Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Sunday, September 28, 2014
From CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection 9/28/14
“Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who,
though He was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as
something to be exploited, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a
September 28, 2014
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
English: The Last Supper of Jesus Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It is clear that the Ebola epidemic will get worse before it gets
better. There are dire predictions about its effects on populations,
nations, and the world economy. And yet, as with as with many tragic
situations, we see that it also brings out the best in many people. We
hear of the doctors and nurses who stay with their threatened and
suffering patients—some of whom have sacrificed their own lives,
endangering their own lives in their efforts to serve others. Medical
researchers dedicate time and effort to finding ways to treat and
prevent the virus from spreading.
In all of this, we are reminded of the Scripture today, the image of
Jesus Christ who emptied Himself, taking the form of a slave. Jesus came
not to be served but to serve, to help others. What about us? Surely we
can offer prayers for those suffering and those responding to the
suffering. Perhaps we can also make some donation or contribution to
help one of the many organizations, such as Catholic Relief Services,
UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders, and the Catholic Medical Mission Board,
in their response to the Ebola crisis. In this way we imitate the
example of Jesus Christ, and give strong witness to our Christian faith. Give us, O God, the power to go on, to carry our share of labor
to the end, to live all the years of our lives faithful to the neighbor,
not looking back, no cowardice. Give us the power to give ourselves, to
break the bread of our lives for others, as You, O Lord, have done in
your Son, Christ our Lord. Amen.
Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors