continued, Politics

Interesting quotes

Continued from my previous post here —> Never-ending

Quotes from others below:

Nothing is politically right, which is morally wrong. Daniel O’Connell
When money speaks, the truth is silent. a Russian Proverb
It takes two to speak the truth —one to speak and another to hear. Thoreau
Falsehoods not only disagree with truths but usually quarrel among themselves. Daniel Webster
Truth is immortal; error is mortal. Mary Baker
Thou canst not then be false to any man. Shakespeare
The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Legal Oath
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away. Elvis Presley
Finally —He who fears death are those who lived according to their own will. Annon 

Back to my previous post for interested readers.

 

Supernatural Reality

What is Christian culture?

 John Senior writes:

What is Christian culture? It is essentially the Mass. That is not my or anyone’s opinion or theory or wish but the central fact of 2,000 years of history. Christendom, what secularists call Western Civilization, is the Mass and the paraphernalia which protect and facilitate it. All architecture, art, political and social forms, economics, the way people live and feel and think, music, literature ― all these things, when they are right, are ways of fostering and protecting the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

To enact a sacrifice, there must be an altar, an altar has to have a roof over it in case it rains; to reserve the Blessed Sacrament, we build a little House of Gold and over it a Tower of Ivory with a bell and a garden round it with the roses and lilies of purity, emblems of the Virgin Mary ― Rosa MysticaTurris Davidica, Turris Eburnea, Domus Aurea, who carried His Body and His Blood in her womb, Body of her body, Blood of her blood. And around the church and garden, where we bury the faithful dead, the caretakers live, the priests and religious whose work is prayer, who keep the Mystery of Faith in its tabernacle of music and words in the Office of the Church; and around them, the faithful who gather to worship and divide the other work that must be done in order to make the perpetuation of the Sacrifice possible — to raise the food and make the clothes and build and keep the peace so that generations to come may live for Him, so that the Sacrifice goes on even until the consummation of the world.

Also read this by Peter Kwasniewski

An ugly “church” represents the loss of this fundamental contemplative insight into the beauty of the world and the need to bring all things in sacrifice before the God who is Beauty itself.

Catholics have a sacred right, owing to their baptism into the glorified Jesus Christ, to the full expression of their faith within the liturgy and through all the arts that embellish and support it; they have a right to free access to the glories of Tradition, which have been cherished and handed down for centuries and must be cherished and handed down until the end of time.

Corresponding to this right is, as always, a duty. Catholics have a duty to preserve, cherish, and perpetuate this Tradition; they have a responsibility to come to know it and love it more and more over their lifetimes. We are not to sit back and wait until someone brings us beauty on a platter; we are to work on beautifying our interior life through prayer, our external life through manners, ongoing education, and cultural pursuits; we are to support the Church’s ministers with our prayers, our resources, our petitions, so that the riches of Tradition may flourish again in our times.

What God gives us is not just the “here and now,” but the faith and love of generations who have come before us, embodied in countless treasures of music, painting, sculpture, architecture, and writing, destined for the edification of souls until the end of time.

All of this has been given to us, in proportion to our capacities, positions, opportunities for action. We are the path by which tradition will reach, or not reach, our descendants. Much today depends on lay involvement, as Vatican II predicted. This can go in a good direction, as when Catholics respectfully ask their pastors to provide the traditional Latin Mass; or it can go in a bad direction, as when laity attempt to run the show, taking over responsibilities that belong to the clergy.  Lay people who are humbly, cheerfully, and generously devoted to the spread of Christian culture, centered on the Mass and surrounded on all sides with the beauty that befits it, have been and will continue to be a major factor in the longed-for renewal of the Church.

Every Catholic who enters a church should be able to find figures of Christ and the Saints, as well as an elevated sanctuary, set apart and beautifully furnished, with the altar and the tabernacle in a prominent place and suitably decorated. Catholics have a right to the full, authentic expression of their faith, both in the liturgy and in the arts that embellish it, especially sacred music. And as I never tire of saying, Catholics have a duty to embrace this fullness, to become acquainted with it, and to cherish it.

#FOWC

My Take on It!

