Especially for FANDANGO
Especially for FANDANGO
Don’t start your day without saying, Thank You to God!
He and He alone opened the gates of Heaven for those who accept His sacrifice. For those who do not accept Him; pray for them for as long as they have breath, God is not done with them yet.
Just thinking of the temporal things we enjoy is more reason to say, “Thank You!”
I am grateful for my Traditional Catholic Faith, family, friends, and even those I don’t agree with, for they teach me patience and make me stronger.
We all have so little time, compared to eternity (forever), be thankful for the time given. When I am grateful, I notice, the more I ask, the more I am given.
Other tools to remind us of “things” are useful, but the Cross of Christ is a treasure indeed!
The Cross of Christ is seen today in images, pictures, hanging in churches as smooth, slick straight sample of wood that was sanded and made perfect. The Cross on that Good Friday; imagine instead wood knotted, splintered, gnarled, rough and damp.
Why is it that many Christians see in their own way the cross without the suffering? Their cross scarcely a remembrance, symbol of His instrument of death.
If you consider yourself Christian, recognize the cross for what it is. The only MNEMONIC you will TRULY NEED.
We read in the Bible how Our Lord called St. Peter, Satan! Because even St. Peter refused the idea of crucifixion. St. Peter did not wish the suffering Jesus. Our Lord words, “He turning, said to Peter: Go after me, Satan, thou art a scandal unto me: because thou dost not relish the things that are of God, but the things that are of men.
The Haydock Bible it is explained of 1 Corinthians 1 Ver. 18. For the word of the cross. That is the preaching that the Son of God, both God, and man, died nailed to an infamous cross. Folly is looked upon as ridiculous and incredible, by all obstinate unbelievers that perish: but it received as the work of God, and an effect of his divine power, by such as are saved. (Witham)
“And he said to all: If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”
Traditional Catholics of today and Catholics from all centuries; the past, understand this to mean, we are to get up on that Cross with Christ, do this by offering yourself to Him and accepting His Will not running away from it, nor removing His Body from the cross. Face His suffering.
“And taking bread, he gave thanks and broke; and gave to them, saying: This is my body, which is given for you. Do this for a commemoration of me.”
Many Christians believe that God loves you when He showers you with riches or with no problems in life. One wonders why so many wealthy people give in to suicide, despair. In truth, God loves you when He allows you to share with Him in His life, His pain. “Come follow Me; “I say to you: but unless you do penance, you shall all likewise perish.”
Let us never forget; there is a MAN on that Cross.
What does that verse mean? According to another Catholic source we look at the Haydock Bible which is a Catholic Bible commentary, following the Douay-Rheims Bible text, was originally compiled by a Catholic priest and biblical scholar Rev. George Leo Haydock (1774-1849).
The modern reader will be cautioned that this older commentary uses some archaic language and spellings.
Ecclesiastical verse 31. from the Haydock Bible it reads as follows “Shall Or “has formerly entertained” those, who now reproach him, make him serve in the meanest offices, and at last cast him forth. It may also signify that people who receive ungrateful vagabonds, will be required to serve them, and had better keep them out, ver. 33. (Calmet) — Greek, “thou shalt entertain and give drink to the most disagreeable things.” (Haydock)
This post quoted from “The Imitation of Christ” a spiritual diary by Thomas Kempis born about the year 1380 an ordained priest. His career after that was devoted to practicing the counsels of spiritual perfection and to copying books for the schools.
Quoting from the said book on advice when reading Holy Scripture is to EVOKE TRUTH, not eloquence; and every part read in the spirit in which it was written. For in the Scriptures we ought to seek profit rather than polished diction.
Likewise, we ought to read simple and devout books as willingly as learned and profound ones. We ought not to be swayed by authority of the writer, whether he be a great literary light or an insignificant person, but by the love of pure truth. We ought not to ask who is speaking, but mark what is said. Men pass away, but the truth of the Lord remains forever. God speaks to us in many ways without regard for persons.