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Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow!

November 9th, 2016, Promulgated by Diane Harris

screenshot355Yes, today is definitely a day for Psalms of Praise, for Masses of Thanksgiving, Communions, Rosaries, Joy. It is not about a political victory, a platform or an agenda. It is not about personalities, campaigns and debates, or about points won or lost. Rather, it is about having another chance; it is about the Redemption of the Soul of America. We have the opportunity as a people to be lifted up the slippery slope (which usually goes in only one direction). It is about re-commitment to virtue, to the founding principles upon which we were given our first chance as a nation. And it must be about humility; we do not deserve this opportunity.

What happened yesterday, last night and in the wee hours of this morning was God’s intervention, if we allow it to be so. It was a chance to walk out of the confessional of God, shamed before the world for what we had become, trembling in the fire able to consume us, and to ‘begin again.’  And, in the tradition of how God works, He chose someone willing to go all the way with Him, as David did in standing without armor before Goliath. He chooses the most unlikely people to do His Work. And we were each individually given the chance to join God’s deliverance.

It is a spiritual, not a political battle. It is against principalities and thrones and dominions. Let us lift each other up in joy that, as a country, we have been chosen to participate in the ultimate battle, and not to be only weak sideline observers.  May God help us to always recognize His work, and be ready to report for duty.

Please add your thoughts and ideas as comments. In coming days I hope to add more. Today, it is all about “Thank you, God.”

Today, November 9th, is the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, the basilica which is called “Mother and Head of all the Churches of the City and the World.”

9 Responses to “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow!”

  1. raymondfrice says:

    What are you saying in 5 lines or less??

  2. Diane Harris says:

    Ho gegrapha gegrapha

    Quod scripsi, scripsi

  3. annonymouse says:

    Mark my word, you will be sorely disappointed placing such hopes in a man like Trump,__________[Ed: text removed]. He was fortunate to have as his opponent one equally or more morally challenged and just as unfit for office. Sadly, an agenda didn’t win; a man did, __________ [Ed: text removed]. Unfortunate for America, one of these cretins had to win. We need to pray, hard, for America and the world given this man’s proclivities. Perhaps he will find faith and govern well, who knows. But our faith and rejoicing should be placed in but one Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

  4. Diane Harris says:
    begins: “VATICAN CITY, November 10, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke said Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president is a “clear sign of the will of the people” and a victory for the pro-life cause.”

  5. annonymouse says:

    Donald Trump on so-called “gay marriage”: “the Supreme Court settled it and I’m fine with that.” We shall soon see just how pro-life our lifelong pro-abortion President-elect proves to be.

  6. raymondfrice says:

    Quod scripsi, scripsi (Latin for “What I have written, I have written”) is a Latin phrase. It was most famously used by Pontius Pilate in the Bible in response to the Jewish priests who objected to his writing on the sign (titulus) that was hung above Jesus at his Crucifixion. It is mostly found in the Latin Vulgate Bible.[1]

  7. raymondfrice says:

    “Cardinal Raymond Burke said Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president is a “clear sign of the will of the people” and a victory for the pro-life cause.” [Ed: text removed.] Cardinal Burke!! are you reading 10 year old newspapers??

  8. Diane Harris says:

    It seems that some of our commenters do not understand the difference between expressing their own opinions, and making libelous accusations for which they can be sued. Therefore, opinions identified or obvious as such may be permitted; libelous accusations, particularly of crimes, is against sound judgement, and for the protection of all will be deleted. No attempt will be made to rewrite any sentence to make it more acceptable. Hopefully, the policy is clear enough, and CF won’t become a source of what is passing for emotional disturbance in the culture at large. Hopefully, our discourse can strive for a higher level and for more virtuous influence.

  9. raymondfrice says:

    Nemo gratis mendax

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