BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT: THE SAINTS SPEAK

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730chrysologus.jpgTHE SAINTS SPEAK

 

 

SAINT PETER CHRYSOLOGUS

 

          Why then, man, are you so worthless in your own eyes and yet so precious to God? Why render yourself such dishonour when you are honoured by him? Why do you ask how you were created and do not seek to know why you were made? Was not this entire visible universe made for your dwelling? It was for you that the light dispelled the overshadowing gloom; for your sake was the night regulated and the day measured, and for you were the heavens embellished with the varying brilliance of the sun, the moon and the stars. The earth was adorned with flowers, groves and fruit; and the constant marvellous variety of lovely living things was created in the air, the fields, and the seas for you, lest sad solitude destroy the joy of God's new creation. And the Creator still works to devise things that can add to your glory. He has made you in his image that you might in your person make the invisible Creator present on earth; he has made you his legate, so that the vast empire of the world might have the Lord's representative. Then in his mercy God assumed what he made in you; he wanted now to be truly manifest in man, just as he had wished to be revealed in man as in an image. Now he would be in reality what he had submitted to be in symbol.

 

          And so Christ is born that by his birth he might restore our nature. He became a child, was fed, and grew that he might inaugurate the one perfect age to remain for ever as he had created it. He supports man that man might no longer fall. And the creature he had formed of earth he now makes heavenly; and what he had endowed with a human soul he now vivifies to become a heavenly spirit. In this way he fully raised man to God, and left in him neither sin, nor death, nor travail, nor pain, nor anything earthly, with the grace of our Lord Christ Jesus, who lives and reigns with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and for ever, for all the ages of eternity. Amen

 

 

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In times of hard times the only person we call is God. It is our own way of believing that by His guidance and love we will surmount all circumstances we are facing up. Just like in this time of economic downturn we can see more people calling His name. Nowadays the economic stimulus package was fraught with too much controversy. It is said to be that the cost for the economic stimulus package just passed was about $787 billion. While, few months ago, the plan that (TARP) was just a few billion less. These cash advance loans, as well short-term payday cash or short-term loans which have never been seen before, were intended to do things like stem unemployment. White House officials are predicting that it will start to do some progressive just before we know it. The prediction is that the stimulus will save about 3.5 million jobs, but since that many have been lost, it seems foolhardy to barely break even on the $787 billion installment loans of the economic stimulus package. The projection regarding number of jobs saved or created applies through the end of 2010. So don’t go out and get cash advance loans thinking you’ll get another job before it’s time to pay it back. This is going to take a while. The report says that 1.5 million jobs will be created or saved by the end of this year. Still, let’s keep in mind to save more and spend less.