Monday, November 08, 2010

the one i love

"this one goes out to the one i love
this one goes out to the one i've left behind.
a simple prop to occupy my time
this one goes out to the one i love." (R.E.M. - The One I love, 1987)
more big 80's on 8 for you this morning! is this just another love song? hardly. read the summary, please. it reminded me of the skit i saw last night with our youth group - powerful. through Baptism i share in the death of Christ, but now i live my life in Christ, in His Resurrection. i must decrease, He must increase. easier said than done. living in a non-Christian world, culture, society, will have its effect on you. what does one do when one is attacked by alcohol, drugs, lust, depression, or suicide? one cannot but be affected by the culture we live in. however, Our Lord Jesus Christ is more than a prop to occupy our time. he is our rock, our very foundation! the skit last night powerfully demonstrated that. we are Christian, Catholic, and Our Lord Jesus Christ is the one we love! he is my God and my Saviour. without Him i am lost. no matter how far we may get from Him, He is always ready to welcome us home!

last week i posted i still haven't found what i'm looking for. however, we have with God in Our Lord Jesus Christ. let us encourage one another to continue this journey, journey of holiness. for no man is an island, and alone we fall. we need to encourage one another as brothers and sisters, for there is strength in numbers. of course, this applies not only to the laity but in a very real way to the clergy as well. they need support too, and how difficult it is to see a priest who has lost his faith. if we are not striving for holiness, we are doing nothing.

back to last week's post for a second. what struck me from this new council, on the new evangelization, is not only its mandate, among which is to understand these new forms of communication, but lastly its emphasis on returning to the basics, on returning to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. if JC is not a prop, then let's work together to know Him better, to love Him more, and to follow Him more closely as His disciples. there are many books on my to-read list, however, moved by Our Holy Father, i'm going to pick up the Catechism once again. who's with me? peace out.

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