Tuesday in the Octave of Christ the King
DESIRE-Giving Tuesday-French Toast Day-Blue Christmas
Chapter 2, Verse 3
The LORD said to the Satan, “Have you noticed my servant
Job? There is no one on earth like him, blameless and upright, FEARING God and avoiding evil. He still holds fast to his
innocence although you incited me against him to ruin him for nothing.”
Satan is indeed our adversary but
let us focus on what our Lord tells us.
I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more. I shall show you whom to fear. Be afraid of the one who after killing has the power to cast into Gehenna; yes, I tell you, be afraid of that one. (Luke, Chapter 12, Verse 4-5)
It would seem that Christ is talking about the Devil here or is He talking about our very selves.
Christ may have been referring to the rabbinic duality of yetzer hara, the so-called "evil inclination," and the yetzer hatov, the "good inclination,". Yetzer hara is not a demonic force that pushes a person to do evil, but rather a drive toward pleasure or property or security, which if left unlimited, can lead to evil (cf. Genesis Rabbah 9:7). When a person’s will is properly controlled by the yetzer hatov, the yetzer hara leads too many socially desirable results, including marriage, business, and community. In Judaism adults are distinguished from children by the yetzer hatov, which controls and channels the drives that exist unchecked in the child. Thus children may seek pleasure and acquisition, but they are not able to create a sanctified relationship or exercise the responsibility to engage in business. The young adult is not described as someone who has developed a sophisticated moral sense; in fact, the early adolescent may base moral decisions entirely on fear of punishment. Yet by age 13, the child’s moral sense has developed sufficiently to hold the child responsible for his or her actions.
Another Jewish source states:
Tuesday in the Octave of Christ the King
on the virtues of Mary (Humility, Generosity, Chastity, Patience,
Temperance, Understanding/love and Wisdom. One for each day
Mass daily or via EWTN or the internet.
doing the Daniel
· Exercise-Universal Man Plan.
Chasity a gift
is sexual self-control. It means placing sexual intimacy within one
relationship and one relationship only: marriage.
we've used the word abstinence in this book and have encouraged you to abstain
from premarital sex, we actually prefer the term chastity when talking about
is about what you cannot do (engage in sexual intimacy). Chastity is
about what you can do: lead a positive lifestyle that respects self and
others. For centuries, chastity has been an admired moral virtue. Author Pat
Driscoll defines chastity as sexual goodness living out the truth, beauty, and
goodness of human sexuality. In one of her pamphlets, God's Plan for Sex,
Driscoll boldly states Sex is great! and then lists some reasons why it is:
- God created sex, and it's wonderful.
- God gave us operating instructions for sex
(in the Bible).
- Only the abuse of sex (through
fornication, adultery, masturbation, etc.) is wrong.
- Following God's law brings joy.
- Disobeying God's law brings unhappiness and
problems for ourselves and society.
- God has given us many ways to express our
sexuality genitally (in marriage) and non-genitally (outside of marriage).
applies to everybody, unmarried people and married people. How?
unmarried people (both those planning to marry and those who intend to
remain single), chastity means staying pure in thought and deed, refraining
from sexual intercourse and other forms of deliberate genital arousal, and
expressing one's sexuality in non-genital ways.
married people, chastity means having sex only with your marriage
partner. This form of promised faithfulness between husbands and wives giving
themselves sexually only to each other, never to anyone else is also known as
fidelity. Chastity in marriage also means keeping sex open to life.
is a special form of chastity. People with a religious vocation for
example, priests, brothers, and nuns take a vow of celibacy. As part of their
deep commitment to God and sacrificial service to God's people, they promise to
lead a life that excludes all forms of genital sexual intimacy.
Ferdinand Magellan’s three ships reached CAPE DESIRE on November 28, 1520, and
crossed from the Atlantic to the Pacific via the straits of Magellan.
The late Senator McCain states Ferdinand Magellan
was a man who is the best example of the virtue of Aspiration.
He left the service of one king and won the support
of another so that he could pursue an ambition as big as the world he
discovered. Ferdinand Magellan claimed the most daunting and marvelous prize.
