Interior Struggle

#PopeFrancis: “IF YOU CANNOT #FORGIVE, YOU’RE NOT A #CHRISTIAN.”


POPE FRANCIS: “If you cannot forgive, you’re not a Christian” According to the Vatican radio, Pope Francis, -commenting on today’s Gospel passage, “Be merciful, just as also your Father is merciful (Lk6:36)”  in his September 10, 2015 Homily at Casa Santa Marta-, focused on mercy, peace and reconciliation as opposed to war and hatred. PEACE SAVES US AND MAKES US LIVE AND GROW He asked whether we are capable of accepting the gift of peace which we receive from Jesus and lamented []

21st Sunday of Ordinary Time (B): ACCEPT OR REJECT JESUS, LIVE FOR GOD OR FOR ONE’S SELF. “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (Jn 6: 68).”


21st Sunday of Ordinary Time (B): ACCEPT OR REJECT JESUS “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life (Jn 6: 68).” OUTLINE IDEAS OF TODAY’S SUNDAY READINGS MAN HAS TO CHOOSE WHETHER TO ACCEPT OR REJECT CHRIST TO FOLLOW CHRIST: THIS IS THE CHRISTIAN’S VOCATION.   1.    IDEAS OF TODAY’S SUNDAY READINGS The readings of today’s Sunday Mass present to us two options from which each person has to choose and coherently live according to his choice []

August 15: SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY. Its Meaning and Consequences in Our Christian Life.


August 15: SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF OUR LADY Dear friends, Happy Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady! The entire Church −triumphant, pilgrim and suffering− rejoices on this great day when the Most Blessed Trinity rewards Our Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary,  glorifying her at the end of her life on earth. On this regard, I would like to center our reflection on the following ideas: (1) What is the dogma of the Assumption all about?; (2) What are the consequences []

ON GOD’S MERCY: Feeling Hopeless and Desperate For Your Falls and Sins? Trust in God Who is Merciful, Receive His Pardon and Happiness in Confession


ON GOD’S MERCY: Feeling Hopeless and Desperate For Your Falls and Sins? Trust in God Who is Merciful, Receive His Pardon and Happiness in Confession! Dear friend, if ever you find yourself feeling hopeless and desperate for the burden of your sins and frequent falls, I encourage you to react and shake off this pessimism which is an ally of the enemy. Raise your spirit! Consider that God is truly merciful. Below are some words of Pope Francis in his Bull of Indiction []

JUNE 29: “I HAVE COMPETED WELL; I HAVE FINISHED THE RACE; I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH.” St. Paul’s Operative Faith and the Interior Struggle to Do God’s Will


JUNE 29:  “I HAVE COMPETED WELL; I HAVE FINISHED THE RACE; I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH.” St. Paul’s Operative Faith and the Interior Struggle to Do God’s Will In one of the comments written by a non-Catholic to one of my posts in a Christian group, I was advised to “STOP STRUGGLING” (commenting on the title of our FB page and weblog) for FAITH is the only necessary thing to be saved, basing himself on St. Paul, and “WORKS” are not necessary. []