Fandango does it again… with his  #FOWC

 

Who originally said:

“The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing.”

Was It? John F. Kennedy, Edmund Burke, R. Murray Hyslop, Charles F. Aked, or John Stuart Mill? No one seems to know for sure.

My take on the quote is this:

Evil continues because good people condone it!

#FOWC, SoCS

Don’t Take it that Serious —

Linking to SoCS and  FOWC two challenges from popular bloggers here on WordPress.

The theme of today is “Critic”! My written commentary begins with a few quotes I am reminded of;  reminded because these two quotes are a few rules of my life. Number one:

“He has a right to criticize who has the heart to help.” ~Abraham Lincoln

Also this quote

“When criticized, consider the source.”

People, in general, criticized along the lines of their mindset! Which changes from time to time, depending on who their hero for the day is or if they have a properly formed conscience.
Whenever you read a critic or criticism, consider the source and begin thinking for yourself, obey your conscience, your creed and most likely whatever you hear is another theory not based on facts, but according to the narrative of the critic. Above all trust in God!  Your health will improve you might even add years to your life.

#FOWC, Word Prompts

Quotes: Our INSTRUMENT of Wisdom

#FOWC and his famous word prompt today is: …  ta da ♫ …

INSTRUMENTAL

I choose to post quotes from sources you may or may not be familiar with who have used the word “instrument or instrumental” within their speech.  Some you may or may not agree with but that is what makes the world go around.

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Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Francis of Assisi

 

You not only have to know your own instrument, you must know the others and how to back them up at all times. That’s jazz. Oscar Peterson

 

What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument. C. S. Lewis

 

Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. Mahatma Gandhi

 

You have to have a certain realism that government is a pretty blunt instrument, and without the constant attention of highly qualified people with the right metrics, it will fall into not doing things very well. Bill Gates

 

We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ, and I just loved this instrument. Lawrence Welk

 

Power is an instrument of fatal consequence. It is confined no more readily than Quicksilver and escapes good intentions as easily as air flows through the mesh.

Mike Pence

 

While most of the music I write is instrumental, I love to use the human voice as another instrument. Yanni

 

“The sun when he appeareth shewing forth at his rising, an admirable instrument, the work of the most High.”
[Ecclesiasticus 43:2]

 

My quote:  The Blessed Virgin Mary was the most important instrument to mankind in that it was through her that God chooses to bring His Son into the world to redeem us.

Supernatural Reality

Proof of Christianity for the Unbeliever

My Christian and especially my Traditional Catholic Faith has been questioned on previous posts here recently, the unbeliever insists on proof.  This is my proof below for any interested readers.

I apologize for the scandal the current leadership of the Novus Ordo (mainstream Vatican II religion) is inflicting on the word “Catholic” just another persecution of the Faith.  In God’s perfect time will end;  even the gates of Hell will never prevail.

Thinking about the many world religions and the good they have within them. Yes, in my opinion, they all have some good which comes from God. The fullness of good, however, comes from the religion that God founded.

How do we know?   Jesus Christ, God became a man, founded the only True 100% fullness, and not the other man religions which some even existed before Christianity.
One way would be to look at all their founders, line them up and see which of them was pre-announced, only one; Jesus Christ! No doubt this is why we date historical events

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BC = Before Christ and AD = After His Death. Finally when He did come as the Old Testament described, He was expected therefore He is the ONE correct logic would research.
Looking at His life but especially His death, who else ever wrought a religion that began with defeat and suffering but conquered His ignominious death on the Cross. A faith that suffered one persecution after another held together and made stronger with each death of the martyrs which were the seeds of the Church. Meaning the sacrifice of their lives leads to the conversion of others. Jesus proved He is Divine when He rose from the dead by His power, and in those days even His enemies never denied that.

 

Jesus Christ PRE-ANNOUNCED
Gen. 49:10; Mic. 5:2 – a kingdom and ruler of Israel shall come from Judah – Mathew. 1:1-2, Luke 3:23,33 – Jesus is from the line of Judah.

Deut. 18:18 – He will be raised up as a prophet – Matt. 21:11, Luke 7:16; John 6:14; 7:40 – Jesus identified as this prophet.

