Communion experience. The fusion of the Holy Spirit and my spirit made me superhuman in overcoming sin.
"Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Today's Communion verse, 1 Peter 2.9: O Chosen People, proclaim the mighty work of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light, alleluia. The light of Christ shows that we are in darkness and reveals the truth to us. Then it illuminates the way, leading us to the truth. Everything is made simple, straight, and clear, with no guessing on our part needed. This is how wonderful this light is.
Currently, politicians and nonpoliticians running for president proclaim themselves as Christians, yet they completely lack humility and attack other candidates with no mercy. They proclaim to restore the so called "American dream," seemingly not realizing that succeeding in making a lot of money without God is not Christian. Cases of ego over obedience to God.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Today's Gospel from Luke 24 is on the appearance of Jesus on the road to Emmaus. Two of his disciples did not recognize the resurrected Lord until they saw him break the bread at table. This Holy Sacrament, the Holy Eucharist, is the unique, distinctive feature of Catholicism. It invites you to union with the Lord and seals the deals, so to speak, when you cooperate. It makes possible the complete transformation of your inner soul by the Holy Spirit. No other faith has this sacrament via which God draws one all the way into him.
Response to Psalm 105 at Mass: Rejoice, O hearts that seek the Lord. Seeking God is an exciting adventure. It can lead you to freedom, peace, and joy. Along the way, you come to discover and know yourself. When you fall in love with God, you will want to seek union with him. Make it the constant goal of your life and you will be rewarded with eternal life.
This morning's entrance verse, Matthew 25.34: Come, you blessed of my Father; receive the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world, alleluia. Such a statement has to be either truth or nonsense. Since it's impossible for me to believe that Jesus is a hoax, the statement must be true. The effect on me then is awesome beyond words ~ I can only rejoice and abandon myself in his love, not even thinking about it!
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Forgiving is a big thing. When God forgives us, we become clean and free, no longer weighed down. The reconciliation restores our relationship with God, bringing about healing of the soul. When we can forgive others and become friends again, it's no less big, as it gladdens the heart of God our Father. Let love triumph for his glory and our own liberation.
In today's Gospel reading from John 20 at Mass, the resurrected Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene outside the empty tomb. After Mary recognized that it was the Lord, he said to her, "Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, 'I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'" Jesus and we share the same Father and the same God – we should rejoice and never disrespect ourselves again!
Foolish world! Your God has died for you in order to save you, but you continue to ignore your own sinful state and turn away or reject him as if he does not even exist. You will not reap what you do not sow. If you are not sorry about what you are doing now, you will experience the greatest sorrow of all eternity later. Time to wake and wise up!
Sunday, March 27, 2016
When we love others, the most we can do is to wish them well, pray for them, and help them with their needs in whatever way possible ~ we have no power to save their souls. Then we have God whose love for all is infinitely greater than ours and who can save our souls ~ it's love on an entirely higher (deeper) level.
Since my last post on March 1, the Lord has given me a number of thoughts which I shall post on this Easter of 2016. Naturally, everything will have to do with him, since anything unrelated to him is not worth mentioning.
We all are capable of loving others. If you are aware that your love originates from God who is love, you have begun your journey to salvation.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
I like or feel sorry for many people despite the fact that they neither know nor wish to consider Jesus seriously, for they told me that they are at peace with themselves. I do wish all of them to be saved and reason that surely God would save them since he is infinitely more compassionate than I. Then what if these people have never asked God to forgive their sins for they do not know him? Certainly, God wishes to save everyone, but not everyone gets saved. Since I do not read hearts, I just have to leave it at that and "limit" myself to praying for and loving everyone, letting God take care of the rest.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Whenever I am sick and not feeling well, I think of the suffering of the souls in hell. When I am alive in the world, suffering is only temporary and I can always offer it up to God. In hell, not only is it everlasting, but also you can no longer offer it up. Therefore, make absolutely sure that you suffer in this life only and then rejoice.
The people of the world accumulate material things, eat at restaurants, take vacations trips . . . their seek happiness, but they find that nothing is completely satisfying and any enjoyment only temporary. For if you have truly found happiness, you would cease pursuing anything. Therefore, finding happiness in things of the world is limited and essentially a wild-goose chase.
Think about this. You run into Jesus, find out that God loves you to death, and he changes you to love him and all your brothers and sisters ~ this is an earthshaking breakthrough! Life has found its missing piece ~ you are now linked to God! It's a complete turning around, a shake-up, an epiphany . . . whatever you want to call it. Rejoice!
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Communion experience. Once I belong to Christ, I am his forever, and I'll be safe forever.
Note. For the next 3+ weeks, I may not be able to blog regularly, but I'll jot down whatever good thoughts the good Lord places in my heart and resume blogging likely from Easter Sunday, March 27, on. I pray that all of you will have a most joyful Easter celebration. God be with you.
In today's Gospel reading from Matthew 5, Jesus said to his disciples: "Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place." We are used to hear the sayings of Jesus and not think much about them, especially if we've heard them many times before. But if you pause and "look closer," you can realize that they are truly astounding, coming from a man. Such is the case here. While human law is subject to change, Jesus knew that God's law stands forever.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
In today's Gospel reading from Matthew 18, Jesus taught Peter to keep forgiving a brother who sinned against him. According to Jesus, we are either forgiving or not forgiving. Forgiving means forgiving always, and if we can only forgive a fixed number of times, then we are basically not forgiving. The same goes with obeying God, loving others, being holy, etc. Obeying God means obeying him in all things; loving others, loving all the way; being holy, doing it the best you can. See how God tried to save us by dying for us ~ that's going all the way!