"One does not need great mental acuity to be aware of the many ways of rejecting Christ, even on our own doorstep. Often, Jesus is ignored, he is mocked and he is declared a king of the past who is not for today and certainly not for tomorrow. He is relegated to a storeroom of questions and persons one dare not mention publicly in a loud voice. If in the process of building the house of your life you encounter those who scorn the foundation on which you are building, do not be discouraged! A strong faith must endure tests. A living faith must always grow. Our faith in Jesus Christ, to be such, must frequently face others’ lack of faith."
from the address to young people at Blonie Park May 28, 2006.
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Now, this post will be understood differently depending upon one’s faith perspective. It’s a bit like watching The Passion of The Christ. What does a death mean? And how about dying at 3 PM on Good Friday? Only those with faith can understand what Shannon is saying here. She recognizes the grace in the moment.
If you’ve ever seen the movie Sparrows (1926), you will no doubt remember a scene with Jesus in. It’s most memorable. Anyone seen it?
Just attended the ordination of Fr. Robert Vennetti to the priesthood. Fr. Robert and I were ordained deacons together (photo gallery of that). Now, we have both been ordained on the feast days of important Marian Apparitions. I was ordained on the feastday of Our Lady of Lourdes, and Fr. Robert on the feastday of Our Lady of Fatima.
I had an interest in androids when I was growing up. The fact that I knew the word at age 6 is something in itself. There were lots of movies with androids in back then (I remember seeing Westworld on broadcast TV and getting quite frightened).
Well, the work to make androids is starting to progress somewhat. I think if I ran into Repliee Q2 and I were a little kid, that would be really scary.
This page has info on the project, with videos listed at the bottom of the page. The "Introduction of the Android Research" is in English and gives a good starting point. The inventor is aware of the deeper questions this project poses. Where will this lead? One thing is for sure… you can’t program a free will. No matter how "lifelike" androids get, they will never be beyond the limitations of the programs running to make them appear alive. They are left with the appearance of life, and not the reality.
Yes. I was at the concert at St. Paul’s in Valparaiso, IN. It included much audience participlation, and proceeds went toward a Jamacian mission trip. Most importantly, God was glorified. The church had the tabernacle in a room behind a sort of wall behind the altar, and a few of us went in and prayed after the concert. While we could hear the noise from the church, it was muffled, and the little chapel was quite peaceful.
Matt Maher introduced a new song from Joshua Blakesley’s upcoming CD, which was quite soulful–Motown style.
I strongly recommend seeing a Matt Maher concert if he comes to your area. In fact, I think he should release a live performance DVD.