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  • DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH, APRIL 26[Morning][BIBLE THEME DEVOTIONAL*]

    04/25/2017 9:47:26 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 2 replies
    The Holy Bible | King James
    APRIL 26 MORNING His left hand is under my head, and His right hand doth embrace me. Underneath are the Everlasting Arms. When [Peter] saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with His Hand. The...
  • After Easter, Chileans on horseback take sacraments to homebound

    04/25/2017 8:07:49 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 3 replies
    CatholicPhilly.com ^ | April 25, 2017 | Jane Chambers
    The priests and helpers came on horses and bicycles carrying red, white and blue Chilean flags and metal crosses. Their mission: to pray and give Communion to the old and infirm, parishioners who could not get to church on Easter Sunday. In Chile, it is known as “La Fiesta de Cuasimodo” (Quasimodo’s Festival), and it takes place every year on the Sunday after Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday. This year on April 23, Santiago Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati and 4,000 other helpers went to the foothills of the Andes, to the city of Colina, about 20 miles north of Santiago, to help...
  • His Holiness Pope Francis: Why the only future worth building includes everyone

    04/25/2017 7:57:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    TED ^ | April 2017 | Pope Francis
    A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don't, the spiritual leader provides illuminating commentary on the world as we currently find it and calls for equality, solidarity and tenderness to prevail. "Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the 'other' is not a statistic, or a number," he says. "We all need each other."
  • Worcester Cathedral blessing for asparagus crop criticised as 'absurd' by Anglicans

    04/25/2017 7:47:40 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 19 replies
    U.K. Telegraph ^ | 25 APRIL 2017 | Olivia Rudgard
    Asparagus is so venerated in Worcester that it has been blessed in a special ceremony in the city's cathedral. But the thanksgiving service celebrating the local crop has been criticised by other Anglicans who have called it "absurd". The bizarre Sunday evensong service was defended by the cathedral's Precentor, who said the vegetable was "a sign of the abundant provision and generosity of God".
  • After Palm Sunday jihad massacres, Pope Francis to Egypt to reach out to Muslims

    04/25/2017 5:07:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | April 25, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    A main reason for the trip is to try to strengthen relations with the 1,000-year-old Azhar center that were cut by the Muslim side in 2011 over what it said were repeated insults of Islam by Francis’s predecessor, Pope Benedict.” What did Benedict say? Andrea Gagliarducci of the Catholic News Agency explains that after a jihad terrorist murdered 23 Christians in a church in Alexandria 2011, Benedict decried “terrorism” and the “strategy of violence” against Christians, and called for the Christians of the Middle East to be protected.Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam, Ahmed al-Tayeb, whom Pope Francis welcomed to the Vatican in...
  • DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH, APRIL 25 [Evening][BIBLE THEME DEVOTIONAL*]

    04/25/2017 3:18:17 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 2 replies
    The Holy Bible | King James
    Our Lord Jesus Christ, ... though He was rich, yet for your sakes ... became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich. It pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell. The brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the Word of His power, when He had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; being made so much better than the angels, as He hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent Name than they. Who, being in the...
  • In China, Unregistered Churches Are Driving a Religious Revolution

    04/25/2017 2:13:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 4/23/17 | Ian Johnson
    “The government won’t approve it, but the question is if they’ll shut it down.”China, the world’s rising superpower, is experiencing an explosion of faith. The decades of anti-religious campaigns that followed the 1949 communist takeover are giving way to a spiritual transformation—and among the fastest-growing drivers of that transformation are unregistered churches. Once called “house” or “underground” churches because they were small clandestine affairs, these groups have become surprisingly well-organized, meeting very openly and often counting hundreds of congregants. They’ve helped the number of Protestants soar from about 1 million when the communists took power to at least 60 million...
  • 10 Guidelines to Spiritual Living- Dr. Billy Graham’s “Peace With God”[PROTEST./EVANG. CAUCUS]

    04/25/2017 12:57:33 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 9 replies
    Peace With God | 1984 | Dr. Billy Graham
    The Bible teaches that the Christian life is one of constant growth. When you were born again, you were born into God’s family. It is God’s purpose that you will grow into fill stature and become mature in Christ. It would be against the law of God and nature if you were to remain a baby and thus become a spiritual dwarf. In 2 Peter 3:18, the Bible says that we are to grow. It implies steady development, constant enlargement, increasing wisdom. For one to grow properly certain rules must be observed for good spiritual health. 1.Read your Bible daily....
  • Church is ‘gravely mistaken’ if she thinks migration is her real mission: Cardinal Sarah [Cath Cauc]

    04/25/2017 11:44:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 25, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    The Church would ignore the "real crisis" she faces today if she focuses on social justice issues rather than her basic mission to evangelize, Cardinal Robert Sarah warns in a newly-published interview. “The Church is gravely mistaken as to the nature of the real crisis if she thinks that her essential mission is to offer solutions to all the political problems relating to justice, peace, poverty, the reception of migrants, etc. while neglecting evangelisation,” the cardinal told Aid to the Church in Need on April 18. Sarah, who is the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, said that while...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 25 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/25/2017 6:59:42 AM PDT · by OneVike · 5 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomoin - Copied by Hezekia's Men
    Proverb 25 (NKJV) Rule Your Spirit 01 These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of 00 Judah copied: 02 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, 00 But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. 03 As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, 00 So the heart of kings is unsearchable. 04 Take away the dross from silver, 00 And it will go to the silversmith for jewelry. 05 Take away the wicked from before the king, 00 And his throne will be established in...
  • DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH APRIL 25 [Morning][BIBLE THEME DEVOTIONAL*]