Psalm 2:6 – He will be a King – Matt. 21:5; John 18:36-37 – Jesus is this King.

Psalm 2:7 – you are my Son, today I have begotten you – Matt. 3:17; Acts 13:33 – God the Father said this about Jesus the Son.

Psalm 69:4; Isaiah 49:7 – He will be hated without a cause – John 15:25 – Jesus was hated without a cause.

Psalm 69:9 – zeal for thy house has consumed me – John 2:16-17 – zeal consumed Jesus as He drove out the traders.

Psalm 78:2 – He will speak in parables – Matt. 13:34-35 – Jesus spoke in parables.

Psalm 110:1; Jer. 23:6 – He will be called Lord – Matt. 22:43-45; Luke 2:11; Heb. 1:10 – Jesus is called Lord by the Lord.

Psalm 118:22; Isaiah 8:14; 28:16 – He will be the stone rejected by the builders – Acts 4:10-11; Rom. 9:32-33; 1 Peter 2:7-8 – Jesus is the stone rejected by the builders.

Psalm 118:26; Hag.2:7-9; Mal. 3:1 – He will come to the Temple – Matt. 21:12; John 2:13-17 – Jesus so went to the Temple.

Psalm 132:11; Jer. 23:5 – He, the king, shall come from the House of David – Matt. 1:1; Luke 3:23,31 – Jesus is the son of David.

Isaiah 6:9-10 – they hear but do not understand and see but do not perceive – Matt. 13:14-15; John 12:38-41 – this is why Jesus used parables.

Isaiah 7:14 – He will be born of a young virgin woman – Matt. 1:18, 24-25; Luke 1:26-35 – Jesus was born of the young virgin Mary.

Isaiah 9:1 – His ministry will make Galilee glorious – Matt 4:12-17 – Jesus begins His ministry in Galilee.

Isaiah 9:6 – a woman shall bear a son called Emmanuel (“God is with us”) – Luke 1:35 – Jesus is this one, the Son of God.

Isaiah 11:2 – the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him – Matt. 3:16-17 – the Spirit of God descended upon Jesus like a dove.

Isaiah 32:3-4; 35:5-6- His ministry will include miracles curing the blind, deaf, lame and dumb – Matt. 9:32-35 – Jesus so healed the blind, deaf, lame and dumb.

Isaiah 33:22 – He will be a judge – John 5:30 – Jesus is the judge who judges justly.

Isaiah 40:3; Mal. 3:1 – He will be preceded by a messenger – Mathew. 3:1-3; 11:10; Luke 1:17; John 1:23 – Jesus was so preceded (by Saint John the Baptist).

Isaiah 53:3 – His people will reject him – John 1:11; 7:5 – Jesus was rejected by His people.

Isaiah 61:1-2 – the Spirit of the Lord is upon Him – Luke 4:21 – Jesus says that He has fulfilled this prophecy.

Zech. 9:9 – He will triumphantly enter Jerusalem on an ass – Matt. 21:5; Luke 19:35-38; John 12:14-17 – Jesus so entered Jerusalem.

Mic. 5:2 – Israel’s ruler shall come from Bethlehem – Matt. 2:1,4-8; Luke 2:4-7 – Jesus was born in Bethlehem.

II. Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus in His Passion, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension
Psalm 16:10; 30:3 – He will not be spared from death and yet remain incorrupt – Acts 2:31; 13:33,35 – Jesus conquered death and remained incorrupt.

Psalm 22:1 – My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? – Matt. 27:46; Mark 15:34 – Jesus utters this rabbinical formula from the cross declaring that He is the Messiah.

Psalm 22:7 – the people will wag their heads at Him – Matt. 27:39; Mark 15:29 – the people shook their heads at Jesus on the cross.

Psalm 22:7 – He will be mocked – Matt. 27:31; Mark 15:20; Luke 22:63; 23:36 – Jesus was mocked.

Psalm 22:16; Isa. 53:12 – He will be numbered with the transgressors – Matt. 27:38; Mark 15:27; Luke 23:32; John 19:18 – Jesus was numbered with the transgressors by being crucified between two thieves.

