July 7, 2015
The family that Jesus knows he belongs to and belongs to forever—and the family he wants everyone else to belong to—is the family of the lovers of God; it is this family that must spread all over the earth, and spread its warmth and charity and passionate concern for just conditions into every corner of human society if human life is to become divine.
With a keyed focus on the heart (and sharing) of God’s Love, imagine, possibly as a (new) beginning, being deeply loved by your earthly father and how it felt or feels to return/share in that love. Then, imagine the heavenly Father loving you ten times more (so to speak) – with a resulting embrace and envelopment that nothing on earth could take away. Imagine Jesus Christ giving us a message, in these days:
“I would do it again, if necessary – because I Love you all so much.” After being overwhelmed with meaning (and emotion), would you then seek (ceaselessly)? : “How much love as this could there possibly be?” That kind of focus – on His family, and how much they want us to know we are welcomed within, if we would only open our arms (and accept Their hands), may awaken, again, in such depth that matters here are overcome (to such a spiritual extent) – where nothing can erase it.
June 20, 2015
Prayer to Saint Michael (the Archangel) Promulgated by Pope Leo XIII
Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.
Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Let me never be separated from you;
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me to come unto Thee
That with your saints, I may praise you
Forever and ever
April 26, 2014
Many people (and spirits) have been on missions. Many people (and spirits) have also been guided, as well as misguided. Many people (and spirits) have had agendas – some pure with open (true) light and messages, some pure with (purposely) hidden light and messages – while others who were corroded with (false) illumination fulfilled services for the original source of malice, some unreservedly confident, and some concealed though concerted.
In this case/instance, after a few questions and upon objective research, one might find a revealing basis for Bart D. Ehrman’s long history of continually expounding (as a scholar, he rarely fails to point out) his discounting discoveries/”realizations” (in the most public forums possible) about Jesus Christ. Ask yourself, first, regarding his articles, books, or appearances (in this area), is he a believer? Ask yourself, next, did he ever believe (in the Son of God sent and sacrificed as a Savior)? Following, search previous “works” with associated focuses in multiple “efforts” over various years. Through each step, the bottom line answers should eventually become clear.
Has the driven nature of his learned discourse in relation to the “King of Kings” sincerely evolved with concurrently promoted presentations? Or, has it always been just a supposed sharing of studied consummations – which were both (actually) goal-oriented and patently subjective (beyond sight) from the onset?
‘New Atheists’ and Evolution
Another Tide (Coincides)
Ring Them Bells
October 13, 2013
Alternate Headline: “Malala’s Faith: Standing as a Voice of Courage (Who Will Listen?) Actual Headline: “Taliban Unrepentant: Vows to kill young activist – if she survives.”
Sheer “ignorance” and pure hypocrisy continue, as imposed by a (dwindling) minority force – those who have opportunities to utilize intelligence and available “knowledge” – but refuse to accept (awakening) winds of change. There are combinations, of course – where utilization and availability are realized (to degrees/stages), yet control, thus power, must (as some deem necessary) override – since freedom of access might infringe upon entitled goals. Surah 4. An-Nisaa, 17: “Allah accepts only the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and (their) foolishness and repent soon afterwards; To them will Allah turn in mercy: For Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.” Jesus The Son of Man: ” “But I tolerate not the hypocrite, because he himself lays a yoke upon the guileless and the yielding.”
As noted/sung by Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam), “deceit kills the light.” If women and female children are denied equal education windows, what does that say/represent about the Fear in related men (and how far deceptions may shadow – over thousands of years, like stoning)? It is possible, while “On the Road to Find Out,” to “kick out the devil’s sin” and “pick up [a] good book” – without denying one’s growth through learning (advancements), and especially without denying others the same. Surah 4. An-Nisaa, 1: “He (Allah) created his mate of similar nature.” John 8:7: “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”
Here is the Truth that invites. Now is the Chance to realize.
March 29, 2013
Golden Bread of Life
And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life.
He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and
he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”
Once, there were thoughts of being filled – before finding.
One side made every attempt to keep the earthly forever blinding.
Many drinks were sought in such a place – before knowing.
Then, upon tried chapters, the Spirit poured – like a river flowing.
“Would you give up?” – (finally) as a question.
Years followed – each passing with many a lifting lesson.
“These are the greatest gifts” –
exclaimed as they were bestowed.
“What more could be given” –
(in return) for these triumphs and throes?
This is the Promise (which always mends).
This is the Manna (which eternally sends).
This is the Bread (which never ends).
Awakenings: I Remember You
Good Fridays: Light My Way
Y – When – and Again