Thursday, April 23, 2020

Knowing, loving, serving...

"... if we knew what a terrible thing sin was 
and still went on sinning;

if we knew how much love there was in the Incarnation 
and still refused to nourish ourselves with the Bread of Life;

if we knew how much sacrificial love 
there was in the Sacrifice of the Cross 
and still refused to fill the chalice of our heart with that love;

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if we knew how much mercy there was in the Sacrament of Penance,
 and still refused to bend a humble knee to a hand 
that had the power to loose both in heaven and on earth;

if we knew how much life there was in the Eucharist 
and still refused to take of the Bread which makes life everlasting 
and still refused to drink that Wine that produces and enriches virgins;

if we knew of all the truth there is in the Church as the mystical 
body of Christ and still turned our backs to it like other Pilates;

if we knew all these things 
and still stayed away from Christ and His Church, 
we should be lost! 
It is only our ignorance of how good God is 
that excuses us for not being saints!" 

Ven Archbishop Fulton J Sheen
Excerpt from Seven Last Words

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Today also remembering...
Feast Days
April 22
St George, pray for us!
(one of the 14 Holy Helpers)

St Adalbert, pray for us!

ALSO:  Begin Novena to St Joseph TODAY
Feast Day:  May 1 (Patron of Workers)

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