"Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Friday, April 12, 2024

*To Discern God's Thoughts*

        In Matthew 16, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly from the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised. Then Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him,"God forbid, Lord! No such thing shall ever happen to you." He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle to me. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do." We probably would have responded like Peter, but the Lord felt differently. This makes me realize that what we mean well may not be from God. Whatever we think, say, or do is from either God or Satan. So we must discern God's thoughts as best we can and respond accordingly. The only way to know God's thoughts is to know him as well as possible, and seeking to attain union with God is the way to go.

**Yielding to Love

        Communion experience. It's all about love, so I just let the Lord fill my heart with his love.

***God Knows What to do

        Today's Gospel reading from John 6 is on the multiplication of loaves. When Jesus saw that a large crowd was coming to him, he said to Philip, "Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?" He said this to test him, because he himself knew that he was going to multiply some loaves and fish miraculously to feed the crowd. Indeed, the Lord always knows what he's going to do. So when he tests us, we should not question him, but respond to him with faith.

***To Fear God or Not***

        When we say we should fear God, we are not talking about being scared of him. We fear him so that we might not hurt him! This fear makes us want to be holy and not ever sin against him. So it's a holy fear. On the other hand, we can say that we don't need to fear God at all, for he loves us so much and will save us from eternal death if we believe in him. Once you know the Lord well, all your fears vanish, for he is now your most beloved and will shield you from all evil.

*****Important Obligation*****

        To be holy is an obligation, for God is to be thanked for wanting to save us. If you choose not to become holy, you risk losing your soul. It should be clear to anyone that I am stating a most serious truth here.

***Power of God's Love***

        In today's first reading from Acts 5, the high priest and his companions had the Apostles flogged, ordered them to stop speaking in the name of Jesus, and dismissed them. They left, rejoicing that they had been found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name. They continued teaching and proclaiming the Christ, Jesus. This is amazing, for no one would normally rejoice about suffering dishonor for whatever reason. Christ is truly amazing that he can turn all our sufferings into pure joy! It's the power of God's love at work here, transforming us fundamentally.

***Our Highest Attainment***

        To be on intimate terms with the Lord God, we must be completely open to him to the point of sharing all our thoughts with him, praying to him whenever we can, seeking his guidance in all that we do, and being aware of his holy presence at all times. This state is reached when you attain union with God through the Holy Eucharist. Now you and the Lord dwell in and belong to each other.

*****What Matters Most to the Lord***

        The Lord, of course, sees how much good we have done and are doing for his sake, but he made me see that more importantly, he cares about how obedient we are to him. 

Thursday, April 11, 2024

***Preaching Just Christ***

        Nowadays, most homilies we hear encourage us to love and trust in God. It would be more effective to preach just Christ instead. If we realize how beautiful, how holy, how powerful, and how merciful he is, we'll automatically want to love and live for him. This is in line with going to Christ directly to know him best. It is he alone who can make our lives exciting and joyful.  

**Plain Reality**

        In John 10:9, Jesus said, "I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved . . ."  It is only through Jesus that we get to see the Father. Enter through him and we are heaven bound. Stay away from him and no one can help you anymore.

**Rebirth Through Christ

       In John 12:24, Jesus said to Andrew and Philip, "Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit, alleluia." Die in Christ and we are born anew, now living in and for him forever, alleluia.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

*****God's Soft Spot*

        Nothing will make our heavenly Father happier than telling him that we are sorry to have offended him. The moment we repent of our sins, he forgets all our wrongdoings and is ready to take us back to his bosom. Let us realize that he is infinitely merciful and most soft-hearted. To reject him and end up lost forever has to be the most foolish thing we can possibly do. If we get ourselves condemned, it's by our own doing.

***All for the Lord***

         Be humble to exalt, holy to please, and obedient to comfort the Lord.

*****Most Satisfying Feeling

        Communion experience. It's impossible to describer the sublime satisfying feeling of receiving the body and blood of the Lord, so I'll just a list of a number of words or phrases that came to my mind: crowning moment, ultimate exaltation by the Lord, joy completed, final rest, total fulfillment, highest state of existence, exultation, exhilaration, freedom, reaching the summit, and of course, union with God.

*****Most Beautiful Sublime Experience*****

        It is falling in love with God who is love

*****Letting Christ Save Us*****

        I heard from one of Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel's talks that since we were born sinners, if we were left alone, we would all end up in hell. This makes sense to me. Of course, Christ came and completely altered our predicament. Today's Gospel reading from John 3 makes it all clear: God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned . . . Alleluia!

***Only One We Need***

        Today I clearly see that the Lord God of Christ is the only one we can absolutely depend upon for our eternal existence. Without him, nothing would make any sense and everything fall apart, this I know.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

**State of the Church*

         Even Jordan Peterson, a nonCatholic, sees it.

***Appreciating God's Constant Presence***

        Anytime the Lord sows thoughts in my heart, I experience great joy, for it's like hearing him speaking directly to me. I now feel his holy sweet, fragrant presence at all times. I no longer know what feeling lonely is like.

***God's Great Mercy

         Communion experience. Receiving the Holy Eucharist was a most impressive experience. Here I approached the Most Holy Lord as a lowly repentant sinner and the Lord entered me to bring me into full union with him. The vast gap between us was completely bridged. He reached down to me, making the impossible possible. Such was his great mercy.

***Christians Are Special

        When we believe in Jesus, we are freed from sin and become connected to God. Instead of drifting aimlessly toward oblivion, we are now heaven abound! There cannot a changeabout that's more dramatic, fundamental, and joyful. This makes being a Christians truly special. 

***Our Only God***

         In today's Gospel reading from John 3, Jesus said to Nicodemus, "No one has gone up to heaven except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man." This is absolutely true for every single one of us except Jesus, so we'd better listen to him alone to learn the whole truth. It also shows that the God of Christ is our one and only God. Let us worship, adore, praise, and love him!  

**Letting God Enter Your Heart*

         If you truly desire to know the Lord and are humble enough to be wide open to him, he will come to you. People say I am open and waiting, and I feel nothing. But have you told him that you truly desire him? God is so much greater than us and knows all about us. If total humility is absent, any pride will block him from entering your heart. 

Monday, April 8, 2024

*****Power of Christ

        If you love Jesus, you can't help but want to become like him. 

***Forgiveness Principle

        Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel's talk on forgiveness: God will forgive us as much as we forgive others. If we forgive others 100%, God will forgive us 100%. A forgiving person is a happy person.         

***Great Miracle of Love***

        Communion experience. If you only realized how the Lord truly miraculously changes the bread and wine into his own body and blood to be given up just for you, you'd be converted instantly by his love.

