Forget Friday the 13th, black cats, broken mirrors, spilt salt, that Freddie guy, and walking under ladders, beware today March 15, the Ides of March. No, I am not promoting superstition, an ignorant faith of believing an object or action will have magical power.
As a Catholic Christian I am forbidden and warned by the Scripture and Commandments not to be ruled by superstition, idolatry, magic or divination. Reason being my life is not controlled by the “fates” but by God.
No, it is not a “cop out” rather it is, an adventure directed by the Creator of the Universe. You and I can be one of His puzzle pieces, and He has a grand plan for each of us, if we choose to follow Him. At any one time, we have only one piece of the “puzzle” of our life, but He has the “whole box,” you know all the corner and side pieces necessary to complete the puzzle quickly, with the least amount of frustration and confusion........ He already knows how each piece fits, where it goes, and why it goes there.
And no, we are not His “puppets” – God doesn’t need us for anything, yet He desires we have everything. So relax, no need to “beware the ides of March,” but do be wary of temptation and sin, they come like a thief in the night..... Living in this world temptation surrounds us, only by the grace of God are any one of us able to overcome even the most minuscule attraction of sin. Pray none of us miss our “chance to be careful.”
Death of Caesar by Camuccini