FORWARD, NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS! CLING TO GOD’S MERCY!

FORWARD, NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS! CLING TO GOD’S MERCY! “Forward, no matter what happens! Cling tightly to Our Lord’s hand and remember that God does not lose battles. If you should stray from him for any reason, react with the humility that will lead you to begin again and again; to play the role of…

PRIDE: THE OBSTACLE TO RECEIVE GOD’S MERCY

PRIDE: THE OBSTACLE TO RECEIVE GOD’S MERCY “He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts (Lk 1:51).” The above words are taken from Our Lady’s “Magnificat” wherein Mary praises God for having looked upon the lowliness of His handmaid. Humility is the necessary virtue which…

FORGIVE AND YOU WILL BE FORGIVEN (Lk 6:37).

FORGIVE AND YOU WILL BE FORGIVEN (Lk 6:37) This is the attitude of the true disciple of Christ. The greatness of man, the authentic realization of his being, lies in imitating Christ, our model. God’s mercy is necessary to judge others with God’s compassion, overcoming a mere human parameter. St. Augustine comments: “See, brothers, how…

LET US ALWAYS GIVE THANKS TO GOD!

LET US ALWAYS GIVE THANKS TO GOD! The common expression “Thank God!” should be for us a sincere exclamation. St Augustine wrote: ” What better words can we bear in our heart, have on our lips, or record in ink than the words ‘Thank God’? Nothing can be said more briefly, heard more gladly, received…

26th Sunday O.T. (A). IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO RETURN TO GOD.

26th Sunday O.T. (A). IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO RETURN TO GOD. OUTLINE 1. SUMMARY OF IDEAS OF TODAYS’ SUNDAY READINGS (FULL READINGS IN http://wp.me/p6k7Mv-2R8 ) 2. WE ARE ALL SINNERS AND WE MUST LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF THE LORD WHO CALLS US TO CONVERSION. 3. THE PARABLE OF THE TWO SONS. IT IS NEVER TOO…

24th Sunday O.T. (A): FORGIVE, ALWAYS!

24th Sunday O.T. (A) FORGIVE, ALWAYS! OUTLINE Summary of ideas of today’s Sunday readings What does “seventy times seven” mean in Hebrew? An important lesson from the parable of the unforgiving servant: Forgive always as you are forgiven by God. 1. Summary of ideas of today’s Sunday readings Today’s Sunday Liturgy of the Word centers…

July 22: ST. MARY MAGDALENE, Feast.

JULY 22 ST. MARY MAGDALENE, Feast. The Sinner Turned Saint. On July 22, we will be celebrating the feast day of St. Mary Magdalene, the repentant sinner turned saint, the woman out of whom seven demons were cast (cf. Lk 8:2). A very beautiful woman, with long lovely hair, she met Jesus at Simon’s home…