I had just prayed the morning of December 14th for school children and children everywhere !! As I looked out my peep hole at the cold shivering children I thought back how I hated going to school. Most of that was getting out of bed 6am to catch a bus at 7am, as these children do across the street from me. I thought, the poor children, isn't there a better way?!! Leaving every day for five days a week, just like a job and these are sweet little children Don't we have something better to offer our children? Oh, don't get me wrong, it wasn't so bad once I got there, seeing friends and some great teachers along the way made it better! My daughter wants to get back in the classroom as a teacher. She is an academic teacher helping other teachers right now but she is one of those great teachers! My prayers wasn't enough to keep Sandy Hook School children safe that day. We all have to start praying more. I need to, too. Pray for an end to child abuse, abortion, hunger, sickness, pain, the list goes on and on. Won't YOU join me and pray more?Especially, for Sandy Hook School community this Christmas season.
my favorite I had to post today!! i joined in this celebration of Mary in 2010 with Rebecca and her friends. As I go back today, I see a lot of the same peeps and some new!!! Alleluia!(those pics are 4 I used in 2010, actually I painted those 3) Pope Paul VI called Mary the "STAR of EVANGELIZATION" Immediately after conceiving Jesus, she took Jesus to Elizabeth and her baby in her womb. Both Elizabeth and John accepted Jesus as their Lord and received the Holy Spirit. Throughout history Mary has done whatever her Son has told her and made diciples of all nations. Probably the most fruitful evangelization took place from 1531-1538 at the hill of Tepeyac, near what is now Mexico City. During those 7 years, Mary, under the title of OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, led eight million people to give their lives to CHRIST. Over three thousand people each day for 7 years were baptized into CHRIST. In effect, Mary who prayed in the upper room before the first Christian Pentecost was used by the LORD to bring new Penecosts each day for 7 years. MARY, the "Star of Evangelization" will make us stars of evangelization. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us. this is today's reading out of the "One Bread, One Body"book of Presentation Ministries.