Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"The Joy of the Resurrection Renews The Whole World"

Happy Easter! (A little late, yeah, but it's still the Octave). I first saw this video a couple of days ago over on Mark Shea's blog. While watching it, I was reminded of a line from one of the Eucharistic prefaces used at this time of year: "The Joy of the Resurrection renews the whole world." Many Americans in their ignorance would almost automatically assume that everyone in the Middle East is Muslim, but in this video we see Lebanese Christians coming together to publicly proclaim and celebrate their faith. The Resurrection of Christ is not just a cause of joy for Americans, Europeans, Westerners, or even Christians alone; it is a cause of joy for the whole world.

Click on the CC button to see an English translation of the lyrics. He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

Jesus is risen from the dead
Defeating death by death
And giving life to those in the grave.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

So Where Have I Been?

Hi there! Remember me? The guy who supposedly ruins runs this blog?

You may have noticed, my three loyal readers, that I haven't posted in a while. There's a reason for that. Along about Ash Wednesday or so, I began having some really bothersome medical problems that gradually became more and more acute. I didn't have to spend any time in the hospital as an in-patient, thanks be to God, but there were trips for tests and trips to the doctor and pills and blah blah blah. My life has been somewhat topsy-turvy for the past several weeks.

The situation seems to be stabilizing, but I'm still not back to where I was before all this stuff started, and some of these problems will most likely be chronic, requiring certain changes to my lifestyle. Prayers would be appreciated. Thank you.