Month: January 2014
FB Post from Fr. James Martin, SJ
The story of Ruth is some-what peculiar. It is a love story, but one that stands out greatly from the ones we hear about today. Ruth’s husband dies and she is left alone with only her sister-in-law Orpah and her mother-in-law Naomi. Naomi decides to go back to Judah, her home, and Ruth and Orpah start to follow her. Naomi tries to convince them to return to their home so they can remarry. Orpah goes back, but Ruth stays by Naomi’s side. Naomi tries to get Ruth to go back but Ruth refuses, and Naomi, seeing that Ruth will never leave her, allows her to come with, and they go to Judah together. After they get settled, Ruth goes out to a field in order to pick up the grain left behind by the workers. She happens to go to the field of Boaz, one of Naomi’s relatives, and he is very generous to her while she picks from his fields. Naomi realizes the field belongs to Boaz and she gives Ruth specific instructions about what she should do to get Boaz to marry her. Ruth follows the instructions to a ‘t’ and she and Boaz were married, and they had a son.
One can see that this is a very unusual love story, but it does have a very important point to make. Things may not have started out very well for Ruth, but her loyalty and obedience to Naomi lead her to a life that probably turned out even better than she could have imagined. We should demonstrate that kind of loyalty and obedience to the Church, because it is lead by God Himself, and since God knows all things He can most certainly make us the happiest we can be through His Will. – Sarah
It’s a Word in a Word!
Did you make a New Year’s resolution?
I noticed the “solution” inside the resolution. So I ask myself “what is the solution?” or better yet – “how can I BE the solution?” It would change everything that I do or think this year.
If I am the solution, I can’t be the problem! I would have to do the right thing all the time, think before I act or speak, and have a good attitude! Seems so simple. “Re” in resolution is do it again – repeat. Can you take the challenge?
Okay, so that is a sensational headline. But this story is amazing. Get the whole story here:
Mom has a problem with her pregnancy and one doctor says the baby will be deformed. Second doctor says he is wrong. They don’t have money for a month long hospital stay. Guess who pays the bill?
And the March for Life is born…
A whole ‘nother look at “your faith has saved you.”