*****Spiritual Intelligence Test*****

        Keep sinning and you hurt God and destroy your own inner peace. Repent to become holy and the whole heaven rejoices and you enjoy peace now and eternal bliss later. What's your choice?

*****Freedom in Union with God*****

        In union with God, you can do whatever you want and you are free and happy. You see, in union with God you will find joy only in doing his will, and whatever you want to do is always accomplished. 

*****Cause for Rejoicing

        Today is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. It is the Holy Spirit that made it possible for Virgin Mary to conceive and bear a son, Jesus. Indeed nothing is impossible for God and we can all believe that, for how can God manage the whole universe if there were something he cannot do? So trust in him fully and rejoice, as you can't get any better than having an omnipotent God who is also your most loving Father!

**Dealing with Prophecies*

        If you go on YouTube nowadays, you find so many videos warning us about all kinds of imminent disasters and how we can prepare ourselves for them. Many of these presenters use clickbait headlines or titles. You watch the video and what you expect to hear is not even mentioned. Sometimes you see the image of a well-known religious figure posted, but how the message is related to that figure is not made clear. Truth should always be presented clearly in every respect, but that's not the case at all. Also, these videos use pretty much the same AI voices and stock images and follow the same pattern of starting out a prayer before getting to the main message. By the way, some of the messages are from those whose past prophecies didn't come true. So should I deal with them? I feel that the Lord just wants me to hold onto the big church-approved prophecies such as the Fatima and Akita ones, be as holy as possible, and not be concerned about anything else.

Sunday, April 7, 2024

***Most Rewarding Belief***

        The Gospel came from John 20. Here are the concluding statements of this chapter: "Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that are not written in this book. But these are written that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that through this belief you may have life in his name." Yes, believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and you'll have life eternal—it is the belief that brings you the greatest possible reward.

***Faith's Greatest Victory

        In today's second reading from 1 John 5, we heard read "The victory that conquers the world is our faith. Who indeed is the victor over the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?" I totally agree with the Apostle John here. My faith in Christ has already conquered the world, for the world no longer attracts me. I have even been freed from death as I shall be living forever with Jesus. This has to be the greatest possible victory of my faith!

**Evidence of God's Love**

        I know that the Lord God of Christ loves me. I only need to realize that he's the one who keeps me alive in this life and will keep me living forever in the next.

**Thought of Great Comfort

        I thought of the many things in my past, they came and went away. It hit me that once I have the Lord God, he's with me forever! This greatly comforts me. 

Saturday, April 6, 2024

***Wake-Up Call for America

***What the World Needs to Know***

         Two more good videos from Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel:

 

 

***Sure Way to Holiness***

         I greatly admire the Little Way of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. It's about being both small and doing the smallest things with great love. This is how we can become saints. I bring this up because the Lord made me see at Mass today that if we let everything that happens to us in life draw us to the Lord and make us appreciate and love him more, our spiritual progress will be phenomenal! 

***Lord Dearest

        Communion experience. The Lord is not only my soulmate, he is as dear to me as my own soul.

****Christian Cowardice

        When it comes to controversial topics such as abortion and LGBTQ, many Church leaders and Protestant church pastors just don't want to talk about them. Recently, a number of megachurch pastors in this country were asked about this. Their responses were pretty much the same: They want to focus upon telling people to follow Christ and not on advising them on specific issues. This is sheer cowardice, being afraid of following Christ all the way. You'll have to "give credit to" those Catholic bishops and priests who openly support LGBTQ, those Protestant churches that help pregnant mothers to get abortions, and the openly Satanic worshippers. If true Christians don't speak out more and don't pray and fight harder, whatever chastisement coming from the Lord will only worsen.

**Unsuppressible Joy**

        In today's first reading from Acts 4, the leaders, elders, and scribes ordered Peter and John not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. The two disciples said to them in reply, "Whether it is right in the sight of God for us to obey you rather than God, you be the judges. It is impossible for us not to speak about what we have seen and heard." It is true that it is impossible for anyone who has encountered and known the Risen Lord not to tell others about him, whose last instruction to the eleven before his Ascension was "Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature." The joy of the Holy Spirit is unsuppressible!

**Christian Joy and Sorrow**

        Joy, we feel in Christ as he blesses us; sorrow, we feel for the world as it offends him. The joy will last forever, while the sorrow will be short-lived.

**Christ on Our Mind?*

        We say we are Christians, but we think about everything else first except Christ—whereas we should be aware of his holy presence always whenever we think about or do something. Attain union with God through the Holy Eucharist and you'll become aware of his presence at all times.  

Friday, April 5, 2024

***Strong Basic Messages*

          I am posting more videos by Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel because he doesn't hesitate to speak the blunt truth. His love for Christ is obvious. Strong spiritual messages feed the soul and are exactly what people need to hear today. So Bishop Emmanuel is like a breath of fresh air when you don't hear too many other clergymen speak with such faith and passion. The two videos here are related in a way. 



***Why People Reject God

        At Mass the Lord made me see we do not accept God because we "love" ourselves too much, and that's the truth. And it's also true that as long as we love ourselves more than we love God, we'll never be free from sin. Here's Bishop Emmanuel's two-minute talk of why people reject God.       

**Bye-Bye to the World*

        Communion experience. With the Lord dwelling in you, it's time to trust in him, put yourself totally in his hands and say bye-bye to the world. As Peter advised his community in 1 Peter 5, cast all your worries upon God because he cares for you.

****It Is the Lord!****

        In today's Gospel reading from John 21, Jesus after his Resurrection revealed himself again, to seven of his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. The seven had been fishing all night, but they caught nothing. At dawn they saw Jesus standing about a hundred yards away on the shore, but they did not realize that it was he yet. Then he asked them to cast the net over the right side of the boat, and they caught a full net of large fish. At this point the disciple John said to Simon Peter, "It is the Lord." Peter heard it and got so excited that he jumped from his boat into the sea and went straight for Jesus. Now, for us who follow the Lord and have attained union with God, we know that he is with us at all times. So every moment now is an exhilarating it-is-the-Lord moment! To have him with you constantly in this life is such a wonderful blessing!

Thursday, April 4, 2024

***Truth to Hear***

         Another clear message from Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel. Since he is an Orthodox bishop, he is free to speak out this way. The unorthodox teachings of Pope Francis have already alienated the Orthodox Church and so many in his own Church. Lord, have mercy on us.

***God Is Real!

         For non-believers, here are some proofs that God Exists. I'd like to add one of my thoughts. It seems that our earth had been perfectly created for us. We have the perfect atmosphere for survival; various kinds of plants and animals for us to live on; and the right climate, water, and other natural resources to sustain us. As far as we know, there is not another planet in the whole universe like ours; our earth seems to be a unique "anomaly." That God is our creator has to be beyond doubt!

