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This is your moment to shine!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us and on the whole world.
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Praised be Jesus Christ!! Now and Forever!!
This is your moment to shine. This is your moment in history to become a great Saint of God. This is your moment to rise to the occasion and be true followers of the Most High God. This is the time that the God of Abraham, of Moses, of the prophets, of all the saints through the ages since the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ that you are called to follow Him.
You may be a father or a mother- you are called. You may be single or a child- you are called. You may be a teenager or elderly- you are called. You may be a priest or a religious- you are called. You are called to become holy as Our Merciful God is Holy. You are called to rise above the mediocre and become a great Saint of God. You are called to bear witness, to purge yourself of any sins and faults in Confession, to prayer, pennace and to receive Our Lord Jesus Christ and be stregthened and nourished by the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. This is your moment in time to shine with the Light of Christ.

This is your moment to become the child God intended you to be. This is your time to be a witness and draw souls to The One who is Love and Truth and Mercy. You can also just plan to be a mediocre Christian a mediocre witness (which is not really a witness at all). You can go on with your daily life but there will be a time I assure you that you will have wished that you had taken on this call. Oh, not now maybe later. - Buzzer runs out you thought you had more time your game is over- no door prizes in this game. Oh, that is for someone else not me- wrong again. Oh, it is too hard. Well cry me a river what worth doing is not hard and this is most defiantly worth doing and doing well. Just one more this and that excuses will also lead you into the pit. Maybe you think you are doing pretty well then do this ask Our Lord in prayer through the Holy Spirit to open up your eyes of what else you can do. Ask Him to reveal any unconfessed sins and faults and then go to Confession. Ask Him to show you times when you can pray more even with your busy schedule. Ask Him to show you ways you can more boldly proclaim Christ Jesus to the world around you. Ask Him to open your eyes to times when you tend to fall so that you can be aware- avoid them and ask for streagth. Ask Our Lord to open your eyes to times in your daily life regardless of your state in life that you can be a better 'little Christ' to those around you. Most importantly ask Him to teach you to pray.
Stick to it. Doubt may come in that you can answer this call- it is from the devil. Worry about what others may say or think of the new you will creep in- it is from the devil. There will be oppostition from within and without and it could be pretty bad- Rejoice if you are living the beatitudes. You can guess the source of the opposition and it is not from God.

I have not done this before on line but I have with people in my life but I feel I have to now. I am asking Our Merciful God to place within your heart and mind the knowledge that you are called to extraordinary virtue and holiness. I am going to ask our Blessed Mother to pray for you that you will realize the wondrous opportunity God is offering you. What I ask of you is to pray even if just for a second and ask God to help you be open to His call to virtue and holiness in your state of life. You can do this. You can become a great Saint of the Almighty God and you can begin today- right now. You can ignore it and live a mediocre life in the time unknown to you or I that you have. But that is not what you are called for. You are called to Life, Truth, Mercy and Love as God's child- as His friend. Rejoice- This is your moment to shine.
Let us begin.....
Omnia Pro Iesu Per Mariam!!

"It is through the sacraments and the exercise of the virtues that the sacred nature and organic structure of the priestly community is brought into operation. Incorporated in the Church through baptism, the faithful are destined by the baptismal character for the worship of the Christian religion; reborn as sons of God they must confess before men the faith which they have received from God through the Church. They are more perfectly bound to the Church by the sacrament of Confirmation, and the Holy Spirit endows them with special strength so that they are more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith, both by word and by deed, as true witnesses of Christ. Taking part in the eucharistic sacrifice, which is the fount and apex of the whole Christian life, they offer the Divine Victim to God, and offer themselves along with It. Thus both by reason of the offering and through Holy Communion all take part in this liturgical service, not indeed, all in the same way but each in that way which is proper to himself. Strengthened in Holy Communion by the Body of Christ, they then manifest in a concrete way that unity of the people of God which is suitably signified and wondrously brought about by this most august sacrament.
Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from the mercy of God for the offence committed against Him and are at the same time reconciled with the Church, which they have wounded by their sins, and which by charity, example, and prayer seeks their conversion. By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of her priests the whole Church commends the sick to the suffering and glorified Lord, asking that He may lighten their suffering and save them; she exhorts them, moreover, to contribute to the welfare of the whole people of God by associating themselves freely with the passion and death of Christ. Those of the faithful who are consecrated by Holy Orders are appointed to feed the Church in Christ's name with the word and the grace of God. Finally, Christian spouses, in virtue of the sacrament of Matrimony, whereby they signify and partake of the mystery of that unity and fruitful love which exists between Christ and His Church, help each other to attain to holiness in their married life and in the rearing and education of their children. By reason of their state and rank in life they have their own special gift among the people of God. From the wedlock of Christians there comes the family, in which new citizens of human society are born, who by the grace of the Holy Spirit received in baptism are made children of God, thus perpetuating the people of God through the centuries. The family is, so to speak, the domestic church. In it parents should, by their word and example, be the first preachers of the faith to their children; they should encourage them in the vocation which is proper to each of them, fostering with special care vocation to a sacred state.
Fortified by so many and such powerful means of salvation, all the faithful, whatever their condition or state, are called by the Lord, each in his own way, to that perfect holiness whereby the Father Himself is perfect." + "Lumen Gentium"

"In order to be faithful to the divine command, "teach all nations" (Matt. 28:19-20), the Catholic Church must work with all urgency and concern "that the word of God be spread abroad and glorified" (2 Thess. 3:1). Hence the Church earnestly begs of its children that, "first of all, supplications, prayers, petitions, acts of thanksgiving be made for all men.... For this is good and agreeable in the sight of God our Savior, who wills that all men be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Tim. 2:1-4). In the formation of their consciences, the Christian faithful ought carefully to attend to the sacred and certain doctrine of the Church. For the Church is, by the will of Christ, the teacher of the truth. It is her duty to give utterance to, and authoritatively to teach, that truth which is Christ Himself, and also to declare and confirm by her authority those principles of the moral order which have their origins in human nature itself. Furthermore, let Christians walk in wisdom in the face of those outside, "in the Holy Spirit, in unaffected love, in the word of truth" (2 Cor. 6:6-7), and let them be about their task of spreading the light of life with all confidence and apostolic courage, even to the shedding of their blood.
The disciple is bound by a grave obligation toward Christ, his Master, ever more fully to understand the truth received from Him, faithfully to proclaim it, and vigorously to defend it, never-be it understood-having recourse to means that are incompatible with the spirit of the Gospel. At the same time, the charity of Christ urges him to love and have prudence and patience in his dealings with those who are in error or in ignorance with regard to the faith. All is to be taken into account-the Christian duty to Christ, the life-giving word which must be proclaimed, the rights of the human person, and the measure of grace granted by God through Christ to men who are invited freely to accept and profess the faith." + "DIGNITATIS HUMANAE"
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