Thursday, February 23, 2012
Today is day TWO ... I "de-activated" my account... 40 days of will power. I miss it and find myself automatically wanting to "check in"... that's primarily what I do on facebook, quick check in, check out...
I "think" I'll miss updated photo's the most... but they will be there when I return... and I'm hoping I miss it "less and less" as the days and weeks move on...
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The private, quietness of the real reason "why" we are to do things... a hard message to convey to children, but hopefully they learn from example...
Gospel, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
1 'Be careful not to parade your uprightness in public to attract attention; otherwise you will lose all reward from your Father in heaven.
2 So when you give alms, do not have it trumpeted before you; this is what the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win human admiration. In truth I tell you, they have had their reward.
3 But when you give alms, your left hand must not know what your right is doing;
4 your almsgiving must be secret, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.
5 'And when you pray, do not imitate the hypocrites: they love to say their prayers standing up in the synagogues and at the street corners for people to see them. In truth I tell you, they have had their reward.
6 But when you pray, go to your private room, shut yourself in, and so pray to your Father who is in that secret place, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.
16 'When you are fasting, do not put on a gloomy look as the hypocrites do: they go about looking unsightly to let people know they are fasting. In truth I tell you, they have had their reward.
17 But when you fast, put scent on your head and wash your face,
18 so that no one will know you are fasting except your Father who sees all that is done in secret; and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.
will reflect on this again...