PRESUMPTION: WHAT IS IT AND WHY WE HAVE TO WATCH OUT.


Presumption, the overconfidence that God will forgive and save us even if we do not put our part, show contrition for our sins and repair for them through conversion, prayer and sacrifice, is an attitude which God denounced. Sir 5:1-8 Rely not on your wealth; say not: “I have the power.” Rely not on your…

LORD JESUS, MAY WE LOVE YOU MORE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY.


LORD JESUS, MAY WE LOVE YOU MORE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY. Help us do what you want us to do, reject what you reject, uproot and avoid what separates us from you, be generous in overcoming ourselves to serve you in our brethren, and offer you our sacrifices and work well done, knowing that you are…

RESTORE TO ME THE JOY OF YOUR SALVATION


RESTORE TO ME THE JOY OF YOUR SALVATION Tibi, tibi soli peccavi et malum coram te feci – Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in thy sight.23 The Holy Spirit, who “will convince the world concerning sin,”24 helps us see that this nostalgia, this yearning, is not just…

TRUST IN GOD’S AND OUR LADY’S HELP IN YOUR DAILY STRUGGLE.


TRUST IN GOD’S AND OUR LADY’S HELP IN YOUR DAILY STRUGGLE. St. Josemaria wrote: “Saints are those who fight until the very end of their lives, those who know how to get up after each stumble, each fall, and continue valiantly, humbly, lovingly and hopefully along the way.” We are assured that God will not…

TRIALS, EFFORT AND VIRTUES.


TRIALS, EFFORT AND VIRTUES. Our life cannot be without sorrow, pain or worry. Nobody can expect to go through life without them. Nevertheless,  a Christian can bring out a lot of good from life’s difficulties, if he or she knows how to take advantage of them with the help of God’s grace. We cannot make…

IT IS GOD WHO CALLS AND GIVES US THE GRACE.


GOD CALLS US ALL TO HOLINESS AND HE WILL GIVE US THE GRACE… Pope Francis recently reminded us in Gaudete et exultate of our divince vocation to holiness. Yes, you and I as well, for “This is God’s will, your sanctification.” As such, we must not be afraid of holiness, but rather desire and strive…

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…

FOSTER THE HOPE OF BEING A SAINT.


FOSTER THE HOPE OF BEING A SAINT Dear brethren in Christ, below you have a quote from St. Josemaria which would help all of us in our struggle to respond to God’s call to holiness. God himself desires that we be saints. In spite of our defects and frequent falls, God continues to help and…