By the greatest feat of seamanship in history, he was the first European to go
around the unknown world. At court, the young Magellan received an excellent
education in the arts and sciences as well as the martial arts. In 1505, he
joined the fleet of the first Portuguese governor of India, and over the course
of several years’ service became a skilled navigator and a brave and capable
soldier of fortune. Soldiers of fortune were constantly searching for a faster
route to the prized Spice Islands. Whether Magellan had indeed reached them
while he was in service to the Portuguese crown, there is little doubt that
like all adventurers of the age, he held them as the richest prize on earth,
and surely dreamed of sharing in the wealth and reputation they offered.
Magellan believed that a passage between the Atlantic Ocean and that uncharted
sea to the west, and through it a western route to the Spice Islands, existed
at the unexplored end of the South American continent. He was determined to
locate it. On September 10, 1519, five small ships, the San Antonio, the Concepción,
the Victoria, the Santiago, and the Trinidad, carrying 265 men, a sizable
arsenal of arms and munitions, and a less-than-adequate store of food and
water, left the Spanish port of San Lucar de Barrameda for South America. The
ships’ captains were Spaniards. The fleet’s ultimate destination was kept
secret from the ships’ crews, who believed that they were sailing for South
America, and not for the unknown world beyond its shores. It would not have
been possible to find a crew willing to embark on such a perilous, if not
impossible, journey. Their Portuguese commander, Ferdinand Magellan, sailed
aboard the Trinidad, flying the imperial standard of Spain, the flag of
Castile. Only one of the ships would ever return.
Stella Maris Chapel, Cape
Next to the lighthouse on Cape Horn Island lies a tiny
wooden chapel dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It serves the sacramental
needs of the researchers and staff at this station, which lies between South
America’s Tierra de Fuego and the Antarctic continent. The first
Catholic, let alone human being, to visit the area was Ferdinand Magellan on
his round-the-world-trip across the straits that still bear his name. Oddly,
the 90 researchers and support staff of the Italian Mario Zucchelli Station at
Terra Nova Bay don’t have a permanent chapel, despite lay Italian Catholics
offering to build one for free. In fact, a German shipping company offered to
transport the prefab chapel to Terra Nova Bay gratis. Despite this, the Italian
government is dragging its feet, to the detriment of the devout scientists and
staff on the base. The Worldwide Antarctic Program (WAP) is spearheading the
construction of a Catholic chapel at the base. So far, the plan is on ice.
Giving Tuesday aims to celebrate and promote charity and generosity. After two of the largest shopping days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday aims to provide people with a day to give back to the world. Giving back can be through donations, volunteering time or any other form of charitable action. Giving Tuesday was first celebrated in 2012. Since its inception, there has been a 470% increase in online donations for the cause. It is celebrated annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as a reminder of the importance of generosity over consumption.
Giving Tuesday Facts & Quotes
2015, there were a total of 1.3 million social media mentions of Giving
Tuesday. It officially went viral.
2015, the mean gift size (meaning the average between everybody who donated) on
Giving Tuesday was $107.47.
71 countries around the world support and participate in Giving Tuesday.
may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There's another day you might
want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the
Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and
donate what they can to charity. – Bill Gates, creator of Microsoft.
Giving Tuesday Top Events and Things to Do
a movie on the joys of gifts and giving. Some suggestions are: Pay it
Forward (2000), It’s a Wonderful Life (1946),
and Millions (2004).
awareness on social media by using the hashtag #GivingTuesday,
#TuesdayGiveawayDay and #TuesdayMeansDonate.
your time at a local homeless shelter or volunteer organization. Giving can be
much more than simply giving your money or things away. Giving your time is
equally as valuable and, in some ways, more important.
a book about the joys of sharing. Some suggestions are: The Giving
Book, giving: How Each of Us Change the World and The Giving
to a charity of your choice. Charity Navigator can help you find a charity that suits you.
