Monday, December 02, 2013
I cheat you of healing….
I cheat you of holiness……….
I cheat you of vision……..
5:14 I am the light of the world
15:1,5 I am part of the true vine, a channel of Christ’s life
15:15 I am Christ’s friend
15:16 I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit
6:22 I am enslaved to God
8:14,15 I am a son/daughter of God; God is spiritually my Father
8:17 I am a joint heir with Christ, sharing His inheritance with Him!
8:28 I am assured that all things work together for good
8:31ff I am free from any condemning charges against me
dwell in me.
6:17 I am united to the Lord and I am one spirit with Him
12:27 I am a member of Christ’s body
5:18 I am reconciled to God and am a minister of reconciliation
4:6,7 I am an heir of God since I am a son of God
5:10 I am God’s workmanship-His handiwork-born anew in
Christ to do His work
2:19 I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God’s family
3:1 I am a prisoner of Christ
4:24 I am righteous and holy
3:4 I am an expression of the life of Christ because He is my life
3:12 I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved
3:14 I am a partaker of Christ; I share in His life
as a spiritual house
2:9,10 I am a member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a
holy nation, a people for God’s own possession
3:1,2 I am a child of God and I will resemble Christ when He
5:18 I am born of God; the evil one, the devil, cannot touch me
Thursday, November 28, 2013
How shall I make a return for the goodness the Lord has shown to me? I will take up the chalice of salvation and call upon the name of the Lord. Ps. 116. Put your deep gratitude for the Lords many blesssings of the people in your life, opportunities and resources into action by sincerely loving God with all your strength, giving back to those in need from the bounty the Lord has given you and serving Him with courageous witness. With Mary in the Magnificat sing the praises of God who has favored us His lowly servants. Happy Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
The king in the parable of the Lord in yesterdays Gospel is a vicious man who by his own admission takes what is not his possession and harvests what he did not plant. Against the will of the people he takes the kingship and slays his enemies in front of everyone. No wonder the poor servant with his one gold coin is terrified! We worship a different sort of king: Jesus the Christ. He is a king of justice love and peace. We need not ever fear him. We need not fear the worlds persecution nor the finality of death for Christ has won the victory for us! We can accept with gratitude the treasure of Christs kingdom-the word the sacraments and love of God-and invest them by loving others and sharing the seeds of faith. The harvest will be bountiful! Be not afraid to invest God's love that you have been given by loving others and sharing Jesus with them!
Monday, November 18, 2013
The Year of Faith has been a time of many graces for the whole Church as we have taken opportunities for study and reflection in order to deepen our knowledge of the faith. That knowledge we gain is directed towards deeper conversion to Christ and the evangelization of those who do not know Christ. The close of the YOF is not an end but a springboard to a lifetime of growth in faith. There should never be a moment when we stop learning more about our faith and drawing closer to the Lord.
Our parishes in Andover and Kinsman will mark this closing of the YOF on the Solemnity of Christ the King with Eucharistic Adoration from Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon (except for Masses). Please join us in prayer. See parish website for details. Come adore the heart of Christ and ask Him to increase our faith as we build His kindgom, preparing for His return in glory! Come spend time with Jesus. It will change your life. I guarantee it.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Any doubts that Satan is not real are put to rest by the promise of the newly elected mayor of NYC to promote the closure of crisis pregnancy centers with the understanding that clinics not providing abortions do not provide adequate medicine. Death is medicine? Murder is medicine? Pray for his conversion. Remember that anyone who voted in favor of this evil is morally culpable and complicit. May God be merciful to us sinners. May people of faith have the courage to promote the culture of life.