30 March 2013
28 March 2013
Before I explain my concern, let me say that I may have misinterpreted what this friend was saying, but similar sentiments have been expressed to me a number of times, so I’d like to explain my concern without singling anyone out.
Intercessory prayer is very important. God has many wonderful graces and displays of His love for us, but He will not give them unless we ask for them. Much of what God wants to give us, He does not give because we don’t ask for it. However, what if we ask for something that He doesn’t want to give us?
20 March 2013
19 March 2013
18 March 2013
13 March 2013
I was going to sarcastically explain how the media doesn’t have a clue and how the use of the terms liberal and conservative are quite WRONG in this context. The correct terms are orthodox and unorthodox, and if you think that unorthodox might be good, or even possible, the only two options with unorthodox are heterodox and heretical. And, by the way, one of the main reasons for the papacy is to maintain orthodoxy, which has happened for the last 2000 years despite some men becoming pope that weren’t planning on doing that at first.
10 March 2013
If this last possibility happens, I will not be disappointed, and I ask that you not be disappointed either. What will most likely happen then is that at the end of my treatment, my cancer will go into remission. After at least 10 years of remission, and maybe even more than 15 years of remission, I will have a relapse. When I do have a relapse, I'm going to start this all over again, and ask you to pray the exact same novena to Blessed John Duns Scotus.
02 March 2013
Due to my mathematical and logical way of thinking, combined with an almost unbearable compassion for others, I’ve often said that it was a very good thing that I have schizophrenia because 1 in 100 people have it, and if I didn’t have it, some other person in my group of 100 would have it, and he or she may not have been able to handle it as well. This, of course, was after I was hospitalized and began to actually handle it and became aware of this statistic. (I believe schizoaffective disorder would fall into this statistic. They did have me reading a lot of literature on schizophrenia.)
01 March 2013
In the last couple of months, my heroes have changed again. They are now the people that shovel my drive way and drive me to the cancer clinic. It's much nicer to have heroes that I personally know; although, I've sometimes felt like I personally knew Karol Wojtyła.
My mom bought me some ginger-ale and other stuff for people who are nauseous. I asked her if she got any rum to go with it, otherwise I probably won't drink it. What I really wanted was one of those deluxe hamburgers from Burger Baron with everything.