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Good Friday 2017


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“See, my servant shall prosper, he shall be raised high and greatly exalted…

Though harshly treated, he submitted and did not open his mouth; Like a lamb led to slaughter or a sheep silent before shearers, he did not open his mouth…

But it was the Lord’s will to crush him with pain. By making his life as a reparation offering, he shall see his offspring, shall lengthen his days, and the Lord’s will shall be accomplished through him,”

(Isaiah 52:13, 53:7,10)

Silence…

Nothing more to say..

It is finished.

 

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Acceptance


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“If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge. You know that the foundation of the world is love, so that even when no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One that loves you” (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI – Jesus Of Nazareth Psalm 91)

 

 

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Pope Francis says Pope Benedict’s conscience told him to resign


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Sometimes, God asks us to step aside, so His will can be done. Its only through humility that we can say yes. It’s not that He is saying leave Me and the Church, but rather to not be attached to anything including that which I give to you, but only to Me. As His plans for us and what He needs us to do, even stepping aside, gives glory to God and fulfills His plan, His will, not what we hope to be ours.

When we stand in the way of God’s will, we end up becoming a “Stumbling block” in the same way our Lord said to St. Peter –

“From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.

Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”

Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

When we receive blessings from God, especially in the form of ministry’s and the grace to help others, we must understand that when He calls us to give up the things He allows us to have, it is also a blessing and not a curse.

Vatican City–
Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation was “a great example” of what it means to follow one’s conscience through prayer, Pope Francis said during his Sunday Angelus address to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square.

Following one’s conscience doesn’t mean chasing after one’s own self-interests; it calls for listening to God, understanding his will and carrying out his plan with determination, Pope Francis said.

Pope Benedict provided a “recent marvelous example” of following one’s conscience, Pope Francis said, evidently referring to the retired pope’s decision to leave office.

“Pope Benedict XVI gave us this great example when the Lord led him to understand, in prayer, what was the step he should take,” Pope Francis said. “He followed, with a great sense of discernment and courage, his conscience, that is, the will of God, who spoke to his heart.”

Continue reading here by Carol Glatz , Catholic News Service

Pope Francis has given us a homework assignment: spend 5 minutes slowly reading Psalm 103: ‘Praise of Divine Goodness.’ It teaches how to pray for grace

Psalms, chapter 103
1 Of David.

I

Bless the LORD, my soul;

all my being, bless his holy name!

2 Bless the LORD, my soul;

and do not forget all his gifts,

3 Who pardons all your sins,

and heals all your ills,

4 Who redeems your life from the pit,

and crowns you with mercy and compassion,

5 Who fills your days with good things,

so your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

II

6 The LORD does righteous deeds,

brings justice to all the oppressed.

7 He made known his ways to Moses,

to the Israelites his deeds.

8 Merciful and gracious is the LORD,

slow to anger, abounding in mercy.

9 He will not always accuse,

and nurses no lasting anger;

10 He has not dealt with us as our sins merit,

nor requited us as our wrongs deserve.

III

11 For as the heavens tower over the earth,

so his mercy towers over those who fear him.

12 far as the east is from the west,

so far has he removed our sins from us.

13 a father has compassion on his children,

so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.

14 For he knows how we are formed,

remembers that we are dust.

15 for man, his days are like the grass;

he blossoms like a flower in the field.

16 wind sweeps over it and it is gone;

its place knows it no more.

17 But the LORD’s mercy is from age to age,

toward those who fear him.

His salvation is for the children’s children

18 of those who keep his covenant,

and remember to carry out his precepts.

IV

19 The LORD has set his throne in heaven;

his dominion extends over all.

20 Bless the LORD, all you his angels,

mighty in strength, acting at his behest,

obedient to his command.

21 Bless the LORD, all you his hosts,

his ministers who carry out his will.

22 Bless the LORD, all his creatures,

everywhere in his domain.

Bless the LORD, my soul!

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World’s End


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Before the end, have your will changed, after the end, there is no changing it.

My world ended when my conversion back home to my Lord began way back in 1998. The life I was leading is gone. The “worldly” ambitious dreams I had are gone. The false peace, is gone! The life I wanted is nothing I want now. I can only keep focused on the life after this one, WITH Him. I can only prepare for the day He comes and there is absolutely no strain to do so. It brings me only joy to do it and to ponder it. It is a total pursuit of holiness now because I am now yoked to Him and not to selfish ambition. Its He doing all the work and I am following His lead. It is living because I love Him. It is accepting the suffering through this life, because His suffering is now mine. My will, is that His will be done. It is doing everything for Him, not because He has done everything for me, but because the love is pure and nothing like it has ever come close to me in this world as His love has. He is all I want. He is all I have and with Him, I have everything.

With all the talk about the mayan end of the world, all I can say is: “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Matthew 24:36

This is not to say, He wont be back. He will. The question is not when but rather, are you going to be ready? Are you going to change your will? Will you give Him everything? I do.

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God’s Will


What is God’s will? I think the only what to answer this question would be to look at His spouse, our Holy Mother Mary. Once she accepted to do the will of God “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to your word.” not only was she giving in to God 100% but also giving up her life to sere Him. She no longer had Free Will, but God’s Will. Meaning, no matter what she did, it was pleasing to Him. Mary, is then, God’s will in the physical being. She was also “Full of Grace” meaning she was unable to offend God, because she was sinless.

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