***Our Life Goal:

to know Christ and submit ourselves to him so that we may pass his judgment and return to the Father, our creator, in heaven.     

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

*****PURITY AWARENESS*****

         The God of Christ is absolutely holy and pure. Once you belong to or have attained union with him, you become aware of the slightest impurity and develop a strong aversion to all impurities. I know what I am going to say will not resonate with those who have already been snared by the world, but speak out I must. Recently, I saw some videos attacking Taylor Swift. I didn't know much about her at all. I learned that she claimed that she's a Christian, yet some of the things she'd done contradicted her claim and were even seemingly satanic. I sense the impurity when I just look at her appearance and how she dresses herself. I'd like to mention that I used to enjoy listening to jazz singing, for the music could be quite beautiful. But now after knowing the Lord, I sense its impurity and listening to it actually weighs me down. Even great rarefied abstract classical music has lost its appeal. It's pure, but pales next to God's purity. I am totally with Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel's view expressed in this recent video below. Following Christ is the only right path for us.

*****Unique Christianity

        Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel again gives a good talk, clear and bold. Unfortunately, the editor did a poor job. I suggest that you listen to just the first seven minutes to preserve the unity of the message. 

*****Appreciating Christ*****

         Today I just feel that Christ has been good to me beyond words! I was a nobody . . . only a wretched sinner. Yet he called me, never gave up on me, showed me his tremendous love for all of us, taught me patiently, opened my eyes and heart to see the truth, fundamentally changed me, and set me free, while filling me with peace and joy thru the Holy Eucharist. The Lord is as precious to me as my own soul or more!

***Greatest Self-Giving***

         In today's Gospel reading from Luke 24, the resurrected Lord Jesus appeared to two of his disciple on their way to Emmaus. They recognized the Lord in the breaking of the bread. I recognize that when the Lord breaks the bread for all of us to eat, as happens at every Mass, he's giving all of himself to us! What we receive, eternal life, is priceless and no sum of money, not matter how huge, can possible buy it. This is how the Lord rewards us who give ourselves to him. We the finite become infinite, alleluia!

****Greatest Satisfying Reward****

        Today's entrance antiphon from Matthew 25:34: Come, you blessed by my Father; receive the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. This is what Christ will say to those who have been chosen to inherit eternal life at his judgment of all the nations. When you choose to follow Christ, it shows that the Father has chosen you! This has to be the most satisfying reward you can possibly receive in your whole existence! You have now become one of the Father's special favorite creatures!

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

*****A Miracle Through Mary***

        Know your Holy Mother. 

**Forget About Heaven & Hell*

       Do you think that the Christians have a better chance of entering heaven than non-Christians? The answer should be yes, then we recall that in Matthew 7:21, Jesus said, "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven." Also, Christians are held to higher standards than non-Christians. In Luke 12:48, Jesus said to his disciples that more would be demanded of the person entrusted with more. So it's best not to presume that you are saved if you're not that holy yet. For the Catholic, it's' important that you don't have a single stain of mortal sin on you soul. Seeing how godless the whole world is today, I wouldn't be shocked that overall more people enter hell than heave. Anyway, focus exclusively on loving God and keeping your soul pure and you needn't dwell upon heaven and hell much anymore.

**At Peace with God

        Today's Communion experience. I received the Lord and every molecule (or atom) of mine was at peaee with him.

***Believing Without Seeing***

        Finally, I was well enough to resume attending daily Mass. In today's Gospel reading from John 20, the risen Lord appeared to Mary Magdalene. He told her to go to his brothers to tell them that he's going to his Father and their Father, to his God and their God. Mary went and announced to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord," and reported what he had told her. I can't say that I have seen the Lord, but I know the Lord as if I've seen him many times already as I feel palpably his holy presence at all times. And pretty soon I will be seeing him. Alleluia!

Monday, April 1, 2024

***Akita Prophecies***

        A good message we need to hear from Ken Yasinski.  

*****What the Church Needs to Do Pronto

        On Easter Sunday, the church was extra packed at all Masses. Many Catholics who didn't attend Mass regularly showed up—they were not really Catholics anymore. I have no idea as to how many of them received Communion. As you know, if you receive the Lord not in a state of grace, you commit another mortal sin. Possibly, some of those lapsed Catholics might not even realize that. Anyway, I believe it's super important for the sake of not offending Christ our Lord to let all know of the requirements for receiving the Holy Eucharist at the beginning of each Mass even if there were only one person present who needs to be informed. Since surveys have shown that a great percentage of Catholics no longer believe in the real presence of the Lord in the Eucharist, this is a crisis so urgent that we must solve without delay. To me, this is even more fundamental than stopping abortion or human trafficking. Without this belief, there would be no Church! And this should also be mentioned as one of the requirements for receiving the Lord. If we do nothing to stop people offending our Lord, we'll have to answer to him for this grave negligence! 

Sunday, March 31, 2024

***Soul All Taken Care Of

         Communion experience. My soul is now completely in Christ''s loving hands—this is real freedom!

***Living in Reality***

        Not living in Christ is evading reality, since you basically live in the unknown. Only by living in Christ do you face reality; you now understand fully your status and know of your destiny for all eternity. What a vast difference!

***Joy of Receiving Eucharist Again

        Happy Easter to all! Because of my bad cold, I didn't attend Mass for a couple of weeks until today Easter Sunday. The joy of receiving the Eucharist was great. I felt that my joy tripled as I received the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, three in one. 

Saturday, March 30, 2024

****How Are You Doing as a Christian?

        To say that you are a Christian really doesn't that much. It's how much you live for him that makes the difference. Is he the most important person in your life? Where does he list on you list of people important to you? Is he even on your list? How often do you think of him or talk to him? How often do you do anything in his name or for his sake? How often do you tell others about how great his love for us is? These are the relevant questions, not just letting others know that that you believe in him. 

***How God Wants to Win Us Over***

         Since God is all love, he wants to win us over by his love. He could easily impress us by performing endless miracles, but that would be like how all our material innovations and inventions impress us sensually. The Lord without any pride wants to win our hearts, our devotion, not superficial admiration which doesn't last. When we love God with his pure love, we are complete and home.

*****Amazing Christ*****

         Again, I am thinking about Christ. He came to us to give us the Good News. He was meek and humble, full of love for us. He practiced what he preached: forgiving everyone, loving his enemies, serving all who needed his help . . . in today's world, people easily look down on someone like that. Yet, he has affected so many of us, winning them over completely to the point of willing to give your life over to him. I somehow know that he is exactly the one we all need for existence and survival. It's a response not just from my heart, but from my soul as well. This is truly amazing, making me realize that he is indeed our Lord and our God! Happy is the one who has found someone worth living and dying for.

