Ponder this for a moment:
You are married. You profess your unending love for your spouse. BUT only in your own home do you acknowledge your spouse. Your marriage, nor your vows nor belief in your spouse play any part in your social life, political life, work life, nor anywhere but in the home. You do not take the love you profess into ANY aspect of your life except the only place your spouse is. Your friends don’t know your spouse. Your co-workers don’t even know you are married. You vote for positions which inflect great harm to your spouse, without ANY regards for her well being and only for your own. You completely ignore your spouse when anyone is around because you don’t want to offend anyone.
Replace the word Spouse, with Catholic Faith.
If you practice the faith, you live it at all times. Not just when its convenient for you. Do we stop loving a spouse simply because we go to work, or a store or out with friends? No. Is the marriage vow void simply because we are not in the presence of our spouse? Of course not.
Your spouse is with you everywhere you go. Our faith is everything to us and encompasses EVERYTHING about us. We protect it, we nurture it and we are in it for Love. To separate it from all other aspects of our life, we are like the unhappy spouse, who did not marry for love but for some other gain.
We are called by our Lord to live it. Live the faith. Let the world know you truly love your Spouse!
“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age”
As one soul who excommunicated herself, unknowingly, and did come to the realization of how horrific my own sins were through our Lords grace, that had placed me outside, I pray for the conversion of all Catholics, who blatantly disregard the teachings of our Lord, to follow their own designs.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to Your most Sacred Heart, I ask you please, my Lord and my God, send your Spirit to bring souls to the realization of their own sinfulness, for their salvation, and for the salvation of those who follow them, that they may be open to true repentance and turn back to You completely, You most Merciful and Just Lord of all, that they may give all the praise, glory and honor to Our Father in Heaven, where he lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for all time and all eternity.
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When the facade of worldly society crumbles, and souls become tossed in chaos and fear, there is always just One which remains standing, and He is calling on you to turn back to Him.
Is what I am saying online, or offline, being said because I LOVE?
Is what I am doing online, or offline, being done because I LOVE?
Wonderful assessment by Bishop Robert Barron on the current situation today (Covington Catholic) with jumping to conclusions, that were never there.
Love one another, as I have loved you.
If you are tempted to be sucked into it all, cry out:
Lord? I forgive them. And I pray for them. I do love them, because You loved us first. Have mercy on us all. <– BEST way to begin the healing. Let Him in. Humility prevails.
Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
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Excellent talk by Fr. Mike Schmitz at SEEK 2019. Think about this…
“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”