GOD GRANT YOU THE LIGHT OF CHRISTMAS WHICH IS FAITH
THE WARMTH OF CHRISTMAS WHICH IS PURITY;
THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF CHRISTMAS;
WHICH IS JUSTICE ;
THE BELIEF OF CHRISTMAS;
WHICH IS TRUTH;
THE ALL OF CHRSTMAS ;
WHICH IS CHRIST.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Catholic American.
This is a good summary in light the troubles in the Midlle East and the murder of Catholics there putting out the good word to the people. Here is some of the writing that I wanted to share with you. Hope you enjoy it.
‘Ask, am I a generous giver? Or am I selfish with my time, talents, or time? St. Paul says in Cor. 9-6 “whoever sow sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will reap bountifully.”
What is St.Paul talking about? Do we sow love bountifully? Do we see Christ in each person we meet? Can we see Jesus in the poor homeless person as in the wealthy businessman? It was the self sacrificing love of Christ that saved the world? I believe that it is though giving away all the gifts God has given to us in love and mercy that we sow bountifully and generously in 2011. In this writer’s opinion, well put Deacon and I agree with you.
-T.C CUMMISKEY Writer
Our Belief: “Human life is sacred because it involved the creative action of God and it remains forever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is the sole end. God alone is the lord of life from its beginning to its end: no one can under any circumstances claim himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being.” ( 2258 Catechism of the Catholic Church. )
Euthanasia and assisted suicide can appear a reasonable and even compassionate solution with suffering of individuals and families struggling with illness of the dying process. Yet these are not real solutions-they do not solve human problems, but only take the lives of those most in need of unconditional love. ( U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.)
“The Catholic Church is not desensitized to the pain of those who suffer. On the contrary, it identifies its values and sees life and death as sacred. This does not mean that a person suffering in the final stages of a terminal illness must be kept alive at all costs.
There are moral, spiritual, ethical, and medical questions that must be in place when assisting the dying. The Anointing of the Sick and Hospice are two important ministries that aid in dealing with the terminally ill.’ (Reflection Excerpt from Fr. Dan Bachner.)
Please call the Church if you have any questions, concerns, or need help. Its our aim as a community of faith to be present to those who suffer and those who are dying. Pray for the sick, poor, and homeless also please. Pray for us, God’s lost lambs.
From the Culture Of Life Series Provided by St. Petronille Choose Life Ministry