Friday, March 29, 2024

****Purgatory and Hell

         I am posting a couple of excellent videos so we can learn more about purgatory and hell thru St. Genoa.

 

***Stations of the Cross***

         You see these Stations on the walls of every Catholic church. The fourteen stations are also known as the Way of the Cross. Each station depicts a moment on Jesus' journey to Calvary. This devotion be said in various ways. I like the one composed by St. Alphonsus Liguori. Here's the shorter version. The Stations were  prayed today Good Friday at my church. Consider praying it at any time often and you'll definitely come to know Christ better and love him more thru his Passion.

*****Jesus' Death*****

        It is Good Friday. Jesus is crucified today. If you can truly see the Passion he underwent for the sake of saving us from sin and eternal death, you would completely fall in love with and want to die for him! This is definitely an excellent way to get to know the Lord. The mystic Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich had received visions on the life of Jesus Christ in great detail. These visions, which the Church has approved, had been recorded and published, amounting to four volumes.  The last volume is all on the Passion of Jesus. I'd like to read it, but am afraid that I may not be able to bear learning all the details. Here are two short videos on Jesus' death according to Catherine Emmerich. 

Thursday, March 28, 2024

*****How to Love Christ the Lord*****

        To love the Lord with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind is to always run to him with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. The Lord of Christ is the alpha and omega, our Savior, the one who loves us the most, our most beloved, our everything, our lifeline, our fulfillment, our only hope, the solution to all my problems, the only one who can give us eternal life, and the one to whom we are to return—we must treat him as such!

**Dangerous Thinking*

         It's easy to think that we are pretty good persons and will probably enter heaven as long as we don't do anything really bad. Well, this may be optimistic thinking, but it's dangerous. The reality is that we have inherited original sin and are on my way to hell if we don't change our ways. This is precisely why Jesus came to us to let us know that if we believe in him, he'll deliver us from sin and death! It's always wise to be prudent than being foolishly overconfident.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

*****Utterly Foolish Act

        We came into the world, not knowing a thing. Then under the influence of the society we live in, we grow up and mature. Soon we learn to live a life aimed at making ourselves happy only. Christ our Savior came, knowing that we sinners need salvation, but we think we know better and ignore him. Today many even openly mock and blaspheme him. What a dumb generation! To reject you creator and Savior and destroy yourselves in the end—I can't think of another act this foolish! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

***Unlimited Joy*

        This is the joy of realizing that Christ the Lord is exactly the one who can make us feel joyful, satisfied, and fulfilled forever. It is a joy that can only increase and never wanes, for he is infinite and everlasting.

***Connected with God***

        I believe you've all familiar with Michelangelo's powerful painting "The Creation of Adam," showing how God is about to touch Adam's hand with his forefinger to give him life? I personally feel that when we attain union with the Lord thru the Eucharist, we become connected with him like a lightening rod receiving power from him. The Lord now works thru us! This truly makes living for and in him exiting!

****Avoid Hell like Hell****

         Dear Friends, I've been warning all about the horror of hell and our absolute need to follow Jesus so that we may go to heaven for sure. The Church has been lax in telling us specifically how to avoid hell, so I am posting some videos for you to watch and become aware of your true spiritual state:




Monday, March 25, 2024

*****TAKE JESUS SERIOUSLY . . .*****

because I don't want anyone to end up in hell. I have caught a bad cold, so I haven't attended Mass the last few days. I pray that I'll be well before Easter Sunday. My worst symptom is a bad intermittent cough. Once I start coughing, it's hard to stop. After a while, the chest and the temples start to hurt. Today even the two sides of my neck blow the ears feel it. I started thinking about the horrible suffering of those souls in hell. Even if I were to suffer one tenth of what I am feeling now for all eternity, that would be absolutely unbearable! So again, avoid hell at all costs! It so happened that I came across these two short videos that are relevant. I think you would enjoy watching them.


*****Jesus Is Our Answer!

***Freedom & Peace Formula

        Since God loves us, he wants to save us from sin—so we should serve him by remaining holy and doing good for his sake. This is my big realization today. It is the secret of attaining freedom and peace.

Sunday, March 24, 2024

***Message for America***

         This is a message for Trump and all Americans to hear: 

***End of Times

        A strong message we need to hear:

***Foolish Self-Condemnation***

        John 3:16—For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. God has made it easy for us: we only need to believe in Jesus his Son. Yet so many people with hardened hearts just don't get it. How sad it is to choose getting themselves condemned for all eternity! It's time to wake up when there's still some time left. At the final judgment, it will be the separation between the wise and the foolish.

***Never Question God

         Of course, we can ask God honest questions. "Never question God" simply means that if we believe in him, we just trust in him completely and obey him in all things. With the LORD, it must be all or nothing! This perfect relationship perfects our existence for now and all eternity, and will bring us joy beyond our wildest dreams!

Saturday, March 23, 2024

****GOD Most Trustworthy****

         Newton's 3rd law of motion: To every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. I can confidently state that "To every obedient act we make to the Lord GOD, he will reword us commensurately." Nothing can escape his notice. The is precisely why we should trust in our GOD completely.

***Being Spiritually Ready?

         There is a time for us to leave thIs world. When we physically start to weaken, we know the time is near. The important question is whether we'll be ready spiritually. For the Christian, all he needs to do is to love the Lord. This is accomplished by obeying him in all things. If you were wise, you'd want to get yourself ready early when you still have time. Once your time is gone, it's gone forever, for in the next life, everything becomes eternal!

Friday, March 22, 2024

*****Divine Reset

        More about the Garabandal prophecies—the Warning and the Great Miracle:

****Assured Salvation****

        Today's first reading comes from Jeremiah 20. The prophet wrote, "I hear the whisperings of many: 'Terror on every side! Denounce! let us denounce him!' All those who were my friends are on the watch for any misstep of mine. 'Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail, and take our vengeance on him.' But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion: my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph. In their failure they will be put to utter shame, to lasting, unforgettable confusion." I cannot speak for everyone, but personally I know that if we stick with Christ, then no matter how much people denounce, attack, or persecute us, we will come through unscathed in the end. This is assured for all who belong to the Lord. 

Thursday, March 21, 2024

**Be Free from the World

         On earth, we seem to think continuously about worldly things. Then we realize that when we leave this earth, we just have to drop them all. So the time to get ourselves detached from this world to facilitate our unavoidable departure as much as possible is now. Again, the best way is to achieve union with God through the Holy Eucharist. Once we belong to the Lord, we are automatically set free from the world.   

