Archive for July 18th, 2006

Hfp_logoCatholic Kingdom  is one of my dc’s favorite places to visit.  You have to enter through the gate and then  venture into a kingdom where you can learn all about the Catholic faith!
The Monastery holds the collection of stories from the Bible and the Saints. 
The Marketplace is the center for crafts and games…also the place where announcements are heralded. 
In the Cathedral, you will find all the things that the Church has treasured for centuries….go pay them a visit!!

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Diane from the Ora Et Labora board shared this wonderful quote today!  What a God-Incidence!

Word of Encouragement
The simple truth!
1 John 1:5

This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all.

There is a famous story of a woman who tried to read St. Thomas Aquinas’ teaching on the simplicity of God. She perused a few articles of the Summa Theologiae and finally shut the book with a shrug saying,

"If that’s His simplicity, I wonder what his complexity is like!"

It’s easy to empathize with a statement like that, but we have to remember that St. Thomas was not so much trying to be simple himself as to explain and defend God’s simplicity to clever people, which is much harder. We face something of the same task today as Christians in a culture that wants to see everything as "complex" and "ambiguous" (including the goodness of God himself) because, after all, if even God has a "dark side" then who can blame us for indulging our own sins? To this self-justifying need to paint God as suffering from various passions and complexes, Scripture has a simple rejoinder: "God is light and in him is no darkness at all." That’s the simple truth. Making that truth plain to clever people blinded by self-justification is the hard part. Today, ask God to give you eyes to see his pure clear light and ask him to give you the gift of simplicity

Just a Word of Encouragement
from Mark Shea & Jeff Cavins

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