saint Joseph holding Baby Jesus, dressed with several paint chips proudly vintage. As I purchased, the seller remarked, “I knew someone would come along and appreciate these.” He did not know how actual his words were. Not the best picture below, but to give you a glimpse of my prize.
Catholic accused of worship of statues how ridiculous and they who accuse know it!
Most of us/all of us have treasures that reminds of this or that! We feel bad if it gets lost, stolen, or broke. Admit it!
Religious pictures, statues are meant only to be an inspiration to a Catholic. Amen!
In the meantime, I enjoyed repairing the few nicks and chips on these statues, knowing they are only made with ceramics of sort.
Speaking of The Christian God… Question: “What is Pascal’s Wager?”
According to Pascal, the wise thing to do is live your life as if God exists because such a life has everything to gain and nothing to lose. If we live as though God exists, we have attained heaven. If He doesn’t exist, we have lost nothing. If, on the other hand, we live as though God does not exist and He does exist, we have gained hell and punishment and have lost heaven and bliss.
Pascal thinks it an intellectual blunder to wager on that there is no God. At least mankind should search for the truth. I know not whence I came or whither I go. I only know that on quitting this world, I shall fall forever either into nothingness or … “into the hands of an angry God.” Heb 10:31.
(A) There is a purpose in life (God made us for life with him), or (B) that there is not.
Under one guise or another, human selfishness always urges man to stake everything on the idea there isn’t God. Pascal tries to show that it is far more reasonable – even from the viewpoint of self-interest – to stake all on there is God. If you bet everything on B and A is the truth, you lose an eternal good. But if you stake all on A and B is the truth, you win.
“America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: Its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”– Joseph Stalin
Sixty-two years ago, W. Cleon Skousen published his book, “The Naked Communist.” At the time, few people probably thought that the goals of communism that shaped the Communist Party, the Soviet Union, and her satellite countries around the world would become the blueprint of Western society in 2021.
In a mere 62 years the left have achieved and implemented by various means 44 of the 45 goals of communism Skousen wrote about. The odd one (#1), being no longer relevant.
Keep in mind that these goals were written in the late 1950’s, when the main body of communism was the Soviet Union, whereas today it’s China. Nothing else has changed. It never does…
I decided to participate in a challenge with the tag of#WQWWC; mainly the theme is FAITH!
If you look at my blog is is about my faith, the TRADITIONAL Catholic Faith, not the Modernism you see in your neighbor catholic churches. There is a difference read Second Thessalonians Chap. 2 ” Let no man deceive you by any means, for unless there come an apostasy.” (From said Faith!)
Because the world hates Catholics!
“And you shall be hated by all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved.”
Click here to see a beautiful and TRUE story of Faith
Oh oh! Don’t expect many likes from this post, my thinking! Oh well! Prove me wrong!
“Who controls the food supply controls the people” — Henry Kissinger
In a recent interview with MIT Technology Review, Bill Gates says that westerners should switch to eating 100% synthetic meat;
“So no, I don’t think the poorest 80 countries will be eating synthetic meat. I do think all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference, and the claim is they’re going to make it taste even better over time. Eventually, that green premium is modest enough that you can sort of change the [behavior of] people or use regulation to totally shift the demand”.
You know who won’t be switching to eating 100 synthetic meat? Bill Gates! The Microsoft founder says he was vegan for about five minutes in his twenties as being a vociferous carnivore almost all his life and lists his favorite…
I tried two forms with the same theme; first, the butterfly cinquain
a nine-line syllabic form with the pattern two, four, six, eight, two, eight, six, four, two.
The second form is a traditional Haiku with the syllabic structure of 5-7-5
In God we trust
It all depends on you
A vast world today is absent
look around beyond the hidden
See the invisible
Explore you must
Beyond the hidden
Explore the invisible
A world of absence