Prayer for Understanding

From Christopher Prayer Book

Father, you have made all of us.
Red, yellow, brown, white and black,
tall and short, fat and thin,
rich and poor, young and old,
all your children.
Teach us to cooperate rather than to compete,
to respect rather than to revile,
to forgive rather than to condemn.
Jesus turned from no one.
May we learn, like Him, to be open
to share of the Divine
that you have implanted in each of your daughters and sons. May we be a bond of love
that will really make a reality
the sisterhood and brotherhood in which we profess to believe.



Pentecost by Kid Catholic

Pentecost is one of the most important holidays for Christians, though it isn’t as well celebrated because it isn’t commercialized the way Christmas and Easter are. I’m actually glad it’s simply spiritual though it would be great if more people understood Pentecost and celebrated it.

Mass Monday on Saturday

I just finished watching all of Steven Crowder’s Mass Monday, where he and his gang discuss religion. If you expect any and all religious conversation to be dry and dull, this will prove you wrong. In this episode, they rebut two YouTubers who explain why they’ve left the church. It’s likely that you’ve heard people explain that their feelings on different topics have led them to abandon their previous faith. Crowder’s crew offer an engaging, rational debunking.

You’ve probably come up with the same arguments in many cases, but for me this video gave me added confidence in them.

One quote offered that stuck with me about religion is “If you keep watering medicine down, don’t be surprised when it doesn’t work.”