Pringle's Randomness

Cradle Catholic. 4th Degree KofC. Blogger. Prolife. Recent Convert to Republican Party.

April 17, 2014 12:45 pm
A new addition to my religious statues and things…

A new addition to my religious statues and things…

April 8, 2014 8:29 am
Even ducks come to church. Our friendly neighborhood duck greeted us this morning.

Even ducks come to church. Our friendly neighborhood duck greeted us this morning.

April 7, 2014 7:00 am
Breakfast of champions…peanut butter pie. Yum.

Breakfast of champions…peanut butter pie. Yum.

April 6, 2014 1:12 pm 1:10 pm
"Catholics are romantic. We believe that two people can fall in love and stay in love. We believe that the biggest jerk can become the holiest person in our lives. We believe that the lowly are the ones who will be raised, the downtrodden the blessed, and the ones who are taken advantage of, justified. We believe that joy changes lives. That a piece of bread and a cup of wine transforms into the body and blood of Christ. And consuming that body and blood will transform us. We believe that we can step into a confessional a repentant sinner and walk out a forgiven son or daughter. We are romantic."

Ryan Mann, seminarian
(quote is not verbatim)   (via firerainingdown)

(via alwaysabeautifullife)

10:01 am
"Yes, Lord, I have come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of the living God, who has come into the world."

"Yes, Lord, I have come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of the living God, who has come into the world."

March 31, 2014 5:01 pm
The newest additions to my library arrived today. Woohoo!

The newest additions to my library arrived today. Woohoo!

3:51 pm
Working on finishing up worship aids for Holy Week. #catholic

Working on finishing up worship aids for Holy Week. #catholic

March 29, 2014 3:02 pm
ryankeith77:

This picture, it seems, sums up EVERYTHING that life is about. 

Married people especially should understand this. 

First - this picture is at the moment of ‘consecration’ - that is, when the priest in a Catholic mass prays special prayers that make bread and wine become the body and blood of Jesus. 

The idea is like marriage: he, the groom, gives his entire being to us, his bride, the Church. 

The two become one. How? By the bride receiving into herself her beloved, the husband. Which hopefully will bear new life. 

Immediately after the priest prays this prayer of consecration, he holds up the host to show to the people. Evidence of the total gift of God’s life to you and to me. 

That’s what the photo depicts:

"for This is my body, which will be given up for you."

These are the words of true love. 

They are the words a man says and carries out sacrificially every day for his bride. 

They are the words that Jesus said and carried out on the cross for you and for me. 

"All of me, all for you. At every moment. Every day. For the rest of eternity."

This picture is like a crucifix. Arms stretched out in total offering for the Beloved. 

And if it’s not real - if it’s just a symbol or not true, or anything other than actually God’s pledge of unconditional love, it’s all a waste of time. 

Mind blowing, really. 

"Your love, O Lord, is better than life itself." Psalm 63.3

ryankeith77:

This picture, it seems, sums up EVERYTHING that life is about.

Married people especially should understand this.

First - this picture is at the moment of ‘consecration’ - that is, when the priest in a Catholic mass prays special prayers that make bread and wine become the body and blood of Jesus.

The idea is like marriage: he, the groom, gives his entire being to us, his bride, the Church.

The two become one. How? By the bride receiving into herself her beloved, the husband. Which hopefully will bear new life.

Immediately after the priest prays this prayer of consecration, he holds up the host to show to the people. Evidence of the total gift of God’s life to you and to me.

That’s what the photo depicts:

"for This is my body, which will be given up for you."

These are the words of true love.

They are the words a man says and carries out sacrificially every day for his bride.

They are the words that Jesus said and carried out on the cross for you and for me.

"All of me, all for you. At every moment. Every day. For the rest of eternity."

This picture is like a crucifix. Arms stretched out in total offering for the Beloved.

And if it’s not real - if it’s just a symbol or not true, or anything other than actually God’s pledge of unconditional love, it’s all a waste of time.

Mind blowing, really.

"Your love, O Lord, is better than life itself." Psalm 63.3

11:57 am
Grandma and Grandpa…one of my favorite pictures of them.

Grandma and Grandpa…one of my favorite pictures of them.