A True Christmas Tale




IT was the end of a long winter concert tour across Canada—nearly 5000 miles in all. My body and mind were exhausted. Having finished my last concert, we were now a mere two hours from home. Just one more stop for fuel, and we would be off in time for Christmas. I looked over at my wife and said, “All I want to do is light the fireplace and lie like a lump on the couch.” I could smell the woodsmoke already.

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The Sacrament of the Present Moment



HEAVEN’S treasuries are wide-open.  God is pouring tremendous graces upon whomever will ask for them in these days of change.  Regarding His mercy, Jesus once lamented to St. Faustina,

The flames of mercy are burning Me — clamoring to be spent; I want to keep pouring them out upon souls; souls just don’t want to believe in My goodness. —Divine Mercy in My Soul, Diary of St. Faustina, n. 177

The question then, is how to receive these graces? While God may pour them out in very miraculous or supernatural ways, such as in the Sacraments, I believe they are constantly available to us through the ordinary course of our daily lives. To be more precise, they are to be found in the present moment.

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Join Mark in Sault Ste. Marie




 December 9 & 10, 2012
Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish
114 MacDonald Ave

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
7:00 pm nightly
(705) 942-8546