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Monday, August 2, 2010

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Class today focused on images of the Church, especially described in Lumen Gentium of the Vatican II documents. Remembering the importance of the faithful to the head, who is Christ, and also the importance of the head to the faithful, the body. I like to emphasize how like any relationship, but especially the relationship of the body, there is constant care and nutriment that is needed to maintain homeostasis (balance) throughout the body.

Off to another day or reading. Today is about discipleship, a call to religious life. I pray to my heavenly teachers, who are the Divine Teacher, saints Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas and Bishop Fulton Sheen and Fr. John Hardon, S.J. to assist me in all my learning. I usually say a Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be to give prayers to help me learn. Good to have preparation prayer for important events of our life. How often that has made a difference and how often before I ever learned this were things more miserable. God first, let everything else follow. Praise be my heavenly teachers!

Here are some flowers in the back property of Mercy Grove next to the retreat houses. I've been wanting to get back there and capture those cute little flowers blossoming among an old foundation of a house. The mosquitos take a beating on me while I'm outside at that late part of the evening, but the pictures are always worth the welts. I now know you can get a mosquito bite on top of another mosquito bite...let the record be noted. Thank you Sacred Heart of the Eternal Father for allowing me to take pictures of your beautiful creation. May the whole world come to love your creation knowing it comes from Your Almighty and Benevolent Hands!

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