As a Mother is Holding Her Child ‘Mother Mary Thank You for being my Mother. As I hold my child….I ask you Mother Mary to have your perfect love flow through my hands heart and will. I ask you Mother Mary to give my child all the love and tenderness that I am unable to give him/her. Thank You Mary for the gift of my child and I ask you Mary to fill his/her Heart will all of your love. Mother Mary transform my love for my child into the Good and Holy Wine of your Love. Amen
What is Normal? Are you normal?
1 Do you have unique thoughts?
2 Do You have odd but charming habits?
3 Do you agree with things that don’t follow any real logic but you know they are true>
4 Do you write and read check lists by odd Priests on what is normal?
5 Do other people try to figure you our like a puzzle?
6 Do you get results by following a different set of rules?
7 Do you love and forgive injuries?
8 Do you day dream and let your mind wonder in the heavens?
9 Do you think all kinds of miracles are possible?
10 Do normal well adjusted people who seem to have all the answers and seems to have the world totally figure out make you crazy?
Ok if you answers Yes to one of these you are not normal.
Modern culture and the tread mill
10 Tread Mill had it origin in Stephen King Novel the ‘Running Man’
9 Tread Mill is a distant relative of torture device used in the 10 c Spain
8 Tread Mill need to walk but have no place to go
7 Question you ask yourself do I keep my phone or Fit Bit with me to record my steps?
6 When you are on the tread mill and have to go to the bathroom do you keep it running or do you stop it?
5 Can you read while on the tread mill?
4 Can you talk on the phone while on t he tread mill?
3 What happens when it break down and this huge 25 ton piece of equipment is in the basement?
2 Can you use the treadmill to hang towels and dry clothes that the dryer hasn’t fully dried?
1 A little more time on the tread mill and you will be running a 15k race
1 What is Today Rations What is on Your plate. Take it or leave it 2 Beds are Similar Bunk Beds 3 Everyone has daily chores in Mess Hall 4 Stop inspection 5 Army and Home schooling only for the few the brave 6 both are creating soldiers 7 Mom is the Commanding Officers 8 Teach you skills for life 9 Laundry every day 10 The Bunk Beds are the way to go 11 The team is greater than the one 12 you have to be a bit crazy for both
From prophet Isaiah “The Lord called me from birth, from my mother’s womb he gave me my name. He made of me a sharp-edged sword and concealed me in the shadow of his arm. He made of me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hud me.’
God has a name for us. When I was reading this just now. It struck me ‘He made of me a polished arrow.’ This speaks to my heart. What do we see in the word ‘Polished arrow.’ We see the word ‘Polish Arrow’ My name Stefan Starzynski is as Polish as you can get. So I see from my mother’s womb and even before that from that God as made of me a ‘Polish Arrow.’
God has a name for us. In the Gospel ‘When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they rejoiced with her..They were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother said in reply. No. He will be called John..So asking his father. he wished to be called. he asked for a tablet and wrote, ‘John is his name.’
‘Immediately his mouth was opened, his tongue freed, and his tongue freed, and he spoke blessing God.’
‘The child grew and became strong In Spirit.’
As the Psalm says ‘I praise you, for I am wonderfully made…O Lord, you have probed me, you know me. You know when I sit and when I stand…
Truly, you have formed my inmost being, you knit me in my mother’s womb.’
God has a mission for you. He has called you by name. In fact, your name is symbolic of your mission.
God has made of you a Polished Arrow. God has made of me a ‘Polish Arrow.’
We all need to Floss more. We all need to go to confession more. We all have hidden sin. Hidden sin is like the pieces of food caught in the middle of your teeth. Flossing only take a couple of minutes a day. Confession only takes a couple of minutes. Too have a healthy teeth you need to floss twice a day morning and Night. You need to examine your conscience twice a day morning and night. We all say to the dentist I promise to floss every day but we don’t. We all promise the priest we will go to confession more often and while we might start well in a month our confession habits mirror our flossing habits. When you go to the dentist and you just left McDonald before going to the dentist you have to listen to the dentist about how much tarter is on your teeth. When you go to confession even when you think you are pretty good you have more stains on your soul than you ever imagined. Most people try to go to confession at least once a year. This mirror Easter duty. However the dentist wants you to come every six months. This mirrors how the average Catholic goes to confession during Easter Season and Christmas Season. Lastly the only Calculus that I had was the Calculus on my teeth. So Floss more and go to confession more.