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All Souls’ Day, November 2, Pray for the Dead

2 Maccabees 12:44-45

44 For had he not expected the fallen to rise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead,

45 whereas if he had in view the splendid recompense reserved for those who make a pious end, the thought was holy and devout. Hence, he had this expiatory sacrifice offered for the dead, so that they might be released from their sin.

Roman Martyrology

“On this day is observed the commemoration of the faithful departed, in which our common and pious Mother the Church, immediately after having endeavored to celebrate by worthy praise all her children who already rejoice in heaven, strives to aid by her powerful intercession with Christ, her Lord and Spouse, all those who still groan in purgatory, so that they may join as soon as possible the inhabitants of the heavenly city.”

 

 

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U.S. and World Population Clock.

Thought it was an interesting website today. One Birth every 8 seconds.  One death every 13 seconds in the U.S.  But it always leads me back to Bible Scripture in research.

U.S. and World Population Clock

Matthew 28:19-20

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age

 

 

 

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YouTube’s 10th Anniversary Tribute, Viral Videos.

YouTube‘s domain was registered officially in April, 2005. The website was launched experimentally in May and officially in November of 2005.

Google purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion in October 2006.
All those memories I have stored in my head.  I wish I could have utilized this technology decades before.
YouTube has changed the world.
Enjoy, below is the playlist with the 198 videos in order.

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God Sees Our Suffering:  The Book of Job

Job 7:20 ESV

If I sin, what do I do to you, you watcher of mankind? Why have you made me your mark? Why have I become a burden to you?

Job 10:14 ESV

If I sin, you watch me and do not acquit me of my iniquity.

Job 16:12 ESV

I was at ease, and he broke me apart; he seized me by the neck and dashed me to pieces; he set me up as his target

Job 35:3 ESV

that you ask, ‘What advantage have I? How am I better off than if I had sinned?’

Job 35:6 ESV

If you have sinned, what do you accomplish against him? And if your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do to him?

Book of Job:

The book of Job, one of the wisdom books of the Bible, deals with two issues crucial to every person: the problem of suffering and the sovereignty of God.

SparkNotes

Bible: The Old Testament

The question is a theme in the Old Testament: how can God remain good despite the fact that he allows evil and human suffering to exist?

Thank you R from Cam Care.  I remembered you prayed and enlightened me about the Book of Job. I still have so much to learn.

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Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn, at least 26 people dead #PrayForTheChildrenThe principal and school psychologist were among the dead, CNN said. #PrayForTheChildren

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Live Updates of Tragedy

Sandy Hook Elementary demographics.

Gun Homicides and Gun Ownership Listed by State, Country

Conn. Massacre Second-Deadliest School Shooting in US History

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