DO IT FOR JESUS!

THE LOVE FOR OUR NEIGHBOR WHICH GOD ASKS OF US MUST BE DONE OUT OF LOVE FOR JESUS. Christianity cannot be reduced to a kind of agency for “doing good”. It is not a mere philanthropy, though noble in itself. It is much more than that. Service of our neighbour acquires supernatural value when it…

HOLINESS IN LITTLE THINGS DONE OUT OF LOVE FOR GOD.

HOLINESS IN LITTLE THINGS DONE OUT OF LOVE FOR GOD. As mentioned in a previous post, the lesson and the reminder of the month of November which commences with the Solemnity of All Saints is: God calls us to holiness. But God counts on our free collaboration, hence, the necessity of  wanting it for love…

30th Sunday O.T. (A). THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT OF ALL.

30th Sunday O.T. (A). THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT OF ALL: LOVE GOD WITH YOUR ALL. OUTLINE Love what God commands. The love which God asks from us: total and authentic.   “Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise.” Opening…

STRIVE TO PLEASE GOD IN EVERYTHING.

STRIVE TO PLEASE GOD IN EVERYTHING. “Grant, Almighty God, that with our thoughts always on the things of the Spirit, we may please you in all that we say and do.” Collect prayer, 7th Sunday O.T. Jesus spent his whole life on earth fulfilling God’s will. My food, he told his disciples, is to do…

Oct. 24: ST. ANTHONY CLARET, BISHOP

Oct. 24 ST. ANTHONY CLARET, BISHOP Born in Spain, St. Anthony Claret (1807-1870) worked as a missionary preacher in Catalonia and the Canary Islands. As Archbishop of Santiago in Cuba, he fought slavery. Later on he was the confessor of the Queen of Spain. He spread the devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and the Immaculate Heart…

SEEK THE LORD IN THE HOLY EUCHARIST

SEEK THE LORD IN THE HOLY EUCHARIST “As a deer longs for flowing streams, so longs my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? (Psalm 42)” The liturgy applies these words to our eagerness to be united with…

DO WE TELL JESUS THAT WE LOVE HIM?

DO WE TELL JESUS THAT WE LOVE HIM? As people who are in love want to be reassured that they are loved, and want to hear over and over again the same words, let us do the same to Jesus. “Don’t be afraid to call our Lord by his name — Jesus — and to…

THE FIRST STEP TO HOLINESS? TO WANT IT.

THE FIRST STEP TO HOLINESS? TO WANT IT! “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love….