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Christ All Around Them

Yesterday morning I went for the Installation of Bishop Patrick O’Regan as the Ninth Bishop of Sale.  In his homily he quoted the Words of ‘Christ All Around Me” and then he said, in the place of “Me”, we could use the Words ‘Us”.

I did think that was a Very Good Thought.  Yes, when we pray, ME, it becomes personal prayer and when we use US or THEM, it becomes the prayer of a Community.

Recently, there has been so much of persecution of Christians and Catholics and I decided to write this article CHRIST ALL AROUND THEM and to make it a prayer for all those who are currently being persecuted in the Middle East.

If those who are persecuting Christians and Catholics begin to see them through the eyes of Jesus Christ, then all persecution will stop.  So let us listen to the lyrics of CHRIST ALL AROUND ME AND MAKE IT A PRAYER FOR THOSE BEING PERSECUTED IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

 

 

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February 27, 2015 Posted by | Bishop Patrick O'Regan, Blogs, Catholicism, Christ Jesus, Christianity, God's Love, Jesus Christ, Persecution, Youth | Leave a comment

LOVE = THE CROSS

We are in the Season of Lent – It is a time to contemplate LOVE ON THE CROSS.  Today, let us simply sit quietly and look at the Cross. What do we see?  We see Jesus Christ, the Son of God, God and Man, hanging from a tree, INNOCENT AND SINLESS.

We see :

  •          OBEDIENCE,
  •          LOVE,
  •          WILLINGNESS TO GIVE UP HIS LIFE FOR LOVE OF US.
  •           SUFFERING
  •           ONE WHO WAS CONDEMNED BY HIS OWN PEOPLE
  •           HE ONLY DID GOOD FOR HIS PEOPLE
  •           THE BLINDNESS OF THOSE WHO PERSECUTED HIM
  •           GREAT HUMILIATION. HE WAS LAUGHED AND SCORNED AT.
  •            FORGIVENESS –  “FORGIVE THEM FATHER FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO”
  •            THE PLAQUE AT THE TOP OF THE CROSS – “THE KING OF THE JEWS”
  •            HE IS MORE THAN A KING.  HE IS THE KING OF KINGS.
  •            HIS NAIL PIERCED HANDS AND FEET.
  •            WE SEE THE SON OF MAN’S LASHED AND WOUNDED BODY.
  •             LOVE FOR HIS MOTHER WHEN HE GAVE HIS MOTHER TO JOHN.

What is Jesus Christ saying to each one of us from the Cross :

  •              I LOVE YOU.  I WILLINGLY DIED FOR YOU.
  •              I WANT YOU TO LOVE ME IN RETURN AND TO LIVE FOREVER WITH ME IN PARADISE.
  •               IT IS NECESSARY FOR YOU TO CARRY YOUR CROSS EVERYDAY AND FOLLOW ME
  •               EVERY INDIVIDUAL DOES HAVE PROBLEMS AND DIFFICULTIES.
  •               I WILL GIVE YOU GRACE AND I WILL PROTECT YOU.
  •               I WILL CARRY YOU ON MY SHOULDERS WHEN YOU ARE UNABLE TO CARRY ON.                      YOU WILL THEN SEE ONLY ONE SET OF FOOT PRINTS ON THE SAND AND THOSE WOULD BE MINE.
  •                DO NOT BE AFRAID FOR I AM WITH YOU TILL THE END OF TIME.
  •                I HAVE WON THE BATTLE AGAINST EVIL AS I AM ALIVE – I AM THE RESURRECTED LORD.  I HAD TO DIE SO THAT I WOULD RISE VICTORIOUSLY.
  •                I AM A WINNER AND SO ARE YOU.  BUT YOU MUST BE READY TO ACCEPT SUFFERING IN THIS LIFE.
  •                I WILL GIVE YOU A CROWN IN THE NEXT LIFE AND FOR EVERY SUFFERING THERE I WILL PLACE A PRECIOUS STONE IN YOUR CROWN.
  •                IF YOU LOVE ME AND ARE HAPPY TO ACCEPT YOUR SUFFERING AND PAINS, THE JOYS THAT YOU WOULD EXPERIENCE WITH ME IN HEAVEN WILL BE INDESCRIBABLE.
  •                 FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE TEMPTED TO WALK THE BROAD ROAD OF SIN, I APPEAL TO YOU TO TURN AROUND AND COME BACK TO ME.  THE BROAD ROAD LEADS TO HELL AND DAMNATION.
  •                  SUFFERING CLEANSES, PURIFIES AND DRAWS YOU CLOSER AND CLOSER TO ME FOR I AM THE RESURRECTED  LORD.
  •                  AS YOU COME CLOSER AND CLOSER TO ME, YOU WILL EXPERIENCE  LOVE, JOY, PEACE, FORBEARANCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, GENTLENESS AND SELF-CONTROL, PATIENCE, CHARITY, GENEROSITY AND CHASTITY.  I WILL CAUSE  ALL THE FRUITS OF MY HOLY SPIRIT WHICH YOU RECEIVED IN CONFIRMATION TO SURFACE AND BECOME VIBRANT IN YOU.
  •                  MY DEAR PEOPLE, I LOVE YOU.  COME BACK TO ME AND MY FATHER WILL PROTECT YOU UNDER HIS WING.

