7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 26

— 1 —  This Week’s Post I Knew.  Yes, I knew that it was only a matter of time May you be blessed!

— 2 —  Father Greg ShafferLast week I promised you a photo of Father Greg Shaffer. He is part of the DC Hood basketball team (made up of priests and seminarians) who came to play against the parents from my parish (The Chain Gang) in a game of b-ball.  Father Greg was not able to make it but I have been promised by a parent photographer that they will send me a photo of the DC Hood team.  These priests and seminarians are awesome and so athletic!  When I receive the photo, I will share! In the meantime, here he is!

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–3– Wonderful Wednesdays:  I was adoring our Lord in Eucharistic Adoration a couple of weeks ago and got an inspiration (or nudge).  The word the Lord wanted me to ponder was “Indulgence.”  In other words, He was telling me that my life had too many forms of indulgence and that I needed to reduce this aspect of my life.  One way to do this would be to commit to daily Mass one day a week and pack a lunch on that day rather than eating out.  Yes, Gregg and I eat lunch out every day. This area of our lives is very indulgy.  So, for the last couple of weeks we have been attending Mass on Wednesdays and then eating our packed lunch in the car.  It is so simple and can be done in an hour because daily Mass is offered right on the military base where we work. Amazing. The Lord does speak when we are in His presence!

–4– Fathers:  Whenever we attend Mass on the base, we see all these wonderful men, both civilian and military, attending daily Mass.  There is this one civilian man who also attends our home parish.  He has kind of a ‘high ranking’ job yet he spends his lunch hour at Mass. One day he told us that when he goes home, his kids ask him “How was your day, Dad?  Did anything exciting happen?”  His answer is always, “I went to Mass today.  It doesn’t get any better than that.”  By the way, this same man has a son who is entering the Seminary in the Fall.

Please don’t underestimate the impact of the Father’s commitment to our Lord; to Him that makes Himself food for us in the Eucharist.

–5– Spotlight On:  Regina is in the spotlight again!  This time, for her amazing post on the virtue of……….Chastity!

–6–  St_-Isaac-of-SyriaHang The Veil Of Chastity:  I keep seeing this quote by St. Isaac the Syrian and it makes me feel connected to the roots of our Faith :

“It is not necessary to roam heaven and earth after God or to send our mind to seek Him in different places. Purify your soul, O son of man, remove from yourself the thought of memories outside of nature; hang the veil of chastity and humility before your impulses. By means of these you will be able to find Him who is within you.”

Saint Isaac the Syrian  ~ 7th Century Bishop and Theologian

–7– The TB Virus Cures Cancer:  I know!  Isn’t that crazy?  My sister has bladder cancer and they are curing it with the TB virus!  No chemo, no radiation.  They just removed the tumors and through a series of treatments, are flooding the bladder with the TB virus.  The virus attacks the cancer cells. Isn’t that cool?  We are so thankful and love her so much! 

God love and bless you!

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2 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 26

  1. Juuuuusst a bit of correction there. TB is not caused by bacteria, not virus 😉
    Other than that, great post! I love the quote by St. Isaac the Syrian. I’ve never encountered him or his sayings before.

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