The choice to believe

 
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Memorial of Saint Athanasius, Bishop, Doctor, based on John 14:7-14

Jesus said to his disciples:
If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

  Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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  1. Father I am a handy cape disabled Navy Seabee who had 16 yrs in the Navy and traveled the world to 70 different Country’s and live with my son down here in Mc Andrews Ky and Sunday after they came home from church and my daughter in law brought me my host and was telling all about you filling in for father Symeon while he was in New Mexico on retreat I wish I could have been there to be able to talk with you. While in the Navy I was on the battleship Wisconsin and in Korea and we had a Catholic Priest on the ship and I was hurt on it and when I would go to the priest and talk with him he would found-el me as I talk to him so I gave up the church because of him for doing this thinking I was the only one which I found out sum 55 yrs later at a battleship reunion that there was more men and we was all waiting for him to show up at the reunion but he did not. So when my wife died up in Detroit Mi and my son came up to help me and found out how bad it was up in Detroit with the dope he said dad I am taking you down to Ky to live with me, yes as soon as I sell my house then I will come and I did, and when I did my son started to look for a church for me and found Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Williamson WV and took me to talk to Father and when he said son when was your last confession? and I said 55 yrs father and he ask me why and I told him everything and he said you are now back with god but that priest has to take his problems up with God. If you go to my facebook photo album you can see most of my photos while I was in the Navy, Now I watch church on TV and receive my Blessed Sacrament when my daughter in law comes home, I try to say my rosary every day for anyone I hear who is sick or passed on. God Bless you father I wish I could go with you I love to travel.

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