French Toast Day
There’s a blend that just makes our morning fantastic, and it’s a blending of eggs, milk, and cinnamon with bread dipped in. There’s something about the savory sweet smell of it, and the anticipation of having it painted with butter and drizzled with syrup, with a side of breakfast sausage and a tall glass of orange juice that’ll get us out of bed on even the worst of days. French Toast Day is honoring this amazing breakfast delight and encourages you to enjoy it for breakfast with a few friends. The breakfast favorite French toast goes by many names depending on where it’s being served up – eggy bread, German toast, poor knights’ pudding, Bombay toast – but it’s always made of the same key ingredients. Egg, milk – or cream – and bread. This delicious, sweet snack is often served with sugar or syrup and fruit and consists of bread slices fried in a mixture of milk and egg. In France, its name is ‘pain perdu’, which literally means ‘lost bread’, because it would often be made with stale or old bread. Although we tend to call it French Bread, the dish isn’t known to have come from France. Some ancient Latin recipes from the 4th century mention soaking bread in milk before frying, and in fourteenth Century Germany the term ‘poor knights’ pudding’ was coined for the sweet treat because it was seen as an affordable meal for those without too much money to spend. Today, it’s eaten across the world as a breakfast meal or a sweet snack. In Italy, there’s a savory version, called ‘mozzarella en carrozza’, which sees the egg-soaked bread sandwiching slices of mozzarella cheese before it is fried. Its name literally means ‘mozzarella in a carriage’. So you can have eggy bread for your main meal, and your pudding!
How to Celebrate
French Toast Day
So how can
you celebrate French Toast Day? If you’ve got any stale bread in the kitchen,
this is a great way to use it up. The recipe tends to call for bread that’s at
least a day old because older slices will be able to soak up the tasty egg and
milk mixture without falling apart. Then, once you’ve fried it up, you can
slather on as much jam, syrup, fruit or honey as you like. If you’re feeling
extra indulgent, why not pop a swirl of cream on top?
Christmas normally is a
time for joy. Decorations are set up, parties ensue, presents are given, and
laughter commences. Not many people realize that those in law enforcement work
tirelessly during the holiday season to keep people safe. Blue Christmas is a
holiday dedicated to those who work in that field, giving them an opportunity
to be thanked for their services and celebrate Christmas their own
way. While Elvis made the term “A Blue Christmas” popular to describe
Christmas blues, this holiday is for those who work in law enforcement, such as
police, firefighters, EMTs, and 911 dispatchers. For them, it is rough. Long
nights in the wet, cold snow or long nights in the office can be particularly
dangerous, especially for those who have the potential factor of being shot at,
having emotional trauma from an emergency situation, and so forth. Because of
their job, they keep people safe and save lives, but it comes at a cost. They
miss out on spending time with their families and lose out on enjoying what
Christmas is all about. That’s why when it comes to the holiday season, Blue
Christmas gives people a chance to give to others by giving gifts and thanking
them for their services. While some may be cheerful doing their job, because
they know that Christmas is about helping others, Blue Christmas helps raise
awareness for the behind-the-scenes action that the people working in law
enforcement and the medical field are the ones truly making the holiday seasons
special. With the potential dangers involved, they deserved their thanks and gifts
How to celebrate Blue Christmas
To take part in a Blue
Christmas, you can easily do so by displaying a blue light throughout the
winter holidays. It can be a single porch light, blue candles in the window, or
blue Christmas lights as part of the display. If you know someone who works in
law enforcement or the medical industry, buy or make them a gift and take the
time out to thank them for what they do to keep society and the holidays going.
Share this holiday on social media using the hashtag #bluechristmas and let
everyone know how important it is to see those who don’t ask for much in
CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
§ PART TWO: THE CELEBRATION
OF THE CHRISTIAN MYSTERY
§ SECTION TWO THE SEVEN
SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH
§ CHAPTER FOUR OTHER
§ Article 2-CHRISTIAN
§ I. The Christian's
1681 The Christian meaning of death
is revealed in the light of the Paschal mystery of the death and resurrection
of Christ in whom resides our only hope. the Christian who dies in Christ Jesus
is "away from the body and at home with the Lord."
1682 For the Christian the day of
death inaugurates, at the end of his sacramental life, the fulfillment of his
new birth begun at Baptism, the definitive "conformity" to "the
image of the Son" conferred by the anointing of the Holy Spirit, and
participation in the feast of the Kingdom which was anticipated in the
Eucharist - even if final purifications are still necessary for him in order to
be clothed with the nuptial garment.
1683 The Church who, as Mother, has
borne the Christian sacramentally in her womb during his earthly pilgrimage,
accompanies him at his journey's end, in order to surrender him "into the
Father's hands." She offers to the Father, in Christ, the child of his
grace, and she commits to the earth, in hope, the seed of the body that will
rise in glory. This offering is fully celebrated in the Eucharistic
sacrifice; the blessings before and after Mass are sacramentals.
Litany of St. Michael the Archangel
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