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It’s Cold Outside!...

Cold weather has swept much of the country these days, with wave after wave of blizzards across the northern US in recent weeks. Here’s shot of the spigot near my front door at home. Last October I turned the water off and left the faucet open, as usual, to keep the pipes intact through winter (to keep the pipes from freezing). But there must be a drip in this faucet! A very small drip. Look how a small drip builds up! It’s kind of like a living ice cube.

Our habits do the same to us. If we make small acts of charity a daily habit, or if we plan some routine ways to say little prayers–before you know it these practices build into something visible and part of our lives. That happens even though we barely noticed them along the way.

The opposite holds true, by the way. Our habits, good or ill, catch up with us.

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"And now let us begin this journey, the Bishop and people, this journey of the Church of Rome, which presides in charity over all the Churches, a journey of brotherhood in love, of mutual trust. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world that there might be a great sense of brotherhood.

I will now give my blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will."

-Papa Francis quote

He does not know you, yet he prays for you.
He will most likely never meet you, yet he loves you.

This is your chance to show your love, for as the Bible teaches, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."