“You must not abandon the ship in a storm because you cannot control the winds…
What you cannot turn to good, you must at least make as little bad as you can.”
St. Thomas More
(the Sheriff trying to get the hang of a crab net / Julie Cook / 2021)
So upon my return from being away 7 days, I did what most
gullible, people do..
I felt compelled to see what had been newsworthy in my absence…
what was news worthy.
Ohhhhh, what a loaded idea that would be…
There were just so many stories…
so much so that I’m having a difficult time focusing on that one
news story that needs to be showcased.
Well firstly, I did catch a nauseating story about how Mademoiselle Squad member
seems to think we need to include reading, writing and race theory within our
Ok, so here is your favorite retired educator’s take on this latest banter
It seems that those self-proclaimed wizards behind the mirror have
deemed that we need to be teaching our most wee and impressionable children
Critical Race Theory–or so they say??!!
Teaching propaganda in our public schools.
Teaching wee children how not to be racists…
Wait, what exactly is a racist??
According to Merriam…a racist is: a belief that race is a fundamental
determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences
produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.
Wait, I thought brown, black, yellow and white were all created equal
and precious in His sight….
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free,
there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
So might we note that we adults are having an incredible challenge
Forget race…crime has taken the forefront of our lives.
We are killing one another at such a rapid pace that we are unable
to keep count.
There is an exponentially critical spike in violent crimes…
in particular that of murder.
Mlle Squad member wants to educate our wee ones on how not to be racist but
we adults are busy killing the innocents.
This Nation of ours just had a one year old shot in a convenient store
in Philly this past weekend.
That is unacceptable yet Mlle Squad member seems to think teaching CRT is
just that in a nutshell, critical.
Forget murder…forget hate…forget rage…
“Finally—and this is perhaps the most difficult aspect of what
concerns the practice of conformity to the will of God—
we should desire virtue itself and the degrees of grace only insofar
as God wishes to give them, and not desire more.
Our whole ambition should be to attain the degree of perfection
that has been appointed for us, since it has not been given to everybody
to reach the same height.
It is obvious that however well we may correspond with the graces given us,
we can never equal the humility, charity and other virtues of the Blessed Virgin.
And who can even presume to imagine that he can reach the same heights
as the Apostles?
Who can equal St. John the Baptist whom Christ called the greatest
of the children of men? Or St. Joseph to whom God entrusted His Son?
In this we must as in all else submit to the will of God.
He must be able to say of us, My will is in them;
it rules and governs everything.
So when we hear or read that God in a short time has brought some souls
to a very high degree of perfection and shown them signal favors,
enlightened their understanding and imbued their hearts with His love,
we should repress any desire to be treated likewise so as not to fall short
in pure love of conformity to His Will.
We should even unite ourselves still more closely to His Will by saying,
‘I praise Thee, O Lord, and bless Thee for deigning to show Thyself with
so great love and familiarity to the souls Thou has chosen …'”
Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure, p. 75-76
An Excerpt From
Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence