It has been awhile since I have posted a blog. All is well--the past year has been the greatest year of my life and I have been filled with many blessings. All I can say is, that God does not always answer our prayers because sometimes he has something greater in store for us.
So let's first start off with a prayer in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
Grant us O Lord our God, a mind to know You, a heart to seek You, wisdom to find You, conduct pleasing to You, faithful perseverance in waiting for You, and a hope in finally embracing You.
I highly recommend watching Saints Alive, a great TV show that is shown weekly shown on EWTN network. It is a show where actors study a saint and they return to the present world to answer questions. You can also buy DVD copies of these episodes for $10 a piece from http://www.ewtnreligiouscatalogue.com/. It will be the best $20 you have spent recently.
Two episodes of Saints Alive that I highly recommend are ones on Saint Augustine (a 4th/5th Century saint) and Saint Thomas Aquinas (a 13th Century saint). Both of these saints were brilliant minds filled with great wisdom. When I watched these, I was amazed with the intellect and wisdom of people who lived hundreds and hundreds of years ago. Both of these episodes are highly enlightening, spiritual, philosophical and intellectually challenging. I have had to watch them several times as they are filled with so much deep spiritual wisdom that I felt the need to rewind them many times just to take notes.
As Saint Augustine said: "Every saint has a past, Every sinner has a future."
And finally, paraphasing Saint Thomas Aquinas, "Finding Truth is not too hard, what is hard is not to run away from the Truth once we found it."
We Christians need to pray more and trust God. You will be filled with many more blessings when you do.
Peace be with you.
Michael J. Cox