Thursday of the Fifth Week of
TWILIGHT ZONE DAY
Deuteronomy, Chapter 8, Verse 5-6
So you must know in your heart that, even as a man
disciplines his son, so the LORD, your God, disciplines you. 6 Therefore,
keep the commandments of the LORD, your God, by walking in his ways and FEARING him.
we fear the Lord our contentment does not come from any absence of problems but
from knowingly choosing how to respond to them righteously. God does not want
to squash our dreams with His commandments. No, he listens and smiles like we
do when we see and hear the dreams of a child. Yet, He knows that all dreams
must be founded in reality and the truth. When our dreams work against His
commandments; our dreams work against us. Every dream must have a foundation of
love and in some way must increase the life, liberty, or the happiness of
on the Day of Judgment the homes of the poor will be honored more than the
great mansions of the rich. Simple obedience to His laws will be more highly
praised than the brilliance of all the Kings, Presidents, and couriers
throughout the world. Strive therefore for dreams which provide earthly gain
without the surrender to sin. So, the only real wealth is a clear conscience;
of a life well lived. To live righteously, to love chastely, to learn the truth
and to leave a legacy to others is the only true riches.
experienced the utmost depths of human fear.
Yet he found the strength even in that hour to trust the Father. “Abba, Father, all things are possible to
you; remove this chalice from me; yet not what I will, but what you will.” (Mk.
15:34) Can we at the final hour have the peace of Christ to say, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit”.
(Lk . 23:46)
Twilight Zone Day
I think the current rulers of this world are stranger
than the twilight zone where everything was strange and surreal, and nothing
was ever quite as it seems to be.
“You are about to enter another dimension, a
dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous
land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!”
Beloved by children, teenagers, and adults alike,
the cult classic TV show The Twilight Zone has affected entire generations of
people, prompting them to take a closer look at life and various phenomena and
take nothing for granted, thanks to its unique combination of science fiction,
mystery, and thriller/horror themes. Not to mention how many of today’s
well-known actors got their start in it—Burt Reynolds, Leonard Nimoy and
William Shatner, to name but a few. How then could this majorly influential
show not have its own holiday?
The Twilight Zone was created by acclaimed
television producer Rod Sterling in 1959, with the first episode premiering on
October 2nd. At the time of its release, it was vastly different from anything
else on TV, and it struggled a bit to carve out a niche for itself at the very
beginning. In fact, Sterling himself, though respected and adored by many, was
famous for being one of Hollywood’s most controversial characters and was often
call the “angry young man” of Hollywood for his numerous clashes with television
executives and sponsors over issues such as censorship, racism, and war.
However, his show soon gained a large, devoted audience. Terry Turner of the
Chicago Daily News gave it a rave review, saying, “…Twilight Zone is about the
only show on the air that I actually look forward to seeing. It’s the one
series that I will let interfere with other plans”. The Twilight Zone ran for
five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964.
Twilight Zone Day is an annual holiday created to
celebrate this thought-provoking television series, where everything was
strange and surreal, and nothing was ever quite as it seemed to be.
How to celebrate Twilight Zone Day
There are a number of ways to celebrate Twilight
Zone Day, and the one you choose may be connected to how well you know this TV
series. Believe it or not, there are still people out there who have never seen
it! You could watch some episodes from the classic series, perhaps “To Serve
Man”, “It’s a Good Life”, or “The Eye of the Beholder”, episodes that are
widely considered some of the very best in the entire series. If you don’t know
the series and would like to get a taste of what it was like in a nutshell, you
could also watch the 1983 Twilight Zone Movie. If, on the other hand, you know
The Twilight Zone very well, you could get together with some other Twilight
Zone aficionados and play Twilight board or trivia games. Alternately, you
could discuss who you think were the strangest Twilight Zone villains, and what
the true reasons were for them being the way they were. And what would a good
party be without some tasty drinks? Yes, there are Twilight Zone cocktails!
Finally, you can try making Twilight Zone cocktails,
by mixing Bacardi White, Dark and 151 Proof Rum, Triple Sec, pineapple and
orange juices. Sounds pretty scrumptious, right? And that’s not its only
benefit—if you have a few Twilight Zone Cocktails, you may well find yourself
transported to a different dimension, too!
Thursday is the day of the week that our Lord gave himself
up for consumption. Thursday commemorates the last supper. Some theologians
believe after Sunday Thursday is the holiest day of the week. We should then
try to make this day special by making a visit to the blessed sacrament chapel,
Mass or even stopping by the grave of a loved one. Why not plan to count the
blessing of the week and thank our Lord. Plan a special meal. Be at Peace.
Feast of the day:
of the Catholic Church
"FATHER... this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent."
our Savior desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the
truth." "There is no other name under heaven given among men by which
we must be saved"- than the name of JESUS.
PRAYERS AND TEACHINGS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Prayer After Mass
Jesus Christ, take all my freedom,
my memory, my understanding, and my will.
All that I have and cherish
you have given me.
I surrender it all to be guided by Your will.
Your grace and Your love
are enough for me.
Give me these, Lord Jesus,
and I ask for nothing more. Amen.
Litany of the Most Precious
Blood of Jesus