Douay-Rheims “But I most gladly will spend and be spent myself for your souls: although, loving you more, I be loved less.” 2 Corinthians 12; 15
The commentary from Haydock is below:
2 Corinthians chapter 12 Catholic Bible Commentary 1859 edition of HaydockVer. 15. most gladly will spend  all, and even my life, for your sake, and so as to be spent, and even sacrificed, for your souls; though the more I love you, the less you or some of you love me, a kind and modest reproach.
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Not sure who’s challenge this belongs to; BOTH; the word “reflection” seems to be quite popular today, perhaps because we are at the end of the year, and it seems natural to reflect. The unfinished picture, our life! “I am walking in a path by which I shall not return.” Job 16;23 We can not retrace not one step; whatever we have done (exactly) today is done. Never to have that little or hour back, which hopefully it was not wasted time. I may have other opportunities to please God, but the past is the past. Reflect on that for the New Year!
I love this challenge, and for some strange reason today I wanted to write about myself, a confession.
Somehow I was inspired to compose about my journey of Faith!
Most think the Church has changed with the recent Modern Popes, but in truth, it didn’t change at all, it just became smaller. Luke 18:8 “I say to you that he will quickly revenge them. But yet the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, Faith on earth?”
↓ My LONG LOST Faith ↓
After a few moments, asking for inspiration, a BRIGHT IDEA was wrought.
Faith was lost in the past, and like a HERMIT CRAB, I was living in a shell.
Slowly in the early ’70s, I found myself growing warmer to hot like the TROPICS. Realizing if there was a God, my choices were not His.
Something was amiss! I desired the sweet flesh of the Blessed Sacrament, but instead, it was only bread. The Catholic Church changed, I thought! I began to pray.
I yearned to be cleansed; where was this fountain where the Water Lily/LOTUS waited for me? Somewhere I knew for His promise was forever. Seek, and you shall find, like BABY’S BREATH, a beginning again; I found the POMEGRANATE, the Sweet Flesh, red Blood of He who died for me many seeds for all to see, the Church still existed. Like a PEACOCK with its many eyes, God does see our deeds, He cares!
About Tradition Gates of Hell will not prevail. Seek, and you shall find!
Creating the edge of summer — Creative writing! Do It!
Edge the summer with pictures! Summer; for many their first, others they’re last. For most of us, it is another.
Summer comes then soon departs —
As the seamstress creates her gown adding fringe to her creation;
a keepsake for the years ahead.
Take a pen, paper and edge your summer with lace or shred, happiness with tears; lessons learned! The seasons God’s gift to us, His time clock.
“Nevertheless, he left not himself without testimony, doing good from heaven, giving rains and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.” Acts of Apostles 14;16
A little story to share! It all started several months ago when my neighbors’ pet duck wandered over to my yard and made a nest under my porch. She gathered pine needles and felt quite safe. I waited in wonder what would happen next and this week she came out from down under with 12 little ducklings sashaying behind her.
One of the small miracles of life; these 12 tiny fuzzy little creature and how they all stick together following their mother wherever she goes. I am enjoying watching them. They have become the delight of my life; you might say, my life must be pretty dull if a few ducklings can bring such joy.
No, not dull, yet, raised in Chicago this touch of rare country living God permitted me; His tender tending His creatures reminds me of this Bible verse. “Behold the birds of the air, for they neither sow, nor do they reap, nor gather into barns: and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not you of much more value than they?” [Matthew 6:26]
Stop the world I want to get off! Where are we ALL going?
What world do you live in?
Hit that mallet hard, STOP, think. Do you live in a world of “main street news,” I hope not.
Are you following Hollywierd, thinking it mod to know every movie, follow every fad? Hit that mallet and think for yourselves. We are all going in the same place; someday judgment. Believe it or not, you will answer for your thoughts, words, and deeds.
That is enough sermon you get from me today; I am no one worthy to judge you, nor am I judging. Where you MIGHT be, I was there too.
Pray to love the Truth, know the Truth and have the grace to follow the Truth, and the Truth is Jesus Christ died for you! Another Truth is He created His mother to be perfect because she had a unique role which was to carry Him within her womb. He was God who was incarnate became a man. “A pregnant woman’s bloodstream contains not only her cells but a small number of her child’s, as well. … While the fetus develops inside the womb, its cells mix and mingle with the mother’s after traveling through the placenta.” (livescience.com)
Therefore she was created by God to be perfect because imperfect is not suited for the Almighty. In other words, she was not just an ordinary woman as many Christians like to believe. “And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord.”[Luke 1:46] and “for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. “[Luke 1:48]
Hit that mallet and again beware! “And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:”
[2 Thessalonians 2:10]
“Thwart” what a peculiar word — curiosity induced my looking up the origin.
Word Origin and History for thwart Expand
c.1200, from Old Norse þvert “across,” originally neuter of thverr (adj.) “transverse, across,” cognate with Old English þweorh “transverse, perverse, angry, cross,” from Proto-Germanic *thwerkhaz (cf. Middle Dutch dwers, Dutch dwars “cross-grained, contrary,” Old High German twerh, German quer, Gothic þwairhs “angry”), altered (by influence of *thwer- “to turn”) from *therkh-, from PIE *twork-/*twerk- “twist” (cf. Latin torquere “to twist,” Sanskrit tarkuh “spindle,” Old Church Slavonic traku “band, girdle,” Old High German drahsil “turner,” German drechseln “to turn on a lathe”).
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I was reminded of a particular Bible verse, and especially today when the Modernist has control of the Vatican, and it seems the Church today has sunk under and with the Illuminati’s plan to THWART, but they only reduced it as foretold. We have God’s word His Church will never be THWARTED, no matter. The Church is the teachings of Christ, not the buildings. The temporal is just that, as Christ has said, “My Kingdom is not of the world.”
“And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock, I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”