Journal Entry – 027

One of the most fundamental statements of faith is this: your life is not about you. You're not in control. This is not your project. Rather, you are part of God's great design. To believe this in your bones and act accordingly is to have faith. When we operate out of this transformed vision, amazing things can happen, for we have surrendered to a “power already at work in us that can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.” Even a tiny bit of faith makes an extraordinary difference. – Bishop Barron

Sometimes when life is not going our way, it is hard to accept that “it is all part of God's great design.” However, this is because we as humans are short-sighted. Our limited time on earth is just not long enough for us to uncover or even understand this “great design.” Also, we like to think we control our lives, even if at times we are just at the mercy of the decisions of others. Nobody said having faith is easy though.

Faith is knowledge through testimony. – Fr. Gregory Pine

Got that quote from a lecture at Tulane University; the lecture was titled “Does Science Discredit Faith?” If you want to listen to the lecture, you can find it here.

Had a bit of fun with a BMW 3 Series driver on the way to work this morning. I think I surprised him with my front-wheel drive hatchback, tire squeal and all. Usually when that happens, the other driver gets pissed off. This guy was courteous though and gave me a thumbs up. Totally did not expect that. I should be more courteous like that driver.

There's a lot of stories of Jesus raising up dead people in the Gospels. I guess you can consider him a Cleric or Paladin or a Guardian :)

I'm working in a conference room with other developers to try and get a feature finished before the deadline.

I've read that the TV Show “Super Store” from NBC is really good. Unfortunately it is not on Netflix.

But he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” – Luke 7:50

Gotta have faith.

If SUVs are more prone to causing accident fatalities because of their high hood designs, then lowering SUVs should help make them a little safer to pedestrians. – At that point though, why not just get a car.

Davin attended his first ever Kidz Love Soccer class. It was a fun event. Three other kids showed up. Coach Robert was pretty good. Davin was shy at the beginning, but he became more comfortable towards the end of the class. I'm really looking forward to the next one.

Finished Season 2 of Knightfall on Netflix. It was a pretty good season. The battle tactics showcased in this season were cool. The scenes and dialogue on faith were nice too.

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