Saturday, July 12, 2014

JM Gay? Follow the rainbow!

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

There is an historical proverb: 
"Nature abhors a vacuum." 1

We Catholics are obliged to fill the world 
with our witness to the Fullness of Truth.
Matthew 28:19

There is a healthcare adage:
"Use it or loose it." 2

We Catholics have been gifted "talents"
as an investment to bring glory
and honor to our Triune God.  
If we do not use them wisely
they will be taken away
from us and given to others.
Matthew 25:14-20

There is a battle raging 
where the enemy of Truth,
the father of lies
is executing a paraphrased maxim
out of Adolf Hitler's playbook:
"if you tell a big lie long enough, 
people will believe it." 3

DISCLAIMER:
I do not support any of the following images
and their source websites.  I post them here
to make a point about the assault upon the unity,
truth, goodness and beauty of our Christian faith.


They place a rainbow around Jesus and Mary
as they "makeover" Our Lord and Our Lady 
as gay tolerant, friendly and/or actually gay.
 

CLICK THE ABOVE IMAGE TO READ 
THE TROUBLING DESCRIPTION


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1 Proverbial Meaning: Empty space is unnatural, or empty space (perhaps in one's life) will soon be filled. Literal Origins: Nature will always try to fill up an empty space. Every part of the Earth, no matter how remote, will usually have some form of natural life living there. A vacuum has no air, therefore nothing can live there. Common Usage: This proverb is not very well known, but may be used occasionally by someone observing a living creature or plant surviving in a seemingly inhospitable environment. Or it may be used to express the oddity felt when seeing a place devoid of nature.(http://www.englishproverbs.org/wise-words/natureabhorsavacuum.html) 

2 http://shine.yahoo.com/video/lose-040000186.html

3 All this was inspired by the principle—which is quite true within itself—that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.
—Adolf Hitler , Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X[1]


Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Light, Life, Love...catching fire?

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

It's a welcome surprise when I find the Catholic World
waking to the importance of the three-in-one, 
and in this case, the primacy of light, life and love.

 http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Item/2401/Throwing_Down_the_Gauntlet_of_Faith.aspx
But with that lone reference in mind, here is a number worth pondering: 161. That's the number of times the word “love” appears. The word “light”? 149. The word “life”? 91. Those three words, I suggest, are together a sort of thematic trinity (all the more memorable, I suppose, because of the alliteration, at least in English).
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 http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/a-solemnity-of-life-light-and-love

A Solemnity of Life, Light and Love

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Triune God uncreated
Perfect three in one
Sacred bond, humble friendship
Living dance of light

Draw our lives into the wonder of

Your majesty
Your fellowship divine
The Spirit’s liberty
The grace of Jesus Christ

The Father’s faithful love
The sharing of Your life
In Holy Communion
One God

Triune God uncreated
Perfect three in one
Sacred bond, humble friendship
Living dance of light

Draw our lives into the wonder of

Your majesty
Your fellowship divine
The Spirit’s liberty
The grace of Jesus Christ

The Father’s faithful love
The sharing of Your life
In Holy Communion
One God
Holy Communion
One God

Draw our lives into the wonder of

Your majesty
Your fellowship divine
The Spirit’s liberty
The grace of Jesus Christ

The Father’s faithful love
The sharing of Your life
In Holy Communion
One God

Holy Communion
One God
Holy Communion
One God


Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Every Which Way But Truth (Ever learning, and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth)

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

 It seems that we humans are descending into uncharted territory. 
As we come to accept all that St. Paul 
warned us about when he uttered these words...

"There will come a time..."

2 Timothy 3-4
1 Know also this, that, in the last days, shall come dangerous times.
Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked,
Without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness,
Traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasures more than of God:
Having an appearance indeed of godliness, but denying the power thereof. Now these avoid.
For of these sort are they who creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, who are led away with divers desires:
Ever learning, and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth.
Now as Jannes and Mambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the truth, men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith.
But they shall proceed no farther; for their folly shall be manifest to all men, as theirs also was.
10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience,
11 Persecutions, afflictions: such as came upon me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra: what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord delivered me.
12 And all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution.
13 But evil men and seducers shall grow worse and worse: erring, and driving into error.
14 But continue thou in those things which thou hast learned, and which have been committed to thee: knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15 And because from thy infancy thou hast known the holy scriptures, which can instruct thee to salvation, by the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture, inspired of God, is profitable to teach, to reprove, to correct, to instruct in justice,
17 That the man of God may be perfect, furnished to every good work.
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1 I charge thee, before God and Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead, by his coming, and his kingdom:
Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine.
For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:
And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.
But be thou vigilant, labour in all things, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry. Be sober.
For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
As to the rest, there is laid up for me a crown of justice, which the Lord the just judge will render to me in that day: and not only to me, but to them also that love his coming.

Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael