27th November

Today’s clinic went fine. Don’t have to return again until Tue 8th December, Our Lady’s Immaculate Conception feast day. Maureen’s bacon & cabbage dinner this evening was brilliant!

Pope Francis is currently in Africa. Here is an excerpt of a talk given todaypope francis on serving Jesus and the Church selflessly. It is addressed primarily to priests and religious while still being relevant to all Christians.

“We can be tempted to follow Jesus for ambition: ambition for money or power. All of us can say, ‘When I first followed Jesus, I was not like that’. But it has happened to other people, and little by little it was sowed in our heart like weeds. In our life as disciples of Jesus there must be no room for personal ambition, for money, for worldly importance. We will follow Jesus to the very last final step of His earthly life, the Cross. He will make sure you rise again, but you have to keep following Him to the end. So let this be clear: Jesus is the one Who calls. … He does not ‘canonise’ us. We continue to be the same old sinners. … We are all sinners; starting with me.”

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If you would like to know what the life of heaven will be like according to St Thomas Aquinas and others, click on this youtube video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QVdiW0la_Q

 

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