It’s good to be human; Angels: Day 113

Some heretical writers had said that there would be no bodily resurrection, but that we would be pure spirits like the angels. St. Methodius argues that, if God had wanted us to be angels, he wouldn’t have made us human.God didn’t make a human being and then—as if he had done it badly, or made a mistake in forming him—decide to make an angel, repenting of his work, as really bad craftsmen do. Nor did he try to make an angel and fail, ending up with a human being instead—that would be a sign o … [Read more...]

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CBB Giveaway – Resisting Happiness

This week TEN lucky winners will receive a copy of Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly,  sponsored by Dynamic Catholic (you can read my review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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Our freedom is different from the angels; Angels: Day 112

Like the angels, says St. John of Damascus, we have free will; but it’s a little bit different. For the angel, the choice comes instantaneously. For us, limited by our bodies and attacked by the devil, the choice is never instantaneous: we are faced with a situation, and then decide what to do about it.Freedom of will is used in several senses: one in connection with God, another in connection with angels, and a third in connection with human beings.Used in reference to God, it is to be u … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – Resisting Happiness

Matthew Kelly seems to churn books out at will. The key is each of these books is good…very good and carry their own unique message. In his latest, Resisting Happiness, Matthew Kelly once more opens our minds and our hearts and causes readers to reassess where they are at in their faith journey.In the first chapter he says: “The hardest war to win is one you don’t even realize you are fighting. And the hardest enemy to defeat is the one you don’t even know exists. Every day you are at war wit … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – Faith Under Fire

Review by Julie AbellWho doesn’t love a good story?  Everyone loves a good story.  That is probably one of the reasons we scour the internet daily, quickly glancing over an article to see if a good story exists in it.  Or is that just me?  Regardless, I am here to tell you about the book I picked up to read - Faith Under Fire: Dramatic Stories of Christian Courage by Matthew Archbold.  The title alone grabbed me and pulled me to the book (and couch) and had me devouring it in one evening … [Read more...]

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Like the angels, we have free will; Angels: Day 111

Reason, says St. John of Damascus, is very closely linked with free will. With reason, we can decide what’s best for ourselves, and with free will we can do it—an ability we share with the angels.Everyone who deliberates does so believing that the choice of what to do lies in his hands—that he may choose what seems best as the result of his delibera- tion, and having chosen may act upon it.And if this is so, free will must necessarily be very closely related to reason. For either man is a … [Read more...]

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