WHENEVER SOMETHING DISAGREEABLE OR DISPLEASING HAPPENS TO YOU, REMEMBER, CHRIST WAS CRUCIFIED AND BE SILENT. - St. John of the Cross
We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes.
When we are not tapped into the spirit we grasp at anything that seems stable. We grasp but do not grasp at what we should - God. Lord you give us the gift of sight through YOU. Please help us to recognize, see it and follow.
We are like children, going every which way before we ask God for directions. When we finally ask for directions we need to be carried. It is so wonderful that God loves us so much.
The lord is my sheperd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the lord for ever.
Good Friday – The Crucifixion of Jesus
Flogging, tormenting, a crown of thorns.
Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.
Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:10-3
"Love is the most beautiful sentiment the Lord has put into the soul of men and women." - St. Gianna Molla
Keep the Commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honor thy father and thy mother: and, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
This is direct from Jesus. It is imperative to be baptized.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, and it will be given him.