Let Nothing Disturb Thee

Published April 18, 2014 by therasberrypalace

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Saint Teresa
(1515-1582)

(Lines Written in Her Breviary)

Let nothing disturb thee,
Nothing affright thee
All things are passing;
God never changeth;
Patient endurance
Attaineth to all things;
Who God possesseth
In nothing is wanting;
Alone God sufficeth.

I missed a few points in the topic from Bob Fishman today. In fact I kept calling Bob Fishman,Bob Fischer until i went to look for his photo.Then i realized i had his last name wrong all along. Corrected. Am terrible with names,obviously.

Checked out Fr Z’s blog tonight to see what he was up to.Yes,please pray for our priests,including Father Z. Encourage them. I’m sure they need more encouragement than they do complaints.Definitely need our prayers but a pat on the back every week doesn’t hurt either.  Read the Kaiser West blog too. Good one for today. A lot to digest but worth it. Read some other blogs as well. I don’t really have a major topic for the night.  Just the words, let nothing disturb thee. They fit  in well with the Kaiser West blog.

Especially since i dropped by Twitter and realized my grand-daughter is graduating AND attending prom. Where did the time go?

Wonder what she will do after graduation? Hoping her prom night is safe and goes decently.

 We heard from the mortgage company today too.i think we got in over our heads when we had no assurance any of this would work out. We gave up the place we were renting and can’t go back. It’s been rented out already.

Let nothing disturb thee.

I watched EWTNs live broadcast of the Mass from the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC. It looked to me that the papal nuncio who was celebrating collapsed during the transfer of the Holy Eucharist. Looked serious. Concerned. Haven’t seen anything in the news yet.Pray for him.

 Rosaries for the victims of the terrible ferry accident in S Korea and their families.

Heartbreaking.
In tomorrow’s topic will finish the notes i left out from Bob Fishman’s series and a second topic on Tolerance.Ok,the lack of. A few words re the reality of heaven too in light of the new movie that is coming out(or is already opening). God willing.For now wishing everyone a safe and peaceful night.

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To Those Who Have Denied Jesus

Published April 18, 2014 by therasberrypalace

Originally posted on To Love and Truth:

St. Peter in Penitence El Greco Wikimedia Commons

St. Peter in Penitence
El Greco
Wikimedia Commons

“I will not deny you,” was Peter’s and the other disciples’ reply to Jesus’ statement that “this night all of you will have your faith in me shaken.” (Matthew 26:30-35). Yet, a few hours after their vow that they would not deny Him, they fled and left Him.

Like the disciples, we may deny and flee Christ or His body the Church when our faith is shaken. But this need not be the end of our faith or our relationship with Christ Jesus.

We need only look to Jesus’ response to Peter, who denied Him three times, and the disciples, who abandoned Him. Christ’s first words on seeing them were: “Peace be with you.” (Luke 24:36). Christ responded with the love and mercy to Peter’s denials and His disciples’ abandonment of Him. This same inconceivable love and mercy is available when we…

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Morning Prayer, 17 Apr – John 18:33-40 ~ are you a king

Published April 18, 2014 by therasberrypalace

Originally posted on The Peanut Gallery:

Morning Prayer

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Opening sentences — Puritan Prayers

Sovereign God, Thy cause, not my own, engages my heart, and I appeal to thee with greatest freedom to set up thy kingdom in every place where Satan reigns; Glorify thyself and I shall rejoice, for to bring honour to thy name is my sole desire….

Lord, use me as thou wilt, do with me what thou wilt; but, O, promote thy cause, let thy kingdom come, let thy blessed interest be advanced in this world! O do thou bring in great numbers to Jesus! Let me see that glorious day…. It is thy cause and kingdom I long for, not my own.

O, answer thou my request!

Morning reading

John 18:33-40 ESV

"Christ before Pilate" Jacek Malczewski, 1910 Lviv State Picture Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine

“Christ before Pilate”
Jacek Malczewski, 1910
Lviv State Picture Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine

Pilate…

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Francis Chrism Mass Sermon: priests are very small

Published April 18, 2014 by therasberrypalace

Francis’ Chrism Mass Sermon: priests are very small.

