35 Burst results for "Musings"

Turkey Dinner (MM #3840)

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01:00 min | 14 hrs ago

Turkey Dinner (MM #3840)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason. If your Thanksgiving plans include a big Turkey dinner this year, you really need to plan ahead or plan for something else, because turkeys are another thing that won't be very prevalent around this fall, even for Thanksgiving for Christmas, whatever. And again, it's one of those situations like I was talking the other day where it's not just one thing causing this. One. Farmers didn't have as many workers so they didn't produce as much corn. The main thing that turkeys eat, corn in addition, not as many people working in the Turkey processing plants because of COVID because of the work shortage. So therefore, we could be in big trouble if we want Thanksgiving turkeys this year. For many people, it's Turkey or nothing else. It's one of those situations where it can mess up so many Thanksgiving plans and it may even be too late in some places. You've got to start stocking up ahead of time and luckily with turkeys, you can always freeze them. Now if you want a fresh Turkey, well, I think that's going to be almost impossible this year, but you have to plan ahead for the just in case. I think there are going to be a lot of things like that this coming Thanksgiving and Christmas. And we're just getting ready to find out exactly what

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Pawpaw Trees (MM #3839)

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01:00 min | 1 d ago

Pawpaw Trees (MM #3839)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. For years growing up in the Midwest, we used to play out doors and you were always dealing with pine cones and trees and even at owls we were dealing with, but we also had a lot of pawpaw trees. What I didn't realize at the time is the pawpaw trees that dropped their fruit, if you will, fruit was edible. And the reason I never realized that was because you don't see popov fruit in the store. The American pawpaw is a close cousin, if you will, to the papaya. But while it is edible, it's not very shelf sustainable. So the minute it falls from the tree, it starts rotting immediately. And of course, most of the time, the pawpaws we saw on the ground while we're rotten pawpaws and there were mushy in their gushy. And from what I've read, they're good to eat, they're great fresh off the tree, reason I'm thinking about this and I hadn't thought about pawpaws for years, was because I saw somebody the other day on Facebook or on Instagram, actually eating a pawpaw and it hit me at that point. We could actually eat those things. I never tried, but now I'm curious. The pop up doesn't grow much around Tennessee, but you can see them in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and I'm going to try to find one because I got to try it out.

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Happy Meal (MM #3837)

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01:00 min | 3 d ago

Happy Meal (MM #3837)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. McDonald's has announced a change to their long popular happy meal, and it's getting mixed reactions. People either love it or they hate it. But the reaction is interesting because of the people who love and hate. Now this has nothing to do with the actual meal itself. They've not permanently said you can only get apple slices and no French fries with your happy meal. This is about the toy. McDonald's has been getting flak for a long time about sustainability about wastefulness with their toys and all the plastic that's involved in all the pollution that causes. So they've announced they're going to segue to more sustainable materials by 2025. What's that mean? Less plastic toys, more paper stuff. If you have a little game built inside, it's not going to have plastic pieces. It will have paper pieces. They'll also start using things like trading cards. The people who are complaining, it's collectors, because paper toys aren't easy to collect because they get torn they get ruined they get wet, something happens to them. So the collectors, they like the plastic. It's not good for our environment, and now won't be good for collectors either.

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Happy Meal (MM #3837)

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01:00 min | 3 d ago

Happy Meal (MM #3837)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. McDonald's has announced a change to their long popular happy meal, and it's getting mixed reactions. People either love it or they hate it. But the reaction is interesting because of the people who love and hate. Now this has nothing to do with the actual meal itself. They've not permanently said you can only get apple slices and no French fries with your happy meal. This is about the toy. McDonald's has been getting flak for a long time about sustainability about wastefulness with their toys and all the plastic that's involved in all the pollution that causes. So they've announced they're going to segue to more sustainable materials by 2025. What's that mean? Less plastic toys, more paper stuff. If you have a little game built inside, it's not going to have plastic pieces. It will have paper pieces. They'll also start using things like trading cards. The people who are complaining, it's collectors, because paper toys aren't easy to collect because they get torn they get ruined they get wet, something happens to them. So the collectors, they like the plastic. It's not good for our environment, and now won't be good for collectors either.

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Order Pickup (MM #3836)

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01:00 min | 4 d ago

Order Pickup (MM #3836)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. As retail adjust to its new normal in the middle of the pandemic post pandemic, everybody's really encouraging, buying something online from a store and having them either ship it to you or ship it to the store. Order pick up has become a big deal for all these grocery stores, big box stores, even for small mom and pop stores. But I find the order pick up process a little inconsistent. And I know this is the hardest part for them. And this isn't about necessarily having enough people in place. It's having the right system in place. Other day, we ordered something from lows that wasn't available in the stores, but I figured instead of actually paying for shipping. I'd have it shipped to the store, save the shipping. I could do the order pickup process. Now, of course, I could call in right when I get there and tell them I'm sitting there waiting in the parking lot in the pickup spot and they'll come deliver it to me. But I always like to go inside just to make sure I'm glad I did because it took them 20 minutes to find what I was looking for. Because it wasn't with all the other orders for pickup. I had no problem with it. I understand things happen. They just got to get their acts together. Not just for me, but for everybody.

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Health And Wellness (MM #3835)

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01:00 min | 5 d ago

Health And Wellness (MM #3835)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason as we get older the one thing we're told to focus more of our time and attention on is our health and wellness. And let's be honest, you get consumed with it as you get older. It's not something I thought too much about. I thought about it, but I didn't think too much about it. 30s and 40s. Now what I'm above the equator, I think about it, okay, not all the time, but darn close to all the time. And I'm always wondering what to take what to do, should I take this vitamin? Should I take this supplement? Of course I've talked about this before. My wife has told me the other day she saw a commercial for dayquill, which we all know it's been around for a long time. The daytime cold medicine, but they packaged it differently now. They packaged it with daqui for the person who catches the cold and then with another one of their products super to help the person your spouse who's around you to boost their cold fighting antibodies to keep them from getting sick. Courses you hit your 50s, hit your 60s. There managed to get that flu shot every year. Last year, they were worried about the flu and COVID. Now this year, we're worried about it even more. You can't win, you can't stay ahead of the game and you still sometimes just wonder what to do because doctors can't agree on that either.

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Used To Be (MM #3834)

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01:00 min | 6 d ago

Used To Be (MM #3834)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason. We're living in a time when everybody wants to go back to the past. Go back to the way it used to be, but there is no turning back. And when I say used to be, we're talking the good old days, whatever that may be in your life. But I realized something just the other night. I don't want to go backwards. Some of my first memories, listening to basketball broadcast, listening to football broadcasts on a little a.m. radio, usually hearing my father do the call, and every now and again, let me go along with him. And I'm talking going back to the age of three, four years old, technology then, way behind what it is now, but it was still amazing to be able to do those things and I learned how to make those broadcast happen when you go from state to state. Anymore, you can do it with a cell phone, and amazingly, with the Internet, I could listen to my nephew, play football, thanks to some fancy technology. And I can't even imagine back in the 1960s, how that would have even been possible in my lifetime. What we're able to do and accomplish right now in this world is amazing. And what we can do in the future could be even more amazing. Simple little technology has made this world so beautiful. And at the same time, so scary for some.

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Tiny Spiders (MM #3833)

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01:00 min | Last week

Tiny Spiders (MM #3833)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason for some reason here in Nashville, we have a lot of tiny spiders, and they can live anywhere from outside inside to on my automobile. I've got a teeny tiny spider that lives inside my rearview mirror on the left hand side of my car, the driver's mirror, and I'll go in and sweep out the spiderweb every couple of days when I go driving, and I park the car, come back in the next day, another small spider web going from the window or from the car body to the actual side view mirror. Now what's interesting is this has been going on all summer long. And I've driven to Indiana a couple of times. I've been through Kentucky a couple of times, and the spider, if it's the same one, keeps on living. I don't know much about tiny spiders and how long their life expectancy is. But at least one or maybe a bunch of baby spiders live inside the rearview mirror housing on the side of my car. I'm impressed by their ingenuity. The fact that they've been able to survive so long kind of funny how they find their place and live and go through their life trying to trap things to be able to survive in their little spider webs and no matter how big and mean I am. I come swipe them away. They just start back from scratch all over again and keep on living.