Psalm 22:16; Zech 12:10 – His hands and feet will be pierced and they will weep for the first-born – John 19:23,34,37 – Jesus’ hands and feet were pierced and his followers cried for Him, the true first-born Son of Israel.

Psalm 22:17 – they will stare and gloat over Him – Matt. 27:36; Luke 23:35 – the people stood by and stared at Jesus on the cross.

Psalm 22:18 – they will divide His garments among them – Matt. 27:35; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34; John 19:23 – they divided Jesus’ garments among them.

Psalm 22:18 – they will cast lots for His garments – Matt. 27:35; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34; John 19:24 – they cast lots for Jesus’ garments.

Psalm 30:3; 41:10, 118:17; Hos 6:2 – He will be raised to life on the third day – Acts 13:33, Matt. 28:6; Mark 16:6; Luke 24:34,46 – Jesus was raised to life on the third day.

Psalm 34:20 – He will not have broken bones – John 19:33,36 – none of Jesus’ bones were broken.

Psalm 41:9; 55:12-14 – He will be betrayed by a friend – Matt. 10:4; 26:20-25; Mark 14:18-21; John 13:18 – Jesus was betrayed by a friend.

Psalm 68:18 – He will ascend into heaven – Mark 16:19; Luke 24:51; John 20:17; Acts 1:9 – Jesus ascended into heaven.

Psalm 68:20 – He will escape the powers of death – Acts 2:31; 13:33; Matt 28:6; Mark 16:6, Luke 24:46; John 20:9-10 – Jesus escaped the powers of death through his resurrection.

Psalm 69:21 – they will give Him vinegar to drink – Matt. 27:34,48; Mark 15:23,36; Luke 23:36; John 19:29 – they gave Jesus vinegar to drink.

Psalm 110:1 – He will sit at the right hand of God – Heb. 1:3; Acts 2:34-35 – Jesus sits at the right hand of God.

Isaiah 50:6 – He will be spat upon – Matt. 26:67; Mark 15:19 – Jesus was spat upon.

Isaiah 50:6; Mic. 5:1 – the ruler of Israel’s cheek will be struck – Matt. 26:67; Luke 22:63; John 18:22 – Jesus was so struck and beaten.

Isaiah 53:5; Zech. 13:6 – He was wounded, bruised and scourged for us – Matt. 27:26; Mark 15:15; John 19:1 – Jesus was wounded, bruised and scourged for us.

Isaiah 53:7 – He will remain silent before His accusers – Matt. 27:12,14; Mark 14:61;15:5; Luke 23:9; John 19:9 – Jesus remained silent before His accusers.

Isaiah 53:8-10; Dan. 9:26 – the anointed one shall be cut off and die – Luke 23:46; 24:7; John 19:30 – Jesus the Messiah died.

Isaiah 53:9 – He will be buried in a rich man’s tomb – Matt. 27:57-60; Mark 15:42-46; Luke 23:50-53; John 19:38-42 – Jesus was buried in a rich man’s tomb (the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea).

Isaiah 53:12 – He will make intercession for the transgressors – Luke 23:34,43 – Jesus made intercession for the transgressors on the cross.

Amos 8:9 – God will darken the earth at noon – Matt. 27:45; Mark 15:33; Luke 23:44-45 – there was darkness at noon at Jesus’ crucifixion and death.

Jonah 1:17 – three nights and days in the belly of the whale foreshadows Jesus’ death and rising on the third day.

Mic. 1:8 – He will lament and wail, and will go stripped and naked – John 19:23-24 – Jesus lamented and was stripped and naked.

Zech. 11:12-13 – He will be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver – Matt. 26:15 – Jesus was betrayed for 30 pieces of silver.

Zech. 11:13 – the pieces of silver are cast into God’s house – Matt. 27:5 – Judas threw the pieces of silver into the Temple.

Zech. 12:10 – His side will be pierced – John 19:34, 37 – Jesus’ side was pierced.

Zech. 13:7 – He will be forsaken by His disciples who will scatter – Matt. 26:31, Mark. 14:50 – Jesus’ disciples forsook Him and scattered.