I had an odd but kind of nice day today. Last night I hardly slept at all (who knows why). When I woke up this morning the two puppies attacked the elcerical adaptor that I use to keep my aquarium warm . So rather than let all the fish die I had to use the adaptor from my computer and so turn of fthe computer and elave the forum. I spent the next hour in complete silence reading about Medugorje and thinking maybe God wanted me to be quiet. I decided to open the family Bible and look at a reading to see if I could get a tap on the shoulder from God. I raised my eyes quite a lot when I read this from the Prophet Jeremiah 25: The Cup of God’s Wrath 15 This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, said to me: “Take from my hand this cup filled with the wine of my wrath and make all the nations to whom I send you drink it. 16 When they drink it, they will stagger and go mad because of the sword I will send among them.” 17 So I took the cup from the Lord’s hand and made all the nations to whom he sent me drink it: 18 Jerusalem and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a ruin and an object of horror and scorn, a cursec]">[c]—as they are today; 19 Pharaoh king of Egypt, his attendants, his officials and all his people, 20 and all the foreign people there; all the kings of Uz; all the kings of the Philistines (those of Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, and the people left at Ashdod); 21 Edom, Moab and Ammon; 22 all the kings of Tyre and Sidon; the kings of the coastlands across the sea; 23 Dedan, Tema, Buz and all who are in distant placesd]">[d]; 24 all the kings of Arabia and all the kings of the foreign people who live in the wilderness; 25 all the kings of Zimri, Elam and Media; 26 and all the kings of the north, near and far, one after the other—all the kingdoms on the face of the earth. And after all of them, the king of Sheshake]">[e] will drink it too. 27 “Then tell them, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Drink, get drunk and vomit, and fall to rise no more because of the sword I will send among you.’ 28 But if they refuse to take the cup from your hand and drink, tell them, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty says: You must drink it! 29 See, I am beginning to bring disaster on the city that bears my Name, and will you indeed go unpunished? You will not go unpunished, for I am calling down a sword on all who live on the earth, declares the Lord Almighty.’ 30 “Now prophesy all these words against them and say to them: “‘The Lord will roar from on high; he will thunder from his holy dwelling and roar mightily against his land. He will shout like those who tread the grapes, shout against all who live on the earth. 31 The tumult will resound to the ends of the earth, for the Lord will bring charges against the nations; he will bring judgment on all mankind and put the wicked to the sword,’” declares the Lord. 32 This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Look! Disaster is spreading from nation to nation; a mighty storm is rising from the ends of the earth.” 33 At that time those slain by the Lord will be everywhere—from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned or gathered up or buried, but will be like dung lying on the ground. 34 Weep and wail, you shepherds; roll in the dust, you leaders of the flock. For your time to be slaughtered has come; you will fall like the best of the rams.f]">[f] 35 The shepherds will have nowhere to flee, the leaders of the flock no place to escape. 36 Hear the cry of the shepherds, the wailing of the leaders of the flock, for the Lord is destroying their pasture. 37 The peaceful meadows will be laid waste because of the fierce anger of the Lord. 38 Like a lion he will leave his lair, and their land will become desolate because of the swordg]">[g] of the oppressor and because of the Lord’s fierce anger. Later on in work I was dead on my feet but got quite a surprise when one of the guys , a very quiet man began to speak about me , long and loud to my fellow workers. Very, almost cringingly embarrasisng because he had only good things to say which he proceeded to do loudly, stronlgy and at considerable length. I could have died. At lunch time I staggered own to mass at the Chaplaincy at the University. At the start of mass I heard the Lord say from the Tabernacle quite cleary , 'I and thou', very fondly. Later it being the Feast of St Cecilia, Patroness of music I begged for the grace of being able to sing well.For I ahve the most terrible singing voice on the entire planet. Again I heard a smiling voice from the Tabernacle, 'Well I think there is nothing wrong with your singing!' Then I heard the sound of Him laughing. In the late afternoon I went almost blind with a great migraine brought on from lack of sleep. When I asked my boss if I could go home half an hour early she was very nasty about it but let me go. I stood with my eyes closed in the station and on the train and lo and behold the migraine was gone . Happy me and out of work early But anyway if you look at the Reading I was forced to pick up in the Bible this morning, I believe it refers directly to events in the Catholic Church and the world around us. You can thank two crazy Akita pups for this.