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Dynamite (MM #3832)

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Dynamite (MM #3832)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason. The other day, one of my friends posted a picture on Facebook that took me back to the early 1970s it was the cover of a magazine we all used to read back then called dynamite and I hadn't thought about dynamite probably since about 1975, maybe 1976. So went back and looked it up and found out that, wow, I was one of the first people to ever subscribe to this magazine that was put up by the scholastic book company. We used to get a lot of scholastic stuff, and this was their first foray into magazines for students for pre teens and teens. I didn't realize dynamite magazine went on until the 1990s. So if you went to school in the 70s or in the 80s, you probably are familiar with dynamite. Of course, I was right on the edge of dynamite magazines, target readership, so I was only there for maybe a year year and a half before I got too old. But I figured out it was probably the first magazine I ever subscribed to as a kid. Maybe it's where I got my love for pop culture. I probably goes back further than that, but it definitely helped, and what kids into the 80s and even to the early 90s saw dynamite and maybe it changed their lives too.

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Horses And Humans (MM #3831)

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Horses And Humans (MM #3831)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason. For the last month or two, we've been hearing about people who want to avoid COVID-19 who want to help minimize the symptoms rather than getting the COVID-19 vaccine have been using what's called the horse de warmer Ivermectin. So I was curious to see where this all started. And of course, you start digging through the Internet and Fox News has helped promote Ivermectin to people. But where it really started with a couple of small studies that were posted online, one of them was an Egyptian study, and the other not really talked about, but what they found out was number one in some of these studies, the number of people that were tested on was too small a sample, and the other one when you started digging into the research, it found the dose that worked and their tests could actually be deathly to most people. I don't understand why people are looking for reasons not to take the vaccine. But we'll take something you get from farm and fleet or a farm store or veterinarian. It doesn't make sense to me. We realize that humans and animals are different. But why we're so anti vaccine is so strange when you take something that's never been tested on people.

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Jurassic Park (MM #3830)

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Jurassic Park (MM #3830)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. I'm sure you've seen one of the Jurassic Park movies or even read the book many years ago, but it looks like a similar situation to Jurassic Park could becoming a reality, not necessarily a theme park, but there are some scientists who want to bring back woolly mammoths. Now it's not really going to be a woolly mammoth. They're going to use woolly mammoth DNA and mix it with African elephants to create kind of the chain between the two. They're the closest living specimens to a woolly mammoth that's been gone for what 3000 years, they're claiming this new woolly mammoth type creature could help reverse climate change. Is it a good thing that we want to try to take, recovered DNA and mix it with a current animal to create a new breed of animals? Yes, it could be very good thing, or it could be just like the movie Jurassic Park, a very scary thing. It's only in the talking stages right now and we're talking hundreds of millions of dollars to do that. But to bring back the woolly mammoth, something we've never seen just in museums could be happening.

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The Future Of Sports (MM #3829)

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The Future Of Sports (MM #3829)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason. I've been a sports fan all of my life, but I've actually gone from being more of a rabid sports fan to just a casual fan over the years. But the other night when I heard the news about the new ESPN Monday Night Football mega cast with Peyton and Eli Manning, I had to check it out. And I think I saw the future of sports broadcasting. With that said, I actually did sports play by play in college, thought about doing it professionally, but I saw it the other night and said this is where we're going. Sure, there may always be a play by play guy at professional like what I once was, but sitting there listening to two guys just casually watching a game and then all the plays don't really matter. But what they said mattered more. It may not be patent in Eli which everybody say it works because their brothers and works so well together. But imagine just doing this with all different sports. Having different ways to watch the game. Sure, there may be one traditional play by play going, but imagine being able to do this with a lot of pro players and having visitors come in and out and being a part of the gang. Feel like you're right there with them on the couch or in the bar hanging out and having a good time. That's only ten games this football season on Monday night, but I think it's going to be huge.

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Good Bread (MM #3828)

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Good Bread (MM #3828)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason as we get older sometimes the obvious things kind of hit us in the head, and I don't know why this hit me in the head the other day. But the obvious thing about having a good sandwich a good hamburger. Anything good in bread or a bun is having good bread. That's the key to a good burger. You can have the greatest tasting burger with all the great add ons. And if you don't have good bread, it's just not going to be a good burger. I saw Arby's touting some other kind of sandwich that they a prime rib steak sandwich or something, I don't know what it was. And I just thought to myself, why don't you focus on your roast beef sandwich or your beef and Cheddar and making sure that bread is good? Because over the last few years, every time I go to Arby's, the bread's just okay. The onion roll isn't as good as it used to be. The bun isn't as good as it used to be. I want good bread. The key to a good sandwich, a good sub, a good hamburger, a good hot dog. I don't care what it is, is good bread. The quicker people figure this out, the happier I'm going to be. I know it's the simple things in life, but the key to any good sandwich is good bread. It's pretty simple. At least it is to me, it shouldn't be that hard.

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Exploring Mars (MM #3827)

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Exploring Mars (MM #3827)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. Like many kids of the 60s and 70s, I was big into the space program and followed everything that NASA did, and of course, was able to watch our first men walk on the moon. But over the last few years, I know we've become obsessed with Mars, and what I don't understand is why do we want to colonize Mars? What's the point? I know Elon Musk is talking about going to Mars and we've got the Mars rover on Mars right now and they're Tapping into rocks are doing something. This week is the humans to Mars summit 2021 that you can watch live online and what are they going to talk about? Sending humans to Mars. Here's a suggestion, while I understand why we were so curious about the moon back in the day, why don't we worry about fixing what's wrong with our planet right now and stop worrying about going to Mars? I'm kind of concerned. Everybody is just so Mars hungry. The only Mars I care about is the Mars candy bar and I don't even care about that that much. I don't understand it sometimes. Maybe I'm just getting old and wanting us to spend money elsewhere. I know some people are all excited about it. It's just beyond me.

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School Spirit (MM #3826)

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01:00 min | 2 weeks ago

School Spirit (MM #3826)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason now it's been a long time since I was in high school, never having kids, what goes on in the world of high school athletics hasn't really affected me that much throughout the years, of course, now I've got an easy nephew in high school, both playing sports, and so I have attended some sporting events, golf, and football so far. And the one thing I'm seeing with all of these events are themed days and nights, meaning you're supposed to dress a certain way when you come to the game. Back in my day, high school was blue and white, either were blue you were white. Every now and again, there was a blackout night where everybody wore a black T-shirt or something like that. But now, there's Hawaiian. There's preppy. There's white out there's this, there's crazy to me. Every single game, home or away, no matter what the sport all has some kind of fan theme. Whatever happened just wearing the school colors and just trying to intimidate with the school colors. I'm kind of confused or maybe I'm lost or something's changed along the way. I know we have to encourage all these kids and get into the spirit and get into the hype. But I'll be honest with you. I can't imagine what the wardrobe costs are just to go to a game these days. All these themes gotta be tough on the kids.

