Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs is Dead

by Steve Ray on October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs is dead. He leaves behind his wife and four children. He is 3 months younger than me which reminds me life is short and how should I live my life!

Even billionaires (his worth $8.3+ billion) shed this life and face their Maker. Wikipedia lists his religion as Buddhist. May God have mercy on his soul and on his family.

By the way, he was adopted. His mother chose not to abort him and instead, put give him birth and then to put him up for adoption. I read, “Steven Paul Jobs was born Feb. 24, 1955, in San Francisco to Joanne Simpson, then an unmarried graduate student, and Abdulfattah Jandali, a student from Syria. Simpson gave Jobs up for adoption, though she married Jandali and a few years later had a second child with him, Mona Simpson, who became a novelist. Steven was adopted by Clara and Paul Jobs of Los Altos, California, a working-class couple who nurtured his early interest in electronics.”

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One of the things he said when he realized he was dying — something Christians should ponder every day:  “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life, Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”

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The sports medicine doctor walked in with my x-rays in his hand and gave me the bad news, “Your knees are getting worn and don’t like your running. You have to begin cross-training.”

By this he meant exercise that doesn’t pound the knees. So now I’m beginning to add walks and biking to my exploration, even swimming and weights.

BUT I can still run just not as much. New shoes the doctor recommended will also help. I will run when I’m on the road and do the others when at home. I am thinking of buying a bike to keep and use in Israel. Imagine how much exploring and cardio I could do with a bike in the Holy Land!

So today, after 12 days off to to rest the sore knee, I am back to daily adventure. I took off thru the neighborhood on my bike on a cool, beautiful Michigan Fall morning. Felt good and exhilarating.

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Screen Shot 2011-10-05 at 8.51.38 AMToday I will be on EWTN Radio’s “Deep in Scripture” with Marcus Grodi. It will be aired on EWTN at 2:00 PM Eastern today. Encore shows will be aired at 1:00AM Thursday and 7:00 AM Sunday.

You can also watch it on UStream or listen by Podcast.

Today our passage of Scripture study will be Matthew 16:13-20:

13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do men say that the Son of man is?”14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”16 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it.19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”20 Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.


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Son of Famous Atheist Converts to Catholicism

October 5, 2011

Son of a famous Australian atheist converted to the Catholic Church and tells his story here.

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