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« Reply #646 on: November 04, 2012, 07:02:54 AM »

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When he is mistreated — he says nothing.

Hmmm have to work on that one! Embarrassed
Me as well!   Smiley

Beautiful quote, though.  Definitely reinforces the importance of turning the other cheek.

Just for the sake of argument, what of Balaam's donkey;  he said something when he was beaten, did he not? Grin

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« Reply #647 on: November 04, 2012, 06:52:17 PM »

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Just for the sake of argument, what of Balaam's donkey;  he said something when he was beaten, did he not? Grin

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« Reply #648 on: November 05, 2012, 05:30:33 PM »

Haha, but what a miraculous exception!  Wink  Grin
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« Reply #649 on: November 06, 2012, 05:06:59 AM »

Haha, but what a miraculous exception!  Wink  Grin

That is very true. God gave the donkey the power of speech and the donkey asked why he was beaten.
I have just completed reading the Book of Numbers and have started Deuteronomy.
I am wondering why I ever thought the Old Testament was boring. Smiley
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« Reply #650 on: November 07, 2012, 12:56:58 AM »

I think some folks get caught at the genealogies!  Cheesy

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« Reply #651 on: November 07, 2012, 06:46:30 AM »

“Women are not to wear men's clothing, and men are not to wear women's clothing; the LORD your God hates people who do such things.

  Deuteronomy 22: 5
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« Reply #652 on: November 07, 2012, 07:53:26 AM »

But the genealogies have special meanings too. I wish I knew more about the name meanings of the people in the genealogies -- I think that is especially key to them.  Grin

I think that last passage should very much impress how important it is to wear clothing that pleases God, and is appropriate to your gender. No one can say it is unimportant before God.

The strong language indicates how terrible a sin it is. And on the other side how great a good to excel virtuously otherwise.

'God does not hatefully punish the person who sins venially; rather, he punishes such a person as a father who purifies and corrects the son whom he loves.'

St. Thomas Aquinas
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« Reply #653 on: November 07, 2012, 07:52:01 PM »

'Children should be accustomed never to retire to rest without having saluted their parents or their masters, if they have any; they should be taught that they cannot sufficiently prove their respect for the authors of their life, or those who represent them.'

It is a very criminal omission to go to bed without having adored God, thanked him for his gifts, and prepared themselves for sleep by a careful examination of their conscience. Modesty should preside in the undressing, as well as in the dressing, and it should be seen that children carefully attend to it.'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle

'Children must not go to bed before going to greet their father and mother and wishing them a good night. This is a duty and an act of respect that nature requires them to perform.'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle

Considering these two quotes, it makes us think those of us who are older, should always wish Our Father and The Blessed Mother of God a goodnight. And certainly in children when wishing one's parents' goodnight the spiritual goal is to see Our Father and the Blessed Virgin in our parents.

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« Reply #654 on: November 08, 2012, 12:48:48 AM »

'Children should be accustomed never to retire to rest without having saluted their parents or their masters, if they have any; they should be taught that they cannot sufficiently prove their respect for the authors of their life, or those who represent them.'

It is a very criminal omission to go to bed without having adored God, thanked him for his gifts, and prepared themselves for sleep by a careful examination of their conscience. Modesty should preside in the undressing, as well as in the dressing, and it should be seen that children carefully attend to it.'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle

'Children must not go to bed before going to greet their father and mother and wishing them a good night. This is a duty and an act of respect that nature requires them to perform.'

St. Jean Baptiste de la Salle

Considering these two quotes, it makes us think those of us who are older, should always wish Our Father and The Blessed Mother of God a goodnight. And certainly in children when wishing one's parents' goodnight the spiritual goal is to see Our Father and the Blessed Virgin in our parents.

 :principalities:

Very true.
I must always remember this.
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« Reply #655 on: November 09, 2012, 04:48:06 AM »

“If we wish to make any progress in the service of God we must begin every day of our life with new eagerness. We must keep ourselves in the presence of God as much as possible and have no other view or end in all our actions but the divine honor.”
 St. Charles Borromeo
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 late have I loved Thee!......”
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« Reply #656 on: November 09, 2012, 09:57:56 PM »

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“If we wish to make any progress in the service of God we must begin every day of our life with new eagerness. We must keep ourselves in the presence of God as much as possible and have no other view or end in all our actions but the divine honor.”
 St. Charles Borromeo

It's so important to begin the day on the right foot! If only I were more of a morning person!  flower

Every day, beginning anew!
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« Reply #657 on: November 10, 2012, 05:38:20 AM »


It's so important to begin the day on the right foot! If only I were more of a morning person!  flower

Every day, beginning anew!

It is never too late Shin, every day the Lord gives us, is a chance for new and better resolutions on our part.
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« Reply #658 on: November 10, 2012, 08:05:13 PM »

A good reminder odhiambo!

We must keep Christ in mind always!

'A short prayer, morning and evening, is considered too much; confession is a fearful task; the sanctification of the Sabbath is sacrificed to human respect; abstinence on Friday and Saturday, to sensuality; and our duties, to the love of pleasure! And yet we aspire to become the associates of the martyrs, the righteous, the heroes of religion! Heaven is a reward, which must be earned; it is a crown which must be won in the combat; it is a conquest which we can only make by violence; those who know how to conquer, are they by whom it is obtained. Heaven is the abode of sanctity, and its gates are only open to innocence or to perfect penance, it we busy ourselves solely with the vanities, goods, and pleasures of this life, we are neither innocent, nor repentant, and are, therefore, unworthy of being admitted into heaven.'

St. Jean Baptist de la Salle
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« Reply #659 on: November 11, 2012, 04:09:46 AM »

A repeat quote?
Probably, but it is such a good one from our very own Mother Teresa.  Here it is again.
“ People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
 Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.
 Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
 Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.
 Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.
 Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten.
 Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.
 Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God.
 It was never between you and them anyway. ”
Mother Teresa  
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St. Augustine of Hippo
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« Reply #660 on: November 11, 2012, 10:16:07 AM »

Well, those aren't actually Mother Teresa's originally I've been told, but from a little plaque hung in one of her orphanages, and thence it became attributed to her, though actually more originally at the least is from a popular author I do not know much about. There're in fact a lot of quotes falsely attributed to her I've read, there's some information about that out there if one looks.
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« Reply #661 on: November 11, 2012, 06:57:26 PM »

Hello!  Long time no visit, and thank you for the invitation. 
You are the quote master Shin. 

Just wanted to share this one I heard at bible study today:  Don't put off belief in God until the 11th hour.  You might die at 10:30. 
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Good night! 
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« Reply #662 on: November 11, 2012, 06:58:56 PM »

That's a good one susanna!

It's great to hear from you!

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