Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mother Teresa on Abortion.

I came accross this today and wanted to share. Feel free to visit http://thecatholicmomsmentor.blogspot.com/ that is where I found it.

"I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself."
"And if we can accept that a mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?"
"By abortion the Mother does not learn to love, but kills her own child to solve her problems. And, by abortion, that father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. The father is likely to put other women to the same trouble. So abortion leads to more abortion."
"Any country that accepts abortion is the poorest of the poor"
"Many people are concerned with children of India, with the children of Africa where quite a few die of hunger, and so on. Many people are also concerned about the violence in this great country of the United States. These concerns are very good. But often these same people are not concerned with the millions being killed by the deliberate decision of their own mothers. And this is the greatest destroyer of peace today- abortion which brings people to such blindness."
"We must remember that life begins at home and we must also remember that the future of humanity passes through the family"
"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you live as you wish”

Catholic Prayers: Let Me Be Free

Catholic Prayers: Let Me Be Free

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Catholic Prayers: God's Blessings

Monday, May 9, 2011

Are you a Saul or a David?

So today the kids and I were watching What's in the Bible? 6 with Buck Denver. This is one of many shows by the creator of Veggietales. I love watching these shows, they are very educational AND fun.

Today's dvd was over I & II Samuel and I Kings. Kids and I are on II Kings but it was a great refresher course. One of the things that stood out to me today even more then when we read it was how alike and yet so different King Saul and King David really were.

Both were alike because both were chosen by God to fulfill the role of King over Israel. Both had the Spirit of the LORD descend upon them to help them fulfill their roles, both at one point disobeyed God and committed sins.

The HUGE difference, and reason why God told Saul the crown would not remain in his family while He promised David his house would have a descendant that would rule over all of Israel and have God's unending love, is in the way they chose to acknowledge their sins.

Saul got "too big for his britches" so to speak, when confronted about his sin he gave excuses and chose to ignore God because he (Saul) was king and powerful.

David, on the other hand, confessed his sin, repented and asked God for help, guidance and strength to obey Him.

It got me thinking. How many times when we fall do we humble ourselves before God? Or do we let pride overtake us and try to justify our actions?

We must ask ourselves what kind of "King" Am I a David or a Saul?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

BadCatholic: Pro Freaking Life

BadCatholic: Pro Freaking Life: "'When the revolution happens you won't read about it in the newspapers.' It is a sad state of affairs, when battles fierce and important ..."