Intentions of the Holy Father for April

Ecology and Justice. That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources.
Hope for the Sick. That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness.

So As To Win

"Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified."

- 1st Corinthians 9:24-27

3 comments:

Mark said...

Thanks again, Ryan. I agree with you when you say, "before I would believe that the man Jesus was also God, and before taking on all the consequences for how I live my life, I would want more than reasons that belief is reasonable. I would want to meet the man that I was supposed to worship, around whom I was supposed to reorganize my entire life." I look forward to reading that outline. No rush tho, and no need to write more than an outline. I'll reply in more detail after I've read that. Once again, I appreciate how much time and thoughtfulness you have given to me in your replies.

His Handmaid's son said...

Mark, sorry for the delay in posts pertinent to your inquiry. I have been working on these on the train ride home from school. I also apologize for their lengthiness. If brevity is the soul of wit, I am witless; but I might at least give a thorough account. Thanks again for bearing with me.

Mark said...

Your welcome. Take as much time as you like.