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This a MUST SEE. It is a miracle. I am amazed but I do believe this because I did go for Midnight on Christmas and I did have an awesome experience. During the Our Father, at Mass, our Spirits were transported to Bethlehem to the time when Jesus Christ was born in a stable. I did see Mother Mary, St Joseph and Baby Jesus. Baby Jesus was a little bit older and He was in His Manager and He was abit active when compared to a newly born baby. I did ask Mother Mary if I could carry baby Jesus and she said, ‘Yes’. So I carried Baby Jesus and then all the important Catholic people were there in spirit and they all had a chance to carry baby Jesus. It was an amazing night.
YES, I DO BELIEVE.
THE YEAR OF FAITH!
My Dear Friends/Readers,
We do not have to worry about anything else that people tell us. It is the Year of Faith declared by our dear Pope Benedict XVI. Take up your bibles – Everyday, read the Daily Readings – Meditate on the Readings and the Gospel. Look up for Catholic Sites that give authentic Catholic Teachings and do not worry about anything else that confuses you.
Let us give Glory to Our Lord Jesus Christ. Let our first priority be to know our religion so that we can go forth and be able to defend our faith, to stand our ground and more importantly to PROCLAIM OUR FAITH/JESUS CHRIST TO ALL THOSE WHOM WE MEET.
A Reminder to Pray!
This morning I went for Mass and I went early for Mass. For those of us who can go to daily Mass, I think we should make that added effort to not only go for Mass but to be there on time. We should pray the Mass devoutly and receive Holy Communion in the State of Grace. In Holy Communion Jesus Christ comes to dwell in our hearts. He comes to give us strength to live the day accordingly to the Will of Our Heavenly Father.
It is very important to remember that when we communicate with Our Heavenly Father, we pray through Jesus Christ His Son and by the Power of the Holy Spirit. We, on our own do not have the power to pray and call God, Our Father without the Holy Spirit.
To have a relationship with God, we must pray (communicate with Him.) Personal Prayer is very important – atleast once a day. We can pray the daily readings of the Mass and meditate or we can read the gospel of the day and meditate. God speaks through His word. For spiritual strength, it is important for us to read and meditate on His word. We make sure that we do not skip a meal because if we do, then we will go hungry and our bodies would become weak. In like manner, it is absolutely important for us to read and study God’s word. His word is food for our soul. If we do not read and meditate on God’s word, we would remain ignorant to what God wants us to do and our soul would become sick.
My dear people, if an individual wants to be healthy and strong in mind, soul and body and draw closer to God who help them in their difficulties and be present in their joys, that individual should read God’s word and meditate.
I am sure that you are aware of what happens when we eat food. We chew the food and when we swallow the same, it travels to the stomach where it is digested and then distributed to all parts of the body, thus strengthening our body.
Let me explain what happens when we hear the Word of God being read or when we read His Holy word. When we hear the word of God being read, the word enters through our ear and travels down to our hearts. The Word of God is alive and active. When the word of God reaches our hearts, the word that is alive begins to work in our hearts. The spiritual energy is then used to take us closer to God and to our neighbour. The love for God, for ourselves and our neighbour begins to grow in our hearts. When we look at others, we begin to see others through the eyes of Christ Jesus and our whole life has a New Meaning. We now know that we have a mission to love God and serve God with our whole being and to love our neighbour as we love ourselves. We then begin to act like our Master, Our Lord Jesus Christ and we begin a live of love, charity and mercy.
We can pick any time of the day that is convenient for us to pray personal prayer. Now there is something else that I would like to add here. When we are really and truly in love with someone – what do we do. We think of them constantly and if we could we would try to communicate with them often during the day. In like manner we are all called to fall in love with God – The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit – The One Triune God. When we are in love with God, we will constantly keep in touch with Him. We would think of Him constantly and we would do His Holy Will.
So my dear people try your best not to miss one day without having personal prayer.
I was viewing this video and it really touched my heart. You will note that the bond between Msgr Georg Ganswein and
His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI is really strong – It is the Holy Spirit that binds the two together in Holiness and yet again you will see the three of them together knit together with the power of the Holy Spirit – The three are Msgr Georg Ganswein, Cardinal Bertone and His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI! Wow to Friendship, Faithfulness and Loyalty!
Pope’s Right Hand Man – Bishop Georg Ganswein – Congratulations! Ordained as Bishop on 6th January, 2013!
