Sep 8, 2009

The cardinal, the senator and the babies

What about the babies!  

Health, Exonerated Priest, 17 the Movie - recapturing the beginnings

Just a log of today's events.

I took an extra day off and it became timely because two kids came down with fever and cough.  I used 5 ampules for nebulizers until the 7 yr old's respiratory discomfort settled down to the point that he was able to sleep.  The 5 yr old had cough drops and fever meds.  The wife was keeping tract of what was given and when.  With 3 kids going to school and bringing back viral samples from 90 kids, my home has become a petri dish with cultures of bacteriae.  That is why we thank God for our health.

By noon, a friend from the religious order phoned and we caught up.  I found out that a priest friend, Xavier, was acquitted and exonerated of the nasty accusations against him.  Xavier used to be my big brother in the Future Aspirants Club back in 7th grade.  He entered the junior seminary the year after.  Decades later we'd meet again at a ministry workshop in VA.  I am so relieved that he can minister as a priest again. However, I am upset at those who leveled false accusations against him.  Those happened to be priests too; so when good people turn bad, they really take the cake.

Later, my wife finished early so she brought home DVDs.  We saw "17" - a romantic comedy about a relationship at the brink of divorce and how the man recaptured the original passion of their love by being transformed into a 17 year old.  He also learned a lot about his teenagers by going to the same school with them.  My spiritual director called this  "the vitality of the beginning" - the time when a charism is given to a founder.  That is why novices study the lives of the founder(s) and the history of the order.  For married couples, well for my wife and I, we reminisce those days as they come up in conversation.

Video: Can I Live?

Pro-life rap / music video.


Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AqPRcF7ZC0
(H/T Thoughts of a Regular Guy)

Description:  Hermosa cancion sobre la vida, el aborto y el amor. Basado en una historia real (la del propio cantante). (Anthony Hamilton)

Lyrics:
Talking Ma
I know the Situation is Personal
But it something that has to be told
As I was making this beat
You was all I could think about you heard my voice

Yeah Just think Just Think
What if you could Just
Just blink your self away..
Just Just wait just pause for a second
Let me plead my case
It's the late 70's Huh
You Seventeen huh
And having me that will ruin everything huh
It's alot of angels waiting on their wings
You see me in your sleep so you cant kill your dreams
300 Dollars thats the price of living what?
Mommy I dont like this clinic
Hopefully you'll make the right decision
And dont go through with the Knife incision
But it's hard to make the right move
When you in high school
How you have to work all day and take night school
Hopping off da bus when the rain is pouring
What you want morning sickness or the sickness of mourning

[Chorus]
I'll Always Be a part of you
Trust Your Soul Know it's always true
If I Could Talk I'd Say To You
CAN I LIVE
CAN I LIVE
I'll Always Be a part of you
Trust Your Soul Know it's always true
If I Could Talk I'd Say To You
CAN I LIVE
CAN I LIVE

I am a child of the king
Ain't no need to go fear me
And I see the flowing tears so know that you hear me
When I move in your womb that's me being scary
Cause who knows what my future holds
Yo the truth be told you ain't told a soul
Yo you ain't even showing I'm just 2 months old
Through your clothes try to hide me deny me
Went up 3 sizes
Your pride got you lying saying ain't nothing but a migraine
It ain't surprising you not trying to be in Wic food lines
Your friends will look at you funny but look at you mommy
That's a life inside you look at your tummy
What is becoming ma I am Oprah bound
You can tell he's a star from the Ultrasound
Our Sprits Connected Doors Open Now
Nothing But Love And Respect Thanks For Holding Me Down She Let Me Live...

[Chorus]

It's uplifting foreal yall
I ain't passing no judgement
Ain't making no decisions
I am just telling ya'll my story
I love life
I love my mother for giving me life
We all need to appreciate life
A strong woman that had to make a sacrifice
Thanks for listening
Thanks for listening
Mama thanks for listening

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