... your owner Jon Arbuckle is wrong. Enjoy the 12 Days of Christmas, December 25th-January 6th.
Gloria in excelsis Deo et in terra pax huminibus bonae voluntatis!
"Well, I married my dream girl, I married my dream girl, but she didn't tell me her credit was bad. So now, instead of living in a pleasant suburb, we're living in the basement at her mom and dad's. No! We can't get a loan for a respectable home, just because my girl defaulted on some old credit card. If we'd gone to freecreditreport.com, I'd be a happy bachelor with a dog and a yard."Throughout the video, the husband and his two friends are singing and playing their instruments while the wife stalks around, rather upset, doing house chores. She's throwing things and slamming doors, while he carries a mocking, self-satisfied look on his face. We give our engaged couples some general financial advice, but this is crazy. Has marriage simply become an avenue for social advancement?
[The Christian religion] teaches men both these truths: that there is a God of whom we are capable, and that a corruption in our nature makes us unworthy of Him. It is equally important for us to know both these points; for it is equally dangerous for man to know God without knowing his wretchedness, and to know his wretchedness without knowing the Redeemer who can cure him of it. Knowledge of only one of these points leads either to the arrogance of the philosophers, who have known God and not their own wretchedness, or the despair of the atheists, who know their wretchedness without knowing the Redeemer.Fr. Oakes also gives Pascal's recommendation for dealing with the challenges of our day:
Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true. The cure for this is first to show that religion is not contrary to reason, but worthy of reverence and respect. Next, make it attractive, make good men wish it were true, and then show that it is. Worthy of reverence because it really understands human nature. Attractive because it promises true good.