Monthly Archives: July 2013

From Jagged To Smooth

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Reveling dream during a very short nap…
During a short nap our Lord revealed something very frightening to me…

I was standing in a giant pile of rocks. All of which were very smooth. In my hand was another smooth rock. When I drooped it, our Lord revealed to me, that each and every rock started out jagged and rough and at some time, I was ordered to polish them. I was given no tools in which to do this except my bare hands. By rubbing each rock in my hand, over time, it smoothed them. It occurred to me how much time had to pass for me to polish each rock by hand, simply by rubbing them in my hands. Each jagged rock, was a single sin I had committed. The time spent smoothing them out, was my sentence…

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Then I was walking in the sun. A well know woman, pop star singer, was laying in a chair with headphones on, listening to her own music, roasting in the sun. I wanted to tell her about our Lord and how she needed to know about Him. But she didn’t care. She just wanted to listen to “her own music”.

I entered into a tent, well shaded and sat down next to Mother Angelica in a lawn chair. We just knew each other very well through a connection unlike any other. She smiled at me and said, “Aren’t you glad we have the sacrament of Confession?” I said Yes. She said “This is why we have to tell so many how important the sacrament of confession is.”

Our Lords mercy and forgiveness, through the sacrament of confession, takes the roughness from the stones of sin, allowing us to leave that horrible place where the smoothing out needs to take place, much sooner than we could ever imagine…

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Repentant Suffering

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I couldn’t have said it better as I have been living this for many years. Glory to God….

REPENTANT SUFFERING by Mother Angelica ~

The sinner who suddenly realizes God’s love for him and then looks at his rejection of that love, feels a loss similar to the death of a loved one. A deep void is created in the soul and a loneliness akin to the agony of death. The soul feels wrapped in an icy grip of fear. This is not, however, the fear of punishment, but the realization of its ingratitude towards so good and loving a God. Sorrow begins to heal the wounds made by sin and God Himself comforts the soul with the healing balm of His Mercy and Compassion.

If the sin were great, the soul, humbled by self-knowledge, remembers its weakness so as never to offend God again, but forever rejoices in His Mercy. This combination of mourning and comfort keeps the soul in a state of dependence and trust in God, who sought and found His lost sheep.

Man seeks to make up for his sins in some positive way. A thief gives away something to the poor; a man with a temper seeks to be gentle. King David realized that accomplishing some good work was pleasing to God, but he knew something it would be well for us to remember. He understood that the very suffering of his repentance was pleasing to God.

Amen

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Protesting Holy Mass

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Father Z has a great article over at his blog: Protesters at Mass must be denied Holy Communion. Have a plan of action?

I hope all my readers ponder this with a clear mind. If you are taking your gay marriage protest into Holy Mass, you are not at Holy Mass but at a protest rally. Please place yourself in the presence of our Lord and not your own agenda. You are in fact, protesting against our Lord.

In all honesty, if you are taking ANYTHING to Holy Mass with you, other than your righteousness to offer to our Lord in the holy sacrifice of the Mass, and your full attention to Him, are you truly attending Holy Mass or are you someplace else? Are you worshiping Him or the game later? Is your mind on our Lord or is it on the people around you, the family coming in for dinner, the beach, the game or some protest?

If we can not give 100% attention to our Lord in His own home, why are we there? I have been pondering lately the souls who do not like to attend the “Wedding Ceremony” but are more than willing to attend the “Reception”. The reason there is a reception, is because the “Wedding” took place. At Holy Mass, you are in the presence of God. You are in Communion with all the Holy of Holy’s. It should be the utmost importance of a soul not to ensure he makes it to Holy Mass, but that He actually is “present” in the Holy Mass. Place yourself at our Lords precious feet and listen to every word He is saying.

“The heavens open and multitudes of angels come to assist in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.” St. Gregory, Doctor of the Church

“He who is in the habit of devoutly hearing holy Mass shall in death be consoled by the presence of the angels and saints, his advocates, who shall bravely defend him from all the snares of infernal spirits.” Revelation of Christ to St. Mechtilde

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Prayer for Life

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Prayer for Life by Pope John Paul II

O Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living, to you do we entrust the cause of life: Look down, O Mother, upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born, of the poor whose lives are made difficult, of men and women who are victims of brutal violence, of the elderly and the sick killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy. Grant that all who believe in your son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of our time. Obtain for them the grace to accept that Gospel as a gift ever new, the joy of celebrating it with gratitude throughout their lives, and the courage to bear witness to it resolutely, in order to build, together with all people of good will, the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life.

Blessed Pope John Paul II, pray for us…

Blessed Pope John XXIII, pray for us…

Amen

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Amen

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Render

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Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

The question came up, “What do you render to God and what do you render to Caesar? Remember when God told the Jews He was their king and the Jews said “Give us a king to lead us,”, so Saul was given, then David and our Lord, to which they responded “We have no king but Caesar”. “Caesar” today, is a concept created by man looking for a “king” other then the True God. Or man answering God with the word No, rather then yes.