I would like to add here that Msgr Georg Ganswein was Personal Secretary to Pope Benedict XVI. He was found to be extremely faithful to His Holiness and was rewarded on 6th January, 2013 when he was ordained as Bishop among 3 others. It personally gives me great pleasure to note Msgr Georg Ganswein was selected to be ordained as Bishop. Heaven has won again! Another Victory over evil!
Let us the Laity continue to pray for Our Pope Benedict XVI, the Roman Curia, all Cardinals, Bishops, Priests, Religious and for the whole Catholic Church that Our Lord Jesus Christ would continue to lead and guide Our Church!
Let us continue to pray for the Catholic Church in Australia who remains Constant and Faithful to the Vicar of Christ on Earth.
I feel inspired to mention a few points about the First Australian Saint.1. She followed the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.2. When she was young she had the responsibility of going to work at an early age to support her family as her father did haveproblems with holding a job.3. Her aim was to educate the poor children and teach them about Jesus Christ.4. She did begin the order of the Josephite nuns.5. She was ex-communicated because of a misunderstanding but was reinstated after a year, I think.I just randomly selected 5 points. We could now try to compare our lives with this great saint. She did follow theinspirations of the Holy Spirit. Are we able to listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and are we daring enough toimplement the strategies in our lives and help others as well? Are we capable of holding a job and being responsible in our job? Are we committed and do we work honestly? Do we squander our money or do we use it wisely? Do we share our money with our family? Do we have a desire in our hearts to educate children in the ways of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We can begin with our own children and with the extended family. We can teach them Christian Values and help them to develop a desire to learn more about Christ Jesus and to have a desire to Live A Holy Life. Maybe, we can become Catechists in our parish or get involved with the Teen Groups – helping teenagers to continue on their journey with Jesus Christ as their companion and friend or you could get involved with helping the Youth form a group and be active Spiritually (prayer, adoration and by getting leaders of other groups to come over and give talks), Physically (can arrange games and sports in the parish premises to help flourish healthy relationships and to keep healthy. It is important to get the youth interested in keeping fit and to get them interested in various types of activities and health programs. The main aim should be to help the youth to have a desire to keep fit and healthy all the days of their lives). We could train the youth to be mentally and emotionally strong by having various types of programs such as Inner Healing, to build their confidence, to train them to be able to relate with all types of people. I also think it is important to teach youth about endurance. Many youth give up when things begin to get difficult. They are unable to see a way out of their problems. Some youth may have pressures from family, peer groups, at their work places etc. etc. They could be taught strategies of how to cope in difficult situations. Every single youth and person is precious in the eyes of God. There are many times that we commit the sin of omission and we will definitely be answerable to God for sins of omission. Are we ready to dare to do something for the community like Mary of the Cross? Are we prepared to share with those who have less? Are we prepared to listen the promptings of the Holy Spirit and to make a path where others have not trod. It will not be easy to try to do the above but we should have the strength and the courage of the Holy Spirit to persevere. There might or might not be opposition but we need to keep on keeping on and God will send people our way to help us achieve His Holy Will on earth.So, let us keep Mary of the Cross as our example and try to be the Kind of Person that God has created us to be!My aim is to reach people in all countries. So, I would request those who read this article and like what they read, can encourage those in other countries besides Australia to access this blog and try to implement some of the things in their lives, their families, extended families, communities and parishes.<hr>
I have been watching this video clip and I think that the Singer is revealing that when she set eyes on the Waiter, she falls in love with him and she dreams of getting married to him and having a family with him. I think there are many youth out there who do not value marriage or having children or raising a family. Many youth have become selfish and are all out to have fun with girls and to eventually ditch them.
I have decided to pug this video clip on my blog and I hope and pray that this would reach many youth who are sceptic of having healthy relationships with each other because they either do not trust the other or because they do not want to responsibility of getting married and raising a family. I think it is time for the youth of today to make a complete TURN AROUND and walk back to Jesus Christ. Many youth have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation but have for some reason not continued to come back to Church. To these youth, I pray and request them to come back to Jesus Christ. To all the youth who are confused, or whose hearts are filled with disappointment, who have met with failure after failure in their lives, who have lost all hope in God – I pray, Come back to Jesus Christ – Go to Church, make a good confession and receive Jesus Christ in the Eucharist who is the ANSWER TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS.
