Sunday, March 10, 2013

you gotta be

Vincent Van GoghIn da Park, 1888
no one is perfect, as this self-portrait demonstrates.
we all have our shadows.
"you gotta be bad, you gotta be bold
you gotta be wiser, you gotta be hard
you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
you gotta be cool, you gotta be calm
you gotta stay together
all i know, all i know, is Love will save the day" (Des'ree - You Gotta Be, 1994)
prophetic words, eh?  (plus she has the same birthday as me!)  anywho, it seems that this is all we are hearing from the media today on the upcoming conclave - you gotta be this, ... you gotta be that!  in fact, the Cardinals too have also been discussing the future of the Church (EN, FR - letter from CCCB on upcoming conclave)  many names have been mentioned for the upcoming papacy.  but as Cardinal Dolan, ABp of New York, said last week, the most important name that is discussed, prayed, is the Holy Name of Jesus.

we have to be many things in life.  and perfect is not one of them!  first, let us strive for holiness, as our heavenly Father is holy.  may our knowledge be God in Our Lord Jesus Christ.  may our wisdom be God in our Lord Jesus Christ.  and finally, may our ambition be Him as well.  as St. Augustine reminds us, "love, and do what you will."

for more news, check it:  Salt & Light TV Conclave Style, Fr. Tim McCauley - ArchOttawa Director of Vocations - live from Rome, and ... who should i be following?, and, ... pray for the Church this week!


ps.  Fr. Robert Barron's Word On Fire, on the conlave:

pss. Des'ree + the video:

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