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Tuesday, November 1, 2016 All Saints Day

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Everyone who has this hope based on him makes himself pure, as he is pure.
John, Chapter 5, Verse 45 Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father: the one who will accuse you is Moses, in whom you have placed your hope.
Those who are not afraid place their hope in Christ.
Hope for a Hopeless Time[1] If there is an age whose sole hope lies in the Sacred Heart of Jesus, it is our own. The evils committed by mankind today can scarcely be exaggerated. To mention just a few, these include blasphemy, the destruction of the family through abortion, divorce, euthanasia, widespread pornography, immoral fashions and lifestyles, homosexuality and so on. As Pope Pius XI once said, the contemporary world is so morally depraved that at any moment it could be plunged into a deeper spiritual misery than that reigning in the world when Our Blessed Redeemer was born. In consideration of so many crimes, the idea of divine vengeance naturally comes to mind. When we view this sinful world, groaning…

Monday, October 31, 2016 All Hallows Eve

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John, Chapter 5, Verse 45 Do not think that I will accuse you before the Father: the one who will accuse you is Moses, in whom you have placed your hope.
Those who are not afraid place their hope in Christ.
Hope for a Hopeless Time[1]
If there is an age whose sole hope lies in the Sacred Heart of Jesus, it is our own. The evils committed by mankind today can scarcely be exaggerated. To mention just a few, these include blasphemy, the destruction of the family through abortion, divorce, euthanasia, widespread pornography, immoral fashions and lifestyles, homosexuality and so on. As Pope Pius XI once said, the contemporary world is so morally depraved that at any moment it could be plunged into a deeper spiritual misery than that reigning in the world when Our Blessed Redeemer was born. In consideration of so many crimes, the idea of divine vengeance naturally comes to mind. When we view this sinful world, groaning beneath the weight of a thousand crises and a thousand afflictions but ne…

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.
1 Corinthians, Chapter 4, Verse 21 Which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a gentle spirit?
Love demands we tell it like it is. At times because God is a Father he must disciple those he loves. We as children, like those that are gentle with us there are times we must be corrected. Paul tells us that if we are to be true Christian’s we must follow the example of Christ who did not seek self-comfort’s but sacrificed all He had for the love of us. Therefore seek a spiritual leader and honor the parent(s) who will challenge you. Who will not let you be less than you can be! A good spiritual leader teaches by example. Leadership is caught not taught.
Creditable Leadership[1]
Creditable leaders are not afraid and model Christ’s behaviors for all. They do this because they know the law of the picture and people do what they see. Leaders embody the princ…

Saturday, October 29, 2016

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1 Corinthians, Chapter 2, Verse 9-10 9 But as it is written: “What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love him,” 10 this God has revealed to us through the Spirit.
The world can never recognize the wisdom of the cross. The other day while sitting in my church for mass it was revealed to me the wisdom of the cross. As the Eucharistic celebration was being conducted I was admiring our church and as I gazed on the altar I notice we had the cross which represented Christ dead for our sins. Behind the cross lit up with the sun waning was the stained glass of Christ ascending to the Father. I asked interiorly where the representation of Christ resurrected is? Then almost immediately an interior voice stated, “You are the representation of Christ resurrected.” At first I withdrew from the idea, sinner that I am. Then I knew that this was the divine wisdom that we physically and spiritually become the resurrec…

Friday, October 28, 2016

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Romans, Chapter 15, Verse 30-32 30 I urge you, [brothers,] by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in the struggle by your prayers to God on my behalf,31 that I may be delivered from the disobedient in Judea, and that my ministry for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the holy ones, 32 so that I may come to you with joy by the will of God and be refreshed together with you.
Paul was asking for the prayers of his friends in Christ and so I ask your prayers also for the success of this ministry. Our church is great in that we have a multitude of assistance from others if we only ask. Christ tells us to ask and we shall receive. Be not afraid nor humble enough to ask if you are struggling. Did not our Lord accept the help of Simon in carrying his cross; if our Lord who had the assistance of legions of angels humbly accepted Simons help, should we act proud when we know we need help; so I ask your help with this ministry.

Saint Simon and Jude[1]

St. Simon is represen…

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Romans, Chapter 14, Verse 15 If your brother is being hurt by what you eat, your conduct is no longer in accord with love. Do not because of your food destroy him for whom Christ died.
Adjust your habits and traditions remembering that the mind like the body can be demanding of its own way and must be brought under the control of the Holy Spirit. Contemplate you do not have to believe or act on all the things the mind tells you of the things/pleasures and entertainments it wants.
The body like the mind also needs to be disciplined; the body is an excellent servant but a poor master.  When we obey the voice of our servant the body it ultimately leads to our destruction and eventually we walk in darkness.  Yet, when we trust in the Lord and master our bodies from addiction and or lusts of the flesh we thrive.  God’s ultimate wish is for us to thrive.  The Lord offers a choice to those who walk in darkness: either trust in the true light, or walk in their false light and suffer the conseq…

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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Romans, Chapter 13,Verse 8-10 8 Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; you shall not kill; you shall not steal; you shall not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this saying, [namely] “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”10 Love does no evil to the neighbor; hence, love is the fulfillment of the law.
Bishop Fulton Sheen is one of his weekly addresses in February 1999 entitled "Truth - Forgotten Ideal"  stated:
Submission is one of the deepest needs of the human heart. After a century and a half of false liberalism, in which it was denied that anything is true, and that it makes no difference what you believe, the world reacted to totalitarianism. It grew tired of its freedom, just as children in progressive schools grow tired of their license to do whatever they please. Freedom fatigues those who want to shirk responsibility…

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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...husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one hates his own flesh but rather nourishes and cherishes it, even as Christ does the Church, because we are members of his Body.

Romans, Chapter 12,Verse 9-10 9 Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good;10love one another with mutual affection; anticipate one another in showing honor.
In other words behave like a Christian. You cannot separate leadership from relationships. Do not assume that everyone will follow you or your ideas because you are a designated leader or that your knowledge qualifies you to lead. People are not interested in what you know but only if you really care. Therefore be sincere; if you really care about someone you will tell them what they need to know and not necessarily what they like to hear. Paul in this chapter guides us on how to lead through relationships.
The Leader and Relationships (Rom. 12:9-21)[1]
1.Avoid hypocrisy—be sincere and…

Monday, October 24, 2016

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Be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us...
Romans, Chapter 8,Verse 35-39 35 What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? 36As it is written:“For your sake we are being slain all the day; we are looked upon as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us.38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This is God’s everlasting love for us. He desires that we seek Him for He never stops seeking us. God created the heavens and the earth in seven days but at Christ resurrection He recreated the heavens and the earth in His blood. This is the new creation in Him, C…