***Unimaginable Inheritance

      Today's entrance antiphon, Hebrews 9:15—Christ is mediator of a New Covenant, so that by means of his death, those who are called may receive the promise of an eternal inheritance. On earth, when we inherit something from our parents or an ancestor, it is usually beneficial to us in some way. Now, we who have been called by God will receive our inheritance from the heavenly Father, imagine how much that would benefit us—it would surely be unimaginable! This is what we, his faithful children, have to look forward to. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

***Only One True God***

        Have you ever wondered how God knows that you are praying to him and not to some other being when you pray to him? Well, there is only one true God, the God of Christ, who created us in his image. Thus, he is the only one who knows our thoughts and can decipher our hearts; and our conscience is completely exposed to him. So when you pray to him, he knows exactly that you are seeking him. Whereas when you pray to some false god, he wouldn't even hear you. Even if he did, he wouldn't know if you're speaking the truth to him or not, ha ha.

***Vast Difference*

        I have a relative who has no religious faith of any kind. She has gone through two failed marriages and is now living and working alone to sustain herself. Although I've shared my Christian faith with her, she's just not ready to take it seriously yet. What I want to say is that anyone going through life without Christ is ultimately leading an empty existence. Essentially, we have a lost soul drifting aimlessly through life. With Christ, you get rock solid guidance and support, and know exactly where you're going. The difference is night and day.  

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

****Greatest Possible Exaltation

        Communion experience. By humbly surrendering yourself to the Lord and letting him enter you, he greatly exalts you to his level.

***Purpose of This Blog***

        It is to let the world know that the Lord wishes to draw all to union with him through the Holy Eucharist. By abandoning yourself in him and attaining union, you get to experience freedom, peace, and joy. You now belong to him and nothing can separate you from his love for you anymore. He has exalted you to the highest plane of existence and you are now heaven bound.         

Monday, March 18, 2024

***True Rest*

        Communion experience. In Christ I found my true rest, a peace only he can provide! 

****Be Merciful like God****

         Today's Gospel reading from John 8 tells the story of the woman caught in adultery. To test Jesus, the scribes and the Pharisees said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?'' He said to them, "Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.'' In response, they went away one by one. This is such a good answer for us to keep in mind: Do not ever condemn anyone unless you are sinless! (This is why judging is a sin.) We know that only God is holy and perfect, yet even he, being merciful, does not ever wish to condemn us. To be like him, we must be merciful like him.

**God's Mercy for All*

        Today's entrance antiphon from Psalm 56: Have mercy on me, O God, for people assail me; they fight me all day long and oppress me. Here the psalmist asks God to have mercy on him rather than to take pity on his enemies. This makes sense, for if God grants him mercy, he'd surely protect him from his enemies. Nevertheless, every single one of us needs God's mercy whether you are the assailer or the victim..

Sunday, March 17, 2024

**Joy Brings Sorrow

        The more we are overjoyed with Christ, the more we pity those who do not believe in him.

***Be like a Mirror***

         This morning I got out of bed and saw a perfect round circle of sunlight on my bedroom wall. I realized that it was caused by the low morning sunlight, coming thru the window, hitting the mirror, and getting reflected onto the opposite wall. It was quite remarkable. You usually think of sunlight producing dark shadows, not bright reflections. My inspired thought was that we should be like that mirror reflecting the light of Christ perfectly for all to see. 

Saturday, March 16, 2024

**Cause of Profound Peace*

        Communion experience. I felt profound peace because the mystery of my existence has been completely solved.

**Our Role Before the Lord*

       We'll all be measured against Jesus Christ and be judged by him, for he is the perfect one. So imitate him and submit yourself to his mercy.

Friday, March 15, 2024

**Most Apt Saying

         Can you possibly think of anything that's better than enjoying peace and bliss for all eternity? I don't think so. Therefore, it's perfectly correct to say that for all faithful Christians, the best is yet to come.

***Most Pleasing Virtue*

        Being able to accept suffering joyfully and offering it up to the Lord is a great virtue. It makes you Christlike and is most pleasing to the Lord. Besides, it will gain merit for heaven for you.

***Do Not Limit God*

        If you believe that nothing is impossible for God, then ask for the impossible! Do not limit yourself nor the Lord! Timid faith is lack of faith. Naturally, asking for the the impossible doesn't mean asking for the unreasonable. So be reasonable and ask for anything that's good from your very heart and the Lord will always consider it. Never rule out miracles. If you intention is good, the Lord doesn't get bothered.

***Heavenly Experience

        Communion experience. I just visited heaven and the Lord filled my cup to overflowing. There's nothing adequate I can say.

*****Defending the LORD*****

        The Lord defends us who love him. So we need to defend him when he's under attack. The best and only way to accomplish that is to surrender ourselves to him even more, doing the very opposite of those who attack him.

**Meeting Our Hours*

         In today's Gospel reading from John 7, we learned that the Jews were trying to kill Jesus. As he was teaching in the temple area of Jerusalem, they tried to arrest him, but no one laid a hand upon him because his hour had not yet come. This got me thinking that we all have our hours to meet as we follow the Lord on our journey. We should welcome every one of them as we move closer to uniting with our Lord in heaven.

***Feeling the Holy Spirit's Presence***

        The Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus in bodily form as a dove after he'd been baptized by John the Baptist. On Pentecost the Holy Spirit appeared as tongues of fire, which parted and came to rest on each of those present. For us, this Spirit of truth is invisible, but we can definitely feel his presence within us. Here are some telling signs: You feel a great zeal for the Lord as if your heart is on fire; Christ is now your primary source of joy; you love and pity all humanity, praying unceasingly for its salvation; your focus is exclusively on pleasing the Lord, not yourself; you look forward to going to him . . .  

Thursday, March 14, 2024

*****Most Beautiful, Powerful Force

        Communion experience. You experience the most beautiful, powerful force in the whole universe. The peace you feel is a peace you can easily die in.

***What You'll Find in Christ

         ONLY LOVE

***Being Genuinely Good***

        Do all things to please the Lord God; otherwise, doing whatever to please someone or yourself purely for your own sake is being phony. 

*****Only Thing We Need to Do*****

         Follow and obey Christ (and not think about anything else)—so simple!

***Why The Church Is Being Persecuted

         I see two reasons: (1) The Catholic Church being the Church Christ has established on Peter, Satan is now attacking her as one of his prime targets. (2) Since the hierarchy of the Church has not been vigilant enough and has allowed evil to infiltrate and corrupt her, the Lord God is now chastising the Church in the process of purifying and restoring her.

