Monday, April 24, 2017

A geeky, pro-life plan to reduce global climate change

They tell us global climate change is caused by atmospheric carbon. Based on plant ability to sequester atmospheric carbon, I suggest the following methodology for sequestering carbon away from the environment for long periods of time.
  1. Plant native, drought resistant, edible plants on every available surface with sun. They need to be native and drought resistant because they will only be watered with rain.
  2. Have lots of babies. At least 10 children per family, whenever possible.
  3. Encourage the mortal sin of gluttony. Ideally everybody should die of an obesity related illness and should weigh in at over 200 lbs at death.
  4. Discourage cremation at death, encourage full body ground burial in metal caskets encased in concrete to prevent accumulated carbon from escaping back into the atmosphere.
  5. Close sections of graveyards when full, and plant native drought resistant edible plants on top of the graves, to accumulate more carbon for sequestration.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Novena of Divine Mercy, Day 9

Novena: Ninth Day

 

Meditation:

Today bring to Me SOULS WHO HAVE BECOME LUKEWARM, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: “Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.” For them, the last hope of salvation is to flee to My mercy (Diary, 1228).

My Prayer Response with St. Faustina:

Most compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love, let these tepid souls, who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love, and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power (Diary, 1229).
*Diary passages with bolded words are Jesus speaking
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My Commentary:  Morally Therapeutic  Deism, it was named in a study of American Teenagers in 2005.  The belief in a creator God, who is remote from his creation, but comforting to know He exists in times of trouble.  The God described by MTDs does not require conversion, he's quite happy to console you while your sin leads you into hell.  They refuse to flee to Christ's mercy, choosing instead to believe that all good people go to heaven and nobody who is nice will be damned.  They are most tragically mistanken.  And far too many Catholics in high locations, follow this myth- this daring hope that Hell is empty.  This is NOT in keeping with the visions of divine mercy- where many are falling into hell.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Novena of Divine Mercy Day 8

Novena: Eighth Day

 

Meditation:

Today bring to Me THE SOULS WHO ARE DETAINED IN PURGATORY, and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice (Diary, 1226).
 

My Prayer Response with St. Faustina:

Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet, who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of Purgatory, that there, too, the power of Your mercy may be praised (Diary, 1227).
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My commentary- I aim for purgatory, not heaven.  Why?  Because I know once I enter purgatory, I'm headed for heaven.  I NEED the fire.  I need the pain.  I need to make retribution to Christ's justice.  If I don't, I know with my current personality I'm unfit for Heaven.  Heaven won't be heaven for others unless I go through purgatory first.  I need all the help I can get, so thank you Jesus, for the streams of Blood and Water which cool the flames of purgatory.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

When scientists become politicians

Science suffers when scientists become politicians.  A few examples:
  1. Biologist Paul Ehrlich predicted in the 1970s that: “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make,” and that “The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”
  2. In January 1970, Life reported, “Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half….”
  3. In January 2006 Al Gore predicted that we had ten years left before the planet turned into a “total frying pan.” We made it.
  4. In 2008, a segment aired on ABC News predicted that NYC would be under water by June 2015.
  5. In 1970, ecologist Kenneth E.F. Watt predicted that “If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but 11 degrees colder by the year 2000, This is about twice what it would take to put us in an ice age.”
  6. In 2008, Al Gore predicted that there is a 75% chance that the entire north polar ice cap would be completely melted within 5-7 years. He at least hedged that prediction by giving himself “75%” certainty.
  7. On May 13th 2014 France’s foreign minister said that we only have 500 days to stop “climate chaos.” The recent Paris climate summit met 565 days after his remark.
  8. In 2009Nasa scientist and leading climate expert James Wassen warned that Obama only had four years left to save the earth.
  9. On the first Earth Day its sponsor warned that “in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.”
  10. And another Earth Day prediction from Kenneth Watt: “At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.”

Novena Of Divine Mercy, 7th Day, with additional commentary

Novena: Seventh Day
Meditation:
Today bring to Me THE SOULS WHO ESPECIALLY VENERATE AND GLORIFY MY MERCY, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over My Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death (Diary, 1224).

My Prayer Response with St. Faustina:
Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate the greatness of Your mercy. These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself. In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident of Your mercy. These souls are united to Jesus and carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life (Diary, 1225).
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My Commentary:
Does doing this novena, and spreading the message of Divine Mercy, help with me being rigid? I hope so.
 I do not think it is merciful to lie to people, is my problem. But reminding people that while their sin is a sin, it is in most cases not the unforgivable sin, can help people avoid the real unforgivable sin- failing to trust in Jesus Christ and his mercy.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Novena of Divine Mercy Day 6

Novena: Sixth Day

 

Meditation:

Today bring to Me THE MEEK AND HUMBLE SOULS AND THE SOULS OF LITTLE CHILDREN, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. Only the humble soul is capable of receiving My grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence (Diary, 1220).
 

My Prayer Response with St. Faustina:

Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said, “Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart.” Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy and they are the heavenly Father’s favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy (Diary, 1221).
*Diary passages with bolded words are Jesus speaking
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My commentary- all of my life I've equated meekness with weakness.  Childishness with being selfish.  But my wife's daycare has taught me that children aren't naturally selfish, they are in fact naturally generous.  They are taught to be selfish by our consumer culture quite early- advertising on children's television is quite strong, and their attention spans are not long enough yet to resist.  

I find most adults who praise humility, are not very humble themselves.  They look down on those of us who, to them, are not humble- and in so doing, they give in to their own sin of pride in their own humility.  Better that they would be more generous with the poor souls stuck attached to the honors of this world- honors that are sure to be stripped away in the next world.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Novena of Divine Mercy Day 5

with my commentary below

Novena: Fifth Day

 

Meditation:

Today bring to Me THE SOULS OF THOSE WHO HAVE SEPARATED THEMSELVES FROM MY CHURCH, and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church, My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion (Diary, 1218).
 

My Prayer Response with St. Faustina:

Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy (Diary, 1219).
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I often notice that today, those who choose this path do so because they don't understand what the Church is.  And by extension, they don't understand who Jesus Christ is.  They leave because they think their favorite sin, the one they most enjoy doing, is unforgiveable.  But in all cases, the real unforgiveable sin isn't the reason why they left, it is the *leaving* itself, for it cuts them off from Christ's mercy.  Your favorite sin is but a single grain of salt dissolved into the ocean of mercy.  The Church won't lie to you about that sin- they will tell you the truth about it- but in the end result, it is rather inconsequential in eternity, unless you cling to it and refuse to "Let Thy Will Be Done On Earth as it is In Heaven".
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