easter sunday night

This is not the end of our story, do you hear me, Michael? You’re gonna wake up and you’re gonna be okay. And we’re gonna move into our new house and we’re gonna live there until we outgrow it. Because I’ll be pregnant with our third kid because we landed on three the other night, three kids total — which will seem overwhelming, but Mateo’s such a big help. Oh, and we’re gonna go to the mountains, we’re going to take ‘em to the mountains because we always wanted to be in the snow. And then we’ll go every year and that trip will become tradition. We’re huge on family traditions, by the way. Christmas, Easter, Sunday night dinners…and even when the kids move out and have families of their own, they’ll always come back for Sunday night dinners. Partly because they want to see us, but partly because you’re such a great griller. And we’re gonna be that old couple that sit on the front porch, reminiscing, arguing over details…and we’ll get a stupid cat because, yes, you convinced me to get one. And we’re gonna be happy, Michael…
—  Jane Villanueva, Chapter Forty-Five 
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This is not the end of our story, do you hear me, Michael? You’re gonna wake up and you’re gonna be okay. And we’re gonna move into our new house and we’re gonna live there until we outgrow it. Because I’ll be pregnant with our third kid because we landed on three the other night, three kids total — which will seem overwhelming, but Mateo’s such a big help. Oh, and we’re gonna go to the mountains, we’re going to take ‘em to the mountains because we always wanted to be in the snow. And then we’ll go every year and that trip will become tradition. We’re huge on family traditions, by the way. Christmas, Easter, Sunday night dinners…and even when the kids move out and have families of their own, they’ll always come back for Sunday night dinners. Partly because they want to see us, but partly because you’re such a great griller. And we’re gonna be that old couple that sit on the front porch, reminiscing, arguing over details…and we’ll get a stupid cat because, yes, you convinced me to get one. And we’re gonna be happy, Michael…

A cat who dropped out of school to come home and poke dead body parts with friends

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This is not the end of our story, do you hear me, Michael? You’re gonna wake up and you’re gonna be okay. And we’re gonna move into our new house and we’re gonna live there until we outgrow it. Because I’ll be pregnant with our third kid because we landed on three the other night, three kids total — which will seem overwhelming, but Mateo’s such a big help. Oh, and we’re gonna go to the mountains, we’re going to take ‘em to the mountains because we always wanted to be in the snow. And then we’ll go every year and that trip will become tradition. We’re huge on family traditions, by the way. Christmas, Easter, Sunday night dinners…and even when the kids move out and have families of their own, they’ll always come back for Sunday night dinners. Partly because they want to see us, but partly because you’re such a great griller. And we’re gonna be that old couple that sit on the front porch, reminiscing, arguing over details…and we’ll get a stupid cat because, yes, you convinced me to get one. And we’re gonna be happy, Michael…

TYPICAL FEARS LEVELLED AND LAUNCHED BY THE DEVIL TO PREVENT RECEIVING THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION

1.SINS TOO GREAT! The devil can convince us that our sins are too many and too great! How astute the devil, but how wrong! Jesus did not come for the perfect or the saints who have no sins. On the contrary, Jesus came to save the sinners. Bishop Sheen points out that the primary purpose and mission of Jesus’ coming was SAVIOR—he came to save us of our sins. The forgiveness of sins is expressed most especially by Sacramental Confession!

2.TOMORROW. The devil of tomorrow is never too far away. How often do we put off for tomorrow, especially in our spiritual lives, what we should do today! In Spanish there is the phrase that says it all: “La Filosofia de la manana!” No hurry; I will do it tomorrow! Read the classic work by C.S. Lewis Screwtape Letters and you will learn the tactics of the devil, especially in convincing us in the art of procrastination!

3.I GET NERVOUS: MY MIND GOES BLANK!!! This might be the case, but to remedy this why not prepare yourself the night before the day you confess and write out your sins on a sheet of paper as a guide and as a memory—helper! Mission accomplished and devil defeated, for those of short-term memory!

4.THE PRIEST KNOWS ME!!! Easy to conquer this devil! You can simply go behind the confessional screen and make an anonymous confession. However, even if it were face to face, the priest will admire you more and more for your great humility. Moreover, priests who confess often have most likely heard these sins many times over and will not be shocked and have a heart-attack!!! Also, priests are afflicted with weakness and have to confess their sins to other priests. (Hebrews 5:2)

5.THE PRIEST MIGHT TELL MY SINS! Never! The priest is obliged; otherwise he could run the risk of excommunication, of what is called the Seal of Confession—meaning, he can never reveal what he has heard in the confessional. There have even been priests who have died to protect the seal of the confessional, as was in the case of Saint John Nepomucene who would not reveal the sins of the Queen even though the King threatened the priest with death. Indeed Saint John died the martyr’s death, maintaining the seal of the confessional!

