16 May 2016

Charts Updated as of Monday at 11 AM - Tender Mercies

"The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.

In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods."

Hannah Arendt

"Let everyone see your gentleness. The Lord is near! Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God. And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds." Phil 4:4-9

By their manipulations and deceit they prove that which they seem to fear, that their economic and monetary theory is nonsense, and is failing, for it cannot stand on its own. And that the people will not be fooled forever.

As noted over at Zerohedge a little while ago, "over 18,000 contracts - or over $2.3 billion notional of gold has been dumped in the last 10 minutes..."

I will be in training this week to help Mary when she comes home, learning how to more effectively assist her to get in and out of a car,  and manage her needs,  as she will be in a wheel chair for a little while at least.  But given her remarkable progress the therapists do not expect this to be too long. It is hard to believe that only four weeks ago the doctors were deeply concerned that she would never have the use of her right leg and arm again.

Was I afraid? Did I doubt? Of course I did. I was in a kind of a walking shock, numb with grief. But in the end I accepted it, and gave over to His providence. 'Thy will be done.' And it was not easy. It was only two weeks ago that we saw her leg move for the first time, and feebly move her fingers. And yesterday I saw her make her way down the hallway for dinner in a wheelchair but without our help. It was like the breaking of dawn.

But there are many there who are not so blessed, and we must remember them in our thoughts and prayers. In this same facility one can see the amputees, and the elderly, the stricken and the lonely. We must remember them, and do not forsake them. We live in an age that despises the weak, the unfortunate, the gentle, the poor, and preys upon them while the others remain silent. We are called to not be silent.  In the gentle acceptance of His will we are like the rocks of a shore, the steel of a blade.  For this is the nature of our warfare.  We rise by falling.

The darkness only serves to make His tender mercies all the brighter. So do not lose heart. Change is coming.

Have a pleasant evening.

"Wonderful providence indeed which is so silent, yet so efficacious, so constant, so unerring. This is what baffles the power of Satan. He cannot discern the Hand of God in what goes on; and though he would fain meet it and encounter it, in his mad and blasphemous rebellion against heaven, he cannot find it.

Crafty and penetrating as he is, yet his thousand eyes and his many instruments avail him nothing against the majestic serene silence, the holy imperturbable calm which reigns through the providences of God. Crafty and experienced as he is, he appears like a child or a fool, like one made sport of, whose daily bread is but failure and mockery, before the deep and secret wisdom of the Divine Counsels.

He makes a guess here, or does a bold act there, but all in the dark. He knew not of Gabriel's coming, and the miraculous conception of the Virgin, or what was meant by that Holy Thing which was to be born, being called the Son of God. He tried to kill him, and he made martyrs of the innocent children; he tempted the Lord of all with hunger and with ambitious prospects; he sifted the Apostles, and got none but one who already bore his own name, and had been already given over as a devil.

He brought into the world the very salvation which he feared and hated. He accomplished the Atonement of that world, whose misery he was plotting. Wonderfully silent, yet resistless course of God's providence! 'Verily, Thou art a God that hidest Thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour;' and if even devils, sagacious as they are, spirits by nature and experienced in evil, cannot detect His hand, while He works, how can we hope to see it except by that way which the devils cannot take, by loving faith?"

John Henry Newman, PS 17