The Apparition Salome Dance. Head of John the Baptist. Painting by Gustave Moreau.
Vol 14 Issue 35 ~ Editor: Rev. Fr. Courtney Edward Krier
August 28, 2021 ~ Saint Augustine, opn !
1. The Incarnation of the Word of God—Eberhard Heller
2. Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
3. Beheading of John the Baptist
4. Family and Marriage
5. Articles and notices
Father Kevin O’ Sullivan commentaries 1957, St. John the Baptist, Elias and God’s Kingdom
When John the Baptist appeared at the Jordan River, proclaiming that the kingdom of God was at hand (cf. Mt. 3:1-12; Mk. 1:2-8; Lk. 3:2-18) the Jews flocked to hear him. The expectation of the Promised Redeemer, the Messias, was strong at this time, and here was a Prophet announcing his proximate arrival and calling on the people to repent of their sins in order to be prepared to receive Him. To stir their souls to a desire for moral purification John baptized his followers. It was not the sacrament of baptism instituted later by Christ, and had no value except in as far as it was accompanied by true interior sorrow for sin; its value in other words was dependent on the interior act of contrition. The Temple authorities in Jerusalem hearing of the multitudes who were flocking to John became interested, and perhaps alarmed, and they sent a delegation of Priests and Levites down to the Jordan to interrogate the Baptist.
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I would suggest, which saved my husband’s life, is to get an oximeter finger with pulse. The cheapest is Amazon.com.
The top number is pulse. The lower number is oxygen intake. Once it gets down to 88, rush your loved one to the ER. That means not enough oxygen’s going to the brain or vital organs. Most people don’t know about this simple device and wait days. By that time, they need incubation which is severe. That’s when people die. Why these people don’t give oximeters out free, instead of masks, is beyond me.
I’ve heard about this from my niece in Colorado. She overheard some of the nurses say, “We’re killing our patients,” meaning they’re letting the unvaccinated die. Being the head nurse of covid, my niece scolded them, saying “There will be lawsuits coming. I hope what you say doesn’t come back to bite you, there will be indictments!” The nurses grew quiet after that.
The vaccine has become their almighty religion and anyone who isn’t vaccinated, ‘serves them right that they should die!’
As soon as you’ve done enough research about the care of your loved one, and physically you’re able to, GET YOUR LOVED ONE OUT OF THE HOSPITAL! STORY
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Nathanael [Bartholomew] said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree.” Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.”?John 1:48–49
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