**Levels of Art

        Look at the artists of the world, they make films, write songs, present concerts and shows, do paintings, sculptures, etc. Here are the various levels of their works. At the lowest level are the works that are blasphemous, offensive to God, or pure evil. Next level up we have works that are worldly and impure; they are not from the Lord for sure. On the next higher level are works that are more of less neutral'; the may be clean and attractive, but don't really uplift you spiritually. Then we have impressive works that are inspiring and more spiritual, but not pointing to God specifically. At the highest level are works that actually inspire and draw people to God. Since our God is a specific person, the God of Christ, any work that does not point to him cannot be fully meaningful.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

*****My Blogging History*****

        Well, I have exceeded 15,000 posts. I started blogging in 2009, just to tell my conversion story and it was done quickly. Then more thoughts came to me and I wondered what's happening. I figured that after posting 60, 70, or maybe 80 times, I'd probably run out of things to say. After all, there are only so many ways you can say "I love you" to the Lord. As blogging started to take off in 2010, I asked him what he's up to. It gradually became very clear to me that he wanted to draw all into union with him through the Holy Eucharist! This amazed me that he should use me, not even a kindergarten level kid before him. Then I realized that in blogging what he wanted me to say, he's really teaching me too. I am so grateful that I've learned so far so much from him that I am now living the most exciting life as a Catholic. The Lord can truly change us if we do not harden our hearts! He is truly the one to be worshipped, adored, praised, loved, and thanked forever

***How Sin Affects Peace***

         When we sin, we lose our peace. It's that simple, for this is how God has made us. I believe that in heaven, we'll be transformed by the Lord to not want to sin anymore so that we'll enjoy peace for all eternity. Another reason to follow Christ!

*****The Criterion to Meet*****

        All the work we do in this life is judged by whether we glorify our loving Lord God or not, or stated in another way, whether we love (or obey) him or not. Nothing else matters.

*****Miraculous Happening*****

         Communion experience. Receiving the Lord is our greatest exaltation! We are so greatly exalted, yet we remain most humble. We are so unworthy, but the Lord deems us worthy. All are just miraculous!

*****Direct Way Recommended*****

        To know God's will, you need to know him first. And the best way to know him is to go to him directly, for he is instantly accessible to us. Any other way will only slow you down. And seeking union with the Lord through the Holy Eucharist is the preferred direct way.

***Letting Christ Start You Anew

         If Christ is your Lord, know that he is always with you. Anytime something goes wrong or you feel lost or unhappy for whatever reason, ask him to straighten everything out to help you start anew with hope, resolution, and most of all, obedience to his will. This is sticking with the Lord and receiving power from him to triumph over evil and overcome any obstacle in following him, which is your main objective.

***Pitfall-of-Sin Warning***

        Keep sinning and you are headed to a dead end. To be more descriptive, I could say that you are headed to a precipice and after you get there, you may fall off its edge into the deep pit below and never to get out again.

***Living the Best Possible Life***

        If you know Jesus now, your are living the best possible life! You might've had a lousy life before, but that''s all gone! You are now made anew by the Lord, free from sin and heaven bound. You can become a saint if you so desire! Follow the Lord and never look back as your future gets better and better!

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

***What's Necessary to Overcome Evil***

        Repentance is necessary for fighting evil both within and without us. We can't be saved if we do not repent our sins first. And we are in no position to fight evil if we haven't repented all our sins yet. Be holy first, then you'll be saved and fit to fight evil.

****Total Abandonment**

        We should be willing to let the Lord do whatever he wishes with us. This includes accepting any punishment we deserve from him. Have no fear, but be filled with joy. This is possible because we know that he is good to us.   

**The Lord over Ourselves**

        When we sin, we hurt both the Lord and ourselves. It's much better to focus upon not offending the Lord and forget about ourselves. For if we don't hurt the Lord, our salvation is assured. 

***Only Way to Be Holy*

        Only the God of Christ can make us holy, for only he can take away our sins. If we don't wish to remain unclean, our only choice would be to believe in and follow Christ. 

**Better Later than Now

        To receive your reward in heaven is infinitely better than receiving it in this life, for whatever you receive now will perish. Look at the richest and most powerful empires, dynasties, or kingdoms of the past, they are all gone. So forgo all riches, power, and fame, and serve the Lord humbly now to be rewarded by him later for all eternity. 

Monday, March 11, 2024

*****All We Need to Know*****

         Quote attributed to Saint Mother Teresa: "In the final analysis, it is between you and your God." What a beautiful, profound statement! We interact with the world and its people, but only whether we please God or not matters. So live to obey the Lord and he'll repay you a hundredfold or more.

**Horizontal or Vertical Living**

      To live in the world for ourselves is easy. We just mind ourselves or go along with the world. I see this as horizontal living, as we don't ever rise higher spiritually (and may even sink lower after we die). Naturally, God is way above us spiritually. To reach him, we must rise vertically. This is vertical living. We now mind God only and follow his will. By surrendering to him, we are lifted up to him high above the world. We are now enlightened, free, and will rise higher than ever after we die.

***Two Common Sins***

         They are related and may not seem to be serious, but committing them repeatedly can make them serious. I am talking about criticizing someone negatively and telling others about the person. It's easy to notice others' faults, but not your own perhaps even worse ones. In Matthew 7, Jesus taught his disciples to stop judging others by asking, "Why do you notice the splinter in your brother's eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me remove that splinter from your eye,' while the wooden beam is in your eye?" The other sin, sharing your critical view of someone with others is a sin of gossip, an extension of judging others. The basic cause of all this is the lack of humility.

Sunday, March 10, 2024

**Do All Things for Christ**

        To live for Christ is to do all thing for him. Of course, all things shouldn't include selfish ones. But there are things we need to do just to maintain living, and they may not be pleasant, such as housecleaning, visiting the doctor, etc. Well, do all of them as if you are doing them for the Lord. This way, you keep whatever you do pure and will experience joy in the process. . 

**Big Reason We Need God

        We fall into sin so easily and only he can keep us safe from temptation. And in case we do fall, only he can take away the sin when we repent and ask him to forgive us.

**God Is Different

        When we do anything, we often have doubts, feel uncertain, or become overconfident and take a chance, etc. But when we deal with God, know that he's always genuine, trustworthy, loving, and knows exactly what's best for us, his yes meaning yes and his no, no. So consult him and follow his guidance in all things.

Saturday, March 9, 2024

****How to Love God Right****

        Submit your mind totally to your heart and love the Lord with all your heart. It's a total waste of time to seek the Lord with your mind.

***When You Pray for God's Mercy . . .

you are submitting yourself to him. 

***Reason I Am Overjoyed***

         I've found Christ to be the exact and only one I need. I can abandon myself to him, no more worries; my eternity is all set; I am loved by him; and he is absolutely a delight!

