Miles Christi

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." -Ephesians 6:10&11

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Sorry I haven't posted in forever! That is...if I have any readers left. ;) Life has been rather hectic lately, and it's hard to find time to write, but I'll try to keep up. I certainly need the practice writing.


I love the saints. Ever since I can remember, I've been reading about their lives, seeing all their virtues, listening to what they have to say. I haven't known about Pier Giorgio Frassati for long, but he's becoming one of my favorites. He came from a prestigious family, was athletic, hardworking, had many friends, and loved practical jokes, yet at the same time, he lived totally for Christ with a sincere love for the Eucharist. He wrote, “Approach the Communion table as often as you can. Feed on this bread of angels. There you’ll draw the energy you need to fight inner battles.”Pier Giorgio also loved the poor and sick. He sought them out in the slums to help them. “Jesus comes to me every morning in Holy Communion,” he said, “and I repay Him in my very small way by visiting the poor.”

One of my biggest struggles growing up was being Catholic and trying to fit in. I found out that I'll never "fit in". I couldn't go to every party, join in every conversation, wear every passing fad, or watch every movie, but I have discovered that life is so much more exciting when it's lived the Catholic way. ;) You never know what's going to happen next. Jesus WILL hear every prayer, feel every pain, share in every joy, send you a million blessings, and certainly be with you every second of every day. Who needs to be afraid?

1 Comments:

  • At 4:57 PM, Blogger lswear said…

    I can totally agree with the view that Catholics struggle growing up different. I have no doubt that it is why many Catholics put their religion second just so they can "fit in". Excellent posts so far! Hmm, that's all I can think of off the top of my head. Other than your writing is fantabulous (I love this word! :)) and you'll make an amazing english teacher if that is the life God is leading you to. I'm looking forward to more posts Alicia!

    God bless you and your family in their daily struggles,

    -Louis

     

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