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Monday, May 2, 2011, 3:13 PM
Every Christian is called to evangelize, to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ, to be a living embodiment of God’s love in the world. Every Christian is well equipped for the task; let each of us see and believe that. It isn’t what we do that matters, but what we are. Good fruits come from good trees. Love flows from a loving person.
Such is our privilege and our task—and our power. Christ’s love waits to be distributed to all persons. He has paid the terrible price. He waits for us to pass on to others what he has so lavishly given to us.
“But what can I do?” you may ask. Believe in the love that is in you, and love today. Forget yourself. Be concerned about the needs of the person next to you. Be of service to that person. Each time you do this, you die. Each time you die to your own selfishness by those little services rendered to others, you resurrect with Christ, and his love fills your world. It’s as simple as that. (From the book , The Power Of Love .)
Monday, May 2, 2011, 9:19 AM
Today there is much talk about prophecy . The siblings that believe in the occult they see the words of the medium as prophetic . I don't .
The gifrt of prophecy to me is a supernatural action by which a person "speaks God's message",the forthelling of the mind of God . It is an anointd communication from God to an individual or a group of believers to give encouragement , reproof , inspiration or guidance .
This gift is usually exercised in the context of a prayer meeting , where people gather together to pray . St. Paul encourages all of us to "seek the gifts , especially prophecy " (1 Cor. 14:1)
Insprired Scripture reading is another form of prophecy . "All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful in teaching , refuting error for correcting and training holiness so that the man of God may be fully competent and equipped for every good work .." (1 Cor 14:24-25)
To be continued
Monday, May 2, 2011, 7:37 AM
Proclamation is the communication of the Gospel message, the mystery of salvation realized by God for all in Jesus Christ by the power of the Spirit. It is an invitation to a commitment of faith in Jesus Christ and to entry through baptism into the community of believers which is the Church. This proclamation can be solemn and public, as for instance on the day of Pentecost (cf. Ac 2:5-41), or a simple private conversation (cf. Ac 8:30-38). It leads naturally to catechesis which aims at deepening this faith. Proclamation is the foundation, centre, and summit of evangelization (cf. EN 27).
Included in the idea of conversion, there is always a general movement towards God, "the humble and penitent return of the heart to God in the desire to submit one's life more generously to him"(7). More specifically, conversion may refer to a change of religious adherence, and particularly to embracing the Christian faith. (From EWTN)
I have come to realize that words are very important . My words can offend without me knowing it . My friend Stephen brings up the tour of Babel every now and then . I need to pray for wisdom when using certain words . There is a definite need on B'Net to be open and to share from one's theological background and not to feel rejected because of our beliefs
When I answer someone's post and state what my church believes why would I do that ? I have done that on different occasions because this poster and I have previously shared by e-mail . If others feel offended they should wait for that poster to answer
Monday, May 2, 2011, 6:45 AM
t for the searching of the Scriptures and true knowledge of them, an honorable life is needed, and a pure soul, and that virtue which is according to Christ. - Saint Athanasius (298- 373),
I think we all know men /women who rely on their acquired knowledge and know little of knowledge from above . Knowledge from above comes from a life that has abundant love for neighbor . How can we say we love God when we don't love our neighbor -a neighbor that is suffering ?
Sunday, May 1, 2011, 10:03 PM
Behold, O Kind and most sweet Jesus, before Thy face I humbly kneel, and with the most fervent desire of soul, I pray and beseech Thee to impress upon my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity, true contrition for my sins and a firm purpose of amendment. With deep affection and grief of soul, I ponder within myself, mentally contemplating Thy five wounds, having before my eyes the words which David the Prophet spoke concerning Thee: "They have pierced my hands and my feet, they have numbered all my bones."
Sunday, May 1, 2011, 9:44 PM
The disciples told their story of what had happened on the road and how they had
recognized Jesus at the breaking of the bread. [Then] Jesus himself stood among
them and said to them, 'Peace be with you!...it is I indeed'. (Luke 24)
'Do not cling to me' might mean 'This is not heaven yet' but also 'I am now within
you and empower you for a spiritual task in the world, continuing what I have begun.
You are the living Christ'.
I am now wthin you that is most encouraging especially when we have had experiences of the living God .
Sunday, May 1, 2011, 8:42 PM
The First Glorious Mystery
- The body of Jesus is placed in the tomb on the evening of Good Friday.
- His soul descends into the realm of the dead to announce to the Just the tidings of their redemption.
- Fearing the body of Jesus will be taken, the chief priests place guards at the tomb.
- On the third day Jesus rises from the dead, glorious and immortal.
- The earth quakes as the angel rolls back the stone, the guards flee in terror.
- The holy women coming to anoint the body of Jesus are amazed and frightened to find the tomb open.
- An angel calms their fears: "He is not here. He has risen as He said."
- Jesus appears to Mary Magdalen and Peter and two disciples on the way to Emmaus.
- That evening He appears to the apostles behind locked doors: "Peace be unto you ... do not be afraid."
- Jesus breathes on them and gives them the Holy Spirit
The glorious mysteries are said on Sundays and Wednesdays by Catholics and some Anglicans . I always thought this was a Catholic practice but I was wrong .The resurrection is the first mystery . There are five : Ascension , Descent of the HOly Spirit , the Ascension and the Coronation of Mary . She is crowned as Qeen of Heaven and Earth, Queen of Angels and Saints
Sunday, May 1, 2011, 7:14 PM
We are to proclaim to all people the Good News that is the source of salvation . Mark's way was by writing . There are many ways to proclaim the Good News. We are all gifted
There is very little in Mark that is not in the other Gospels—only four passages. One is: "...This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how. Of its own accord the land yields fruit, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And when the grain is ripe, he wields the sickle at once, for the harvest has come" (Mark 4:26-29).
Saturday, April 30, 2011, 10:39 PM
"This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."(John 13:35)
Those who are true disciples of Jesus Christ the praise of Jesus they have in their hearts will flow and bring peace to those they come in contact with . St Paul tells us that we are a "servant of the Church " (Col 1:25) One does not have to be well educated for this . It is when we love that we are acceptable to God and of course the service we render .
"We all have knowledge "; yes , that is so , but knowledge gives self importance -it is love that makes the building grow .
Saturday, April 30, 2011, 8:35 PM
Father into your hands I place Marc ,Peter and his family , Hector , Edouard and his family . Your word tels us to seek first the kingdom of God and than all those other things shall be added . So I pray this night that they all seek your kingdom . Most of them say they need more money and I know I do that at times . What does it take to really know you . If we know Jesus we know you because you are one . Father I praise you this night for all of us . Let the light of the resurrection fill us . For this I pray in Jesus most HOly Name . Amen