‘dying he destroyed our death, rising he restored our life.’ For it was from the side of Christ as he slept the sleep of death upon the cross that there came forth ‘the wondrous sacrament of the whole Church.

When: Sunday, September 07, 2008 12:00 AM to Monday, September 08, 2008 12:00 AM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).


Words written in red; Words of Jesus

"If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them."

Matthew 18: 15 – 20

The wonderful works of God among the people of the Old Testament were but a prelude to the work of Christ the Lord in redeeming mankind and giving perfect glory to God. He accomplished this work principally by the Paschal mystery of his blessed Passion, Resurrection from the dead, and glorious Ascension, whereby 'dying he destroyed our death, rising he restored our life.' For it was from the side of Christ as he slept the sleep of death upon the cross that there came forth 'the wondrous sacrament of the whole Church.

— St. Augustine

Abba, Father, Lord God, humble, uncertain, yet thankful for Your presence, blessings, grace and mercy, always seeking in Your words for direction, listening and feeling for Your presence through Jesus in the Spirit within me. Touch me – O that You would bless me and mine indeed, keeping us from evil and from causing pain. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

Ezekiel 33:7-9<http://www.ewtn.com/vbible/search.asp?abbr=Ezek&ch=33&bv1=7&ev1=9>

Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9<http://www.ewtn.com/vbible/search.asp?abbr=Ps&ch=95&bv1=1&ev1=2&bv2=6&ev2=9>

Romans 13:8-10<http://www.ewtn.com/vbible/search.asp?abbr=Rom&ch=13&bv1=8&ev1=10>

Matthew 18:15-20<http://www.ewtn.com/vbible/search.asp?abbr=Matt&ch=18&bv1=15&ev1=20>

Audio books I am listening to and other books or readings I am reading:

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao<http://www.audible.com/adbl/site/products/ProductDetail.jsp?productID=BK_HAYH_000200&BV_UseBVCookie=Yes> By Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses, which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence. The classic text of these 81 verses, called the Tao Te Ching or the Great Way, offers advice and guidance that is balanced, moral, spiritual, and always concerned with working for the good. In this program, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has reviewed hundreds of translations of the Tao Te Ching and has created 81 distinct essays on how to apply the ancient wisdom of Lao-tzu to today's modern world. This work contains the entire 81 verses of the Tao, compiled from Wayne's researching of 10 of the most well-respected translations of text that have survived for more than 25 centuries.

Become a Better You: 7 Keys to Improving Your Life Every Day<http://www.audible.com/adbl/site/products/ProductDetail.jsp?productID=BK_SANS_000999&BV_UseBVCookie=Yes> (Abridged) By Joel Osteen Is this as good as it gets? Or can you enjoy more of what life has to offer? You can live happily every day, best-selling author Joel Osteen suggests, but you must discover the potential within yourself and learn how to use it to live better and to help others better themselves as well. God didn't create you to be average. You were created to excel! You have everything you need to fulfill your God-given destiny, and there is no limit to what you can accomplish if you discover how to be a better you! Become a Better You will guide you in the process of uncovering your hidden resources. Addressing such topics as building your confidence, developing better relationships, finding peace within, and staying passionate about life,

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