"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Get Back ....

Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, 
“The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses.
Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, 
but do not follow their example. 
For they preach but they do not practice.  
They tie up heavy burdens [hard to carry] 
and lay them on people’s shoulders, 
but they will not lift a finger to move them.  
All their works are performed to be seen. 
They widen their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels.  
They love places of honor at banquets, 
seats of honor in synagogues, 
greetings in marketplaces, and the salutation ‘Rabbi.’
- Matthew 23

Do not follow their example.

I'm going back to the beginning.  When I was oblivious to bishops and cardinals and teachers of the law and all I thought about was "Jesus is truly present in the Blessed Sacrament and no one keeps him company."  I need to get back to that.  I need to let the dead bury their dead.  I keep saying that.  I keep trying.  I'm going to keep on trying.

Song for this post here.


  1. I'm trying too that's why I stopped browsing so many other Catholic sites. Let's keep trying and praying and seeking the Lord.

  2. yes - that is it exactly: Christ has put each of us Where We Are Right Now. not where....the tv steers the mind, or the blogs, or anything else, and it is so easy to stray, to wander those alleys.
    Remember the Paul Simon song...about a friend "who had a little bit of a breakdown..I said breakdowns come And breakdowns go So what are you going to do about it That's what I'd like to know."
    I had a breakdown several months ago, a severe one, major depressive break I guess: and I even could no longer get to work: long, long story short I've spent these months of my lay-off from work for the summer in successive therapies (beginning very intense and now slowing down) and while I have been reluctant in the past to be influenced/exposed to what I had thought would be....oh hell, you know, I don't need to even say it: however, it has actually been a pretty spiritual experience: and it does come down to Me being truly present with Christ - to knowing -Christ Is truly present to each of us, always. & where I have been placed: I joked on Friday about Baba Ram Dass, be here now: but we really were talking about the soul, our souls, and having the soul lead our life - in this moment: as best we can. *phew*. well it is a lot more than I can go into. I am grateful for this, now; grateful for the psychiatrists, the psychologists, all the various people who are in place for these...sudden events that can lead to serious falls.
    One other good thing: I can draw again, it is so hard to begin again, but at least now I am up to 2 hours a day and soon...I hope more. so healing.
    so yes, Terry and Yaya, lets let the dead bury their dead. We cannot fall into the crevices and dark places that seem today to be spreading so rapidly throughout the world, like a black cloud.
    We who are so fortunate to have the opportunity to live each day in peace must actually Live this place/time we have been given and be present to Christ and let the rest....go. It can be so easy.

  3. She isn't dead yet. Looking for hospice care.

  4. Terry,

    You know what brings me back, this wonderful piece of much needed news for the persecuted brethren in Iraq, now in exile in Kurdistan.

    Truly the Lord is close to His people. The West has forgotten but not the Lord.

    New Iraqi priests bring joy amid years of sadness, displacement


    "The mountains are round about, the Lord is round about His people, henceforth now and forever. "

  5. Terry, I misplaced your email. Can you contact me again?

  6. "I had hope. My God, I live on it." Amanda Priestley


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