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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Lucky For Me

Lucky for me that the immoderate love of creatures is a poison-draught which has always been kept away from my lips, but I'm sure I'm right about this--I've seen so many souls go...like the poor moths; dazzled by the lure of...rushlight, they fly into it and burn their wings, only to come back later into the soft radiance of that true love which is divine... It was only God's mercy that preserved me from giving myself up to the love of creatures; without that, I might have fallen...low. I find such comfort in those penetrating words of our Lord to Simon the Pharisee: "He loves little, who has little forgiven him..." I owe Him... He remitted my sins before-hand, as it were, by not letting me fall into them... I wish I could explain exactly what I feel about it. St. Therese.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

The Family

The first unit of society is the family. The family should look after its own and, in addition, as the early Fathers said, "Every home should have a Christ room in it, so that hospitality may be practiced." "The coat that hangs in your closet belongs to the poor." "If your brother is hungry, it is your responsibility." Dorothy Day.

A Return to the Communal Aspects of Christianity

To bring back the communal aspects of Christianity -- this is part of Peter's great mission. "A heresy comes about," he said, "because people have neglected one aspect of the truth or distorted it..." We have neglected the communal aspect of Christianity; we have even denied that property was proper to man. We have allowed property to accumulate in the hands of the few, and so a denial of private property has come about, ostensibly for the sake of the common good. St. Thomas says a certain amount of goods is necessary to lead a good life. Dorothy Day

Monday, August 01, 2005

THE LORD DECLARES...

FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU, DECLARES THE LORD. PLANS TO PROSPER YOU, AND NOT HARM YOU. PLANS TO GIVE YOU HOPE, AND A FUTURE!!! JEREMIAH 29:11