It is not true that creation and the human family are doomed to destruction and loss-This is true: For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life;
It is not true that we must accept inhumanity and discrimination, hunger and poverty, death and destruction—This is true: I have come that they may have life, and that abundantly;
It is not true that violence and hatred should have the last word, and that war and destruction rule forever—This is true: Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder, his name shall be called wonderful counselor, mighty God, the Everlasting, the Prince of peace;
It is not true that we are simply victims of the powers of evil who seek to rule the world—This is true: To me is given authority in heaven and on earth, and lo I am with you, even until the end of th world;
It is not true that we have to wait for those who are specially gifted, who are the prophets of the Church before we can be peacemakers—This is true: I will pour out my spirit on all flesh and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your young ones shall see visions and your old ones shall have dreams;
It is not true that our hopes for liberation of humankind, of justice, of human dignity, of peace are not meant for this earth and for this history—This is true: The hour comes, and it is now, that the rue worshipers shall worship God in spirit and in truth;
So let us enter Advent in hope, even hope against hope. Let us see visions of love and peace and justice. Let us affirm with humility, with joy, with faith, with courage: Jesus Christ—the life of the world.
"Advent Credo", Father Daniel Berrigan, SJ
There’s this nun who ran my volunteer program in MN. Every year she sends me 2 b-day cards. One in dec and one in January (for my actual bday). Got my first one today.
THE PAPERS are now in my possession. You know, the ones that will change my life when I complete them.
Spice girls joined the choir at St Pat’s and sang “if you wanna be my lover” during Mass.