***How to Get Jusified by God*

        From today's Gospel reading from Luke 18, we heard Jesus addressing the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector. They both went to the temple area to pray. The humble tax collector went home justified, but not the proud Pharisee. The lesson from the Lord: Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted. So be humble and the Lord will come to you to exalt you!

**Love over All Else*

        In today's reading 1 from Hosea 6, we heart "What I want is love, not sacrifice." Love covers it all. If you love, you may be called to sacrifice, not the other way around. Furthermore, to love is to be like God who is love.

****The Lone Truth****

        This must be familia to you, but do you really believe in it? It's important that we do, so that I'll state it now one more time: The God of Christ is the only one who can forgive our sins and save us.  

**Praying for Enemies*

        Jesus from the cross prayed for those who crucified him: "Father, forgive them, they know not what they do." So if we can overcome our native feelings and pray for our enemies, he would be greatly pleased.

*****Leaping for Joy

        I usually get to church a little early before Mass begins. I would remain in my car outside the church and say some of my usual prayers. This morning I felt the presence of my Lord and my heart just went for him! I understood then why baby John the Baptist leaped for joy in the womb of his mother Elizabeth when her cousin Mary who was pregnant with Jesus greeted her. 

**What to Do with Aging Years*

        As we age, we seem to linger on. This is the perfect time for us to commune with, serve, and glorify the Lord at every opportunity, or better yet, at all times.

Friday, March 8, 2024

***Simple Conclusion*****

         I just realize that of course I am going to Christ since I already sense his presence at all times. 

**How God Rewards Us

         Many of us have been give special talents by God. If you're so gifted and use your talent to honor and glorify the Lord, you will surely be rewarded by him in heaven and perhaps on earth also. But you are gifted and use your talent exclusively for your own gain, you'll be rewarded by him on earth only. So it's our choice. 

***WHERE IS FEAR OF GOD?***

         I carried a heavy heart all day today after I listened to Joe Biden's State of the Union Speech at the House of Representatives yesterday. Incredibly, he said that he'd like to have Roe vs. Wade restored so that abortion can become legal again. As you know, since the Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion came down from the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973, at least 60 millions of unborn children had been aborted by 2017 (see my post here). Finally, in June of 2022, the current court overturned that decision, realizing that it was a mistake. Now Biden wants to resume killing the unborn—how horrible! All the Democrats sitting on one side cheered loudly. Satan must be cheering too. I pity their souls, for they didn't know what they're doing. The Republican half sitting on the other side remained silent. The scene of the last judgment in which Christ will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left came to my mind. I could only beg for God's mercy.
       Biden still proclaims that he's a Catholic. Officially, any Catholic who openly goes against the teachings of the Church would be excommunicated, yet for Biden, the debate has been going on for quite some time. It just shows that Satan has also infiltrated the Church. We are in end times.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

**WW III

        A short, sensible talk by Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel:

**Our Final States**

        Eternal bliss and eternal suffering—we can only choose one. 

**Great Peace & Joy

         Communion experience. I let the Lord completely soften my heart so that I might become completely obedient to him.

***Truth***

        Peace, outer or inner, will come to us only if we all let our Savior take away our sins!

**Compelling Lord

        In today's Gospel reading from Luke 11, Jesus said to the crowds "Whoever is not with me is against me." So we cannot remain neutral and must choose sides, for he is the ever-existing Lord!

***Warning All Christians

         Here is another powerful talk by Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel. What I learned from it is that we are truly living in an evil world. Satan has blinded us to the point that we no longer realize that we are in worse shape spiritually than we think. We do urgently need to be saved! A note: Whoever edited this video did a poor job. I recommend that you watch only the first 47 minutes and 50 seconds. After that, the topic changed, weakening the impact of the message. Especially unnecessary are the last two minutes, which seem to have been clipped from a different talk. Nevertheless, I highly recommend watching to 47:50, for Christians need to be shaken up a bit! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

***Spiritual Progress a Joy

        When you progress spiritually, you know it. Then you look at the Lord and see that he's still infinitely holier than you. So you know you can grow a lot more. This is what makes our spiritual journey exiting—you can keep growing in the Lord. With such intention, he will help you along to make your progress effortless and a joy!

**Helpful Meditation

         Meditate on the fact that the Lord God actually created you out of love to be a unique being he delights in, and you'll feel much better about him and yourself.

***Smart way of doing Things

         Do not do whatever you want to do and turn to the Lord only when you need his help. Instead, have the Lord with you always and do only what he wants you to do; now you simply follow along, letting him smooth the way for you.

**Totally Satisfied

         Communion experience. The antiphon from Psalm 16: You will show me the path of life, the fullness of joy in your presence. This perfectly describes my feeling. 

**The Lord Our Focal Point*

         All roads lead to Rome. Similarly, anything we need to do is an opportunity for us to serve and glorify the Lord. Now the Lord becomes our main focus in life.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

**Heart-Mind Connection

         The Lord always speaks to our heart and can keep it pure. But we see and hear the world, and temptations enter our mind, tending to defile the heart. This is what we need to guard against. This is why we pray to the Lord not to lead us into temptation. Again, I advocate that you seek union with God through the Holy Eucharist. Once you attain union, you super sharp conscience will guard you against any impure thoughts. Having the heart and mind in sync with each other, you can now serve the Lord in peace.

***Basking in God's Holiness!

         Communion experience. I felt palpably the Lord's holy presence, and I just happily bask in it. What a joy and consolation!

**The Two Sides**

         Our life is one continuous one. We die and we are on the other side. The Lord is always with us on this side; but on the other side, he'll be either with us or not with us. So hold onto him now and you'll have him with you forever.

**Simple Principle

        In today's Gospel reading from Matthew 18, we heard read the parable of the unforgiving servant. The lesson here is that we must be merciful to others as the Lord is merciful to us. In other words, we must be like him. So it's a very simple principle, easy to remember. To follow it is another matter. Here's where you need to surrender your will to his, making following him a cinch.

***ALL WE NEED TO DO***

                 Treat our God as our God.

*****Happy Revelation*

        Today Tuesday is the day to pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. They are difficult to pray because the mysteries, Agony in the Garden, Scourging at the Pillar, Crowning with Thorns, Carrying of the Cross, Crucifixion and Death of Jesus, are just too painful to dwell on. The Lord let me see that I feel this way because he has made me in his image and made me know that I am a sinner. He is right! If he hadn't given me a conscience and the awareness that I am a sinner, these Sorrowful Mysteries wouldn't have affected me the slightest.