 

our Blessed Mother

 

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priest shotBlessed Martin Martinez Pascual, priest executed during the Spanish Civil War at the age of 25. When he was asked if he would like to face away from the rifles during his execution, he said no, all he wanted to do was bless those who killed him and pray that God would not hold his death against them. Then he shouted VIVA CRISTO REY! Right before being shot, he smiled for the photographer, who took this last picture of him.

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Cliven Bundy and Me. A message from Herman Cain

Published April 17, 2014 by therasberrypalace

 

Cliven Bundy and me: His treatment by the BLM reminds me of my experience with the IRS
Published by: Herman Cain

Intimidation tactics.

I’m sure you’ve heard about this dispute in Nevada, where a rancher named Cliven Bundy was confronted by a virtual army of armed agents from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The whole thing is a dispute over very complicated laws concerning grazing rights, and the laws are too confusing for me to sit here and tell you who is right and who is wrong.

But the complicated nature of the law is a huge problem here, as it is when we deal with things like tax law. That’s why I have sympathy for Mr. Bundy. His issue with the BLM reminds me of one I had 20 years ago with the IRS. In both cases, an out-of-control federal agency uses intimidation tactics to accuse you of a violation of laws so complicated no one can even really understand them.

Harry Reid is playing a role here too, and as you might expect, it’s not on behalf of the private citizen who is crosshairs with the federal government. In his usual matter, Reid recently declared, “This is not over. We can’t have an American people that just violate the law and just walk away from it, so it’s not over.”

I love what a Bundy family member said about Reid:

“He doesn’t have enough moral fiber in his bones at all to see what happened, but we the people got together to make something right, and he needs to be kicked out of office even if he is the Senate Majority Leader. It doesn’t matter.”

Oh yes, sir, I could give you lots of other reasons Harry Reid needs to be gone.

I’ve heard conflicting reports that say the Bundys were encouraged by the government over 100 years ago to use that land for cattle grazing, and now the government is coming out saying, oh no, you owe some grazing fees. I don’t know what to believe, but I see that the Bundys are standing up against the federal government, and some of their neighbors came to their rescue.

Cliven Bundy described the day when he saw a massive platoon of BLM agents coming over a hill toward him. It was like a war zone.

“I’m not in Afghanistan,” he said. “I think I’m in Nevada.”

The BLM had decided to be heavy handed and use the Bundys to set an example. But some of their neighbors showed up, and they showed up with guns. The cited the Second Amendment’s statement that we need to maintain a well-regulated militia – and these folks were acting as a militia in the defense of their neighbor against government thuggery. Good for them.

So now the BLM say it is going to back off and use judicial and administrative procedures. That’s what they should have done in the first place! You don’t converge on a citizen of the country armed with firepower because of a dispute over a very complicated law.

This is the same problem we have with the tax code. The IRS can come at you and demand all kinds of information, and you never know if someone is out of bounds when they’re making these demands.

The IRS has 80,000 ways to intimidate people. The IRS can ask you for more and more and more information in order to intimidate people ad infinitum. You have no idea whether or not they are overstepping their bounds. If you decide to challenge the IRS, you’re going to have to pay for that legal challenge. And do you know how they’re going to fight that legal challenge? With our money. And they can drag it out over years, assuming you will just say “uncle” and give in.

Their audit of me, after I challenged Bill Clinton at a town hall meeting, lasted from 1996 through 1998. It started with them auditing 1994. Then they came back and said they needed to audit me for 1993, as well as 1995. All the while the meter is running on my tax attorney.

Finally they came back and said I owed $1.8 million! I had to make a decision as to whether I would fight this, which I did, and ultimately they dropped the claim, but demanded a “penalty” for the wrongdoing of which they accused me.

This is not right. People need to follow the law, but when the federal government is using intimidation tactics, all justified by extremely complex laws no one understands, this needs to be reined in. Our representatives in Congress – both the House and the Senate – should be standing up for citizens when stuff like this happens. If you live in Nevada, I guess you don’t have much hope of getting help from Harry Reid.

And from the way these government agencies have been acting lately, it doesn’t sound like they’re too intimidated by anyone, nor do they care much about the rights of American citizens.

No wonder people feel they have to come against them with guns. When the government gets like this, what else can you do?

 

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