GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
The fact is ... In fact ... Factually speaking ... the ever-trendy Fact checking ... and the granddaddy of 'em all and my personal favorite: As a matter of fact.
How many times have we heard or said these phrases or variations on them? About 74 bazillion, in fact. Um, no, not in fact. Absolutely the polar opposite even.
Because facts are statistics which are indisputable. They are proven. They are, you know, the truth. Not someone's opinion. Not a talking point on someone's agenda. Not rumor or gossip.
There's lots of misinformation out in the world today, nearly at every turn. Be sure you don't mistake someone's bold claim for a fact or you may end up down some deserted one way road on the wrong side of town...alone. Before you make a decision about something important, be sure to get your facts straight from a trusted source, yo. Be passionate; be committed; be dedicated -- but only after you be sure that your cause is earnest ... and based on facts.
R. Let your hearts take comfort, all who hope in the Lord. Blessed be the LORD whose wondrous mercy he has shown me in a fortified city. Love the LORD, all you his faithful ones! The LORD keeps those who are constant, but more than requites those who act proudly. Alleluia Lk 7:16-R. Alleluia, alleluia. A great prophet has arisen in our midst and God has visited his people.