Inspiration was said to only come from perspiration. I don’t know who said it, but I remember reading it or hearing it somewhere. I guess if you really want to know, you could “google” it. Anyway, the truth is that “real” inspiration comes from the Holy Spirit. Yes, I said it. God is the key that inspires everything. A couple of days ago, I read a post that was tweeted by Blackberry, because I follow them on Twitter to make sure that I am up to date with the latest news about my smartphone and my several Playbook tablets. The blog that they tweeted about was talking about the time of day that we are most inspired to write, and that time was the morning. The funny thing is, I knew it already, but I needed the knowledge that came from that article to reinforce it in my head. I believe that God used that blog to inspire me to write more on my blog and I hope that God will continue to use my blog to inspire others to write or do whatever it is that God is calling them to. The point of this short post today is that if we are looking to be inspired by God to action, we need not look any further than the things that he put right in front of us. We need to take some time to discern the truth in what we read or see, but that time of discernment could be the thing that God is trying to build in us, patience.
So, it is times like this that the answer cannot be simply nothing. No matter how cynical you may be about Christianity for all sorts of reasons that any good atheist could give you, you have to see that this God of Christianity is making himself present in our media right now. Within the past few years, we have seen a Pope step down and a new one get elected. The new Pope chose the name “Francis” and has been setting the world on fire with his off the cuff manner of speaking. In the past few months, we have seen the release of a movie about Jesus, called the “Son of God”
Also, there was a controversial release of a movie about a prominent figure from the Bible, called “Noah”
In the last two weeks, there was the release of the movie, “God’s Not Dead”, which tells the story of a young man who has to argue his faith against his professor in college.
The last one is the latest release from this week, and possibly the most influential film on the non-believers. The movie is called, “Heaven is for Real” and it is based on a book about a boy who told his parents about his experiences in Heaven when he had a near death experience at a very young age…
So, you put all of these movies together with the canonizations of two recent Popes that will happen on the octave of Easter, and I am left with the distinct impression that God is trying to say something to us right now.
To me, I believe the message is that God is preparing the world to hear the message of Divine Mercy Sunday…If you are wondering what that message is…Check here…
Thanks be to God for this beautiful sunrise!
So, today is the day that our culture celebrates stupidity. For me, that usually means that I fall victim to any number of pranks pulled by the closet tricksters that come out of the closet on this holy day of obligation for those who are entertained by such things. Truth be told, I am not above pulling a good prank on someone, but I refuse to believe that we need a day to remember to do this on. I thought about making the title of this post, “Why I am leaving the Catholic Church?” I realized quickly that I would have to let on to the joke fast, so that those that knew me would not lose hope because of my apparent lack of faith.
I would to offer an alternate view of April 1st. Let’s call it a day of hope. As we continue through this season of Lent, the time of our preparation for the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus, we could take today as a reminder that the race of life is over too quickly on earth, so let’s look around at all that God created and see that it is very good and He is worthy of our praise. Let us be hopeful that God is creating every thing new in us and for us in the New Jerusalem.