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    We all have them ....

    Monday, December 6, 2010, 1:48 PM [General]

    Wounds Becoming Signs of Glory

    The resurrection of Jesus is the basis of our faith in the
    resurrection of our bodies. Often we hear the suggestion
    that our bodies are the prisons of our souls and that the
    spiritual life is the way out of these prisons. But by our
    faith in the resurrection of the body we proclaim that the
    spiritual life and the life in the body cannot be separated.
    Our bodies, as Paul says, are temples of the Holy Spirit
    (see 1 Corinthians 6:19) and, therefore, sacred. The
    resurrection of the body means that what we have lived in
    the body will not go to waste but will be lifted in our
    eternal life with God. As Christ bears the marks of his
    suffering in his risen body, our bodies in the resurrection
    will bear the marks of our suffering. Our wounds will
    become signs of glory in the resurrection.

    The above by Henri Nouwen is a good reminder to me that God is in control of my life . What I have to do is follow his Son Jesus who paid the price for my sins .

    2.8 (2 Ratings)

    That Inner Language Says Much ....

    Monday, December 6, 2010, 5:25 AM [General]

    When John saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to him to be baptized, he said to them, ‘You snakes–who told you that you could escape from the punishment God is about to send?’”

    The mercy of God depends more on our having a change of heart than it does on our adopting a new set of pious rituals. We are meant to become good from the inside out, not simply pious from the outside in.

    2.8 (2 Ratings)

    Lead Kindly Light ...

    Sunday, December 5, 2010, 6:48 PM [General]

    Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801–1890)

    Lead, Kindly Light

    Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom,
    Lead Thou me on!
    The night is dark, and I am far from home—
    Lead Thou me on!
    Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
    The distant scene—one step enough for me.

    I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
    Shouldst lead me on.
    I loved to choose and see my path; but now,
    Lead Thou me on!
    I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
    Pride ruled my will: remember not past years.

    So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it still
    Will lead me on,
    O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till
    The night is gone;
    And with the morn those angel faces smile
    Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile.

    Quite often when a certain mood takes over I feel that the road I have chosen in life to be quite wrong . Today I got to thinking that the road chosen does not really matter that is if we are walking with Jesus . Simple but true in my mind .

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    Today I do believe ....

    Sunday, December 5, 2010, 6:21 PM [General]

    We believe in one God,
       the Father, the Almighty,
       maker of heaven and earth,
       of all that is, seen and unseen.

    We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
       the only Son of God,
       eternally begotten of the Father,
       God from God, Light from Light,
       true God from true God,
       begotten, not made,
          one in Being with the Father.
       Through him all things were made.
       For us men and for our salvation
          he came down from heaven:

    (all bow their heads during the next three lines)
          by the power of the Holy Spirit
          he was born of the Virgin Mary,
          and became man.
     

       For our sake he was crucified

             under Pontius Pilate;
          he suffered, died, and was buried.
       On the third day he rose again
          in fulfillment of the Scriptures;
          he ascended into heaven
             and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
       He will come again in glory

             to judge the living and the dead,
          and his kingdom will have no end.

    We believe in the Holy Spirit,

       the Lord, the giver of life,
       who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
       With the Father and the Son

          he is worshiped and glorified.
       He has spoken through the Prophets.
       We believe in one holy catholic

          and apostolic Church.
       We acknowledge one baptism

          for the forgiveness of sins.
       We look for the resurrection of the dead,
          and the life of the world to come. Amen.

     

     

    At every Mass the Nicene creed is recited after the homily . Years ago I didn't realize that I could bring forth my own healing . I was a victim of abuse . Did I enjoy being a victim ? Jesus the Son of the most high God  paid the price on the cross . For some time I couldn't pray the creed . I no longer had faith . Rejecting Christ for alien gods did me no good . I lived in hell .

