This blog is based on references in the Bible to fear. God wills that we “BE NOT AFRAID”. Many theologians state that the eighth deadly sin is fear. It is fear and its natural animal reaction to fight or flight that is the root cause of our failings to create a Kingdom of God on earth. By “the power of the Holy Spirit” we can be witnesses and “communicators” of a new and redeemed humanity “even to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:7 8). This blog is dedicated to Mary the Mother of God.
Malachi, Chapter 3, verse 19-21 19 For the day is coming, blazing like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble,...
Monday, June 11, 2018
Tuesday, June 12,2018
Chapter 8, Verse 35-37
35 People came out to see what had
happened and, when they approached Jesus, they discovered the man from whom the
demons had come out sitting at his feet. He was clothed and
in his right mind, and they were seized with fear. 36
Those who witnessed it told them how the possessed man had been saved. 37 The entire population of the
region of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them because they were seized with
great fear. So he got into a boat and
The population was more Greek than they were Jews; thus,
Jesus scared them really bad, with the exorcism and all. Christ understood
their fear and got in the boat and left. The Church today still has the power
Latin Church Bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
approved the English translation of De
Exorcismis et Supplicationibus Quibusdam, editio typica in November
2014, and the final text of Exorcisms and Related Supplications (ERS). A
list of frequently asked questions on exorcism and its use in the Church's
liturgical life was developed by the Secretariat of Divine Worship. Answers
were provided by specialists in this ministry and by experts in canon law. Since
so much of the common perception of the nature and application of exorcism is
shaped by the exaggerations of movie scripts and television programs, the
Committee on Divine Worship has approved dissemination of these basic questions
and answers, in hopes that clear information is brought to bear on a
topic that is often shrouded in mystery or misinformation.
that?! There in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It’s the Man of
Tomorrow! Superman has gone by many names over the years, but one thing has
remained the same. He has always stood for what’s best about humanity, all of our
potential for terrible destructive acts, but also our choice to not act on the
level of destruction we could wreak. Superman was first created in 1933 by Joe
Shuster and Jerry Siegel, the writer and artist respectively. His first
appearance was in Action Comics #1, and that was the beginning of a long and
illustrious career for the Man of Steel. In his unmistakable blue suit with red
cape, and the stylized red S on his chest, the figure of Superman has become
one of the most recognizable in the world. Superman has been through a lot of
changes since his initial creation, his original Golden Age incarnation being a
villainous character that bears absolutely no resemblance to our current hero.
Superman as we know and love him today didn’t appear until Action Comics #1,
published on April 18, 1938. Such was his success that he got his own comic in
1939, and the world has never looked back since.
Since that time, our boy in blue has seen appearances
in every form of media the world has to offer. Comic books, video games,
movies, novels, stickers, T-shirts, there isn’t a place that the Man of Steel
an appearance. He’s
even been represented in more than one TV show throughout the years, most
recently “Smallville”, which retells his time as a youth
in the town he grew up in. Examining the Man of Steel during his developmental
phases shows him in a rarely seen state of vulnerability, living through the
turbulence of adolescence.
to Celebrate Superman Day
those desiring to celebrate Superman Day, there are many options that range
from entertaining to altruistic. The best way to celebrate Superman Day is to
host a Superman themed get together with your friends, complete with a cake
decorated with the iconic S emblem.
the dastardly a little green food coloring can change Marshmallow Crispy Bars
into Kryptonite bars, and a trampoline in the yard will give everyone a bit of
the experience of flying like the Man of Steel.
it all off with a marathon of movies and` you’ll have a “Super Celebration” this day.
those looking to be a bit more altruistic, Superman Day is also a great d`ay to
remember what the Man of Steel actually stood for.
Red, White, and Blue of his uniform stood for what made America great, which at
that time was a desire for Justice, to help those in need, and a powerful
spirit. So you could spend your day working at Soup Kitchens, Blood Drives, or
a volunteer organization that serves your community. The opportunities to be a
little bit “Super” are limitless, just get out there
and help your fellow man!