7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 15

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Book Review:  Please check out this week’s post.  I shared my final thoughts, Part 3, on the book Would You Date You?  

Take aways:  God’s timing trumps all of our self-knowledge and self-improvement plans, be not afraid and holiness is our calling!

May you be blessed!

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Twitter:  I was home during last Friday’s March For Life re-tweetin’ away on Twitter.  I don’t normally tweet too much but I felt compelled to in response to all the good stuff going on at #marchforlife.  I re-tweeted so much that I got the message saying that I had used up all my tweets for the day and to try again tomorrow! It was cool to watch #marchforlife trend to the top.  Thank you to all the Marchers!

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new_evangelists_monthlyNew Evangelist Monthly:  Tomorrow, February 2nd is the first Saturday of the month so it is time for the New Evangelist Monthly round up.  Check out this “informal, dynamic, crowd-sourced “meta-magazine” showcasing the best posts faithful Catholic bloggers publish each month. Here you will find many different, but faithfully Catholic viewpoints, insights and perspectives.” 

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Pope Benedict XVI:  Speaking of the new evangelists and faithful Catholic bloggers, I heard that our Holy Father referred to the last 40 years as being not just ‘failed’ catechesis but a “catastrophic collapse in catechetics.”  Wow.  We, the baptized Catholics, have been officially called on the carpet.  Let us:  

“‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15

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The Veil, His Flesh:  I am so amazed when I see “the veil” mentioned in scripture.  In the Letter to the Hebrews 10:19-22, it says:  

“Therefore, brothers, since through the blood of Jesus we have confidence of entrance into the sanctuary by the new and living way he opened for us through the veil, that is, his flesh, and since we have “a great priest over the house of God,” let us approach with a sincere heart and in absolute trust, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water.”

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A Man’s Point of View:  I found a quote by Fletcher Doyle on the L.I.F.T.  (Living in Faith Together) blog.  L.I.F.T is a Young Adult Ministry serving those 18-39 year old Catholics in all stages of life; married or single, with or without children.  Fletcher Doyle is the author of Natural Family Planning Blessed Our Marriage, (Servant Books).  He and his wife are converts who embraced NFP two years after their conversion.  Here is what he had to say about marital chastity

“…I found that the chastity required to get through the periods of abstinence caused profound changes in me.  I stopped daydreaming of swimsuit models, wealth and fame.  I became grateful for all God had given me, most of all for my wife.  My appreciation for her and all that she gives me grew, improving an already good 20 year marriage….”

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Be The Wire:  Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997), founder of the Missionary Sisters of Charity said:  

“Each one of us is merely a small instrument. When you look at the inner workings of electrical things, often you see small and big wires, new and old, cheap and expensive lined up. Until the current passes through them there will be no light. That wire is you and me. The current is God. We have the power to let the current pass through us, use us, produce the light of the world. Or we can refuse to be used and allow darkness to spread.”


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