Going To Hell
There has been a lot of discussion about the death of Fred Phelps, founder of Westboro Church. As you would expect, it’s mostly speculation that he is now in hell.
Disturbingly, there are some Christians who rejoice in that.
If, indeed, he is now lost to God, should we rejoice? Do you think God rejoices? One of the best comments I read about it is this is from Bryan Kemper.
"I thought a lot about this for the last 24 hours and realized how heart-broken I am about this."
As Christians, we should realize that God gave Mr. Phelps every chance, even as he lay dying. We should hope that he repented in the end., even if it was his last seconds. There is word that he was excommunicated from his church in his last months. This excommunication gives me hope that he did, indeed, repent.
But for those who don’t, for anybody who ends up in an eternity without God, we should not rejoice. Our God, our Beloved, does not rejoice. How can we rejoice in what God finds abhorrent? Do we not desire what God desires?
Join me in praying for God’s mercy on the soul of Fred Phelps and on all of us. Every one of us needs it.
Minor prayer request: I’m not feeling so well. I know what’s causing it and there isn’t much I can do to fix it. I just have to let it run it’s course. Anyway, I tend to get pretty complaining and grumpy when I’m not feeling well and it only gets worse when I can’t sleep very well due to not feeling good so if you can pray that I will just be patient with myself and with others that would be lovely :)
Praying for you! I completely understand how illness and sleep deprivation can make us different from who we are striving to be!
Prayer Request for a Baby
So I’m at the hospital and just met a little girl name Nevaeh; which is Heaven spelled backwards. She has a twin sister with the name Heaven…
Her brain wasn’t fully developed, so it’s been causing her some problems; but she’s hanging in there.
Please pray for that precious little girl.
This is just a reminder that I have my “ask” open to anybody for questions about Catholicism that I will be discussing between Easter and Pentecost. Is there anything you have trouble understanding about Church teachings? Are you having difficulty explaining certain teachings to others? Is there something you just want to learn more about?
Are you wondering how to grow more deeply in your faith? We can discuss that, too.
I might also ask YOU questions during this time!
Remember, the questions you ask now will probably not be answered until the period between Easter and Pentecost. Though you can ask using your Tumblr name or anonymous, your questions will be kept anonymous.
Are You Insane?
“To overlook God’s presence is not simply to be irreligious; it is a kind of insanity, like overlooking anything else that is actually there… . God is not only a fact of religion: he is a fact. Not to see him is to be wrong about everything, which includes being wrong about one’s self.”
From Theology and Sanity, by Frank Sheed
"A Christianity that believes it has no other function than to be completely in tune with the spirit of the times has nothing to say and no meaning to offer."
From Co-Workers of the Truth, by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger.
Malaysian Flight Crashed..Confirmed by Vietnamese Navy, Denied by Malasian Airlines
I can’t even begin to comprehend how frightening it was for the passengers, or the nightmare their loves ones are going through now.
Praying for God’s mercy on their souls, and for their loved ones to find God’s peace.
Malaysian Flight Crashed
Malaysian Airlines Denies Crash
Latest on Malaysian Plane
There are conflicting reports about a signal picked up. Just want you all to know, in case you first read that one WAS picked up.
"Vietnamese media reported that authorities have detected signals from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight off the southwestern coast of Vietnam on Saturday, hours after the flight went missing during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing."
That’s all I can find at the moment.
Vietnam Detects Signals From Missing Plane
No Signal Picked Up From Missing Plane
Urgent Prayer Request
A Malaysian plane heading for Beijing is missing, and Malaysian air has lost contact. It was supposed to land around 3 hours ago, and never arrived.
If it wasn’t hijacked, then it is truly bad news because eople are saying it would be out of fuel by now.
239 on board. Praying for everyone involved.