40 Days from Ash Wednesday till Easter – so we are ‘almost there’ – – starting on February 14th – – which was also “Valentine’s Day” – – should not have been doing all of the celebrating with the “VALENTINE” – – as that was the case in Grade School – – the NUNS were very strict – – but… at long last – – Easter will be April 1st, 2018… and when I was a kid – we were taught to reflect on our lives’ thus far – and start making some changes for the Resurrection of “Yahshua the Messiah” – beginning with a plan – just for me to work on making myself a much better person. I was to want to do all these new things that were suggested by the NUNS – changes that by implementing while still a small child – would become second nature – and also… throughout all my LIFE – I would know the right things to follow and do forever.
In the environment that I was in as a child – my Aunt Irene Riley, had the NUNS and everyone she knew at her Church –Our Lady of Sorrows, to pray for me – that I would become a Nun. Lots of prayers and meditation and living at the Orphanage – I almost thought that to be a NUN would be the LIFE for me. There was a “Brady in Dublin, Ireland” – a relative to my Mother, and her sister, Irene Brady Riley – he was a very good Priest and I am guessing that several of my uncles were prayed for – enough – so as to hope for more to enter the “Priesthood.”
Just because there might be some “HISTORY” in the family – for a vocation into the Religious Life – it is something that you just cannot force. So, now with the LENTEN season, it would really be a good time to pray for everyone – for those who may be preachers and teachers – for those in the world in areas that are in war-zones – that do not allow their citizens to go to Church and for those in areas where they are killing people just because of their FAITH.
“PAY-IT- Forward” with our Prayers and our Charities that we can do for those around the World – those who are hurting and their very LIFE is at a total risk – just trying to survive under the dictator type run countries – where lives are consider worthless.
Let us remember our fellow-man – our neighbor – with LOVE – during this Lent Season – just as “Yahshua the Messiah” directed us… in the New Testament.. to do!
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