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Stand up For Jesus - Another Humanistic Initiative



In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Let us pray


O Jesus I Surrender myself to You, You take over. Amen


We make no apology for stating it is time to -


Stand up for Jesus.


The people of God are confused with mixed messages coming from Church Leaders and from pulpits. Always remember the Word of God is unchanging.


It is time for all of us to to stand up for Jesus


Global Pact on Education - Pope's Humanistic Message.


“Concern for education is a concern for future generations and for the future of humanity,” said Pope Francis during an audience attended by UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education Stefania Giannini and academic experts, on February 7, 2020.


This meeting, organized on the sidelines of a two-day conference at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, prepared the ground for the signing of a Global Compact for Education at the Vatican next 14 May.


Drawing attention to inequalities in access to education and the “globalization of indifference,” Pope Francis stated that the “educational compact is in a state of breakdown and can only be fixed through a renewed universal effort of generosity and cooperation involving families, schools and social, cultural, religious institutions.

During the hour-long audience, Pope Francis shared his views on how to renew this educational compact. “Each generation needs to consider how best to hand on its knowledge and its values to the next, since it is through education that men and women attain their maximum potential and become conscious, free and responsible,” he said.

He stressed the role of education in the “promotion of a culture of dialogue, encounter and mutual understanding, in a spirit of serenity and tolerance.” He called for valuing traditions and cultures so that future generations may develop “their own self-understanding by encountering and appropriating cultural diversity and change.”


Describing teachers as the “artisans of future generations,” he called for stronger recognition and support to their profession. “By their knowledge, patience and dedication, they communicate a way of living and acting that embodies a richness that is not material but spiritual, and creates the men and women of tomorrow.”


The Pope’s vision resonated with UNESCO’s humanistic message. “The future of education and the future of society are inextricably linked,” said Ms Giannini during the seminar at the Pontifical Academy. “We need a more fundamental rethinking on the vision and purpose of education today,” she said, presenting the Futures of Education project and UNESCO’s work to integrate global citizenship and sustainable development into learning contents. “Education alone cannot solve all development challenges,” continued Ms Giannini, “but a humanistic and holistic approach should contribute to achieving a new model, guided by environmental stewardship, a concern for peace, inclusion and social justice.”


The above was taken from the UNESCO's webpage yesterday. No word of Jesus, nor the need of a proper Catholic Education programme. UNESCO is committed to so called equality rights particularly on Abortion.


Given that no one in the Catholic Hierarchy is either speaking against Francis -


The time has come to Stand up for Jesus.


Today we celebrate

Friday of week 28 in Ordinary Time

  or Saint Hedwig, Religious 

  or Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin 

  or Saint Gall, Abbot and Missionary

Other saints:

Saint Marguerite d'Youville

St Richard Gwyn



The Word of God


Luke 12:1-7 - Not one sparrow is forgotten in God's sight


The people had gathered in their thousands so that they were treading on one another. And Jesus began to speak, first of all to his disciples. ‘Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees – that is, their hypocrisy. Everything that is now covered will be uncovered, and everything now hidden will be made clear. For this reason, whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in hidden places will be proclaimed on the housetops.


  ‘To you my friends I say: Do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. I will tell you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has the power to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him. Can you not buy five sparrows for two pennies? And yet not one is forgotten in God’s sight. Why, every hair on your head has been counted. There is no need to be afraid: you are worth more than hundreds of sparrows.’



MORNING PRAYER

Lord God,

bestow a full measure of your grace on us

who are with You in prayer.

As you work within us to keep us in the path of your commandments,

may we receive consolation in this present life

and eternal joys in the next.

Amen.




Galatians 2:19-20


Through the Law I am dead to the Law, so that now I can live with God. I have been crucified with Christ, and I live now not with my own life but with the life of Christ who lives in me. The life I now live in this body I live in faith: faith in the Son of God who loved me and who sacrificed himself for my sake.

St. Faustina Kowalska,


“Pure love is capable of great deeds, and it is not broken by difficulty or adversity. As it remains strong in the midst of great difficulties, so too it perseveres in the toilsome and drab life of each day."


Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska:

Divine Mercy in My Soul


The Word of The Lord - From the Letters of St Paul


Ephesians 1:11-14 · You have been stamped with the seal of the Holy Spirit


It is in Christ that we were claimed as God’s own,

chosen from the beginning,

under the predetermined plan of the one who guides all things

as he decides by his own will;

chosen to be,

for his greater glory,

the people who would put their hopes in Christ before he came.

Now you too, in him,

have heard the message of the truth and the good news of your salvation,

and have believed it;

and you too have been stamped with the seal of the Holy Spirit of the Promise,

the pledge of our inheritance

which brings freedom for those whom God has taken for his own, to make his glory praised.


Each day I pray that the Lord will bless you and keep you.

May He show His face to you and have mercy.

May He turn His countenance to you and give you peace.

The Lord bless you!

Amen.


Always remember - Jesus loves you.


We recommend

Catholic Doctrine, New Testament, Catechism - catholictruth.online

Catechism taken from Catholic Catechism - catechismonline.com

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