MY ARMS ARE OUTSTRETCHED WAITING FOR YOU TO COME BACK INTO MY EMBRACE.

MY EMBRACE IS HEAVEN.  MY EMBRACE IS GRACE.  MY EMBRACE IS A HAVEN.  IN MY EMBRACE YOU WILL BE SAFE ON THIS EARTH AND IN THE NEXT.

COME BACK MY PEOPLE – COME TASTE AND SEE!!!!!!

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February 19, 2015 Posted by | Blessing, Blogs, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Charity, Christianity, Confidence, Contemplation, Deliverance, Evangelisation, Jesus Christ, Lent, Love for God, Meditation, Peace, Persecution, Prayers, Presence of God, Repentance, Solution to problems, Suffering, The Cross, Trust in God, Youth | Leave a comment

Ash Wednesday – 2015


Hosea – COME BACK TO ME – Lyrics by John Michael Talbot

By Florence D’Costa

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent which is a 40 day period where we journey with Jesus Christ through His most sorrowful passion and death and ultimately we CELEBRATE EASTER, the Day He rose again in all His glory, when He conquered Sin and Death.

Catholics attend Mass on Ash Wednesday when the priest places ashes on our forehead and says the words :

1.   Repent and follow the Gospel.

2.   Thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return.

During Lent, there are three things that we need to do ”

1.    Prayer  –  What is prayer?  Prayer is having a conversation with
with God.  We talk, God listens.  Then God talks and it
important to listen to what God is saying to us.
1 Tessolonians 5:17  “Pray without ceasing”  Does it
mean that we have to pray 24 x 7?  Yes.  Well, how
can we do this?  It means that we need to be in the
Presence of God all the time.  No matter what we are
doing – eating, working, dancing, cooking or sleeping,
we need to be conscious of the Presence of Jesus Christ.
When we are conscious of the Presence of Jesus Christ,
we would try our best to do everything to please Him
and thus we would be walking away from Sin.

2.    Fasting –  We are all called to abstain from eating meat on Ash
Wednesday, on all Fridays during Lent and on Good
Friday.  Fasting is primarily an act of willing abstinence
or reduction from certain or all food, drink or both for
a period of time.  WHY DO WE FAST DURING LENT?
We combine fasting, praying, contemplating on the
passion of Christ and engage in acts of self-discipline.
When we fast, our bodies become submissive to Our
Spirit.  This is another way of walking away from Sin.
We are also called to fast from our sinful habits.  We
can give up watching TV or watching less hours of TV.
Spend less time on the internet and make some more
sacrifices.  We can share our food with the poor.

3.Almsgiving – We can save some money during Lent and give our
to CARITAS.  This is an organization that helps the
poor and the needy.  I think it is very important for us
to give money to CARITAS this Lent as there are many
displaced Catholics and Christians.  These are the
people who have been driven out of their homes by
terrorists in Syria. They were forced to leave everything
behind and to flee for their lives if they refused to
convert to Islam.  These people are very poor indeed as
they gave up their homes and their life savings for
JESUS CHRIST.

So my dear Catholic and Christian brothers and sisters, let us begin our journey with Jesus Christ, this Lent.  For those of us who were
walking away from Christ, it is time to TURN AROUND AND TO COME BACK TO HIM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 17, 2015 Posted by | Ash Wednesday, Blogs, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Charity, Christianity, Contemplation, Fast, God, God the Father, God's Love, Jesus Christ, Lent, Love for God, married couples, Prayers, Presence of God, Repentance, Singles, Women, Youth | Leave a comment

The Families of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan should be strong for them.

By Florence D’Costa

The families of Myuran Sukuraman and Andrew Chan should be strong for these two boys. Friends, Mercy Supporters and Governments who are supporting these two boys should be their anchor.

All supporters should be positive in their thinking and we should pray with faith believing that God is all knowing, all seeing and He is merciful to the penitent sinner.  These boys have repented and we can be sure that God has forgiven them.  It is very important for us to be strong in our faith and to believe that their lives could be saved.

More importantly we need to pray that Indonesia would do away with the Death Penalty and that they would have programs to enable prisoners become better human beings, so that they can be useful to themselves, to society and the country at large.

We as individuals should work on ourselves to become better people and we should be a good influence on others.  If we can make a difference in the lives of others, then we should.

THIS SHOULD BE OUR MISSION.

February 17, 2015 Posted by | Art, Blogs, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Charity, Christianity, Drugs, Educational Rehabilitation, Family, Indonesia, Indonesia Prison, Jesus Christ, Mercy, Repentance, Youth | Leave a comment

Jesus is Our Valentine – Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my viewers.  Jesus Christ died for each one of us, so that we might have life.  The reason why we Catholics/Christrians live is because Christ Jesus died for us.  John:3:16 “For Christ so loved the World that He gave His only Begotten Son for us, so that we might have Eternal Life’.

