Friday, March 6, 2009

This and That

  • Last night was the final night of our Lenten Parish Mission. This was probably one of the very best Mission's that I've been able to attend. Fr. Kevin from the Apostolate for Family Consecration was an excellent speaker and I truly believe that the Holy Spirit was in cahoots with Fr. Kevin to make sure I was there every night!
  • A funny thing happened during the closing mass last night.....there was a family with two small boys sitting behind us. The boys behaved VERY WELL all through mass. At the end, right before the final blessing....when the church is at it's quietest...the youngest boy sneezed...after which he stated loudly..."Look, no boogies mom"! Well, it was very hard to contain myself! I started laughing (quietly, of course), but, I couldn't stop! It was not a very prayerful ending to a very spiritually uplifting mass! The kid in me still lives!
  • I saw my OB/GYN yesterday morning for my two week surgical follow up! He says I'm healing well! My hemoglobin is still at the level I was two weeks ago...but...he said he will check it again in another 3 weeks. He doesn't want me to go back to work before my 6 weeks is up. I'm still not to lift more than 10 lbs. I only have pain when I've been standing too long. It also seems to really be painful when I'm kneeling at church. Whatever muscles you use to kneel are apparently connected in some way to my lower abdominal muscles. Does this count as a legitimate reason to sit instead of kneel?
  • This morning, while doing my hour for the 40 Days for Life vigil in front of the Planned Parenthood....I was struck by the two women that PPH were using as escorts. These women actually think they are HELPING those that come for abortions! How is it that they can't see that what they are doing is actually harmful to the Body of Christ as a whole, as well as to that individual soul inside the womb of these mothers? How can they believe that murder for convenience is helping? These unborn babies are human beings...they are souls created by God. This is why God does not want sex outside of the marriage covenant. This is why in our marriage vows we promise to "accept children lovingly from God". Did you know that there are approximately 8,000 abortions performed in Jacksonville EVERY year! You can not tell me that 8,000 murders every year are due to rape, incest, or the health of the mother. Women are using abortion as a form of birth control! Does Planned Parenthood explain to these women that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer? Do these women understand that their fertility is a gift....that not everyone is even able to conceive? Do people realize that in those 8,000 many potential doctors, nurses, priests, humanitarians, lawyers, social workers, teachers, mothers, fathers, policemen/women that have been denied the right to life? It could be that we've just murdered a future president, pope, ambassador, or the person who would find the cure for cancer? Interestingly, here in Florida...I could go to jail for disturbing a turtle nest/eggs that I might come across on the beach.....however, I could kill as many babies as I want....and NEVER face a court of law. As a matter of fact, if I went to Planned Parenthood to do it...I would have an escort to help me get there! Do you see how backwards our society is? We value animals and birds more than we value human life. How this must just devastate Our Lord and Our Lady! May God have mercy on us all!


Therese said...

Wow, Nancy! What an ending to your post! So well written!

BTW-I would have laughed too! Michael made a funny face at me at Mass a couple weeks ago and I got a HUGE case of the giggles!

Sarah (JOT) said...

Some times there is a kid who will shout out "I want to go home now" or "Can we leave yet?" and so on when it's during the consecration. I always chuckle.

Great post on abortion. Who can explain such evil? But first, we must call it what it is: evil.

I'm glad you're on the mend.

Anonymous said...

I was fortunate to share this experience (Lenten Mission) with you, Nancy. I would love to go forward with the 40 days preparation book with the family...please pray for me as I will for you...that this comes about. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus continue to heal you physically and in every other way you and your family need. Love you! Margie

Laura said...

I'm one of those people who can't stop laughing once I start, so it's a good thing that I wasn't there.
It's like I'm 12 all over again.

Tracy said...

Oh Nancy, what a fabulous post, thank you so much for sharing your life with us:)

Aussie Therese said...

lol that would have had me laughing too and my children.

As for abortion, a friend of mine says

"You cannot kill people to solve your problems"

and that is exactly what abortion is. Killing your baby to solve your problems.