From Today’s Readings:
Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Verse Before The Gospel EZ 33:11
I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked man, says the Lord, but rather in his conversion, that he may live.
“Now, I am not saying my parent’s methods of raising us were the best. All I know is that I did not turn out the worse for it. I believe there is something to be said for steering clear of giving birthday gifts and Christmas gifts and gifts in between that symbolize violence and killing so prevalent in our city and other cities across the country. Follow through with the rearing of your kids and grandkids on this. Support your prayers and messaging by fasting from the images and instruments associated with violence. Then, sooner or later, the kids will understand.”Bishop Joseph Perry, from ‘We Yearn For Peace!’
God bless your week.
Frank’s Photo of the Week
Now that we are all called to the stay-at-home guidelines for the COVID-19 virus, I’m noticing several men are saying how this is causing us to focus on our priorities and purpose, and putting things in a more clear perspective.
One of the things that has helped me to do this is to write my thoughts in a quality notebook that will last a generation or two, but you can also to this digital on a Free priviate blog tool like Tumblr or WordPress.com. The important thing is to get started, because when we write out thoughts is helps us to know where we stand on things, and our children learn from this as well.
For example, after my Father died in 2009 I came to realize that I learned more from him after he died than when he was living. Because as I experienced life his words and lessons began rolling in my head. So I started to write these things down in a notebook, along with my own life lessons, and I plan to leave these for my children and future generations. After they move out of the house will be a good time to hand them over, and I’m excited to see what happens.
Keep this in mind, it is said that if you start to spend ten minutes to an hour a day with your own thoughts, it will take up to sixty days before you remove all the clutter and eventually can start the hour thinking about yesterday and today! I have found this to be so true!
More on this with my blog post for this Thursday .. stay tuned
Thanks for Reading.
Make it a great week. See you back here again next Monday.
Frank J Casella,
CMCS Executive Director
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