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It Was A Tuesday (MM #3825)

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01:00 min | 2 weeks ago

It Was A Tuesday (MM #3825)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason. 20 years ago, our lives changed, a day that will live in infamy, at least for today's current generation. But I heard a stat the other day that just blew my mind. Some of the kids who were killed in Afghanistan towards the end of our occupation there were born after 9 11. They had always lived in a world where we were fighting the Taliban and ISIS and occupying Afghanistan. They didn't know what was like beforehand. Those of us living all remember what happened on that Tuesday morning. And how our lives change and adjusted, and how we all came together for a brief moment. I did a lot of activities with my radio station back then. So I was out and about amongst a lot of people. And we all came together, and now 20 years later, we're further apart than ever before. Somebody said the reason we're all fighting each other right now is we have no common enemy. 20 years ago on a Tuesday we had a common enemy, and now today, the enemies within. For the last 20 years, our lives have changed. How do we go from what we experience then, what we're experiencing now? It may have been a Tuesday, but it feels like a million years ago.

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New Depths (MM #3824)

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01:00 min | 2 weeks ago

New Depths (MM #3824)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason. I've always gone through life trying to get people to benefit the doubt, thinking for the most part were all good people. Of course there is the bad, and sometimes I'm amazed at the depth of that heinousness. The new depths we go to each and every day, and this is specifically talking about the condo collapse outside of Miami, back in late June, where 98 people died when the condominium collapsed. Just the other day saw a news story about criminals trying to steal the identities of people from that Florida condo collapse. Three people were arrested in Florida, accused of trying to steal the identities of 7 victims from that condo collapse and surfside Florida and spending an estimated $45,000 through credit card fraud. They didn't get away with $65,000 worth of credit card fraud, because that's when credit card fraud prevention kicked in. And that's the sad news about the world we live in today. Even in times of tragedy, there are always scammers out there trying to get away with something. I want to think that people are good. I really do. I'm just really sad right now.

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Lining Up (MM #3823)

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01:00 min | 2 weeks ago

Lining Up (MM #3823)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason for as long as I can remember, I wouldn't say I'm obsessed with lining up, but it bugs me. It's something I've always watched, standing in line, whether it's at a grocery store or in school or wherever it is, how people space themselves and separate themselves. And now of course, thanks to COVID-19, we want to keep extra distance. But before some people were right on your back, some people decent space, and then the others lagging behind. See the same thing now with cars. I had to go get my emissions check yesterday and just watching the cars in line. In this line to get our emissions check, you had some people even two and three car links. Some people write on somebody else's bumper and there was no consistency. And of course, we are all lined up out into the street. For some reason it was really packed and really busy. I don't understand why people number one aren't thinking about others, but then again, I guess I should be because that's the world we live in today. As a matter of fact, I guess it's the world we've always lived in. I just didn't realize it was so severe. Lining up, people have a problem with that, and I just truly don't understand why. Shouldn't be that hard

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"musings" Discussed on Catholic Musings

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01:43 min | 1 year ago

"musings" Discussed on Catholic Musings

"Because only sacrificial lamb fits the divine patron of our salvation. And this is. The crux of the matter turned what ties the reading. From Isaya to the words of John that it is the pattern of salvation of the people of Israel and the threat of that creates the pattern of universal salvation. The sacrificial lamb some of the temple for the people of Israel is the sacrificial lamb of the altar for the universe. Jesus Christ it is not enough. It is not enough to think small. It is not enough to be parochial. It is not enough to be tribal. Yes the patent is woven small parochial and tribal so that each may be unrolled universally. Thank you joining me. Jude's Avia today. You can find all of our Sunday mass meditations as well as Rosary and stations of the Cross podcasts. Our website Catholic Dot Org. That website is and will always be free but it does cost us to produce and keep going. If you'd I'd like to support our witness you can also find a button on the homepage of the website to our Patriot link. Where for as little as a dollar you can support the work and witness solve Catholic musings..

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06:19 min | 2 years ago

"musings" Discussed on Catholic Musings

"Catholic musings Catholic gasoline easy procam to Catholic musings for the twenty this

"musings" Discussed on Catholic Musings

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05:19 min | 2 years ago

"musings" Discussed on Catholic Musings

"Catholic musings catholic gasoline welcome to catholic musings for the twentieth sunday sunday in ordinary time you'll see the words of jesus in our gospel reading for this sunday are on many levels shocking not only does he speak speak of bringing fire to the earth but then he goes on to speak of the division he brings the division of households fathers against sons and suns against fathers mothers against daughters and so on the shock and horror is one which was also focused against the prophet jeremiah from our first reading in that reading we heard of the attempt to kill him until the king gave orders to pull jeremiah jeremiah out of the well before he died. What did jeremiah do which was so shocking to the people he suggested listed that israel should surrender to the babylonians so both jesus in the gospel in jeremiah suggests something something suggests division at the very heart of the life of the people of israel for jeremiah. It was the outrageous suggestion but the unified people of israel the family of the nation the people called by god himself should surrender and be seen to give up and give in for jesus. It was the outrageous suggestion that the unified people people of the family the heart of the nation the people cold by off himself living as god has called them should be divided against each other both the family and the nation are it seems to be victims tim's of disruption division and disturbance by both jesus and jeremiah take note out of what jesus says at the start of this sunday's gospel reading first of all he speaks of the fire he wants to bring and wishes. It were blazing already. We should not necessarily see this as a negative thing but rob a positive the fire of the spirit the blazing raising powerful love which proceeds from the father and the son here we are reminded there is a more powerful unit the unit of the family of god the unit of the kingdom of god a fire aglow with with the spirit and united in its purpose and mission a kingdom of love joy and peace if we are to be truly prophetic people in a fallen world prophets prophets like jeremiah. We must remember the tower. True home is in heaven that the kingdom of god is the kingdom boom to which we owe allegiance if we are to be truly christ like we must remember that our true family is with our father in heaven where we are united with our brother christ and where we are filled with new life off by the fire of the spirit and the love which comes forth from him voicing messages in which upset the nations of this world being faithful to christ which may cause division in our earthly families milies is nothing in comparison to the beauty of faithfulness to the kingdom of god and of being in united in the family of our heavenly father. Let us see today's gospel as one of negativity and hora araya but rather one which inspires us to be faithful to our baptism in jesus christ who is the priest prophet and king. Thank you for joining me jude savior. Today you can find all of our sunday reflections along with our rosarito stations of the cross podcasts at our website catholic musings dot talk the website is will always be free but it does cost us to produce and keep going if you would like to support our witness you can also find a button on the homepage of the website to our patriots link where for as little as a dollar you can support the work and witness of catholic musings.

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05:54 min | 2 years ago

"musings" Discussed on Catholic Musings

"Catholic musings Catholic gasoline welcome to Catholic musings for the nineteen th Sunday Sunday in ordinary time year see I two readings at mass for this Sunday are very much directed at the journey of God's people the I reading from the Book of Wisdom Focuses on the people of Israel being delivered from their slavery whilst contrasting it to the suffering the Egyptians chip shins were undertaking going from this reading about successful journey of Israel we then have the letter to the Hebrews which ages a beautiful meditation on that journey depending on where you go to mass you may have the shorter or longer version of this is gospel reading both start the same with the repeated phrase being used by faith by faith. Abraham obeyed the call alter set out by face here arrived as a foreigner by faith Sarah past the age was made able to conceive that is more or less where the shorter reading ends but I would encourage you to make sure you continue to read on for the longer reading especially these words all these died in faith before receiving any of the things that have been promised but they saw them in the far distance and welcomed them recognizing that they were only strangers and nomads on earth that sentence is full of such strength pay Osorio and hope all these people died before receiving what was promised promised but they saw them in the far distance and welcome them for me. This brings to mind very strongly the events in the upper room after the resurrection where Thomas was invited to place his fingers into the holes made by the nails in the body of Jesus and to thrust his hand into the side where the spear had launched him in that meeting in that moment Jesus said these words Ed's blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe when we hear those words we are quite naturally tempted tempted to jump forward from the upper room from the resurrection appearances to the Church after the ascension of our Lord Right Up to today to see in that statement of Jesus ourselves and the countless Christians who have gathered in belief without being able to place as their fingers into the holes the nails made or thrust their hands into the spear torn side of Jesus but those words are just as valid for before the events of the passion for the likes of Abraham and Sarah those who in the far off distance soul the promises but they didn't see the wounds and they weren't able to go and to touch either the wounds or the promise city Abraham. Who was we here in the second can reading lived in tents while he looked forward to a city founded designed and built by God he he saw the land from a distance but he never touched that city but we should not focus on the Mir physical city of stones but the city of God the kingdom them of God which is among us in Jesus Christ the Kingdom we pray that shall come as we pray in the words of the Lord's prayer Abraham saw from a distance the promises of God unable to touch it but assured and full of faith and belief he too along with a faithful around him are also those who have not seen and yet believe and the longer reading reading ends with these words he was confident. Abraham but God had the power even to raise the dead and so- figuratively speaking he was given back Isaac from the dead in Isaac. He saw the promise from a distance instance but he could not touch it. Blessed is he who has not seen and yet believes today. Let us rejoice that in this promise in this journey we are united with Abraham and Sarah just as we are with Thomas and the apostles united in Belief Jeff United in hope united in a confidence that God had the power even to raise from the dead united in the Resurrection Direction of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thank you for joining me Jude Savior. Today you can find all of our Sunday reflections along with a rosary and stations of the Cross podcast at our website Catholic musings dot org that website is and will always be free but it does cost us is to produce and keep going if you would like to support our witness you can also find a button on the homepage of the website to our Patriot link where for as little there's a dollar you can support the work and witness solve Catholic musings.

