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Today is The 5th Saturday of Lent
The Liturgical Color of the day is Violet

Jesus reaching out
Wednesday, August 11th

Scripture Quote of the Day

'Jesus said to his disciples:
"If your brother sins against you,
go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.
If he listens to you, you have won over your brother.
If he does not listen,
take one or two others along with you,
so that every fact may be established
on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
If he refuses to listen to them, tell the Church.
If he refuses to listen even to the Church,
then treat him as you would a Gentile or a tax collector."'

-Matthew 18:15-17 from today's Gospel reading

kencraw on 08.11.04 @ 02:56 PM PST [link]

Being thankful

Sorry I haven't been blogging much lately. Monday I was traveling for work. Tuesday I was doing the work I would have been doing Monday plus the normal workload and today I found out that I wasn't going to be getting a promotion I interviewed for last week.

All of us go through those moments when we aspire for something and fail and today is one of those days for me. I don't have to explain to anyone the difficulty those days provide. It is in those moments, in a depressing fashion, that one takes a look at the sum of where their life has come to.

But for me, in this moment, I find myself surprisingly content. The person who got the job is a good man, a man worthy of the job. I'm still well respected in my group and well positioned for the future. But more importantly, I have a loving and caring wife, a beautiful one year old son, another blessing from God growing in my wife's belly, am a part of a thriving Catholic parish, am involved in a number of grace-filled ministries, live in a wonderful home in a great neighborhood and have no reason to worry about becoming destitute any time soon.

So while I'm still disappointed, when I look at the big picture, I can be nothing but thankful for the blessed life I am living.

kencraw on 08.11.04 @ 02:50 PM PST [link]


Other blogs I read:
Jimmy Akin
Crowhill's blog
Amy Welborn's 'open book' blog
Secondhand Smoke-Wesley Smith
Envoy Encore
Dale Price's blog
Mark Shea (On sabatical)

The Church I participate in:
Official Vatican Site
US Conference of Bishops
Sacramento Diocese
SS Peter and Paul Parish

Good Catholic Websites:
NewAdvent-Encyclopedia, Bible, Etc.
Zenit Catholic News
EWTN: Catholic TV and radio
Mass times for US travelers

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