Cherokee Wisdom – Two Wolves

“Two Wolves” {Cherokee Wisdom}

What a great story to pass on to our kids and a lesson to be learned by us all!

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

He said, “My son, the battle is between two “wolves” inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather:

 “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Submitted by Doria2

40 Days For Life Begins February 17!

40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:

  • Prayer and fasting
  • Constant vigil
  • Community outreach

40 Days for Life takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion in America.

The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities … and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ’s resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge.

Vision and mission

40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion in America.

The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion in America.

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Rockford 40 Days Site

Help Enact Regulations To Protect Pro-Life Health Care Workers

Help Enact Regulations To Protect Pro-Life Health Care Workers

You must act now.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed regulations to protect health care workers’ right of conscience.  In short, if a person or entity (e.g. hospital) refuses to particiapte in any event surrounding an abortion, the person or entity cannot be retaliated against.

It is imperative that HHS hears from you.  The regulations have an open comment period that ends this Thursday, September 25th.  Pro-abortion forces have rallied their troops to fight this just cause.  Now we have to rally too!

Go here and complete the HHS form.  Tell them it is important that health care workers are able to live out their values.

Laws are already on the books that protect freedom of conscience.  The proposed regulations are intended to clarify this issue, so that existing rights are better known and enforced.

Feel free to copy, paste and edit the letter below into the comments section of the HHS website:

I am writing in support of the proposed Provider Conscience Regulation submitted by Secretary Leavitt.

The proposed regulation will reinforce current laws protecting health care workers who have a right to follow their conscience. They merely preserve the rights of individuals to refuse participation in abortion-related health care.  Clarity of the current law is needed so people know their rights.  

In the face of increasing shortages of qualified health care personnel, these regulations will also help ensure that pro-life doctors, nurses and hospitals continue to provide valuable services to needy communities around the country.

 [Your name]

 Thank you for your quick action regarding this important issue.

For Life,

Marjorie Dannenfelser
Susan B. Anthony List President
703-875-3370
www.sba-list.org
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AFA Releases New Voters Guide

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Are all sins equal?

Q: Are all sins equal?
It doesn’t seem possible or fair. Am I missing something?

A: Only in the Old Testament, under the old law, were all sins essentially equal, because when you broke any part of the law … even the smallest part … you broke it all … and you were condemned as a result, with no hope of recovery … except for Jesus, the Messiah.

Under the new covenant, we operate under the grace of God, not by law.

Jesus is our judge, and he is capable of determining the seriousness of our infractions, without fail … and in a perfect way that the old law was completely incapable of doing.

So no, you’re not missing a thing. It’s the guys that fail to understand the importance of grace, and who read their Bibles lacking true discernment, who are missing something.

Some questions …

 

Q: Some questions …
OK i have heard, on judgement day we will be judged, but then i have also heard we have already been forgiven and we wont be judged we will be judges and God will ask us to participate in judgement i dont understand, im trying to but im confused and two, do you have to be baptized, because in one of the verses it says that you should be baptized, by water no one will enter the kingdom of heaven if he is not reborn i need help understanding this. And tell me about the rapture.

A: There is no divine judgment for sins that have already been duly forgiven by God.

And while God may forgive those who apologize to him and who repent of their sins, the only Christians who absolutely know for sure that they’ve been forgiven (while still alive, here on earth) are Catholics, since Jesus gave the Catholic Church alone the power to forgive sins when he instituted the sacrament of reconciliation, as his very first official act, after he raised himself up from the dead.

That this was obviously on his mind as Jesus departed his tomb should give you an indication of how much Jesus wanted us all to have the grace and the peace of mind that absolute forgiveness of sins can truly provide.

Unfortunately, non-Catholics will have to wait until Judgment Day to find out if they’ve been forgiven (or not) and that typically means that they will indeed be judged.

Regarding baptism … It was absolutely clear, for the first 1500 years of Christianity that baptism was typically required for salvation, and that baptism was “the door” to the church, and to all that the church had to offer, for the care of souls.

And while the protestant reformers had some valid disputes with the Catholic church and the way the clerics were running things (just as we still do today) nothing has ever successfully challenged the truth and the consistency of Catholic doctrine, since it comes directly from Jesus and the apostles, and so cannot be refuted.

The bottom line on baptism is this: Why would anyone take a chance with their own salvation by forgoing baptism, when it’s so easy and so simple to get baptized … especially when we have Jesus’ personal example in the matter .. as well as his great commission … neither of which leaves room for any doubt about the critical necessity of baptism?

As for the rapture: Until about 200 years ago, absolutely no one even mentioned the possibilty of a “rapture” that might pluck Christians out of the world, prior to the return of Jesus Christ.

Catholics and most other Christians still think the idea of the “rapture” is pure bunk … since God has always demonstrated his ability to save his people, while they remain planted firmly here on earth.

The critical thing to understand about the end times is that the antichrist comes first, claiming to be God, and deceiving the world, then 7 years or so of trouble follows, culminating in the return of the real Jesus, with all the angels and all the saints, who finally put Satan and all his minions in hell, leaving the rest of us to get on with eternity, in the presence of God.

I hope this has been helpful.

Cardinal George – “Good law defends the defenseless.”

Misreading Cardinal George

By Richard W. Garnett

Monday, September 15, 2008, 8:08 AM

My friend and former colleague, Prof. Douglas Kmiec, opened his September 9, 2008 Chicago Tribune op-ed (“How Catholics can oppose abortion, back Obama”) with an endearing expression of respect for Chicago’s cardinal archbishop, Francis George. He then continued with his ongoing, tenacious effort to convince Catholics that a vote for Sen. Obama is, notwithstanding his unswerving and emphatic support for expanding abortion rights, actually a pro-life vote. Unfortunately, in so doing, he appears to have misunderstood the cardinal he so admires.

On September 2, Cardinal George reminded Chicago Catholics that “one cannot favor the legal status quo on abortion and also be working for the common good.” He said this out of concern for the fact that “matters of public policy that are also moral issues sometimes are misrepresented or are presented in a partial or manipulative fashion.”

The cardinal also wrote: “Our present laws permit unborn children to be privately killed. Laws that place unborn children outside the protection of law destroy both the children killed and the common good, which is the controlling principle of Catholic social teaching.” “The unborn child,” he emphasized, “who is alive and is a member of the human family, cannot defend himself or herself. Good law defends the defenseless.” That last sentence is worth reading again: “Good law” does not merely permit us to hope that the defenseless will be well; it “defends” them.

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