Text Box: Volume 20 No. 2          OF THE CHURCH
Text Box:     OF MAN WITH GOD   July, 2010 A.D.
REUNIONText Box: WHAT DID THE JEWS AND THEIR LEADERS KNOW ABOUT CHRIST?

There can be no doubt that Jesus Christ proclaimed Himself to be God (John 8:46-59) and that He proclaimed Himself to be human. Of His humanity there could be little doubt because people could see and touch Him, as well observe Him do very human things. His divinity had to be proven, and was proven through His teachings and the miracles He wrought. Significant numbers of people from all stations in life believed Him. And significant numbers of people from all stations in life, especially those who Text Box: LACK OF USE OF COMMON SENSE WILL LEAD TO DISASTER - Where the parent leads, the child will follow

The concepts and goals on which people focus to the exclusion of God can be amazing to those who give any attention to God.

A TV personality currently is promoting not using cell phones and not texting while driving. While judicious use of a cell phone while driving seems to be beyond the capabilities of many people, it should be within the capabilities of most people, requiring only the use of the most rare of human attributes, the attribute known as common sense. That same common sense dictates a driver not text while driving.

But that same common sense is something which the TV personality obviously does not practice, for that TV personality promotes abortion on Text Box: ~ 
TRUTHFUL FOUNDATION
An Independence Day Message
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From Metropolitan Archbishop Paul, S.S.B.
To the flock entrusted into my care:

Not everything which has a good foundation lasts, or even really gets established. Many things which have a really good foundation never progress beyond the concept stage, or fail during or shortly after being established. However, anything which is sustained long Text Box:  The Society of Clerks Secular of Saint Basil 
(The Basilians - The Basilian Fathers )
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Text Box: beyond its inception must have some viable form of foundation even though that foundation may ultimately fail.

It is difficult to know whether or not a building would have survived some form of disaster if all that is ever built is the foundation, though even just the foundation may provide some indication as to what viability the building would have had. From experience we know that a building which has a foundation of sand will fail with flood waters which wash away the foundation, or an earthquake which shakes and moves the Text Box: THOSE WHO DENY THE REALITY OF THE SACRAMENTS IN THEIR DENIAL CALL GOD A LIAR

In our limited ability to grasp Divine reality we have learned that the operative function of God the Blessed Trinity often is appropriated to or accomplished by or exercised by the Holy Spirit. Thus we see the Incarnation accomplished by Maryís being overshadowed by the Holy Ghost. And priests are granted the power, ability, and authority to forgive sins, or to not forgive them, through the operation of the Holy Ghost, when Text Box: WHAT CONSTITUTES A GOOD AND SUCCESSFUL MOTHER?

How can we tell if a woman is a good mother, if she is a successful mother? Definitely not by her children, for children have free will, and a child raised to be evil can decide to be and can become good, as well as the opposite. Consider Saint Monica and her son, Saint Augustine. St. Augustine did not even become a Christian until relatively late in life; and prior to his conversion, he lead an intellectual as well as lustful life. But St. Monica continually prayed for him and sought his conversion, without being unduly Text Box: WHY IS IT THAT:
JESUS NEEDED TO, COULD, AND DID LEARN, YET BEING GOD KNEW ALL THINGS? 
Also, that He was subject to things which can happen to humans but not to God, and how these pertain to us.

Christ cast out devils which is something which can only be done by God or Godís power, yet He became hungry and had to eat. He knew all