Friday, March 13, 2015

7 Quick Takes Friday

Jumping in on a 7QT Friday!

1. We are more than halfway through Lent! Can you believe it? It seems to me that Ash Wednesday was just yesterday...

2. Today is the second anniversary of Pope Francis' election to the papacy. This also seems like it just happened yesterday. One of my favorite tweets from @Pontifex in the last few days:

3. I am getting way too hooked on Twitter. Hooked enough that I have learned how to embed the Pope's tweets in my blog.

4. Speaking of being hooked on Twitter, if you're on Twitter, come follow me, @chemgraphix - because I post cool stuff like this (yep, here I go with the embedded tweet, again):

5. The roses in my courtyard have decided that spring has sprung. Evidence below (I posted this pic yesterday, but without explanation) - new growth is a beautiful thing!

6. If you have never seen a roadrunner outside of a Bugs Bunny cartoon, they do, in fact, exist, and they are, in fact, really cool! I saw one earlier this week (forgive the crappy digital zoom picture):

7. On a more serious note, I have been reminded again, and again, and again, and AGAIN this week, how much we need to pray for our country and world - and how much more so in Lent, when we are called to offer sacrifice and do penance? Immorality is everywhere, Christians are being slaughtered by ISIS while the world largely stands by and allows it to happen.

We need to pray, without ceasing. GK Chesterton was right, "To have the right to do a thing is not at all the same as being right in doing it."

The world we live in today does not understand this. At all.

On that cheery note, happy Friday of the 3rd Week of Lent, everyone!
And check out the link up at Kelly Mantoan's This Ain't the Lyceum!

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