September, we typically recognize the 7 sorrows of Jesus’ mom. But this year, did you know Mary’s birthday (September 8th) coincides precisely with Tishrei 1-2, 5782, the Jewish New Year celebrated by our Jewish friends as the beginning of God’s creative work.
Including, Adam and Eve’s creation and the 10 High Holy Days ending with Yom Kippur. Great day to 4Give and B4Given. Help1Some1~2day. The Jewish Day of Atonement.
DuckduckGo “Rosh Hashanah” and you get:
“Rosh Hashanah is the birthday of the universe, the day G‑d created Adam and Eve, and it’s celebrated as the head of the Jewish year. It begins at sundown on the eve of Tishrei 1 (Sept. 6, 2021) and ends after nightfall on Tishrei 2 (Sept. 8, 2021).
Now, those who have read my faith stuff, know I think God planted so many clues to His Eternal Being, His creation, His love for us humans. Physical as well as spiritual; in word and stone. Some of us are right; some left brained.
BUT ALL of us are curious! If we love Math or reading or both, God created pathways in His Scriptures and so many other ways to learn more about Eternity and God. Learn the lessons for YOUR welfare and that of your family, now and future. God doesn’t really need us but He loves us, and loved us enough to donate His ONLY Son for our salvation.
The Early Church fathers, especially the Jews who converted to Catholicism, would know and possibly still celebrate the Jewish holidays. Now my kids probably think I am 5782 lunar years old, just as the Jews celebrate, but not quite there. Why wouldn’t He “recreate” Mary on the same date in the people He loves, the Israelis, calendar year. Why did we miss this? OR did we? As it is, hidden in plain sight, many Catholics miss that huge, largest object on earth, stone pyramid with tunnels below ground: the Great Giza d’ Pyramid. It IS a Catholic icon it is. Happy to explain in another post.
We knew after our mother Eve and her hubby Adam had to leave the garden, there was a need for a second Eve. The First Eve was created from the rib of the first human, Adam. The Second Eve was born/created, from the mind of God, calling her forth to be the mother of His Son, through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. Talk about an easy way to frustrate St Augustine; he’d be still questioning that boy on the beach draining the ocean into his bucket, if bucket boy didn’t tell him: “It would be easier for me to empty the ocean into this hole in the sand, than for you to truly understand the Trinity” Disguised angels have a way of surprising us in the oddest ways.
Think about that…the Being that has ALWAYS existed, something our minds cannot wrap around, knew from all eternity what His actions would be. Including the Mary we go to in prayer, daily if possible, with 53 beads of hope, love and of course: FAITH. The Faith of our Fathers and Mothers. NOTHING the misery merchants in DC, Sacramento and other power centers can change. Like the weather and the truth that slicing up little girls for profit is evil.
Anyways, so you might as well know this: Sept 16-17, 2021, is the holiest day in the Jewish year: Yom Kippur or “Day of Atonement”
Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year—the day on which we are closest to G‑d and to the quintessence of our own souls. It is the Day of Atonement—“For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before G‑d” (Leviticus 16:30).
For nearly twenty-six hours—from several minutes before sunset on 9 Tishrei (September 15) to after nightfall on 10 Tishrei (September 16)—we “afflict our souls”: we abstain from food and drink, do not wash or anoint our bodies, do not wear leather footwear, and abstain from marital relations. Instead our time is spent in prayer to G‑d.
Not a bad thing to do and celebrate. Next year, do it in solidarity with your Jewish brothers and sisters.
One last bit (you like these Len~a~grams short!): Notice how the traditional Jew refers to God: G-d. It is NOT a swearing phrase but reflects the absolute reference for the Creator God they continue to have in their orthodox synagoge services and someday in their rebuilt temple. This reverence is something we Christians have lost in many ways.
God bless and remember: “It IS a great day to be alive!”
Oh, and that picture above is the baptism of our 19th grandkid in Dayton, Ohio’s magnificent Holy Family church. Father did a Latin right.
8 hours before, Montgomery County’s probate judge signed off on 2 year old Jason’s adoption. Sad part is Jason’s birth parents were opioid addicts (not uncommon in Opioid Central Ohio) and relinquished their rights to this amazing child.
Nate and Jen have adopted one and have three other foster kids: FOUR KIDS UNDER 2 YEARS OLD. It IS yes IS a great day to be alive. Tell the misery merchants to go pound sand and enjoy the coming Renaissance of Truth, Joy and Hope, Faith and Love.
Joy IS a decision, just like LOVE. Same with choosing to live happily or burn forever.
Here’s a unique request: president (in name only) Joe Biden needs our prayers; he is the perfect match for today’s, Sept 17th gospel: “LOVE of money is the root of all evil”.
We all know he is a falling fast and away Catholic that needs truth from a prelate of courage (his bishop), spiritual direction from his pastor and help from his family. Help to retire from robbing and extorting so many. He is the closest to death by age as anyone in the Biden Grifting family; he has already been overcome by the evil of excessive pecuniam err $$$$ love, and the insatiable love of power. God CAN save anyone. Pray first for his soul and 2nd, close behind, that his destruction of America, “Take America Down” policies will end swiftPrisly. God IS in control…prayer changes things.
/The Dad of 11 in 35th year homeschooling “life is an adventure” real estate guy,
As usual, Help1some1~2day and more if you are able