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"Catholic musings Catholic using welcome to Catholic musings for the eighteenth Sunday in ordinary time year see. I'm sure we have all been in the situation Asian. Perhaps putting forward a plan or a proposal in great detail or telling a story of how an event unfolded and then all of a sudden somebody speaks but what they say has nothing to do what we were talking about so much so that it can put us off our stride. It happens in all situations a parish council meeting a school board meeting a workplace meeting from kitchen tables and family meetings right through to the boards of major organizations. I heard the other day about the board of a major international airline. The chief executive of the company hated each board meeting as major leaders in finance and other companies would fly into me around the table. He said that inevitably meeting after meeting. And he would speak about a major report or plan for the company how they intended to invest or expand around the world and then a voice civil board member would strike up and interrupt and complain about something such as the magazines which were available in the Executive Lounge while they were waiting for that plane towards that meeting. It's almost unbelievable but it is true such interjections to a number of things firstly they can put us off our stride where into the flow of what we have to say and all of a sudden a comment out of nowhere which has nothing to do with the matter at hand can make a stumble forget where we are hesitate but it also makes us realize that the person who has just spoken has not been listening or is simply not interested in what we have to say in fact they may be on a completely different wavelength. They don't get what we're talking about or even. Why were there something? Similar is happening in today's Gospel reading and to understand this. We need to see the bigger picture of where this particular Gospel sits. It's part of the Twelfth Chapter of the Gospel of Luke prior riot this Sunday as part of the Gospel the chapter speaks about the many thousands of people who had gathered to listen to Jesus so many that they were trampling over each other and then Jesus began to speak giving being warnings and encouragements he warned them to be on their guard against the yeast of the Pharisees hypocrisy he spoke of not being afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more he told them how God does not forget the five sparrows sold for a penny and even counts every hair on our heads he declared that those who publicly acknowledged him before for others would be acknowledged by the son of man before the angels but he also warned against disowning him. He told them that if they were brought before synagogues rulers and authorities they shouldn't worry about how to defend themselves because the Holy Spirit would tell them what to say so here. We have this intense teaching by Jesus about the value of those to whom he was talking. And also the importance of perseverance faithfulness to him and how the Holy Spirit would support them and then out of the blue a man shouts <unk> out about his inheritance and a dispute he has with his brother. It had nothing to do with what Jesus was saying. The man was clearly not taking in what Jesus was speaking about his only interest was as of his immediate personal ones and his possessions but Jesus didn't falter he didn't slip up he rebuked the man asking who appointed him as the judge for the man and his brother and then he proceeded to speak to the crowds against greed and that very human condition of worry the man in the crowd had his own agenda based on feeling that he'd been wronged an agenda built on human rules but by filling his mind with that when he came to Jesus he missed out on the message of Jesus which was not about rules about relationship and. Love Jesus was speaking of a God who cares for each and every one of us to the point of counting the has on our head a God who notices even the loss of a sparrow because is this is the god of creation who loves his creation and is in an intimate relationship with that creation but the man miss that he missed it because he was worried about injustices in a relationship between him and his brother and so he did worry and fret about many things but to recall our gospel of two weeks ago with Mary and Martha only one is needed needed that relationship we have with God. There's a very real lesson for all of us in this firstly to listen to our Lord and secondly as we do so to put aside Loyd our own agenda it is in a way that Gospel I mentioned of Marian Massa again but presented in another way. Yes we have to cook and clean and get on with household. All things as a part of life ordeal with difficulties we have with our relationships or with agreements we feel haven't been met but ultimately what really matters this is sitting at the feet of Jesus listening to him and working on our relationship with God. Yes we have human situations and problems to deal with but we must remember only one thing matters that relationship with God who cares for us and calls us into his love. Let's not bring our own agenda to God when we come into his presence. Instead Lettuce empty ourselves of our agenda and listen to his Lord has an agenda for us. He has a coaling for us. He has a message pitch for us but if we fail to listen to his bigger picture and instead fill our minds with what we are going to ask of him we will miss out considerably. Thank you for joining me Jude Savior. Today you can find all of us Sunday reflections along with a rosary and stations of the Cross podcast at our website Catholic musings dot org that website is and will always be free but it does cost us to produce and keep going..

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"Catholic musings Catholic Catholic using welcome to Catholic musings for the seventeenth Sunday in ordinary time year see our Gospel for this Sunday is the beautiful recounting of Jesus teaching the disciples to pray with the prayer our father he then follows up this lesson on prayer by speaking about perseverance appearance persistence but there is something really quite profound about the very start of this gospel reading and it's worth repeating it here now once.

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"Catholic musings catholic unbelievable she got somebody come in handling woken catholic musings for the fifteenth sunday in ordinary time you see if you have beano on pilgrimage to the holy land you may very well have driven along the road from jericho to jerusalem they'll grow that he's with its head in benz and steep drops down rookie mountainsides you may even have stopped along the way did you hear the gospel rating for this sunday the hats the site cold in of the good samaritan but we must remember this is a parable and that's such a story filled with symbols and meanings to help us understand mole this man jesus of nazareth who he is and what his message is for us and so it is i would like this week to focus on one small detail we have in the parable it's a well known parable loya tried to track jesus and tossed about tunnel life and jesus pointed him to the mound to love god and neighbor but the loyal wanted to justify himself perhaps the show he's cleverness woods and meanings and so he offs jesus but who is my neighbor jesus then gives us the parable of the man on the road who was beaten up and rubbed three people that enter the story the first two ignored him the priest and the levi finally the samaritans saw him band ditched his wounds pulled oil and wind on bum no doubt the wind to a niece the ties and oil to create protective layer and then took him to the in y'all seeing people he puts a look off the human toll he returned the other way on the road and gave the in key put to deny saying he would make up any show for when he returned he took out to deny and handed them to the in keep a lookout after him he said i'm on my way back i will make good any extra expense you have but at the time of jesus one denarius with the average wage for workman so it would not be unreasonable to suggest the samaritan with giving innkeeper enough money to look after the demand for two days and he will be back on the third day to make up any shortfall and pay what what's going immediately when we look at this detail the parable takes on a whole new and deeper meaning meaning which was not lost on early christians scholars such as origin of alexandria so him the parable was very much and allegorical one about which she said this the man.

