Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In a mother’s womb were two babies.

One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?”

The other replies, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”

“Nonsense,” says the other. “There is no life after delivery. What would that life be?”

“I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths.”

The other says, “This is absurd! Walking is impossible. And eat with our mouths? Ridiculous. The umbilical cord supplies nutrition. Life after delivery is to be excluded. The umbilical cord is too short.”

“I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here.”

The other replies, “No one has ever come back from there. Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery it is nothing but darkness and anxiety and it takes us nowhere.”

“Well, I don’t know,” says the other, “but certainly we will see mother and she will take care of us.”

“Mother?!” You believe in mother? Where is she now?”

“She is all around us. It is in her that we live. Without her there would not be this world.”

“I don’t see her, so it’s only logical that she doesn’t exist.”

To which the other replied, “sometimes when you’re silent you can hear her, you can sense her. I believe there is a reality after delivery and we’re here to prepare ourselves for that reality.”

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Click on this map to join the adventure

Today I took off in 90+ temperatures to get some exercise and to share the Old City of Jerusalem with all of you. I took a little different course than usual to provide new pictures and videos. 

I also tried to capture pictures of interesting people. I don’t walk up and click my iPhone in their face or ask permission to take a picture because most would say NO. So I clandestinely take pictures as I go along.

I also try to point out the holy sites from both Old and New Testaments. Many people will never be able to visit the Holy Land so I try to bring it to you in as many ways as I can. I want Catholic to know it is TRUE enough to live for it, and even to die for it.

My whole body wants to take off running like in the past but my knees just won’t do it any more and two knee specialists have now told me I have to walk, bike and use other means of exercise and discovery other than running. I plan to buy a mountain bike here in Israel to use when I am here.

Anyway, enjoy pictures, commentary, videos and interactive map. Click on the image to join the learning adventure!

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Humble Archbishop prays as Lesbians strip and douse him with water

Dear Friend (From CatholicVote.org): 

Over 17,000 people have signed our Open Letter to Archbishop Leonard thanking him for his humility and grace when half-naked feminists shouted obscenities and doused him with water while mocking the Blessed Mother.

Can we include your name in support of Archbishop Leonard?

We have received word that the Archbishop of Brussels is aware of our effort and is grateful. Equally important, other bishops and priests are watching to see how the laity respond to these attempts to silence our clergy.

We plan to deliver our Open Letter to Archbishop Leonard later this week. We want to overwhelm him with prayers and support. That’s why we would like to include your name, too.

Sign our Open Letter of Support for Archbishop Leonard!
http://www.catholicvote.org/cv-petition/ 

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Jackie’s Story: Why She Missed Running the Boston Marathon this Year; Why She Runs… Not a Dry Eye on the Bus!

April 30, 2013

Jackie was one of our pilgrims on this trip to the Holy Land. She is a marathon runner who’s achieved great success. Even while here she would arise early and run several times around the Wall of Jerusalem. Deacon Jim was also on our trip along with his wife and daughter. He is struggling with [...]

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