6.I WILL GO BACK AND REPEAT THE SAME SINS. Another common temptation that comes from the devil is to convince you that you will never change, that you will go back and commit the same sin over and over and really that you are a true “basket-case” a hopeless renegade! Wrong! Classic moral theology teaches us what is called “The Principle of Graduality”. In lay-terms this means that it is true that we might go back and commit the same sin. However, through the grace of the Sacrament of Confession, we will commit less frequent sins and less grave sins! In other words, gradually, with the help of God’s grace the sin can be conquered.

7.THE PRIEST IS TOO BUSY AND I WILL WASTE HIS TIME! Another trick of the devil, the crafty and wily serpent! On the contrary, one of the primary functions of the priest is the ministry of Reconciliation. Saint Paul teaches: “Be reconciled with God. Now is the day of salvation. Put off the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.” (Romans 13: 13) These were the words that led to the conversion of Saint Augustine as he read these words in the Garden! A priest is ordained to preach the Word of God, celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and to hear confessions and reconcile souls to God. By hearing confessions the priest becomes a better and more holy priest! Go to confession and you will help the priest in his own personal sanctification!

8.I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO CONFESS, OR THE ACT OF CONTRITION??? Lame excuse, the devil behind it! How easy the devil can fill us with useless fears to prevent us from receiving a torrential downpour of graces! Tell the priest your situation and he can help you start and finish! The most important part is confessing your sins, being truly sorry for them, proposing to avoid the near occasion of sin and trusting in the Infinite mercy of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. May the prayer that resounds from our hearts always be JESUS I TRUST IN YOU!!!

9.I AM TOO EMBARRASSED!!! It is interesting how the devil works, his crafty and astute and perverted psychology, but very successful! When the devil tempts us to sin, he takes away our fears and embarrassment. However, once we sin the devil can fill us with so much fear that he actually paralyzes us so that we never make it to the Confessional and therefore become slaves of our sins! Saint Philip Neri was able to actually see the “devil of embarrassment” that prevented souls from receiving the abundant graces of the Sacrament of Confession.

10. I CAN CONFESS DIRECTLY TO GOD, WHY THE PRIEST??? This too is a typical and frequent tactic of the enemy, the tempter, the liar and murderer from the beginning, the devil!(Jn. 8) However, we know as Catholics that Jesus chose priests as the representatives of Christ, the channels of grace and instruments of reconciliation. This Jesus actually did, instituting the Sacrament of Confession, that first Easter Sunday night. The Apostles were in the Upper Room, paralyzed by fear and Jesus came through the wall and said: “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you. And when He said this, He breathed on them and said to them: Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” (John 20:21-23) Therefore, to be forgiven mortal sins, Jesus instituted the Church and the Sacrament of His forgiveness a mercy to forgive sins and reconcile us to His loving and merciful Heart!

In conclusion, all of us have our fears, our doubts. All of us have many GHOSTS that appear in our lives to paralyze us from approaching the merciful and love Jesus. The worst of all sins is that or LACK OF TRUST in the Infinite MERCY of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Why not overcome the devil of FEAR right now and make the best confession in your life. Jesus invites you right now to trust and not to fear: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

By: Father Broom

anonymous asked:

Do you have any canon brittana fic recs?

Must Be Felt which takes place in s1 and explains how Santana and Brittany started fooling around. And the sequel Summery Surgery which is set in between s1 and s2.

The Only True Paradises which deals with the evolution of their relationship through Santana’s perspective and Pas de Deux which is the companion piece through Brittany’s perspective.

(I’ve Never Reached An Answer) I’m Only Given Clues which has all the New Directions taking a trip to Florida together over the summer of s2.

Not Far To Go which is a smutty one shot that features their first time together during the summer after the events of The Hurt Locker.

If Only For One Night 2x20, The (Second) First Time 3x05, In Between Days 3x06, I Feel Good (In a Special Way) 3x07, (I’ve Got to Admit) It’s Getting Better 3x10, I Breathe Out (You Breathe In) 3x13, Love You When I Do (Love You When I Don’t) 4x14, and Things We’re All Too Young To Know 5x13 all by thefooliam.

Figuring It Out 3x02, Senses 3x03, Daylight Savings Time 3x04, Towards Truth 3x07, Ours 3x08, Tattoo 3x11, Girlfriend, Fight, Text, Easter Sunday general S3, Date Night 4x06 all by littleoases.

Back to Black S4 and Ain’t No Sunshine S5 which are super angsty smut fills.

Set the World on Fire, Stoners, and Rhythms which deviate from canon and focus on what would’ve happened if Brittany moved to New York after graduating.

Mediterranean Dreams which is based on their time in Lesbos.