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Saturday, July 01, 2006
July 1st! or the Beach is the Back Alley of Sin
Yes, it's very tempting to wear very little on a hot day. But look at me! If I can do it , you can do it. Sure, you'll be uncomfortable. But ...what does all this heat remind us of?
The fires of hell and the suffering in Purgatory!
You can offer up you discomfort for the Poor Souls in Purgatory and stop boys from sinning all at the same time!
Think of the heavenly points you'll rack up for the Poor Souls in Puratory by keeping your arms and legs covered and away from the prying eyes of the weak and the wicked. Sure it's boiling hot. But it's boiling hot in Purgatory where time goes very slowly, too.
Just how slow does the time go in Purgatory you might ask?
St. Catherine had just spent the night at the bedside of a dying man. After he passed on she retreated to her cell to pray for his soul. She had been praying for a little while when the man appeared to her in flames. "Please blessed Catherine!" he begged. "Pray for me! I've been in Purgatory for 60 years!"
"I'm sorry sir," said the saint. "I don't know how to tell you this...but you've only been dead an hour!"
So there you have it: One hour in Purgatory=SIXTY YEARS!
and remember! you can offer up your own suffering by not going sleeveless in the boiling heat for the souls that are suffering in Purgatory right now! Or you can offer them up in advance for when you get there yourself. Ka-ching! (Although that would be pretty selfish and might land you another few hours there...hmmm a few hours....ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY YEARS! Better to just rely on the kindness of strangers to pray you out of there when it's YOUR TURN)
Have a blessed day!
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Frances Ann Potamiaena, graduate of 12 years of Catholic School (Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth)and winner of the longest name contest in 8th grade
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