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Fr. Mike introduces us to the books of Ezra and Haggai, explaining the Israelites’ return to the promised land. He also warns us against apathy and indifference in our relationship with God, as we see Israel display towards the temple. Today’s readings are Ezra 1-2, Haggai 1-2, and Proverbs 20:1-3.

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  1. 🙏🏽 Day 267 (24SEP2022): "Consider from this day onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month. Since the day that the foundation of the LORD's temple was laid, consider: Is the seed yet in the barn? Do the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, the olive tree still yield nothing? From this day on I will bless you." -Haggai 2:18-19 🙏🏽❤

  2. Carrying Dawn M's mantle and message. God wants everyone Home. Please intercede and pray for the souls in purgatory who are so close to Home, they need our prayers. Consider listening to Saint Faustina’s Diary in a Year on the Marian Press Podcast. Each day's reading is just about 7 minutes long. What a gift! 9/24/2022

  3. Wow… even at my ‘advanced’ age.. I STILL have not learned which ‘fights’ to get into… and which ones to STAY OUT OF..!! Boy, I need to LISTEN more closely..!! Praise You Lord..!!

  4. Proverbs 20
    1 – Drinking too much makes you loud and foolish. it's stupid to get drunk.

    2 – Fear an angry king as you would a growling lion; making him angry is suicide.

    3 – Any fool can start arguments; the honourable thing is to stay out of them. (TEV)

  5. Thank you Father Mike for explaining things so well it makes me understand things much better and I pray for you and thank you for praying for me and all of you that are praying for me I pray for you too amen and have a really good evening sweet dreams🙏🤟

  6. The Bible is a Catholic book the protestant Bible is an incomplete and corrupted Catholic book for proof watch Steve Ray’s excellent testimony. There’s ONLY ONE CHURCH therefore protestant’s are NOT Christian. To be a Christian ONE MUST belong to the ONLY CHURCH THERE IS the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church founded by God himself two thousand year’s ago that’s it! Watch Don’t call protestant’s Christian. Then The Papacy can NOT be destroyed. Then the warning or illumination of conscience by Christine Watkins. God bless. Praise Jesus and Mary always!!!

  7. Thank you Fr Mike for praying for us and celebrating the Holy Mass.
    "Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death, Amen"
    My beautiful sweet Jesus, my eternal love, please bless him and keep him pure.

  8. It’s “Jeff and I”; the way to know is leave off Jeff and how would you say it? You would say “I”, therefore it is “Jeff and I”. If you use “me” in a sentence about yourself, adding another name doesn’t change it. If you use “I” for just yourself, adding a name does not change it. Sorry, I’m a writer with a brother who is an English professor at St. Amselm’s College; he corrects my writings when I’m unsure; I’ve learned a great deal. You are a wonderful reader, however, and I encourage you to continue. Thanks for this wonderful program!

  9. I have been "dominated by alcohol" for 20 years, since my husband committed arson and lost his firefighting job, our house and everything. We have fought to climb back but though we are back together I still cannot overcome alcohol. I have tried every thing under the sun and now I am just asking for prayer. I know it is working because I have not gotten worse since I started praying. I hope someday witu my efforts and God's grace, I can completely stop. Pray for me please <3 i turned to God and Jesus many years ago but Fr. Mike when you talked about the saint with the eating disorder it made me totally break down because I always say Why Lord? Why do you keep me captive in alcohol when I love you so? And how can I be saved when I sin so much? You led me to understand that God loves me as I am. I am a broken vase like in your homily.

  10. It is so true that alcohol doesn’t always do Goodfella’s but there is definitely a right way to use it. It is so interesting that the book of Ezra for fill the prophecy of Jeremiah. It is so true that sometimes there are so many fights or do we have to pick your battles.
    Apathy and discouragement are so kind.
    Lord, please help me turn back to you even when it is hard.


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