Stand up For Jesus - God Alone IS Enough
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.
With the best will in the world Fratelli Tutti contains doctrinal error or is setting out forthcoming doctrinal changes in the Catholic Church. We must uphold the truth. The truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
It is time for all of us to to stand up for Jesus
Self Indulgence or Jesus Christ
Yesterday in Paul's letter to the Galatians we are told
If you are led by the Spirit, no law can touch you. When self-indulgence is at work the results are obvious: fornication, gross indecency and sexual irresponsibility; idolatry and sorcery; feuds and wrangling, jealousy, bad temper and quarrels; disagreements, factions, envy; drunkenness, orgies and similar things. I warn you now, as I warned you before: those who behave like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. What the Spirit brings is very different: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness, gentleness and self-control. There can be no law against things like that, of course. You cannot belong to Christ Jesus unless you crucify all self-indulgent passions and desires.
Since the Spirit is our life, let us be directed by the Spirit.
If Paul was alive today would he have changed so much to accept what many Church Leaders write and preach about today.for instance at a recent Mass offered for an LGBT group in the U.K., a heretical profession of faith was used in place of the Creed. Holy Communion given to non Catholics and those not in a fit state of grace. Acceptance of Abortion to some degree or other. A lack of respect or acceptance of the Real Presence in the Blessed Sacrament. Catholic Mass said in conjunction with Islamic Ministers, Fratelli Tutti? I could go on.
Much of this is presumably done to 'modernise the Church' or to make it 'more acceptable' but it ignores the very word of Christ.
In another part of scripture Christ tells us we cannot have two masters God or mammon. And for sure he tells us about this place which many of God's ministers claim does not exist - Hell
We can only pray that God will send the Holy Spirit to renew the face of the earth.
Christ has no body now but yours.
No hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes
through which he looks compassion on this world.
Yours are the feet
with which he walks to do good.
Yours are the hands
through which he blesses all the world
St Teresa Of Avila
Today we celebrate
Saint Teresa of Ávila, Virgin, Doctor
We should bring everything to God in our prayers, even our reproaches. For a reproach, in the end, is simply our way of offering up to God our incomprehension of what he is giving us.
Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God wants for nothing;
God alone is enough
St Teresa Of Avila
The Word of God
John 15:1-8 - I am the vine, you are the branches
Jesus said to his disciples:
‘I am the true vine,
and my Father is the vinedresser.
Every branch in me that bears no fruit
he cuts away,
and every branch that does bear fruit
he prunes to make it bear even more.
You are pruned already,
by means of the word that I have spoken to you.
Make your home in me, as I make mine in you.
As a branch cannot bear fruit all by itself,
but must remain part of the vine,
neither can you unless you remain in me.
I am the vine,
you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me, with me in him,
bears fruit in plenty;
for cut off from me you can do nothing.
Anyone who does not remain in me
is like a branch that has been thrown away – he withers;
these branches are collected and thrown on the fire,
and they are burnt.
If you remain in me
and my words remain in you,
you may ask what you will
and you shall get it.
It is to the glory of my Father that you should bear much fruit,
and then you will be my disciples.’
Lord Jesus, early in the morning of your resurrection,
you made your love known
and brought the first light of dawn
to those who dwell in darkness.
Sadly we are again covered by Spiritual darkness
Send we pray
Your Spirit to renew the face of the eartn
Song of Songs 8:7
Love is something that no flood can quench, no torrents drown. Were a man to offer all the wealth of his house to buy love, contempt is all he would purchase.
St. Faustina Kowalska,
“If the angels were capable of envy, they would envy us for two things: one is the receiving of Holy Communion, and the other is suffering.”
The Word of The Lord - From the letter to the Romans
Romans 8:22-27 ·The Spirit himself expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words
From the beginning till now the entire creation, as we know, has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; and not only creation, but all of us who possess the first-fruits of the Spirit, we too groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies to be set free. For we must be content to hope that we shall be saved – our salvation is not in sight, we should not have to be hoping for it if it were – but, as I say, we must hope to be saved since we are not saved yet – it is something we must wait for with patience.
The Spirit too comes to help us in our weakness. For when we cannot choose words in order to pray properly, the Spirit himself expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words, and God who knows everything in our hearts knows perfectly well what he means, and that the pleas of the saints expressed by the Spirit are according to the mind of God.
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!
Always remember - Jesus loves you.
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