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"Catholic musings, Haslett league. Musically easy to Catholic musings, for the feast of Corpus Christi UC. I don't know if you have ever bought a card for man to be ordained. Pre store and anniversary card for a priestly ordination. If you have there is a very high chance that on the card will be included. These words. You are a priest after the order of mckissick. A priest after the order of mo- Kizer debt. Of course. Mel Kizer deck only makes one appearance in the bible. And we hear about is offers reading for the feast this year in Genesis mckissick, the king of Salem, and Aprista, God, the most high brought bread and wine and blessed Abraham and Abraham gave him a ties of everything. That's it. He vanishes as quickly as he appeared his name is mentioned, again, in one of the psalms, the psalm this days, mass, and also by Paul when he speaks of the priesthood of Christ. But as for making any other appearance, there's none. I find Kizza deca fascinating figure, and one who even though hardly mentioned does need to be understood more deeply by Catholics. Needs to be understood in order to understand Christ. More in order to understand the priesthood of Christ and priesthood in the church, and of course, the Eucharist. The minimal appearance of milk is makes it all too easy for him and the importance of him and the meaning behind him to pass by. Don't forget, that we mentioned him in the Roman canon, the first of the eucharistic praise when the priest in praying that eucharistic press speak solve the offering of milk Kizer. Dhec what I find most fascinating about milk is deck is here is a central character. One of great importance in the life of Abraham and yet, mckissick is not a Jew. He is not a descendant of Abraham. He is not part of the nation of Israel, and yet he ministers to Abraham he offers bread and wine. And the very priesthood of Jesus is described as being after his order. It is then logical to say that milk is was a gentile. He was not a Jew. But he was also not a pagan remember that when some polls speaks of pagans he means non believing gentiles. But how kissing at was a priest of God, most high we are told there is no doubt about that. He was not a pagan, but from Abraham and his descendants with Aaron. We have this little Jewish priesthood below biblical priesthood being the one which ministered in the temple in the time of Jesus. But it is in the temple as a child that Simeon tells us Jesus will be a light to enlighten, the gentiles. But Jesus is not himself of a la- vical, Presley lying Matthew's. Genealogy shows him to be of the kingly line of the city of David. When we look Mel Kizer deck. We see that he is both a king and appraised. And that wasn't possible for the kings of Israel. There was the priestly line and there was the kingly line. And yet Jesus. Although we are told in his genealogy is all of the kingly line is, like milk Kizer. Dhec both appraised and a king, you are a priest not after the order of Levi. But after the order of milk Kizer, DHEC priest and king. So Jesus is not only the king of the universe. But he is also the supreme high priest of all nations, Jew and gentile. So we have this glorious completion of a circle in the spiritual journey of the scriptures Abraham and his seed begin a creation of a nation and people by being ministered to by the king priest mckissick who offers bread and wine. And then we have Jesus Christ. King of all nations, and eternal priest who offers bread and wine.

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"Catholic musings Haslett league. Musically woke to Catholic musings threes to Sunday. I am sure that you have at some point or another watched a television or film who done it'll redder similar type of book or listened to a radio program, a murder or crime mystery. Even if it's not automobile your thing, whether it be Agatha Christie's miss marple or inspector Poirot through to contemporary stories based on the same model. Whoever the author whatever the plot the one thing which is central is a questioning of the small details. Questioning the obvious and questioning motives, and why things happened. Why was a certain person in such a place at such a time? Why was adore left ajar or a window closed? On this Laureus celebration of Easter and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead, whichever mass we attend be at the vigil or the mass of the day, and whatever liturgical year, it is we have one particular piece of evidence presented by all four gospel writers. That piece of evidences that the stone of the tomb was rolled away. Matthew tells us that this rolling of the stone was seen by the woman? The other writers presented as having already been rolled away. When the first witnesses arrived. The question for the sleuth, however, must be why was the stone rolled away. After all we know from later events in the upper room where the doors were locked that. Jesus appeared amongst the disciples the physical barrier of a wall or a locked door. Did not inhibit him. So why should the stone have been rolled away? Clearly Jesus did not need it rolled away in order to rise from the dead and begin his series of appearances. In fact, if we go by the account of Matthew Jesus had clearly left the tomb before the stone had been rolled away because Matthew tells us that the woman arrived at the tomb sore the angel roll the stone away who then invited to the women to look in to see that he had gone and then to go and tell the disciples. No. The stone was not rolled away for the benefit of Jesus. It was rather rolled away for the benefit of the woman. It was rolled away for the benefit of the disciples. It was rolled away for the benefit of you. And I. The stone was rolled away to invite them and us to look in to see that he was not there to see that he had risen and to go and share that news. There are echoes of the words of Jesus earlier on in Matthew's gospel knock and the door shall be opened unto you words, said in the context of an invitation to faith and belief. Seek and you shall find the road away. Stone was rolled away. So that in faith, we can approach seeking Jesus knocking at the door of faith. And then find it open to us. So that we can go in and experience the risen Lord. And then go and share that message. Thank you for joining me. Jude savior today. May you truly have a blessed Easter and may the risen Lord burn in your heart today. And always in this Easter season, you may like to pray the glorious mysteries of the rosary with me, you can find my rosary podcasts at our website Catholic musings dot org. And click on the link for the rosary that website with this week police Sunday meditation as well as stations of the cross podcast. And of course, the rosary podcasts is and will always be free. But it does cost us to produce in peop- going if you would like to support our witness, you can also find a button on the homepage of the website, which will take you to our patriot page there for as little as a dollar, you can support the work and witness of Catholic musings.

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"Was the word that speak it. He took the bread and break it, and what his words did make it. That I believe and take it on this holy Thursday as we enter into that Paschal traducing, let us remember the Lord's supper that we enter into the reality of that. I holy Thursday of that first Good Friday and of that first east today, not as those in the future dwelling or remembering the past. But as the body of Christ with Christ in the upper room at Calvary and at the tomb, thank you for joining me, Jude Xavi today in this. Holy tritium, these three Howdy days. You may like to make use of our stations of the cross podcast rather than praying it alone. I invite you to pray the stations with me head. To our website at Catholic musings dot org and click on the link for the stations of the cross that website along with these meditations on the mass readings and rosary podcasts is and will always be free. But it does cost us to produce keep going if you'd like to support our witness, you can also find a button on the homepage of the website to our patriot link where for as little as a dollar, you can support the work and witness of Catholic musings.

