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It is so easy to be stumped when someone asks the question, "What is the difference between wisdom and knowledge?" It is even more of a conundrum (see what I did there?) when we have to explain it in terms of our faith and the Church.
Julia and Justina try to clarify and put some "make sense know-how" into these often misunderstood and overlooked gifts of the Holy Spirit. Have questions? Just ask them in the comment section below the video on our channel. They will get back to you ASAP! :)
Hope your summer is going well and filled with family memory moments and fun times!
Our family LOVES Saint Joseph Cupertino, or as we lovingly refer to him: "St. Giuseppe." Ever since we the movie The Reluctant Saint, we've been hooked.
That's why we couldn't resist creating a Kitty Tails Saint Snippets video focusing on him! Join Louie the Kitten as he happily "acts" out some snippets of this flying saint's life!
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Summer is here, and it's time to dive deep! Deep into our faith, that is.
How much do you know about the charismatic gifts of miracles and faith?
Join us as we discuss these highly misunderstood gifts!
Then, tell us what you think about this first video in our new series about the charismatic gifts. We will have more coming! :)
Summer's here and it's time for hunting shells and lake/ocean treasures! However, this treasure hunt always leaves us with the question of what to do with our found objects. Well, here is a fantastic craft that truly celebrates all things sea life.
Recently, the Church celebrated the beautiful Feast of the Visitation. As I listened to the story again at Mass, the phrase "Jump for Joy" literally "jumped" out at me. This phrase, of course, is not the exact one used in most of our translations of scripture. But, for some reason, this was the phrase that bounced around in my head as we walked to our car after Mass.
John the Baptist "jumped for joy" when he entered into the presence of Christ as an unborn babe. As well, my guess is that his heart also jumped for joy when he first laid eyes upon the adult Christ at the river Jordan.
"Jumping for joy" seems to be held in high esteem throughout all of scripture. Examples are easy to find. King David was well-known for his open displays of affection and praise to the God he served, often jumping and singing. In Acts 3, the lame beggar was cured through Peter and immediately went about jumping and praising God. Luke openly exhorts us in his gospel to leap for joy! And, as most of us know, it takes little reading to find that the Psalms are also filled with countless mentions of jumping for joy.
In fact, references seemed to be all over the place! Clearly, this uninhibited joy is truly celebrated by the Author of scripture Himself, and He is pleased with it. Interestingly, if this is so, I find that it begs an important question.
Why am I not jumping for joy more often when I enter into His presence?
Obviously, there are many times when physically jumping up and down would not be appropriate and would actually be considered irreverent. But, physically controlling my actions should have little reflection on the jumping for joy that I should be experiencing in my heart!
'My Jesus, You are here!'
'I am in Your presence! You are truly here with me!'
These thoughts should cascade freely out of my heart whenever I come near Him. But, sadly, I realize that I am so often distracted by all that is going on around me, grounding my joy and arresting my thoughts of wonder and praise. I am ashamed to think of how often this occurs.
If an unborn baby has the wherewithal to "jump for joy" in the presence of the King of Kings, I most certainly should as well. Hopefully, this little one's small movement has created a much larger one in my heart.
As we reflect on scripture's approval and encouragement of "jumping for joy" in God's presence, may it stir in us the joy that lies deep within to produce an expression of it that may come ever closer to that which is more worthy of its intended Receiver. And may we be fully assured that He will be pleased beyond measure to witness us making that jump!
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