" least the part which shows God's sovereign intervention inspires man to hope in GOD Who is in heaven, all's right with the world.”

We should be people of prayer... Why? Because human beings need to be in constant touch with GOD. There are times and places when formal prayers like the liturgy are most important. Even so, the rest of our prayer life should consist of informal, spontaneous, from-the-heart conversation with GOD. "GOD is the health of the soul." By listening and praying, I can get to the root of the problem in every situation. I found that either the emotional or spiritual health of the person I am counseling improves when I listen and pray.

Genuine encounter with CHRIST is a realistic awareness of self so infinite in contrast with the infinity of GOD. GOD dealt with me not because I am gifted, holy or worthy but because "GOD loves me and wants me to extend His love, His gospel to as many people as possible during my life on earth. There are many ways to the LORD. The possibility of being filled with the Spirit, manifesting His manifold gifts and fruits even though one is not a member of the Christian renewal or any other spiritual movement.

What then is sanctity? I believe that it is "doing the best job we can of living the Christian life with the talent, time, and energy GOD has given us." Let us deepen our faith more as true Christians, as GOD gives us the grace and strength we need. His love for us is endless, so let us not ignore his calling. Let us embrace Him and help Him and make a better world. It is truly unfair that until this time He is still suffering from human frailties despite the love that He is giving us – His divine love is beyond compare.

Looking back to what He had suffered, THE WAY OF THE CROSS, is never a pleasant experience. It is a long and painful walk and it requires a lot of courage, sacrifice and self-giving. It is a way of life. Christ walked up to Calvary to die on the cross and carried all the pains with patience and resignation to save us from our sin. GREAT ACT OF LOVE!

His loving Mother Virgin Mary who suffered from great sorrow filled her heart when she received the lifeless body of Her Divine Son into Her arms... What anguish? What a way to lose one's only son? The sword of death penetrated the heart of the MOTHER of CHRIST. Silently and intensely, she suffered all the agonies of her son. Mary, our beloved MOTHER and HIS only begotten Son suffered an excruciating pain. Their suffering is a tremendous act of compassion and love. It teaches us to comfort those who are grieving, and to give them consolation of FAITH.

GOD gives us the grace to will and to do what pleases Him. He gives us the grace to believe and obey Him day by day as He transforms us from one degree of glory to the next. His grace is powerful and it gives us the power to make a vigorous response. Let us all saturate our being with love, to be "in love" with GOD. Mold a heart to love and obtain a heart open and ever wider to love… a man more able to say no to self and yes to GOD, to shower himself out with prayer, to render service for his brethren and for the whole world.

God is engaging us to share in His own love, to partake in the love that is being poured out between the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. We should let the love that is outpouring between the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit catch us up. We should let it cleanse us, form us, and manifest itself through us. If we grow in sacredness, we will be less likely to take offense and more likely be the one to bridge the gap when there is tension and pressure in relationships. We will be less likely to fall into conflict and rivalry. We will be able to hang in there… loving when things get complicated. Let us all become more capable of acting out compassion when we notice opportunities for doing good even if it is not strictly our responsibility.

A great gift has been given to us - the very life of GOD. We are not to be passive vessels of this gift but be willing subjects to receive it, stimulate it, value it, act on it, move on in the power of GOD. GOD is holy. GOD is love. As we grow in sacredness, we are grow to love for GOD and our fellow human beings.

"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, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, where there is hatred, let me sow love, where there is injury, pardon, where there is doubt, faith there is despair, hope, where there is darkness, light, where there is sadness, joy. O divine master, grant that I may not so much seek to consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love, for it is in giving that we receive, It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”

Love never ends - if you live in love and with love life is wonderful and meaningful. So, why not live and be an instrument of GOD'S love?


Anonymous said...

Lord, make me a channel of Your love, coz in love, there is peace, and in peace, there is harmony, and in harmony, there is joy. And if we stick to this principle, the world would be no longer be immersed into wars, sufferings and condemnation.