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"Catholic musings Haslett league. Musically. Easing. Welcome to Catholic musings for holy Thursday. To celebrate the Eucharist is to remember Christ to recall Christ to experience Christ. And to take part in Christ. As we celebrate the mystery itself from infancy to extreme old age so too. We celebrate it as we recall Christ from infancy to death, resurrection, and ascension. As the author tree him little mortal flesh says king of kings yet born of Mary as old on earth. He stood Lord of lords in human Vesta in the body and the blood he will give to all the faithful his own self for heavenly food. It is possible to journey around the holy land in so many different ways a Muslim pilgrim or Jewish pilgrim. A secular tourist storer political fact finder. Anyone religious or not may enter the holy sites of the Christian faith and learn of their history and what they represented even as a Christian pilgrim. We can stand in these holy places and here the scriptural readings which relate to the site. We might sing a hymn which underlines the significance of the site and a prayer which takes the facts of history into our hopes of the future. In all of this. We look and we experience a slice of history a slice of the past. But it all changes when we celebrate the Eucharist because the Eucharist is timeless at every celebration of the mass. The reality of Calvary is made present. At each and every celebration of the mass we are taken out of the constraints of the time of this world. And we find ourselves at Calvary and the tomb. At each and every mass we all in the upper room celebrating that supper with our Lord indeed at the mass on holy Thursday. The priest inserts the words into the eucharistic prayer tonight the glorious spanning of time, which we find in the Eucharist is not just a reality which takes place at the holy sites. It takes place at each and every order when we enter into the celebration of mass synopsis parish church or elsewhere. We leave behind us the constraints of this world's time because what happens at the altar is more than a simple remembering of the past. Rather? It's a making real of the past today. The Greek word Anam Nisus refers in the liturgy to the way in which the passion resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ are made real in the Eucharist. It's how the face for do. Not simply retell the events of Jesus as if it is a distant memory. But instead they enter into it happening. Now, they enter into the reality of the Paschal mystery in Neo Platon ISM, the idea of anime SIS is that which allows the mind of humankind to experience the freedom of the soul without the constraints of earth Lee matter. In a sense. That's what happens in the Eucharist. We are no longer bound by earthly matter or time or constraints we enter into the reality of the Paschal mystery wherever we may be and no different to John at the foot of the cross all the Mary's at the empty tomb. We are there. We are experiencing. We are a part of this. Great mystery. If only we had is to see. When we meditate be that with the rosary or otherwise, we are trying to endure into a mystery or a place or prayer. In meditation. It is we who opened to the spirit exercise, the muscles of our prayer. So that we can know a mystery more deeply so that we can censor truth more clearly, and so that we can listen to God, more sensitively. But in the Eucharist, although we are not spectators in the celebration, nonetheless, we don't have to work in the same way as we do in meditation in order to attempt to bring the reality of the past into now because it stunned through the spirit and the ministry of the church in the mass through the anime SIS of the prayer and the following of the command of our Lord, we are presented with the Paschal mystery, and we are invited to enter into it. Likewise. We are presented with the body and blood of Christ who gives himself for us on the cross was Queen. Elizabeth I is reported to have said. Christ was

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"Catholic musings Haslett Gundy's league. Musically. Easing welcome to Catholic musings for the fifth Sunday in lent year. See? The gospel for this Sunday comes from the gospel. According to John and is the account of the woman who was caught in the act of committing adultery. She is brought to Jesus with the scribes and the Pharisees testing Jesus to how he will respond with their coal to him that the law of Moses ordered the woman to be condemned to death. Instead after writing on the ground with his finger Jesus looked up and said if there is one of you who had not sinned. Let him be the first to throw a stone at her. We are then told that beginning with the eldest they left one by one. Jesus left alone with the woman told her that he did not condemn her and to go away and don't sin anymore. There is much that is rightly said about this gospel passage the message of forgiveness the call to repent and follow Christ without returning to old ways of living the temptation to judge others. But today, I want to focus on something that happens around the passage on the edges of the words. Firstly? The passage tells us that Jesus went to the temple daybreak and all the people came to him. He sat down and began to teach them. So it opens with this early morning image and people hungry for the words and the teaching of Jesus gathering around him in the temple. But the passage ends with only one person left with Jesus the woman who had been caught in a daughter. What happened? And how can what happened help us in our witness today? As Jesus was teaching the people. Remember the people who willingly and freely came to him. The scribes and the Pharisees approached bringing this woman who had been caught in the very active adultery. Jesus was getting on with his teaching with the worke had to do. And it was interrupted by those who sought to put him in a difficult position. Those who wanted to test him even make him become an enemy of the law of Moses on one hand or the lore of the Romans on the other. They prevented him from doing what people had come to here. His teaching they prevented him from teaching and yet Jesus took the opportunity to turn it into the most profound teaching moment one in which he called on all present to examine their own consciences and to see if they were without sin. And if so to throw a stone at her one by one beginning with the oldest. And so we might surmise beginning with the wisest they went away not just the scribes and the Pharisees, but also the people who as we heard daybreak had come in hunger to the fed with the words of Jesus. And to learn gathered at his seat. Does this not have echoes of what's happening in the church in our own day. The church sets out day by day to teach the gospel to share the good news. But as if to thwart that mission, those who do not have any interest. In the words of Christ store of his church. Bring forth tests questions diversions don't get me wrong. Some of the questions posed to the church today are important need answering. Some of them are vital and should be dealt with. But it doesn't mean that the church should put down all of her preaching tolls and stop teaching. You only have to look at the comments section in social media of some of our leading preachers and apologists in the church today who are trying to get on with the work of teaching and witness without a doubt. There will be those who comment that the Bishop will pre story Vangelis should not be speaking about the gospels or love or the Eucharist or baptism or anything else. But should only be addressing that questions. Should only be Unser in the inquisitors of today about other matters. As I say, maybe those questions of alad. But so too is evangelism. Valid so to his preaching. Valid so too is teaching valid and it must be done. And it must be continued. And we cannot put down our tools. That's one reason why here at Catholic musings. We don't see it as our role to respond to the critics of the church today. There is a place for those questions. There is often a good reason for that Commons, which others are better placed to answer and respond to. But I'll role here is to look at the mass readings and provide a thought to comment to spiritual prayerful insight, and hopefully make the reading relevant for any particular week or day. What was it that Jesus began teaching that daybreak in the temple? We don't know John does not tell us but going by his other teaching it will no doubt have been relevant to the kingdom of God about love about forgiveness about looking for the stray and indeed about his own role as the messiah. In fact, this Sunday's gospel passages sandwich between Jesus speaking of himself was the living water and those who then argued about where the messiah would come from. And afterwards the passage where Jesus speaks of himself as the light of the world. What other Jesus was speaking about daybreak in the temple intruders, tried to stop his ministry in to entrap him with their own agenda. But Jesus turned their plans over like, toppled tables and transformed it into a visible teaching on self examination, judgment forgiveness and love. And one by one the assembled crowd was wiser and walked away. In these turbulent days with valid and invalid questions and tests being put to the church. Let us never lose sight of our ministry of evangelization or of teaching and preaching sometimes turning those questions and tests into practical examples of the gospel of our Lord himself. The teaching may be interrupted. But it should not be stopped. And as this Lenten season draws slowly to a close. Let us also examine our souls. Listen to Jesus and become wiser. Thank you for joining me Jude's Avia today in this Lenten season. You may like to make use of our stations of the cross podcast rather than praying alone. I invite you to pray the stations with me head to our website at Catholic musings dot org and click on the link for the stations of the cross. The website with this weekly Sunday meditation as well as rosary podcasts is and will always be free. But it does cost us to produce some keep going if you would like to support our witness, you can also find a button on the homepage of the website to our patriot link where for as little as a dollar, you can support the work and witness of Catholic musings.