***Horror of Hell to Realize*

        My last video touched on hell. Many saints and seers, including the visionaries of Fatima, Garabandal, and Medjugorje, who were all young children, have had visions of hell already. I suggested that you might not want to watch that video, for watching it can be disconcerting. On second thought, maybe you should watch it. Let me explain with an example. We all know that a head-on collision in driving is something we should avoid at all costs, for it could kill you or cripple you the rest of your life. But when we feel fine, we just don't think much about it. Now let's suppose that one day you're not careful enough and a head-on collision happens. Lying in a hospital bed, suffering horrible pains all over your body, you finally realize how badly a head-on collision can afflict you! Likewise, seeing the horrible suffering souls experience in hell can help some of us decide to avoid hell at all costs.

Monday, March 4, 2024

***Taking Care of Hell

        I came across this video. Watching it can be disconcerting! So you may want to skip it. I know hell definitely exists, but if you alway confess your sins and remain clean, it shouldn't concern you anymore. Let Christ take care of you and he'll take care of hell.

***Why Stick with Christ?

         Because you can never go wrong!

*****When You Know It's God

        Once the Lord has fulfilled you (or you have attained union with him), you just know that it's he. 

*****Worldly Pleasure vs. God's Joy*****

        The pleasure you derive from the world that doesn't draw you to God can get stale quickly and/or never satisfy you. I wouldn't even consider that to be a joy. On the other hand, the joy of God is in an entirely different class. You always receive it in your heart. It bursts forth from the depth of you heart like a volcano, totally overcoming your entire being: you now know that the Lord loves you and you are his. Praise be to him!

****Our Calling and Purpose****

         We are called by God to remain pure and holy and to live very moment for his glory, for he, our Father, is awaiting us to return to him in heaven. A huge cause for rejoicing!

Communion Experience

        I was not longing, just ready, to go to the Lord. 

***Longing for Christ***

        Today's entrance antiphon from Psalm 84: My soul is longing and yearning for the courts of the Lord. My heart and my flesh cry out to the living God. The response from Psalm 42: Athirst is my soul for the living God. When shall I go and behold the face of God? In John 6:35, Jesus said to the crowd, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst." For us Christians, it's precisely because Jesus has satisfied our hunger and thirst that we now long and yearn for him.

*****Awesome LORD*****

        At Mass this morning, the LORD God of Christ made me see that He is the perfect, holiest, almighty, most trustworthy and most loving being of the entire cosmos. Therefore, it behooves us to worship, adore, praise, obey, and love Him for all eternity! Amen. 

*****From the Heart Always***

        One person praying to God from his heart is better and more effective than a thousand others praying by going thru the motion of reciting the words of a prayer without much feeling. God looks at, listens to, and speaks to our hearts! Praying with great sincerity, meaning every single word we utter, is what makes praying endearing to God and exciting to us! So always pray and do everything else from your heart, and the Lord will trust you!

Sunday, March 3, 2024

**Garabandal Prophecies*

         Today there are so many prophecies coming to us online daily. Some of them don't say much new, while others are obviously dishonest, so you need to be discerning. The Garabandal prophecies are not new but very specific. I believed in them after learning the whole story. The beautifully-done documentary Garabandal, Unstoppable Waterfall you'll find listed under Good Websites, Blogs, Videos . . . in the right sidebar.

***For God's Glory or Not

        I am learning from the Lord as a kindergarten kid, so what I am going to say could very well fit into a kindergarten text: "Whatever we do would either please or displease God. If we please God, we can get into heaven. If nor, we can end up in hell." (I posted the above after remembering seeing the works of a number of well-known artists. Some of works did glorify God or at least were neutral, while others definitely offend God.)

***Easiest Thing to Accomplish*****

        Once I dealt with a legal case and had to make numerous trips and spend time over several years to get it resolved. Often it takes a lot work to get something done in this life. Then I see that by contrast we can get to know God a lot quicker. Theoretically, you can accomplish this instantly by surrendering yourself completely to him! Once you know him, you'll be able to accomplish everything else with ease, for he now does all the hard work for you. When God wins, we win.

*Belief vs. Faith

        They are not the same thing. You can believe that God exists but have no faith in him. This is not much different from being atheistic. So belief is something you think you know, while faith is something you actually believe in and feel or experience too. One is cold and the other warm.

***The Living Faith***

        Faith in Christ must be a living faith, for if it remains static, it's essentially dead. The greater it grows, the more peace and wonders we experience. This is precisely what makes living in Christ exciting! To let your faith grow, you simply submit yourself to the Lord more. You become more like him as your union with him deepens. When you limit God, you limit yourself!

****God Is for Us!

      God is so good to us: He loves us with the greatest possible love (he died himself so that we might live!) . . . he always wants the best for us . . . he's always on our side. Yes, he's always for us! 

Saturday, March 2, 2024

***Prayers Requested***

        Please pray extra hard, for the Holy Church is being attacked and Catholics in particular persecuted worldwide.

*****Christ Indispensible to Us*****

        Today I particularly feel good because in communion with the Lord, he actually made me see all my faults. To see what he sees is really cool! I am truly happy about this because he's going to guide me in all I do. He is absolutely indispensable for me to remain alive and grow holy now and to live happily in heaven forever later! With Christ, we have everything; without Christ, we have nothing. Amen.

*****Heaven Not to Be Missed!

        On earth, we have to learn to survive, deal with bad people and things, worry about our health, etc. Well, in heaven we won't have any such problems. For God will take care of everything so that we may simply enjoy him forever! I can still remember the joy I felt when school was over and vacation started or when someone paid off some debt for me or when I won some sort of first prize, but all these are not even peanuts compared to the joys we'll have in heaven! And as far as I know, the God of Christ is the only one who can get you into heaven for sure. This is absolutely the best possible news I can give you!

***Real Suffering

        If you don't know Christ yet, any suffering can be hard to bear. You start feeling sorry for yourself or even cursing God. But Christians in union with the Lord feel differently. They see all sufferings as being sent by him and that they are his sufferings too. So they joyfully accept them with patience and gratitude. Now, this is real suffering.

*****God's Selfless Love*****

         Today's Gospel reading from Luke 15 gives us the parable of the lost son, to many the most beautiful and moving of all Jesus' parables. When the older son found out that the father was celebrating the return of his lost brother with a feast, he got jealous and angry. He said to his father, "Look, all these years I served you and not once did I disobey your orders; yet you never gave me even a young goat to feast on with my friends. But when your son returns who swallowed up your property with prostitutes, for him you slaughter the fattened calf." He said to him, "My son, you are here with me always; everything I have is yours. But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found."
        You can learn so much about God's love for us 
from this parable, but let me jusy share this thought. If we know that the Father loves us, we have already received the maximum reward and should be so happy that he should love all others. To know God's love is to become completely selfless!