Monday, December 8, 2008

The Season of Advent

This is a short post but I wanted to share two great stories I have come across in recent days.

One can be found at the Anchoress. The Anchoress documents the incredible stories of a poor area who gave what they had to build a Church. It is an inspiring story that really underlines the meaning of Advent and what it celebrates. Churches and Cathedrals are prayers made in Stone, never a truer word spoken concerning the church mentioned in the article.

The other is about a homily recently given by the Pastor at my home-town Church in Wisconsin. He was recently approached by someone with $1000 to spend how he saw fit for the benefit of the Church. He chose to give $100 with the invitation to pay it forward. Those people are doing just that with that $100, not on themselves, but on others. It is truly an inspiring example of "it is better to give, than to receive".

Just two little tid-bits floating through my mind. That makes two posts in two days, I need to slow down, LOL.

God Bless

2 comments:

Andrea G said...

This is completely unrelated to your post, but I came across your blog and had to give a little smile as under favorite books: Pride and Prejudice. I love it, but I'd say quite unusual for a man's favorite, no? Keep up your fighting faith, fellow Catholic soldier :) Both battles are tough ones, your soul and your soil.

CatholicSoldier said...

Thank you for your kind words and God Bless you.

I was raised by my parents with Masterpiece Theatre. My wife thinks this explains a lot about why I am "Weird", but a good weird, not the creepy kind. LOL.