Friday, 26 November 2010

Some strange believers ( on the phenomena of so-called new atheism)

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Atheism is, unfortunately,  a constant part of some people's way of thinking.
Generally speaking, the one can be split into two branches - the old atheism and the new one.

The first one glorifies scepticism, while the later seems to be based on some kind of illusionary certainty ( "I do not believe that God exists'' of young Edith Stein versus ''I am sure that there is no God, and I will prove it'' of Dawkins).

The second, ''hard'' version of unbelief seems to be much more dangerous at first glance. But please, just take a closer look on this issue: someone who claims that he/she is sure of something, at the same time starts( paradoxically) to be open to the reality of God.

Such person does so by affirmation that there is such thing as a sureness - the beautiful gate that may eventually lead one to the Truth.
Tomasz, Racibórz

PS.  There is always hope. Pray to Mary -especially to Her immaculate Heart - for the conversion of  Richard Dawkins , Sam Harris, Daniel C. Dennett...Perhaps a modern counterpart of St. Paul lives among them or theirs followers.

PS2. Happy Thanksgiving Day to all the friends from the United States of America.

PS3. Pray for me too.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

On the fortress of one's heart

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Many of knights and lords back in Middle Ages sought alliances with kings in order to gain victory they had dreamed of. 
We also are too weak to achieve victory against our temptations,vices, sins, at least without some special reinforcement. So we should -- like before-mentioned medieval warriors -- look for a help of a King, or rather the King, Jesus Christ.
He will help us unconditionally, yet we shall be as open as possible to become true benefactors of His grace.

This means we are oblige to pay a homage to Our King,like knights did to theirs ruler.
Such homage seems to be about giving up (bad books, stupid TV shows, one's laziness, impurity etc.) rather than giving.

Yet by so doing, you will grant your Saviour with well-prepared place to reign over.

Then He will win any battle for you, no matter what your weakness might be.
Just trust in Him and let Him into your heart - a fortress predestined to be rebuild, solid and therefore the victorious one.

Christ the King, help us. 

Tomasz, Racibórz

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

On some fair replacement (meditation on the birds of the air)

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more  value than they?

Jesus Christ
(Matthew 6:26) 

I need to be loved, I need a new car, a new house...And after all I am extremely unhappy and limited. In my opinion many people, even among Christians, may agree with such statement.
It is obvious that money along with various things, are necessary: They provide us with the opportunity to lead a decent life.
Yet is leading above-mentioned life enough to be happy?
No, the true happiness can be found only in Jesus (and thru Him- in your neighbours).
As we know He has replaced perfectly "I" with "you"-
let's learn from Him.
By so doing we will be granted with much greater freedom compared to described birds of the air.

Tomasz, Racibórz

Friday, 5 November 2010

Novena To Our Lady of Hope (EN-PL)

Novena To Our Lady of Hope

I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth; in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come to me all that desire me and be filled with my fruits (Sirach 24:24-26).
O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Grace, Hope of the world.
Hear us, your children, who cry to you
Let Us Pray
O God, who by the marvelous protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary has strengthened us firmly in hope, grant we beseech You, that by persevering in prayer at her admonition, we may obtain the favors we devoutly implore. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Prayer to Our Lady of Hope
O Mary, my Mother, I kneel before you with heavy heart. The burden of my sins oppresses me. The knowledge of my weakness discourages me. I am beset by fears and temptations of every sort. Yet I am so attached to the things of this world that instead of longing for Heaven I am filled with dread at the thought of death.
O Mother of Mercy, have pity on me in my distress. You are all-powerful with your Divine Son. He can refuse no request of your Immaculate Heart. Show yourself a true Mother to me by being my advocate before His throne. O Refuge of Sinners and Hope of the Hopeless, to whom shall I turn if not you?
Obtain for me, then, O Mother of Hope, the grace of true sorrow for my sins, the gift of perfect resignation to God's Holy Will, and the courage to take up my cross and follow Jesus. Beg of His Sacred Heart the special favor that I ask in this novena.
(Make your request.)
But above all I pray, O dearest Mother, that through your most powerful intercession my heart may be filled with Holy Hope, so that in life's darkest hour I may never fail to trust in God my Savior, but by walking in the way of His commandments I may merit to be united with Him, and with you in the eternal joys of Heaven. Amen.
Mary, our Hope, have pity on us.
Hope of the Hopeless, pray for us.
3 Hail Marys


Nowenna do Naszej Pani od Nadziei 
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Monday, 1 November 2010

The power of motherhood

Nobody knows exactly what the Holy Trinity is. The One, and Its mystery  would not be revealed to any one of us completely even in Heaven.
Although Trinity can not be comprehend, elements of Its manifestation are there for us.
I speak of the Power of God,  the Wisdom of  Jesus Christ and the Love of  Holy Spirit.
An imitation of above-mentioned qualities seems to be a heaven-giving combination.
But it such imitation possible at all? And how to obtain it?

Look at Mary: She had been granted with power (to believe in God's Word), with wisdom( to accept His Will) and finally with Love( to fulfil God's Plan for Her).

And all of this...Due to Her Maternity.

So please say Rosary for aborted, disabled or unwanted children and imitate Mary's fiat all the time. There is no better way to get closer to the most Holy Trinity.
Tomasz, Racibórz

PS. Pray for me too.