Feeling so humbled, yet excited! Was asked to become a Mentor to someone interested in the Catholic faith! We had our 1st lesson today, by going to Morning Mass. She loved the solemnity and sacred aspect of the Mass. Alleluia! Some of us “Catholics” don’t even realize what a gift we have in the Celebration of the Eucharist. Prayers and any suggestions on how to properly guide her would be greatly appreciated… Any suggestions? :-)
May the Holy Spirit enkindle you with the fire of His Love so that you may persevere, unfailingly, in the love of His service. Thus you may merit to become, at last, a living stone in the celestial Jerusalem.
I don’t know about you, but, I’ve had one of the worst weeks of my life and additionally one of the best! It began with having to put my beautiful border collie, Spencer, to sleep after a lengthy, costly and prolonged illness. It was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make (if you’ve ever had a beloved pet, you’d understand). He was not only my doggy, but also one of my constant companions. In many ways, he was my best friend. Adding insult to injury, I equally lost one of my closest friends, not to death but to the world, with it’s empty promises, bright lights and empty promises. I know that some people have faced greater loss than these, especially given the recent tragedy in Colorado and elsewhere around the world. My point is that losing those we love is hard on us! It touches the heart, which in turn affects our mood and so it goes. Priorities change, outlooks change and sometimes lifestyles change.
The one thing, I noticed, throughout this week and the last is my increased awareness of God’s presence in my life. Whether it be in the smile from a stranger, the kind word from a friend, the support of family, or the Holy Spirit himself… God is everywhere! No more have I felt his presence than when I have distinctly perceived the attacks from others in their thoughts or words. It’s as if an invisible shield or armor encases my very being! I can’t see it, but, I can feel it. It’s as if a thousand of electric impulses or bubbles surround me and nothing penetrates it! The daggers keep coming, but, they don’t seem to harm me. It’s as if God himself is standing between me and the thing that is trying to get to me and it is having no luck whatsoever! Yes, I miss my doggy, that’s true, but I know that I will see him again in heaven! And yes, I miss my friend, but, I trust that God will bring him back around…But, if for some reason my friend rejects God, I think I’ll still be okay… Cuz the Good Lord is not allowing me to sink into despair! He really is ever faithful and true! He is my rock and my stronghold! And I for one, cannot live without Him! AMEN! :D
I am a child of God and very deeply loved by Him; through His grace I love others deeply! In spite of my faults, He never abandons me; therefore let me never abandon you! Amen! ~stirrings from the Holy Spirit
Psalm 71: 1-3
In you, Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame.
In your justice rescue and deliver me; listen to me and save me!
As a diehard Catholic, I am hesitant to participate in the activities of my friends and family members of other faiths. Not because I feel that their type of worship is inferior in any way to mine, but, moreover because I fear that it will offend God in some way. How wrong I was…and how limited my feeble mind! In the past few days I was able to witness the Power of God truly emanate in the songs and fellowship among my Christian brothers and sisters. The Holy Spirit was truly present in the call to worship in song and throughout the soul! It did not seem to diminish in any regard the Spirit’s response in nothing short of pure ecstasy…Oh, how the Lord relishes praise and thanksgiving! As the powers of darkness seek to destroy us, the Light of our Lord truly shines through His followers of every faith and creed.
Yes, God is truly everywhere and in everything! I am blessed to be given the grace to witness His awesome Power…Now if only we can put our differences aside and embrace that which we have in common…A great love of God…Father, Son & Holy Spirit! AMEN! Shalom! :-)
Brothers and Sisters; The Spirit comes to the aid of our weaknesses; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes with inexpressible groanings. And the one who searches hearts knows what is the intention of the Spirit, because he intercedes for the holy ones accord to God’s will.
Romans 8: 26-27
Taken from the 2nd reading in today’s Liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church