Wednesday, February 14, 2018


FINDING TRUTH WHEVER IT MAY BE FOUND:  "Don't let the bad be the friend of the worst."  Matthew Wyszinski

QUOTE II:  "Men seek sins or more startling obscenities as stimulants to their jaded sense.  They seek after oriental religions for the same reason.  They try to stab their nerves to life, if it were with the knives of the priests of Baal.  They are walking in their sleep and try to wake themselves up with nightmares."  from G. K. Chesterton's "The Everlasting Man"



Why don't we try to confuse things even more by throwing in Mr. Mastromatteo's painting, "The Sweet Suffering of St. Sebastian."

So I went to throw that pair of shoes away today.  It was more difficult than I thought it would be.  They are unwearable.  I wouldn't even dream of giving them to a St. Vincent de Paul Shop.  But there I was thinking, "What if I need them some day?"  Ridiculous.  So I said my goodbyes, "You were a great pair of shoes.  One of my favorites.  Thank you," dropped them in the trash and walked away.  There's still time to go back and dig them out.

 Fr. K sent this in:

When people ask me how things are at the parish I always answer, "They seem fine but I never like to say definitively because God is ironic and you never know what's under the ice getting ready to break through and cause problems."  As it turns out our school book company that served us so well for so long is sending home book lists with children that cover topics that are severely controversial.  (I have not seen the books, just heard, so I can't really say much more about them.  Yet.)  Our school is going through the process of choosing a new company.  HERE is one article, sent in by CC explaining the concerns.

Here's you video for Ash Wednesday:


Anonymous said...

Re: those shoes that served you so well. Can a shoemaker put on new soles and heels?
If not, go gentle into the night, poor soles.

Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.
Do not let your feet know what your right hand is doing!
Let your sister know; she will be happy!

Anonymous said...

The image of an ocean of mercy consuming my sins and guilt is very inspirational. It is pride to not allow Jesus to wash us with a torrent of mercy. Well said Father V...

Sarah said...

I would be among those sorry to see Scholastic Books go. We are not among the parents who are clamoring for this change.

Chris P. said...

You can win a gold medal with shoes worse than that.