How can we love Christ? When we love one another with Christ’s love, then we are True Christians. So lovers all over the world, love each other with Christ’s love!
Do something special for each other and make each other happy! Love each other with Holy Love! Give each other pleasant surprises not only on Valentine’s Day but every day. Do little things that will show your love and appreciation for each other. Husbands and wives unite yourselves to Christ. Only Christ can unite a husband and wife and make them one in His Holy Love. Wives, make yourselves pretty for your husbands and husbands appreciate your wives and tell them that they look beautiful. Give them flowers, write love notes to each other. Keep your love alive and may your love grow deeper and sweeter as the days go by. Only God can keep the love that you have for each other, so everyday, couples need to get down on their knees and worship this great big God. The more we love Him, the more He will fill our hearts with love for each other.

Every Christian is called to love each other with Unconditional love. So, let us outdo each other by doing things for each other, that would revive our love, our joy and peace.

It is absolutely necessary to pray for each other and to pray with each other. All couples should pray for each other and also for other couples all around the world. We must believe, that when we pray, God answers prayers and He blesses all couples with special and wonderful blessings.

For those singles who are looking for someone whom they wish to fall in love with and marry and have a family, get down on your knees on ‘Valentine’s Day’ and pray to Christ Jesus, Our True Valentine who died for each one of us to give us Life! and pray for your Life Partner. When you pray, believe that Christ always gives you a quality answer. All the best Singles!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


February 14, 2015 Posted by | Blogs, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, couples, Jesus Christ, Love, Marriage, married couples, Singles, Valentine's Day, Youth | Leave a comment

Myuran Sukumaran and his Art and Educational

We are all aware that drug trafficking is very wrong but when we see a young man who has repented of his wrong doings and who has changed his way of living, we as a people of Australia and the world must plead for his life to be spared.

A young man who we are sure, if his life is spared, would become a PERSON WHO WOULD SACRIFICE HIS LIFE FOR HIS INMATES AND FOR THE PEOPLE OF INDONESIA.

SUCH GREAT TALENT should not be wasted by EXECUTION.

My opinion is that if all prisoners reform their lives and become useful to their inmates and to the country in which they are imprisoned, the prisons will become a better place.

We pray O Lord Jesus Christ to save people who are on drugs and to open more Drug Rehabilitation Centres.  Give people the grace to WALK AWAY FROM DRUGS. Amen!

All countries all over the world including, Indonesia and Australia should teach children in high school (State schools, catholic schools and Private schools), Colleges, Universities and work places etc about the danger of drugs.

AS MYURAN SUKUMARAN HAS CHANGED HIS LIFE AND IS MAKING A GREAT EFFORT TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF HIS INMATES, WE PLEAD AND WE PRAY HIS LIFE AND ANDREW CHAN’S LIFE BE SPARED.

I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!

February 12, 2015 Posted by | Art, Blogs, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, Drugs, Educational Rehabilitation, Indonesia, Indonesia Prison, Jesus Christ, Miracles, Politics, Repentance, Youth | Leave a comment

Are you struggling in Your Marriage?

A reminder to those who have forgotten how happy they were on their Wedding Day and a reminder that you could recapture those happy times again.

Where have you gone wrong? Have you neglected to love each other in good times and in bad times?

AND BECAUSE OF THAT –

Are you struggling in your marriage?  Are you being taken advantage of?  Are you being walked all over?  You are not alone.  You definitely are not alone.  Jesus Christ is journeying with you.  I suggest you try and talk things over with your husband/wife.   Pray everyday on a personal level.  Pray as a family.

If the problem persists and the situation is really getting out of hand, then, I think it is time for you to approach a priest and seek help.  I am sure that he would suggest that you visit him with your spouse and you can be sure that HELP IS ON ITS WAY.  The Parish Priest will help you the best way he can.

So my dear married people who have stopped going to church for a very long time,  I would like to remind you that you are loved very much by a God and for those of you who have stopped going to Church and have stopped praying, I think it is time for you to come back to Church. Don’t stay home and become bitter.   Come back to Church, be friends with the Community and we as a Community will try to help you the best way we can.

Whatever be your problem, HELP IS ON ITS WAY but you must take the first step.  Come back to Church, talk to a Priest or to somebody whom you could trust in the Church Community and you can be SURE that YOU WILL BE HELPED.

 

February 12, 2015 Posted by | Blogs, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Love, Marriage, married couples, Miracles, music, Singles, Solution to problems, Women, Youth | Leave a comment

You Make Me Brave – Lyrics

February 11, 2015 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Youth | Leave a comment

The Love of Christ

Is it possible for us human beings with finite minds to fathom the depth of the Love of Christ.  No, it is not humanly possible for us to comprehend Christ’s Love for us.  The cross to many is utter and complete foolishness.  But we through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit try our best to comprehend His Deep Love for us.

February 7, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Come Lord Jesus Come!

February 7, 2015 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, Evangelisation, Jesus Christ, Youth | Leave a comment