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To: small voice in the wilderness
Well, FWIW, here's my alleged thinking. One of my heroes of the Gospels is that father who said, "Lord, I believe. Help thou my unbelief."

The truth is my faith, my love, my hope, all the virtues are weak in me. The one thing I am still learning, slowly and sometimes painfully, is that when I have a momentary gift of insight and see some great lack in myself, my first response must always be to thank God for the uncomfortable but saving insight, and to ask Him to supply my lack.

So I think I must say that He will supply the deficiencies of our Love for Him and for the Truth who is His Son. It's our place to pray and to praise, to beg and to thank. And really, this Litany is all about that, about asking Him to give us what we need to do what He wants.

50 posted on 07/01/2010 7:19:23 PM PDT by Mad Dawg ("Be kind to everyone you meet, for every person is fighting a great battle" -- St. Ephraim)
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To: Mad Dawg; All

Because I have such respect for Mad Dawg, I will join you tomorrow. But I do so with trepidation, as I seem to have offended some of you already, without meaning to offend. I do apologize if my comments were taken not as I meant them to be. Mad Dawg knows. Maranatha!


63 posted on 07/01/2010 8:17:45 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Defending the Indefensible. The Pride of a Pawn.)
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To: Mad Dawg

WELL PUT. THX.


70 posted on 07/01/2010 10:23:35 PM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Mad Dawg
I think I'm right up there in the 99th percentile of humility, worldwide ---

A fact I wish were more widely known.

8op

94 posted on 07/02/2010 7:16:12 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Pray (Pray!) Oh yes we Pray (Pray!)-- You've Got to Pray Just to Make it Today. --MC Hammer)
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To: Mad Dawg
So I think I must say that He will supply the deficiencies of our Love for Him and for the Truth who is His Son. It's our place to pray and to praise, to beg and to thank. And really, this Litany is all about that, about asking Him to give us what we need to do what He wants.

A very well phrased statement, sir.

131 posted on 07/03/2010 5:21:55 PM PDT by MarkBsnr ( I would not believe in the Gospel if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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