St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do, thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell satan and all of the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Glory to God in the Highest!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

If you knew...

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What would You do if you knew that in two days You would celebrate Your last Passover with your family and friends?

What would You do if You knew that soon after Your Passover meal, you would be abandoned and deserted by those you loved, as You prayed to Your Father to "let this cup pass."?

What would You do if You knew that one of those whom You loved would betray You and hand You over to be crucified on a cross?

What would You do if, in spite of their promises to be with You to the end, even if it meant death,
the man You chose to lead Your church would betray You not once, not twice, but three times, denying that he even knew You.  

What would you do if you knew that the others would run and hide in great shame and fear?

What would You do if You knew that the Father had asked You to endure a death so painful and excruciating, that in the end, Your heart would burst within Your chest, and other than Your Mother, her friends, and one disciple, You would be mocked, beaten, hated, tortured, and killed?

What would You do if You beheld Your Mother at the foot of Your cross, knowing that they shamed You with Your nakedness, enduring great pain, and knowing that 
she, in her love, bore the same pain for love of You?

What would You do if You knew that Your Beloved Mother, 
ached for love of You and all humankind?

What would You do if You knew that over 2000 years later, 
You would still be mocked, denied, and ignored by those for whom You died.

What would You do if those in 
"The Land of the Cross"
were persecuted and beheaded for love of You?

What would You do?   They are all Your children?
What would You do?

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