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12/13/2015  12:45
Time never erases the wounds of lost loved ones ... at best, it only lessens it a bit and then only sometimes. 

12/05/2015  16:14
In this violent, evil and most sinful world where life has little if any value; there is one thing that cannot be taken from you: The Love of Christ Jesus and the joy that comes from loving HIM!

03/17/12 9:26PM
It is said that Jesus looked at His torturers and executioners with LOVE and in fact, even all those that screamed for His Crucifixion. I don't believe His humanity alone could have withstood his wounds and torments had it not been for the strength of His Divinity. By that, I don't mean He had "pain management", or that His pain was lessened in any way, what I mean is that from nothing else other than just the blood loss, anyone else would have been passed out from the scourging alone. To really meditate on the hours of the Passion and all that's been written about it, I think the only reason He was able to make it TO Golgotha was because he was true God and true man. I would think He even looked with Love at those that yelled CRUCIFY HIM justifying (because of His LOVE for them) that they wanted His death so they could share in eternal life. I don't say that they KNEW the reason for His death, but HE DID ... and I think that's how He could do it, in His humanity, even for those that mocked, tortured and hammered the nails. Intellectually, we can understand the concept of Redemption ... but I don't believe we have the capacity, as humans, to wrap our minds around that KIND OF LOVE. And, I believe that is why it is said the Law is comprised of Love, first for God and then for neighbor, for love of God .. and of the Virtues: "... and the greatest of these is LOVE."

01/24/2012 19:42
This world can give us some happiness from time to time .. but God alone can give us JOY that lasts eternal.

10/02/2011 - We give forgiveness because our dear Lord requests it of us ... we ask for forgiveness not for ourselves, but because those that don't forgive others receive the 'punishment' of harboring resentments and we wish the best for them! Holding a grudge never hurts the one that the anger is directed towards .. it only hurts the person that holds the grudge. How WISE our dear Lord is in giving us the commandment to love one another and to forgive seventy times seven!! :)

7/21/11 - Sometimes I think God allows us to participate in redemption with our sufferings for specific things and people that perhaps we're not even aware of ... as long as we unite everything with His Perfect Passion and give it back to Him ... perhaps when time passes into eternity, then, we might see the small good we have done for even strangers while we were yet in this valley of tears!

10/14/10 - In the fullness of time all things will be united to our glorious Eternal Father, through the mercy and grace of His Son and through the workings of the Holy Spirit according to His Perfect Timing, Perfect Plan and ... in spite of what we think.

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The Apostle, St. John tells us exactly how to recognize the spirit of truth from the spirit of falsehood. He says "as for them, they are of the world - and the world listens to them because they speak the language of the world. But we are children of God and those who know God: LISTEN TO US. Those who are not of God REFUSE TO LISTEN TO US. That is how we can tell the spirit of truth from the spirit of falsehood." ~1 John 4:6 [The "us" to whom St. John refers are the Apostles, and their successors the Bishops.]

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Prayer to avoid the Sin of PRIDE:
“Oh My Jesus help me to avoid the sin of pride when I speak in Your Name. Forgive me if I ever belittle anyone in Your holy Name. Help me to listen Jesus when Your Voice is spoken and fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I can discern the truth of Your Word when You call out to mankind. Amen.”

A prayer of St. Teresa of Avila:
O my God! Source of all mercy! I acknowledge Your sovereign power. While recalling the wasted years that are past, I believe that You, Lord, can in an instant turn this loss to gain. Miserable as I am, yet I firmly believe that You can do all things. Please restore to me the time lost, giving me Your grace, both now and in the future, that I may appear before You in "wedding garments." Amen.

“My children, let your speech be chosen with great care—it must be a light in the world. Know and believe that all you say has repercussions in time and eternity. Therefore, choose your words with wisdom and prudence, choosing to remain silent rather than fill the air with useless chatter or worse, gossip or virulent speech. Let your speech be a perfect mirror of your peaceful heart, a heart firmly grounded in the love of God and in complete trust in His goodness. Silence is often the more virtuous path. Bridle your tongue and you will be working for peace in the world.”

In the Name of Jesus I renounce as lies all thoughts that enter my mind from the evil one who accuses. By the authority of Jesus, I command them to leave me. I consecrate my mind to God for transformation into His Thoughts for my protection, salvation and His glory.



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Through the grace of God and many prayers, I survived a double surgery (with cancer) in the fall of 2008. Since then has becoming increasingly important to me to enhance my prayer life. I have taken on the task of praying for strangers and those with little hope and much adversity. To that end, I've also begun (July '09), to make rosaries and related items to put prayer into the hands of as many as I can that will PRAY for others.

The world is at the precipice ... we need to TAKE ACTION ... NOW. Time for fence sitting is quickly coming to an end. We all need to do what ever we can in the way of PRAYER & PENANCE to beg God's Grace upon humanity that we may shake away this sinfulness and pride to get back on the road that leads to heaven and our Glorious Triune God!

After you have made a decision that is pleasing to God, the devil may try to make you have second thoughts. Intensify your prayer time, meditation, and good deeds. For if satan's temptations merely cause you to increase your efforts to grow in holiness, he'll have an incentive to leave you alone.
~St. Ignatius of Loyola