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Deacon Joseph Meilinger KCHS

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“The world today lives online, so that’s where we have to evangelize.”

Random Thought 1:Today, …we can get over the disappointments that we feel with regard to the Church or about any other human or Christian matter if we remain in union with God through prayer. We must continue to have absolute trust that we are not alone. Without God we can do nothing.

    Despite sufferings, despite failure, despite evil, our victory is our faith. Saint John writes: ‘This is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?’ (I Jn 5:4-5)

    Sometimes the relentless attacks against the words of the pope, against the teaching of the Church, or against morality can cause us to think that evil has won the battle. Some obscure philosophical forces wish to impose silence on the Church so as to govern the world more easily according to its selfish, mercenary, and cruel principles. We must not let down our guard against the noise that that would like to annihilate man’s whole interior life by brutalizing him with images and news that are veritable drugs.

    It is necessary to believe in spite of everything, because that is our vocation as Christians. We must believe in the future of the Church, which has overcome many crisis. We must believe that the victor is still Christ. We must believe with great and loving patience.

    Once again I turn to Saint Augustine, who speaks marvelously about our human condition: ‘He who wants to find in himself the cause of his joy will be sad, but he who wants to find in God the cause of his joy will always be joyful, because God is eternal. Do you want to have eternal joy? Cling to the One who is eternal.’”

— Cardinal Robert Sarah

    God or Nothing, - Ignatius

Random Thought 2: One enterprising man asked the Lord, "Lord, how long is a million years to you?"

The Lord replied, "To me, a million years is like a second."

The man asked, "Lord, how much is a million dollars to you?"

The Lord said, "To me, a million dollars is like a penny."

The man asked, "Lord, may I have a penny?"

The Lord answered, "Sure, just a second."