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(Archived on Monday - May - 09/05/2022 )

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  Photo is by Nancy Sticke from Pixabay  
I really like this action photo that I share today. The energy and concentration of the dog are captured beautifully.

On This Day
On May 9th 1945 The Soviet Union marks Victory Day at the end of World War 2.

Birthday's Today Billy Joel (Singer) is 73
Rosario Dawson (Actress) is 43

Interesting Quote for Today
"Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change" ~ Gautama Buddha

Saint For Today May 9th is the Feast of St. Pachomius

Significance of Today On May 9th every year, Russians celebrate the end, in 1945, of what they call the Great Patriotic War, in which more than 20 million Soviet citizens died at home and abroad. Celebrations and parades take place in dozens of Russian cities. This year it is highly controversial with Russia being accused of using World War 2 to justify the current war in Ukraine

Did You Know: The oldest word in the English language is "town."


Thought on Monday - May - 09/05/2022

'There's a disappointment and anger inside every one of us and unless we find it in ourselves to forgive, we will be bitter.' ~Ronald Rolheiser

The constant invitation throughout the Gospel stories is to allow life help us to become a better person and not a bitter person. It is very much at the heart of the story of Easter as well. It would seem that as we become older we can become more increasingly resentful.

That is why Jesus said we must become like little children. They have no hidden agendas and do not carry the resentments and hurts we tend to carry. At times a needle of resentment can get stuck in the record of our lives and it keeps churning out the same old story. This story is always negative, critical and sarcastic. It drains us of vital energy and long term it is never good for our health. All the good and positive moments that make up our day simply get lost in this.

Joan Chittister described it as an "acid that is poured on our souls eating away our peace within." It has often been said God loves the sinner but not the sin. Forgiveness allows us to let go of the resentment and begin to get on with our lives. What do you need to let go of in your life? Can you begin to let go some resentment?

Yesterday was the Fourth Sunday of Easter and has traditionally been called 'Vocations Sunday'. The following prayer has been put together to mark the day. Loving God, at baptism you have gifted each of us with a call to serve you and all people in everything we do. Give us the strength to share your message of love, justice, hope and peace. We ask you, Lord, for the gift of new vocations to priesthood in our Diocese. In your loving care, accompany those who are seeking to know your will for them. Inspire those you invite to serve as priests and fill them with the courage to answer that call. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

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