A good way to answer this question is what do you bring with you when you enter this world and what do you leave it with? You are created by God. All your life belongs to God. All you create through imagination and all your inspirations are a gift from God. Your children are not yours but Gods as they to will return to Him. All your time belongs to God, so everything you think you have created in this world, belongs to God. God created the world. God created the food you eat and the animals that give you the clothing you wear. Caesar gets the what is left when you leave after giving all the glory to God. God owns everything, as He designed and created all creatures in it. Caesar gets nothing. Granted, “Caesar” became the way of governing, but when you have the Law of God etched on your heart, you have no need for “Caesar”. Only that which is from God. As the soul in love with God, is obedient to God and all that He declares.

“An unjust law is no law at all” – St. Augustine of Hippo

“A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.“ Martin Luther King Jr.

“If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.” Thomas Jefferson

‘And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Matt 16:18-19

The definition of RENDER:
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a : to transmit to another : deliver
b : give up, yield
c : to furnish for consideration, approval, or information: as (1) : to hand down (a legal judgment) (2) : to agree on and report (a verdict)
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a : to give in return or retribution
b (1) : give back, restore (2) : reflect, echo
c : to give in acknowledgment of dependence or obligation : pay
d : to do (a service) for another

Lord, my God to you do I render all that I have, all that I am, all that You O Lord have given to me -then do with me as You see fit.

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Living Proof All Around

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With the release of Pope Francis encyclica, Lumen Fidei, (PDF HERE) today, which he worked with the help of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the Consecration to St. Michael the Archangel, along with the news of the Beatification of Blessed Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, I can say its been a busy faith full day, and not business as usual.

I had announced on July 1 via my Facebook page:

In 1998, I had a very amazing encounter, in which I was asked questions about things only God knew about me. In this encounter, events were mentioned and I was asked about them… I thought it was just a “Conversation”. Most everything that has been told to me, has come to pass. The only thing I can say about this with true understanding is this: It brought me back home to our Lord. I do not fear the things taking place. I only have fear of the Lord.

I stand by this, because:

“The entire conversation is etched on my soul, and I remember it and the events that took place during, and after as if they are being read back to me, and pointed out as they occur. I have lived like this since that day, watching, sometimes in the past, trembling in fear, and now, in love and understanding. The very fact I am saying this today, is in direct correlation to when I was told to reveal this about me. I do not fear what others may say, as I know without a doubt, this could only be done by God, and the things He has done to my soul only He could do. Glory to God. Repent. Today I know I am not alone.”

You see, when my conversion began in full swing, my family and even for a moment, thought I was crazy, because I did not have the gift of “Understanding” from the Holy Spirit in order to “See” where I was in my sinfulness, when God had called my name. I knew in my heart, no one could know the things in my heart, but God. And He did and still does. This brings an entirely different meaning to the words spoken to me back then: “The men in the “White Suits” are going to help you”. I had taken this to mean that I should place my faith in the medicine the world was giving me, and to the worldly, the men in the white suits are not a good thing. I am a repentant sinner who fully understands that I am not home yet. With the grace and mercy of God, through our Lord, He will lead me there one day.

I know without a doubt today, after reading Lumen Fidei, I have lived this faith and continue to do just that through the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Glory to God. Good and merciful Lord, THANK YOU!

Through my faith in You O LORD, today! I declare, You created me, You touched me, You saved me, You redeemed me, and I know, You love me! You O Lord are my God. There is no other, you O Lord, are God. You O Lord are whom I love above all things. With your grace O Lord, may I stay with you in Your light, to do they will, and pull closer to you every day, through hope, love and mercy. AMEN

NOTHING that I have said here should give glory to me, nor do I seek any, but only to give everything to God. “Be not afraid”.

Consecration to St. Michael:
Saint Michael the Archangel, invincible Prince of the Angelic hosts and glorious protector of the universal Church, I greet thee and praise thee for that splendour with which God has adorned thee so richly. I thank God for the great graces He hast bestowed upon thee, especially to remain faithful when Satan and his followers rebelled, and to battle victoriously for the honour of God and the Divinity of the Son of Man.

Saint Michael, I consecrate to thee __________________. I choose thee as our patron and protector and entrust the salvation of my soul to thy care. Be the guardian of my obligation as a child of God and of the Catholic Church as again I renounce Satan, his works and pomps.
Assist me by thy powerful intercession in the fulfilment of these sacred promises, so that imitating thy courage and loyalty to God, and trusting in thy kind help and protection, I may be victorious over the enemies of my soul and be united with God in Heaven forever. Amen.

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