    By forgiving my abusers I was made free . Christ left no doubt in the following Scripture : "If you do not forgive others , neither will your Father forgive you ." (Matthew 6:15)

    Forgive us our sins for we too forgive all who do us wrong...(Luke 11:4)

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    "I came that they may have life and have it to the full "

    Saturday, December 4, 2010, 10:38 PM [General]

    New life came to me as an adult when I decided to accept the Baptism of the HOly Spirit . Our Father in heaven wants all his children to have new life . That is why he sent his Son Jesus into the world . Jesus Spirit guides and and we are changed by him.

    After the Baptism in the Spirit I started to read Scripture like I never did before . I was hungry for the Word of God .Tears flowed as I read . I felt loved by God . I became more attentive to the  needs of those around me .

    I had always been shy . Now I was more open to people . Jesus was bringing healing into my life as I centered on him . Life in the Spirit is the only life I want .  With the Spirit of Jesus every day is a day that I can accept . Growth follows as we continue to pray  and repent .

    1.9 (1 Ratings)

    Faith , Charity , Zeal

    Saturday, December 4, 2010, 8:23 PM [General]

    The saints must be honored as friends of Christ and children and heirs of God, as John the theologian and evangelist says: 'But as many as received him, he gave them the power to be made the sons of God....' Let us carefully observe the manner of life of all the apostles, martyrs, ascetics and just men who announced the coming of the Lord. And let us emulate their faith, charity, hope, zeal, life, patience under suffering, and perseverance unto death, so that we may also share their crowns of glory" (Exposition of the Orthodox Faith).

    So how does this faith , charity , zeal come about ?    I

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    Tell The People

    Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 11:23 PM [General]

    Tell the people I love them . Tell the people I care

    When they feel far away from me tell the people I'm there .

    Last night Jesus came to me , wiped the tears from my eyes.

    He said not to worry . He would stay by my side .

    Then He looked out upon the world ,

    In the darkness of night .

    Then he turned and he spoke to me ,

    Oh , so sadly he sighed.

    "When I walked upon Calvary and I poured out my life ,

    I died for each one of  them , so that they may have life ."

    I will always remember when He came to me .

    For once I was blind , but now I can see . ( I always loved that song that is based on Scripture )

    4.1 (3 Ratings)

    Feeling Insecure ?

    Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 10:51 PM [General]

    Many years ago I lived in a small village in northern Ontario , Canada . Most of the people who lived there tilled the soil . I  lived there with siblings until I was fourteen years old . It was a nice change moving to  a large city .I remember not wanting to say bye to my friends . Not wanting to openly cry .Feeling insecure at this move to a city .

    We didn't bring Calico with us . Poor old cat I did miss him . Books were now my friends . I use to stop most days at the library on my way home . That is one thing my mother approved . Dear mom she had so many fears . Not that I haven't had any over the years . I use to say one acquires lots of unsavory stuff by osmosis . LOL

     

    3.7 (1 Ratings)

    About Pain !

    Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 10:30 PM [General]

    Pain is it an ugly thing ? It can be if we don't accept the graces God sends our way .Mostly it can be ugly when we  don't know that we are loved by those closest to us . Accepting what is that is possible when we know the love that Jesus gives us

    In the middle of the night when all is peaceful and sleep evades it's a good time to pray . Sitting on a comfy chair at the foot of the cross in my living room I let Jesus speak to me .  He seems silent at first . His peace enfolds and without a doubt I feel his presence . Sitting quietly brings healing when I sit at the foot of his cross

    3.7 (1 Ratings)

    Desires of the heart?

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 7:49 PM [General]

    What are the desires of my heart today ?  To live a peaceful life is way up there . Years ago I would have prayed for education. I'm at an age now and that is not realy important to me . I do have desires . Helping my children in whatever way I can . Sharing with them what has helped me grow spiritually . Keeping in touch with my friends . Being hospitable is important .Most of all praying for all the people I know including myself at the Adoration Chapel .

    3.7 (2 Ratings)

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