    04/24/2017 7:45:47 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 2 replies
    The Holy Bible | King James
    Thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins. Ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins. - That we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness. -He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him. He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed. The Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all. - Thus it behoved Christ to suffer, ... that...
  • Bishops must end aid group’s funding for abortion, LGBT activist groups: pro-life leaders

    04/24/2017 2:25:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 24, 2017 | Lianne Lalurence
    April 24, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Canada’s bishops must clean up or shut down Development & Peace in the wake of a LifeSiteNews investigation that revealed the Catholic aid organization funded pro-abortion and pro-homosexual activist groups in Latin American, pro-life leaders say. “We can’t have Catholic money going to organizations that don’t have respect for human life from the very time of conception onward,” said Jim Hughes, president of Campaign Life Coalition, Canada’s national pro-life, pro-family political lobby group. “It’s time for the bishops to shake this whole thing up and put into positions of authority people who are going to...
  • DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH For APRIL 24 [Evening][BIBLE THEME DEVOTIONAL*]

    04/24/2017 1:43:00 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 2 replies
    The Holy Scripturea | King James
    The eyes of all wait upon Thee. He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things. — The Lord is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works. — Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your Heavenly Father feedeth them. The same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. — Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and...
  • Architectural News from Norcia

    04/24/2017 9:42:49 AM PDT · by ebb tide
    De Omnibus Dubitandum Est ^ | April 24, 2017 | Mark Lambert
    Some rather depressing news from Dr. Robert Moynihan, who, in his latest letter reports news from the Monks of Norcia / Monaci di Norcia: "They told me that the archbishop of Spoleto, Renato Boccardo, age 64 -- who has jurisdiction over Norcia -- has decided that he will rebuild the Basilica of St. Benedict in a modern style of architecture. He will also take possession of the quarters where the monks had been living from the year 2000 until October 2016. He will use the quarters as a part-time episcopal residence. "So the Benedictine monks of Father Cassian will not...
  • Francis says childless Europe is committing suicide by not accepting more Moslem invaders

    04/24/2017 9:08:46 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 52 replies
    Call Me Jorge ^ | April 22, 2017 | hereisjorgebergoglio
    Francis says childless Europe is committing suicide by not accepting more Moslem invaders “It’s true we are a society that doesn’t have children, but we close the doors to migrants. This is called suicide.” Francis’ words upon exiting the Basilica of St. Bartholomew  Isola Tiberina, Rome, Italy — Saturday, 22 April 2017  “Thank you for being here. Thank you for your prayers.  This church of the martyrs this reminded me of the cruelty, the cruelty that so many people have to suffer, the exploitation of people I’m reminded of the people who come here in boats and they are left...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 24 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/24/2017 6:58:32 AM PDT · by OneVike · 5 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 24 (NKJV)Do Not Envy Evil Men 01 Do not be envious of evil men, 00 Nor desire to be with them; 02 For their heart devises violence, 00 And their lips talk of troublemaking. 03 Through wisdom a house is built, 00 And by understanding it is established; 04 By knowledge the rooms are filled 00 With all precious and pleasant riches. 05 A wise man is strong, 00 Yes, a man of knowledge increases strength; 06 For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, 00 And in a multitude of counselors there is safety. 07...
  • To Understand Jesus’ Life, Death, and Resurrection, We Must Understand Sin

    04/24/2017 5:19:38 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 10 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 4/23/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    One of the most important questions in the history of the universe is “Why did Jesus have to die?” (After beginning this piece, I discovered that The Christian Post recently published “Why Did Jesus Die?”) This is especially the case as we are in the throes of what many are referring to as the “post-truth” era, where “Everybody Wants to Rule Their World.”... The facts of Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection all are, of course, central to Christianity. For millennia, each of these events has been celebrated, studied, and sermonized. Most everyone—from the fervently faithful to the lukewarm to...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL 4-24-17 {Prayer}

    04/23/2017 10:49:55 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 34 replies
    4-24-17 | Kitty Mittens
    Join with Fellow FREEPERS to Pray for our PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 'And this is the Confidence that we have in Him, that, if we Ask Anything According to His Will, He Heareth us.' 1 John 5:14 Religion Forum Threads Labeled [Prayer] are Closed to Debate of Any Kind. 2 Chronicles 7:14 If My People, which are Called by My Name, Shall Humble themselves, and Pray, and Seek My Face, And Turn from their Wicked Ways; Then will I Hear from Heaven, and will Forgive their Sin,...
  • DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH For APRIL 24[Morning][*BIBLE THEME DEVOTIONAL]

    04/23/2017 8:24:57 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 3 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | King James
    APRIL 24 The Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as He had spoken. Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us. — David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. — God will surelv visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. — I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt and I have heard their groaning, and am come...
  • DAILY LIGHT o the DAILY PATH for April 23 [EVENING][BIBLE THEME DEVOTIONAL*]

    04/23/2017 5:12:39 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 4 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | King James
    All we like sheep have gone astray. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. — There is none righteous, no, not one: there is none that understandeth. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable. Ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. — I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteous...