THE SECRET TO HOLINESS? LOVE!

Yes, LOVE! But don’t get it wrong. We are not talking here about  love as a mere feeling, nor an attraction….but rather of LOVE WHICH IS AN ACT OF THE WILL. Yes…LOVE can be shown and be present ─ even without experiencing any feeling─  because as an ACT OF THE WILL, a person who loves WANTS TO MAKE HIS BELOVED HAPPY, even though he doesn’t feel anything, and EVEN IF IT MEANS RENOUNCING ONE’S SELF TO MAKE THE BELOVED HAPPY. Yes…LOVE and []

POPE FRANCIS: Read a Gospel passage, a Bible passage everyday. The Kingdom of God requires our humble collaboration and daily interior struggle.

Below is Pope Francis’ speech during yeterday’s Angelus in St. Peter’s Square (June 14, 2015) taken from zenit.org. He reminds us of the importance of GOD’S INITIATIVE IN THE GROWTH OF HIS KINGDOM BUT WE HAVE TO LET THE SEED OF GOD’S WORD GROW IN US. How? By being HIS HUMBLE COLLABORATOR because God’s Word only grows in a heart which is “poor = humble”; And by READING A GOSPEL PASSAGE DAILY IN ORDER TO GET MORE ACQUAINTED WITH GOD’S WORD, WHO []

ME…HOLY? A YOUNG MAN ASKED ME…AND I ANSWERED: YES…! YOU TOO AS WELL!

ME…HOLY..? A YOUNG MAN ASKED ME…AND I ANSWERED: YES…! YOU TOO AS WELL! St Peter in his 1st Letter (1: 15-16) reminds us, citing the words of Leviticus: “as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; since it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy (Lev 19:2).’” And as St. Paul tells us as well: “This is the will of God: your sanctification (1Thes 4:3).” But, WHAT CAN I, A WEAK FRAGILE SINNER, []

ON THE PRUDENT USE OF TV AND INTERNET. Pope Francis to youth in Sarajevo

POPE TO YOUTH IN SARAJEVO: TV & INTERNET When asked by a young man if it’s true that he doesn’t watch television and what he thinks about the internet, the Pope answered appealing to the tv show producers to make shows with content that would help people prepare for their life. He also appealed to the personal responsibility of each one saying: “You must LEARN HOW TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU WATCH. If I see that a program is NOT GOOD FOR ME, []