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06:58 min | 2 years ago

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"Catholic musings Haslett Gundy's Lee. Smear musically easing Jude's Avia. And you're listening to Catholic musings. Moses looked that was the Bush blazing. But it was not being burnt up. So we are told in our first reading for the third Sunday of lent year. See? It is a small fact in an important reading where Moses comes into the presence of God who promises to deliver his people out of the hands of the AGIP shins and to bring them to a land where milk and Honey flow. It is also the reading where Moses asks the name of God and receives the reply. I am who I am. Such a pivotal event upon which so much of the words of Jesus himself find explanation and meaning. It is the kick start to the journey of salvation for God's chosen people which in turn informs and helps us to understand the life passion and death of Jesus himself. But at the start of the reading of those few easy to miss words about the Bush, which was blazing. It was not being burned up compare this then to our gospel reading for the Sunday. Here's some people come to Jesus until him about the Galileo's whose blood piloted mingled with that of their sacrifices. To this news Jesus says that they were no greater sinners than any other Galileo's. But unless you repent you will perish as they did. He then compares it to what may have been a recent tragedy where eighteen people were killed when the tower at silo fell on them. Again, he says that they were no more guilty than anyone else in Jerusalem. But unless you repent you will perish as they did. So in our first reading we have the presence of God in the burning Bush where the fire does not burn up the wood of the Bush. In fact, it was because the wood was not perishing that Moses took an interest in it and said that he must go and look at the strange sight, and why it was not being burned the presence of God. And the fire does not consume the Bush. It does not cause it to perish. And then in our gospel reading we have the news that without repentance without turning to God and having his presence in our lives. We will be consumed. We will perish something which Jesus said to the weeping women as he made his heavyweight of the cross may give us more insight here. Also in the gospel of Luke when Jesus sees the weeping women, he tells them not to cry for him, but for themselves and for their children. But it is what he goes on to say at that point, which is important for if this is what is done to Greenwood. What will be done when the wood is dry. If this is what is done to Greenwood what will be done when the wood is dry. The Bush which Moses saw burning was a living Bush Greenwood unsuitable for fuel. Likewise, the Greenwood which Jesus speaks of here is himself the Senlis one whilst the dry wood the wood. Which is in flammable state are those who have not repented who when the flame reaches them will simply perish. These are the people who tried to extinguish the green tree, but a dry themselves and prone to perishing in the flames. In the right of baptism. We all signed with the sign of the cross, and it is that cross which is now front and center of our lives in the right? The newly baptized or also presented with a candle entrusted to be kept burning brightly as the baptized have been enlightened by Christ. And it is when that candle is presented that these words are said, keep the flame of faith alive in your heart. Keep the flame of face alive in your heart. But this can only be done if the wood of our hearts is green. If it cannot perish in the fire, but rather continue to exist bearing that flame of faith. What better? Image of this. Can there be than the pictures of the immaculate heart of Mary and Jesus both with the flame burning flames in hearts of Greenwood which will not perish may our hearts be like the burning Bush of Moses filled with the presence of God who burns in a heart which has turned to him which has repented which is Greenwood and shall not be consumed shall not perish. But which allows the flame of face to burn brightly and continually thank you for joining me today in this Lenten season, you may like to make use of our stations of the cross podcast rather than praying alone. I invite you to pray the stations with me head to our website at Catholic musings dot org and click on the link for the stations of the cross. The website with this weekly Sunday meditation as well as rosary podcasts is and will always be free. But it does cost us to produce in keep going if you would like to support our witness, you can also find a button on the homepage of the website to our patriot link where for as little as a dollar, you can support the work and witness of Catholic musings.

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08:29 min | 2 years ago

"musings" Discussed on Catholic Musings

"Catholic musings Haslett gun gasoline. Smear for using the Jude's Avia. And you're listening to Catholic musings. In our boss fall reading for the first Sunday in lent year. See we have the account of the temptation of Jesus by the devil. The first thing to note is that the gospel account outlines three temptations. But this was by no means the only temptations Luke says clearly that Jesus went to the wilderness and was tempted by the devil for forty days at the end of which we have these three described temptations. So before these three even begin Jesus would have spent a grueling forty days with constant harassment and temptation, by the devil. It is also worth contemplating. Why the devil tempt to Jesus? Remember that we have no evidence that the devil. New always certain exactly who Jesus was it is important to remember that he says to Jesus if you are the son of man, if so the devil has some suspicion as to who Jesus is. But does not know and Jesus is not in any hurry to reveal his glory to the devil. In fact, during the temptations he says to the devil. Not you must not put me to the test. But instead you must not put the Lord your God to the test. And why should Jesus reveal himself to the devil? It was a struggle to get those who followed him to recognize who he was why should he waste his time in revelation to the devil. So on one level the temptations. We read about in the gospel or not so much to cause Jesus to fail all subject himself to the devil or kill himself. They are more there. So that the devil can be satisfied. What better way to find out if Jesus the son of man or not by tempting him with human desires, and so it was that the devil first of all focused on human need bread during the hunger of Jesus. But instead off to forty days of hunger accepting what is human body, craved Jesus. Refuted, what the devil had to say with scripture next, the devil focused on that burning human desire ambition through the gift of power. But instead of taking a shortcut, and what would be a short lived route to kingly power Jesus remained with the longer and more arduous journey via the cross and refuted, what the devil had to say with scripture. At this stage. The devil is still not sure. Whether or not Jesus is the son of man, still using the word if when he speaks to him if you are the son of man and having failed to entice cheeses into temptation twice with Jesus responding with scripture, the devil, then attempted to use and misuse scripture in an attempt to confuse Jesus and possibly kill him. So the devil said to Jesus throw yourself down from the temple parapet with a quotation from the psalms that the angels would hold him in their hands in Casey hurt his foot against a stone. He misused scripture you see because the psalm never place that idea in the context of throwing oneself building. He also misused scripture because he omitted the bit which he didn't like a common event in our day to day. The next part of the verse goes on to talk about the serpent. He the devil being trampled underfoot. But Jesus once again quoting scripture in context, refuted, what the devil had to say. It is worth noting that all these temptations, come our way temptations based on human need food, drink shelter. Love acceptance based on human desire, greed, ambition, competitiveness, and temptations whose purpose to confuse us to misusing the word of God. And the teaching of the church in order to disorientate us and make us think differently from God's order. The temptations of Jesus by the devil will completely earthly based human need and human desire, and when these failed confusion. But Jesus whilst hungry whilst desirous of fulfilling all that had to be fulfilled. So that he could rightfully take his place as the king of the universe was having. None of the devils base. Earthly offerings. As archbishop Fulton sheen. So eloquently put it in his book life of Christ. Jesus was saying to the devil. You want me to be a Baker instead of a savior to be a social reformer instead of redeem you are tempting me away from my cross suggesting that I be cheap leader of people filling their bellies instead of their souls. You would have me begin with security instead of ending with it. You would have me bring outer abundance instead of inner holiness, you and your materialist followers, say man lives by bread alone. But I say to you, not by bread alone, read them spe-. But remember even bread gets all its power to nourish mankind from me bread without me can harm, man. And there is no real security apart from the word of God. If I. Give bread alone than man is no more than an animal and dogs might as well come first to my banquet. Those who believe in knee must hold to that faith, even when they are starved and week, even when they are imprisoned, and scourged, I know about human hunger. I have gone without food myself for forty days, but I refuse to become a mere social reformer who caters only to the belly. You cannot say that I am unconcerned with social Justice for I am feeling at this moment, the hunger of the world. I am one with the poll. I am one with every poor starving member of the race. That is why I have fasted. So that they can never say that God does not know what Hungary's big gone Satan? I am not just a social worker who has never been hungry himself. But one who says I reject any. Plan which promises to make men richer without making them holier. Remember, I who say not by bread alone have not tasted bread for forty days. Thank you for joining me today. If you would like to support financially, the work and ministry of Catholic Newson's, which will always be made available free. 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Catholic Musings

