Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12
1 Corinthians 5:9
1 Timothy 5:11
Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the presence of God who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ; and this will be made manifest at the proper time by the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.
1 Timothy 5:11
Christmas - Jesus Birthday Luke 2:10
And the angel said to them, "Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger."
Absolutely beautiful rendition to enjoy this Advent Season.
Bad Days and Love
Colossians 3:13 - Forgiveness
Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Colossians 3:13
"Be one of the small number who find the way to life, and enter by the narrow gate into Heaven. Take care not to follow the majority and the common herd, so many of whom are lost. Do not be deceived; there are only two roads: one that leads to life and is narrow; the other that leads to death and is wide. There is no middle way."
— St. Louis de Montfort
Psalm 8:2 Children
Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. Psalm 8:2
The harmony you foster today and the hostility you allow could be your legacy for decades.
God sent his only son to die on the cross for us. The ultimate kindness. Honor this.
The Perfect Prayer Before Mass
O Most Holy Trinity, I adore You!
Trusting in Your love and mercy
I am now ready to fully participate
in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass,
the Source and Summit of my life.
My Savior, Jesus Christ, I believe
that You are Truly Present in the
Most Holy Eucharist.
Eternal Father, I offer You the
Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity
of Your dearly beloved Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ,
in atonement for our sins
and those of the whole world.
Come Holy Spirit, fill me with
every grace and blessing.
Help me to receive Your life-giving
Word in the Scriptures
and to be a Missionary Disciple
O Blessed Virgin Mary,
All Angels and Saints,
and My Guardian Angel,
help me to pray well.
We ask this all through
Christ, our Lord. Amen.
1 Peter 3:13
3 John 1:4
1 Peter 3:12
FOR THE EYES OF THE LORD ARE OVER THE RIGHTEOUS, AND HIS EARS ARE OPEN UNTO THEIR PRAYERS: BUT THE FACE OF THE LORD IS AGAINST THEM THAT DO EVIL.
Jesus Was Crucified
WHENEVER SOMETHING DISAGREEABLE OR DISPLEASING HAPPENS TO YOU, REMEMBER, CHRIST WAS CRUCIFIED AND BE SILENT. - St. John of the Cross
Isaiah 59:10 - What We Really Need
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.
Lord Have Mercy
You are God's Child
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.
Proverbs 13:12 - Hope
I John 2:I-2
St. Bruno - The Cross Stands Firm