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!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

In This Year of Mercy: Let It Go!

Others have made note of this, and it's sad.
There are those bloggers in the blogosphere
who are angry
about anything.
They look for things that are wrong, then report them in their blogs.
Some people hail them as 
crusaders who seek to protect Catholicism
from the infidel, schism, and heresy.
There are those others who are angry
and look for arguments.
They troll the blogosphere
and are offended by anything they have not said or approved.
Even more sad is that this idea of being offended about everything
and anything
has led to being so politically correct, some are even looking for gender neutral pronouns like "skee" instead of she.
I shudder at that one.
This attitude of being offended by comments, whether they were intended to be offensive or not, is pervasive in our society, in the media, and in the blogosphere.  
It's not the the fault of bloggers who are angry for whatever reason, it's just part of our society now.
So, I wish an atheist a Merry Christmas.  They are offended.  In response the atheist responds with a nasty comment.  Now, I'm mad.  I boil the rest of the day because I, now knowing that the individual I was blessing was upset, well, I'm still upset.
From the Miriam Webster dictionary, the definition of Mercy is:
kind or forgiving treatment of someone who could be treated harshly.
(At this point, I'm still thinking could be treated harshly and saying "should be" treated harshly.
So, in this Year of Mercy, what do I have to do?
Will this solve all the problems of the world?
Will this bring peace to our world?
Will this cure the anger we see in the world?
No, but it will help me if I
That's mercy in action.
The mercy we extend to others comes back to us.
God will not be outdone.
Give Mercy.
You will receive mercy.
Whether the slight you received/perceived was large or small,
Let it go.  

"Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you."
Luke 6:28 


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