Thursday, April 21, 2016 Full Pink Moon

“Fellow Israelite's and you others who are God-fearing, listen."  (Acts, 13:16)

Daniel, Chapter 10, Verse 19
Do not fear, beloved. Peace! Take courage and be strong.” When he spoke to me, I grew strong and said, “Speak, my lord, for you have strengthened me.”

Read this verse again and imagine Christ saying this to you the next time you receive communion. Perhaps it would be a good idea to commit this verse to memory and repeat it to yourself at communion or on visits to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

Yes, we are beloved and if we are beloved we must share the love Christ gives us with others; especially our families and spouses.

Amoris Lætitia[1] (love) A Path of Suffering and Blood

The word of God constantly testifies to that sad dimension already present at the beginning with Adam and Eve, when, through sin, the relationship of love and purity between man and woman turns into domination: “Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you” (Gen 3:16) Jesus knows the anxieties and tensions experienced by families and he weaves them into his parables. Christ does not abandon us and His gospel is not a series of abstract ideas but rather a source of comfort and companionship for every family that experiences difficulties or suffering. For it shows us the goal of our journey, when God “will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more” (Rev 21:4)

Full Pink Moon

According to the almanac today we are having a Full Pink Moon; plan to spend some with the women in your life and develop a true friendship.

[1] Pope Francis, Encyclical on Love.


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