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Christ In The Manger


christmas-manger

Christmas morning, my daughter received a drawing pad where the pen writes with water. As the day calmed down from the excitement of opening gifts, I held it and began to draw. The first thing to come to mind was the Chi-Rho. As I drew it on the pad, I quickly seen the Infant Christ in the manger. Keep in mind, I have never been given the gift of artists and my ability to draw is as advanced as drawing stick people. When i drew it, the “P” looked like the “Babe” and the “X” His manger. Today, I can still see the same, but with a much deeper meaning.

Chi-Rho

From Conception to Resurrection and Beyond.

The Chi-Rho invokes the crucifixion of Jesus, as well as symbolizing his status as the Christ.

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Sweet Christ


Sweet Christ, my King; Lord, God my Redeemer
For You so loved the world
at your command, You became the ultimate Gift
The sacrificial Lamb, slaughtered for mankind’s salvation
Giving yourself so sweetly, so freely without malice but in mercy
at Your own hand, from Your own hand, to Your own Hand for the hand of humanity
are alone, together in the blessed Trinity, I beg you please
receive all my works, prayers, love and suffering which are pleasing to you.
I unite my suffering and my entire life in exile to Yours.
Although my pains and sufferings in exile are but a speck of dust
on your sandals compared to Yours, my Sweet Christ
may the love I have for you ensure it never to be shaken off.
This lowly soul seeks only You, O Sweet Christ, in this world and eternity
to share in one love, one sacrifice one suffering and one glory
all yours, in the sweet name of the Most High Jesus Christ

Amen

Inspired at Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament this morning

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It Just So Happened…


This afternoon, it just so happened, I had the pleasure of taking a good friend of mine to the farmers market. Several of the venders sell flowers and I noticed only one of them had sweet peas. I love the scent of them. But more so, the meaning behind them to me. Their fragrance is intoxicating, but the name “Sweet Pea” to me is a personal representation of the “Chi Rho”. The Chi Rho is one of the earliest forms of christogram, and is used by Christians. It is formed by superimposing the first two letters in the Greek spelling of the word Christ ( Greek : “Χριστός” ), chi = ch and rho = r, in such a way to produce the monogram ☧. Although not technically a cross, the Chi Rho invokes the crucifixion of Jesus as well as symbolizing his status as the Christ I see the letter “P” in the symbol as our Lord, and the “X” as His passion. Thus, “Sweet P”. Or Sweet Christ.


(Our Christ The King, photo taken at a different time)

Back to the farmers market. I was able to purchase some bunches of them, and on my way back to dropping Sister back at Church, I wanted to place them in Adoration for our Lord. As I was walking toward the chapel, I noticed that our statue of Christ The King had a small vase and the flowers weren’t exactly perky and the water was rather green. So I dumped out the water and tossed the old flowers away and next to the garbage can, “It Just So Happened”, was a small clean vase. I picked it up, mind you, there is no water available in a close proximity to the statue, and realized “It Just So Happened”, the sprinkler system had just turned on. I was able then, to fill the vase via water from the sprinkler system. I placed some of the Sweet Peas in the vase, and left them at the feet of Christ The King.

“It Just So Happened”, as I was walking to the Adoration Chapel, a woman was walking out. Usually at this time of day, around 3:30 PM or so, there are many souls in the chapel, praying with our Lord. I walked in and was amazed the chapel was empty. He is never supposed to be left alone. I placed the flowers in a small vase and was able to spend more time with our Lord then I had indented to . “It Just So Happened”, it was one of the best personal moments alone with our Lord, I have had.

Wondering why so many “It Just So Happened”? There are no coincidences, only miracles.

EDIT to add: “It Just So Happened” At 6:00 PM this evening, I received a call to go back to adoration for a fill in for someone who could not make it. I did with so much joy. After an hour Adoration began to fill again with souls seeking our Lord. I left and went back to the Statue of Christ the King and “It Just So Happened” that someone placed a religious candle there also. I noticed it while I was there earlier with the flowers, but I hadn’t looked at it, or ever thought to read it. It was brand new and not lit. I picked it up and the prayer was St. Jude “Jesus I confide in you” with the picture of the Divine Mercy. The prayer is as follows:

Jesus, in you I trust:

Oh! Merciful Jesus! whose kindness is infinite and whose treasure of compassion is inexhaustible. I trust infinitely in your mercy which supercedes all your works. I consecrate myself eternally to you so that I may live underneath the rays of your love and mercy which radiate from your Sacred Heart on the cross. I desire to promote your mercy through spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Especially converting sinners, counseling the sick and afflicted and helping the poor. You will protect me as your property and your glory. I fear my weaknesses and trust in your great mercy. May all of humanity come to know the profundity of your great mercy and in it put all of their hope and worship it for all of eternity. Amen

I found this prayer to be so beautiful and so true, “It just so happened” I felt such a deep need to share it with all.

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Math Of Faith


X + P = ❤

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