06:17 min | 2 years ago

"musings" Discussed on Catholic Musings

"Catholic musings Haslett gonna smear for but he's Jude Sadia and you're listening to Catholic musings. The greater bents, which we recall on and around the feast of the opinion, and we recall in the readings for the epitome year. See are reminders to us of the revelations of holiness to those who witnessed them. As John the Baptist experienced in a pit in the womb. The major I experienced an epiphany as they approached the Christ child with their precious gifts of gold, frankencense and Mur. In a similar way the community at Qena experienced that if any as Christ performed his first miracle of changing water into wine. Those who are at the banks of the river, Jordan experienced there. Apparently as Jesus was baptized the heavens opened whilst the spirit of God descended like a dove. And there was a voice from heaven saying, this is my son the beloved my favor rests on him. The greater piffle him has these words. A worship the Lord. In the beauty of Howdy nece bow down before him his glory proclaim with gold of the Beedi aunts and incense of loneliness kneel and adore him. The Lord is his name. This pithy him in capsulated. So well how and why are at a ration- takes place. It happens when we recognize that divine beauty and allow ourselves to worship and adore Jesus. Simply because he is the Lord simply because of the divine presence in the Tatum an early him of praise. We are reminded that our worship adoration our praise is in union with the company of heaven the him begins. We praise you a God, we acclaim you as the lone everlasting father all the world bows down before you it. Then expounds the fact that this praise and acclimation of ours is in unity with all the angels and all angelic powers cherub him Seraphim, the apostles the prophets and the white. Oh, Darby who shed their blood for Christ. Then in a creed like fashion, the Tatum recounts all that Christ has done. Taking human nature in the womb of the virgin to save humankind, overcoming the power of death and opening the kingdom of the father to all who believe being in stone at the right hand of God to be judge and redeeming. God's people by the precious flood. The him. Then concludes with lines from the psalms which were added at a later date. Most importantly of all is the fact that this is a him which opens up with praise for the sake of praise praise because God is gone. It is not until later on in the him that we have an account of the actions of Christ. So we praise God because we acclaimed God is the Lord and for no other reason. Our hearts leap for joy. Because God is God. I am who I am. This is what God declared to Moses. It is what God said when Moses wanted to know the name he should take to the Israelites. This name would serve as evidence to them that it truly was God who had sent them Moses. Another translation of this. I am who I am declaration of God is I am. He who is God is the one who exists and remains a mystery to mankind. But is guiding all people to an end. The God who is will be worshiped simply for being. God who is transcendent and ternal this divine name of the attornal God is echoed in the revelation to John. I am the alpha. And the Amiga says the Lord God who is who was and who is to come the almighty God is and because God is we intern worship. Through our worship, we hope to bridge that gap which has been created through the selfishness of humanity and to come closer to the divine as we do. So we join in with the attornal worship of the heavenly the Anjelica choirs the martyrs in prophets. In this. We glimpse through the Vale into the heavenly off celebration of the liturgies and are partaking of worship in this world. No longer becomes a ceremony, which we must complete. Instead, our worship truly becomes our participation in the heavenly here on earth. Thank you for joining me today, you can catch up with all past episodes of Catholic musings at our website Catholic musings dot org, and you'll also find their links to our podcasts on the rosary. And also the stations of the cross on that website is a link also to patriot where if you would like to you can financially support the work and ministry of Catholic musings.

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04:25 min | 3 years ago

"musings" Discussed on Catholic Musings

"Catholic musings Haslett gonna smear for musically easing Jude's Avia. And you're listening to Catholic musings. So runs the introit anti-foreign for the third Sunday and advent year C, which is said or sung in many churches, and from which we get the name for today's Sunday gowdy taste someday gowdy being the latte in for the first word of that sentence. Rejoice. It is a theme which is picked up in the second reading where some polls said to the Philippians rejoice in the Lord. Advent is a season of rejoicing rejoicing about the fact that Jesus was born rejoicing in the reality that he will come again. But most immediately rejoicing in the knowledge that he is here among us. Now, the prophet zephenia reminds us twice of this fact, speaking to people who know all too well, the reality of war. He calls them to shout for joy and sing joyfully. How can those who seem to know only desolation and heartache sing with joy, how indeed can we when we look in the media? There is not really a great deal of difference between the world today and the world of zephenia war and unrest, surround us. What? Then should we do? Well, if we ask that question, we are asking the same question that the crowds asked John the Baptist, and which we have just heard what should we do? What did John say? You might think that this eccentric hermit would tell people to give up their lives and live in solitude and prayer in the desert as he did. But he did not in fact, he did quite the opposite. Instead, he calls people to be faithful where they are whatever they are doing those who have plenty share with those who do not tax collectors be honest soldiers. Do not take advantage of the vulnerable. Parents. Love your children. Spouses, be faithful neighbors live in peace. John the Baptist does not call people to abandon their life. But rather to live it to the best way possible to be faithful and honest and strive for perfection, and John the Baptist. He strived for his own perfection in preparing the way of Christ. His whole method of operation was in his own words to decrease whilst Christ increased as a prophet. The best way he could fulfill that role was to point to the one who was to come and point away from himself. Rejoice can we rejoice in a world, which is filled with so much hate and terror. Of course, we can we rejoice not in the evil which is so prevalent. But in the closeness of Christ in his presence in our midst. Rejoice rejoice by being the best we can be all things. So that we may reflect the holiness of our Lord rejoice in the Lord always again, I say rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near. Thank you for joining me today for those who would like to support the ministry of Catholic musings, financially, you can find a patron link on our website Catholic musings dot org. You can also find their past episodes and keep up to date with the latest episodes of Catholic musings.

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Catholic Musings

06:46 min | 3 years ago

"musings" Discussed on Catholic Musings

"Catholic musings Haslett gonna smear for musically easing Jude savior. And you're listening to Catholic musings. How did he? Every. Recently on the radio. I heard a presenter asking people to let them know about their favorite teacher at school. I didn't respond, but I immediately knew who it was Mr. right? Yes. He was my Mr. right? My geography teacher in the school. I attended in Hong Kong he was an eccentric character who came to us from a school in England arriving in this very colonial of schools. He stood out with his ginger, scraggly hair and unkempt beard and his unorthodox teaching methods. In some ways, he was a bit of John the Baptist character quite opposite to the other formal and straight laced teachers, but he engaged us and still today. Many things will be said and not just about geography, and my mind will go back to Mr. right? I often think of him during the gospel reading for the second Sunday of advent year see in physical geography, here's a reminder to us that hills and valleys were folks that the earth should in the greater scheme of things be perfectly flat. And that is what the earth was trying to do against all odds and against the forces, which were pulling an opposite way. Erosion bringing down the mountains and filling in the valleys, which just did not seem to be able to beat the creation of new mountains and valleys through the pulling and pushing of the plates. So he called us all to look at the mountains and valleys and to consider that they were fought s- errors and scars on what should be a perfectly flat landscape. And yet and yet this was the irony. Those folks were beautiful and they are beautiful. I grew up living in the hills of Hong Kong in the countryside with mountains stretching out in front of us right down to the South China Sea beautiful to look at. But how beautiful are they when they are a regular trial over which one has to travel. The people of Israel making their frequent journeys on pilgrimage across the land to Jerusalem and having to endure the dry mountains of the desert on that way. How much more burdensome as each year would go on the legs become frailer and the journey. More arduous, the winding paths along the Jordan would seem longer and longer each time. Shortly. Those travelers would wish for the day that the mountains would be made flat and the valleys filled in. But it is in the mountains that Jesus so often retreated to pray to be close to his father. It was on the mountain top where Jesus was transfigured and the glory of the Lord was seen. Going further back. It was on the mountain where Moses encountered God. And it was on the mountain that Abraham offered the sacrifice of his son and Jesus gave up his life on the cross for the salvation of the world the mountains in the scriptures are often put forward as the place where God dwells and the Holy Spirit is present. John the Baptist was no geography teacher and his prophetic voice, which spoke of the flattening of the earth speaks to us of something much deeper. It speaks of the journey. We make out of the valley of the shadow of death into the presence of God. It is not an easy journey hill struggle with many diversions on the way and with dangerous ground beneath us. I have been up the mountain of temptation in Israel, a number of times. The start of the journey is easy. Thanks to a cable car. But it certainly does not take you all the way the rest of the journey, especially on a hot dry day as slippery steep and tarring. But at the top sits limos stunning of monasteries, and the view is quite breathtaking and the presence of God. Well, it is on doubtable. But just as our assent is difficult. We should not forget in this season of advent how difficult the descend of God was. That God has condescended to be born of human flesh to live and die as one of us to humble himself. The divine creator of the world becoming in comet in the image of the created. It is at the mass when the ascending, and the descending meet the altar becomes amount table where the glory of the Lord is made visible where God descends in the form of bread and wine, we journey up to it that we may be nourished by him and filled with his grace. It is at the alter that we have the very junction of heaven and earth. At the alter we make real the advent, call marinara, thaw, come more Jesus. Thank you for joining me today for those who would like to support the ministry of Catholic musings, financially, you can find a patriot link on our website at Catholic musings dot org. You can also find their past episodes and keep up to date with the latest episode of Catholic musings.

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