I request all those who read this article and if you know of someone who is lonely, who has lost all hope and who do not know what to do next, please pray for them and request them to read this article. Tell them not to give up hope for JESUS CHRIST is real and He will surely help them. So dear youth, THERE IS HOPE. GO BACK TO CHURCH AND MEET YOUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST WHO IS WAITING FOR YOU WITH OPEN ARMS. HE IS WAITING TO GIVE YOU NEW LIFE AND HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE.
I AM NOT PROMISING YOU A FAIRY TALE ENDING BUT WHEN YOU GO BACK TO CHURCH JESUS CHRIST WILL HELP YOU IN YOUR DIFFICULTIES. HE WILL MAKE YOUR JOY SWEETER AND YOUR PROBLEMS WILL BE MORE BEARABLE AND THERE WILL BE A SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS. JUST GIVE THEM ALL TO JESUS CHRIST!
I was watching this video and I have been inspired to write. I think we as parents should teach our children from a very young age about true values in life – about loving Jesus Christ and most of all we should give our children lots and lots of love so that they will not do wrong things to achieve what they would consider as love. If we bring up our children with Right Values, then, that is what they would cling to especially in difficult times.
Watching this video has pained my heart. There are so many youth out there who do not get the Right Love and Christian values in their homes and when they fall in love with someone, parents for some reason do not approve of their relationship and they do everything in their power to break up that relationship. What happened in Romeo and Juliet? True love was opposed and then calamity to both the Young Ones. We should as parents even if we do not approve of our children’s relationships, we should love them, pray for them, encourage them to go to church along with their partner and if that relationship is God’s Holy Will, then we should accept God’s Holy Will. Who are we as parents to destroy the lives of our children. We should always be there for them – In Good times and in Bad times. If the partner that they have chosen is not for them, we must pray and pray and God will break up the relationship and they will be free again. Children should be taught to be Virgins for the partner that they will marry and be with their Spouse for the rest of their lives. I personally think parents should not decide who their children should marry because it is the couple that would be living together for the rest of their lives.
I also agree with a priest friend of mine that youth of today sit indoors before their computers and spend most of their time indoors. Children should be encouraged to have outdoor activities so that when they grow older, they would love to go for picnics with other youth, have dancing sessions in their parish and organise games with the youth and have parishioners and family cheering them as they play their games. This would foster healthy relationships and in this manner our youth would be able to find good Catholic/Christians partners whom they would marry, have the blessings of parents and friends and Most of all, have the blessings of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
LET US AS PARENTS THINK OF BEST WAYS WE COULD HELP OUR CHILDREN IN THIS LIFE SO THAT WE AS A FAMILY WE WOULD ONE DAY BE TOGETHER IN HEAVEN WITH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST FOREVER AND EVER! WE MUST PRAY WITH OUR CHILDREN AND FOR OUR CHILDREN!
Wow! Another year has begun. Do we have to be afraid of anything? I guess not. Our aim should be to stay close to Our Lord Jesus Christ and to trust that His Holy Spirit will lead and guide us throughout this New Year! Should we think only of ourselves and of our families? Well, I guess not. We should be outward looking. Our prayers and concerns should be for those around us. We should become sensitive people – always looking out for people who need our care and concern. We must remember to love those who are in need of our love.
- I pass people on the road who are afraid to smile and say ‘Hello’ or ‘Good Morning’ or ‘Good Afternoon’ or ‘Good Evening’. We are afraid to acknowledge someone whom we do not know or who we have not met before. These days, I see families shopping together or at restaurants or sometimes people walking quite briskly – excercising I guess. I wave to them and say, ‘Hi’ or ‘I guess, you are enjoying yourself with your family’ and then we get into a conversation and we have a laugh together.
- If we have not cleared our Walk-in-Robes, our cupboards and our homes of things we do not need, I guess, it is time that we do that now. With the surplus that we have, we can share with those who have not. I guess, instead of having a Garage Sale and selling items for a dollar, we could source out people who are really in need and give them our extras or maybe, you can think of other ways of helping people who are really in need.
- There are many ways to remind people about going to church. When we get into conversation with people whom we do not know, we can always mention, ‘Oh! I have forgotten, I must hurry back home as I need to do something before going to church tomorrow morning or wear a Rosary around your wrist or around your neck or wear a cross around your neck. We must be brave enough to let people know that we are Catholics/Christians.
When we make GOD’S BUSINESS OUR BUSINESS, HE MAKES OUR BUSINESS, HIS BUSINESS.
So, My dear Readers, let us be people who are ready to EVANGELISE – BE READY TO HELP THOSE WHO NEED OUR HELP!