The fights not over til the last round! … Friday, April 19

Boxer knocked through the ropes

You might get knocked through the ropes, sure, but that doesn’t mean you’re not getting back in the ring!

Rosary Meditation … The Second Sorrowful Mystery, the Scourging at the Pillar. “Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is not of this world. But thou sayest it; I am a king.” John 18:36-37. He never said that His kingdom wasn’t IN the world, or that it wasn’t a force to be reckoned with. Not being “off” the world, which is to say it’s not part of the worldly system, His kingdom here on earth, the Church, stands out against a backdrop of purely worldly empires. And it stands up as well, standing for the right and against the wrong. And He is King of all this. And More. A king about to be whipped by the worldly powers. Whipped, down but not out. A good lesson to be learned from the scourging, I think, is that just because we’re beaten doesn’t mean we’re beat. The world can throw punches and they can land. Some land pretty hard. So? I mean, so what? Knowing that we may be down but never out doesn’t make the beating not hurt. But it does give us a confidence in living that the world will never have, never know. When worldly fists hit and hit hard lets remember Jesus as He was being scourged. Remember that regardless the score kept at ring side by the judges, it ain’t over til the bell rings in the last round.

Today …

St. Expeditus

One of my favorites. The one I call the Patron Saint of Get’er done. No procrastination here. When Expeditus made his decision to be a Christian it wasn’t “I’ll do it later, when its more convenient.” He knew that it was now or never. Being a Roman centurion he knew that the punches would fly too. That didn’t stop him. Lets never let worldly blows, not illness, not oppressive governments, not the people next door that look at the statue of the Blessed Virgin in our yard and crinkle their noses, make us fearful. Lets just keep in mind that the last round bell hasn’t been sounded yet.

Consider … “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet (Here’s that ‘last bell’ I’ve been talking about!): for the
trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall rise again incorruptible: and we shall be changed.” 1 Corinthians 15:52.

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