jade_sabre: (stars)
but it rather warms my thought to think that people all over the world, and especially in this country, heard this message today:

Wrath and anger are hateful things,
yet the sinner hugs them tight.
The vengeful will suffer the LORD's vengeance,
for he remembers their sins in detail.
Forgive your neighbor's injustice;
then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven.
Could anyone nourish anger against another
and expect healing from the LORD?
Could anyone refuse mercy to another like himself,
can he seek pardon for his own sins?
If one who is but flesh cherishes wrath,
who will forgive his sins?
Remember your last days, set enmity aside;
remember death and decay, and cease from sin!
Think of the commandments, hate not your neighbor;
remember the Most High's covenant, and overlook faults.

the readings from today

(and, just for kicks, the anthem my choir sang. not quite so fancily, but--it is one of my favorites.)


Apr. 23rd, 2011 10:31 am
jade_sabre: (hav: st. francis has birds on the brain)
I think I begin to understand why poets write love poems and lovers write letters and how they seem to contain such ridiculous effusions because in reality they are honest effusions and love is silly but true.

that is not why I am making this post.

I am making this post because this morning I went to morning prayer at church, and the priest read the homily from today's Office of Readings, and I wanted to post it here for people to see. If Holy Thursday is Christ in the Garden and Good Friday is Christ on the Cross, then Holy Saturday is Christ in the tomb, and that always struck me as a sad empty thing--the Lord is no longer on earth but nor is he in heaven; he descended to the dead.

And then he read this homily to us, and I realized that even in our earthly emptiness, for one day there is joy in hell:

From an ancient homily on Holy Saturday
The Lord descends into hell

Something strange is happening here. )
jade_sabre: (sleeping beauty:  descending the stairs)
Okay y'all for those of you who are interested I swear I am working on a post about last week. Really. It's coming. I just--have to work out how to word things. And try to determine how much kissing to talk about. (I love kissing. It is AWESOME. And now I miss it muchly.) (Here: tell me what y'all want to hear about, that will help.)

In the meantime, two things! One is a meme from [livejournal.com profile] redbrunja from a couple weeks back, in which I am supposed to post about five things and if you comment with a bang bang or something I'll ask you about five things and anyway, her five things for me were

right here! )

The second thing: I remember this song, how many years after I first saw it? And I found it on Youtube today and felt a desire to share it with everyone:

I always saw myself as Francine )
jade_sabre: (stars)
again, email, comment, message, however you feel most comfortable leaving them. Also taking requests for positive vibes/warm fuzzy thoughts, if that's what you prefer. :-)
jade_sabre: (firefly:  River awe)
Hey y'all,

I've signed up to do half an hour of Adoration every Wednesday, so from now on I'll be taking prayer requests on that day. So just comment if you have anything. Um...if you would rather me screen comments, I can do that, just let me know, also in a comment? Email/messages/whatever also works.

Have a good day!

jade_sabre: (Default)
okay so I'm only watching the broadcast I'm not actually there because getting a ticket was harder than like a cell bio class (okay maybe not quite that hard), but I would just like to say.




surprise of the day? President Obama's speech was awesome, but Fr. Jenkins's was better.

one dude tried to disrupt the speech, and people booed him, and President Obama said it was all right, we weren't going to avoid difficult things, and then when the guy kept talking, the seniors stood and chanted WE ARE ND.

you hear that, crazy people?


eta:  Dude even frickin' Judge Noonan, whose speech I was doubting at the beginning, turned out to be TOTALLY AWESOME.  Like duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude.  Truth will out.  I am unspeakably satisfied, even in my dissatisfactions.

I would just like to end by sharing the second reading and the Gospel today, because they are even more awesome than all of the awesome that was these commencement speeches combined.

we have been told, we've seen his face and heard his voice alive in our hearts: live in my love with all your heart. as the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. )

jade_sabre: (Default)
i. lift your voice and sing )

ii. the Lord is risen this mornin' )

iii. roll away the stone )

iv. Jesus Christ is risen today )

v. hallelujah )
jade_sabre: (love you)

Psalm 100

A psalm of thanksgiving. Shout joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;

worship the LORD with cries of gladness; come before him with joyful song.

Know that the LORD is God, our maker to whom we belong, whose people we are, God's well-tended flock.

Enter the temple gates with praise, its courts with thanksgiving. Give thanks to God, bless his name;

good indeed is the LORD, Whose love endures forever, whose faithfulness lasts through every age.

I’ve already made my thankfulness list; but know that I’m thinking of every one of y’all today.

Look at what was outside the window on Monday :

I hope you spend the day with loved ones, or at least feeling loved, and that you have a chance to say thank you, to somebody, somewhere. Even you non-Americans.   :-)

jade_sabre: (stars)

it is already fading, flickering in and out of existance as the rainclouds roll in over Angers.

and those rainclouds are huge.  And also already raining.  Oh wet bicycle seat, you and I are old friends.

Oh look!  The rainbow is moving with the clouds.

I like taking pictures of the sky.  If I could paint, at all, I would do nothing but skyscapes:  dawn, the light bright blue right after dawn, the the deep blue with the fluffy white clouds, the grey-on-grey-on-black stormclouds, the sky right now, with its layers and levels of clouds, and sunset, and night, with a halo around the moon and the stars, all around.

I like looking at rain from far away, too.  I like looking at trees on a drizzly day.

which reminds me of this, from the train on Friday morning:

because it seems like musing on a train is a time-honored tradition or something )
jade_sabre: (lawlz)
Thanks to...[livejournal.com profile] sartorias ? for linking to the Catholic Bibliophagist, who linked to this:


I can die and go to heaven happy now, thanks.


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