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January 29, 2008
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We see God imperfectly because of our tainted vision.
We see others imperfectly because of our tainted vision.
We see ourselves imperfectly because of our tainted vision.
What is the truth. We must stay rooted in Christ
to know the truth. Jesus is the Way, the truth and the
life. The devil presses down with fallacious reasoning —
the devil wants us to judge — to think things are dark — others
are wronging us or have wronged us.
As I deliver rosaries and Mary appears or Jesus appears
I see Them before me and I know a purity of seeing things —
a vision more pure for us to follow.
In dwelling in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary we see more
purely. We who are tainted in our hearts because of our
wounded human nature, suffer from these tendencies
of jealousy, anger, envy, lust, seeking dominance.
Where obedience to one over us may result in peace — the
devil appeals to our wounded human nature, if we
have not decided to try to be obedient and live in obedience,
it is a push from the devil — "no one can tell you
what to do" the devil says then he makes a fallacious case in the ones
tempted mind — "remember this" satan says and the case of lies begins —
"remember this" satan says again and "it was probably that way" — soon the
devil can tempt a soul where they go from their fallacious
reasoning of probablies (which is probably lies) to
the person thinking these lies are true if they give into
Satan is a liar. We see imperfectly, we see
with tainted vision God, ourselves, others. Satan
can work in this to try to make us see a false reality. What
is our candy? Satan can work in inordinate attachments —
We want something "more" or "less" than what is God's will.
Choosing our vocation, loving it — rooted in it — will
work in a person's life to where they act differently —
when satan is pressing on them to not accept the
vow of obedience and chastity, if a person has an
open door for themselves, "I could leave" then
the devil will tempt them every day — one day they will
suffer so bad and another day not so bad —
People in religious orders taking a vow of obedience
and chastity seriously — firmly rooted in their vocation will
probably never experience the anguish one has who is
seeking dominance for themselves, thinking they will
leave etc. A person who has the sacrament of marriage
is to be committed to their spouse. Some don't take
that as serious as they should — some can flirt with others
at the office, go to walks in the park with others, they are
not married to, thinking romantic thoughts of the other,
not their spouse. What does this do to the family if they have
little children or big children. We teach others in our
actions — A constant fight for living our vocation in
one way or another can end up in constant lack of
peace. Commitment and love of one's vocation is vital —
It is giving one's whole self to the commitment and loving it
believing that we are doing God's will and serving Him and
building the Kingdom of God —
whole heartedly that is the commitment.
A child who is obedient will just obey their
parents — a child who is not believing in obedience
to their parents is constantly "processing" what they
will do. They are in charge — some times obeying
their parents, sometimes disobeying their parents.
They have not decided to obey their parents as a
child who always obeys their parents automatically
and is at peace.
God the Father intends us to obey Him like this —
Like Jesus showed us to His death on the cross —
Mary always obeyed the Father's will —
Adam and Eve disobeyed the Father's will — they
did their own will. Satan tempted them — they gave
into pride — they did their own will — they rebelled
against God and God the Father punished Adam and Eve
and we the descendants of Adam and Eve have a wounded
human nature and see imperfectly God, others and ourselves.
The devil tempts through fallacious reasoning —
lack of commitment.
A child committed to their family and loving them living
a holy life would not go out and betray his family —
He would love and support his family and stand up for it —
A child weakly committed — disobeying parents —
always causing problems defiance may talk
about their parents — telling how their parents
wronged them (at a certain age, children leave
home, usually — children are not obliged to
obey their parents when they are adults and away
from home, all kinds of dysfunction can
occur when dealing in relationships)
Fr. Carter was a Jesuit and he loved the Jesuits —
he obeyed his superior, his rector, he had committed
himself to being a Jesuit — When he was sick and dying
I wanted him to go to a center — he said "I am a Jesuit —
I will die a Jesuit" He did everything his superiors
told him — he loved the Jesuits — he never talked —
ever once - in criticism of the Jesuits, his superiors —
and yet he told me that Jesus wanted us in the Shepherds of Christ
to form an order and he told me the levels of commitment
3 levels Apostles, Servants of the Good Shepherd and Handmaids
of the Good Shepherd and he firmly believed Jesus wanted
an order of priests and Fr. Carter prayed for the 7 levels
of commitment at every Mass he celebrated — he
prayed for the order — and the people showed up —
We didn't do anything — they came to us for their
A husband is to love his wife, it says
in the scriptures, love his wife like His
In today's world there is much selfishness —
people are not committed, many of them, to their
marriage, religious vocations have dropped —
fewer priests —
Is there this zeal and love for our vocation as
God calls us to. How is a willful child who talks
about their mom and dad dishonorably when the
parents don't deserve it — the child is rebellious
against their parents — the child can be telling lies from
this false reality they have made up in their head
to make themselves right and the parent wrong and
trying to get support from others, not even in
the home, but creating a case against their
parents giving into their desire to be over their
When one starts acting on untrue thoughts and have
created a false reality over years — they may
act as soon as they think something, as they
train themselves to believe their untrue thoughts
are reality. (they have no discernment on their thoughts)
We live in a world with others, we can't
judge others and believe our thoughts are always real —
We must see reality as it is rooted in
truth. Any lie in a family and organization
acted on against another hurts all the
members. A person who is a pathological liar
believes their own lies and then acts on them
fighting for what they believe is the truth and in
fact it is a lie they believe to be reality and
it is not. Their is dysfunction involved, there
is the wounded human nature, the imperfect
vision, seeking dominance for dominance
Mary said we need to consecrate our wounded hearts
to the pure and holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary —
the sinless, obedient, Holy Hearts — this
is helping us live out our baptismal vow.
Fr. Carter says —
When we talk — we want to be in one mind and
one heart we say
"I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love"
God asks us to love our vocation in the Shepherds of Christ,
to be obedient.
All leaders, Jesus told Fr. Carter, were to live by the
Blue Books and believe in the messages and come on
the 13th. Fr. Carter stuck by this.
We are to be grateful and love our vocation
Luke 11: 14-23
He was driving out a devil and it was dumb; and it happened that when the devil had gone out the dumb man spoke, and the people were amazed. But some of them said, 'It is through Beelzebul, the prince of devils, that he drives devils out.' Others asked him, as a test, for a sign from heaven; but, knowing what they were thinking, he said to them, 'Any kingdom which is divided against itself is heading for ruin, and house collapses against house. So, too, with Satan: if he is divided against himself, how can his kingdom last? -- since you claim that it is through Beelzebul that I drive devils out. Now if it is through Beelzebul that I drive devils out, through whom do your own sons drive them out? They shall be judges, then. But if it is through the finger of God that I drive devils out, then the kingdom of God has indeed caught you unawares. So long as a strong man fully armed guards his own home, his goods are undisturbed; but when someone stronger than himself attacks and defeats him, the stronger man takes away all the weapons he relied on and shares out his spoil.
'Anyone who is not with me is against me; and anyone who does not gather in with me throws away.
Colossians 3: 18-21
Wives, be subject to your husbands, as you should in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be sharp with them. Children, be obedient to your parents always, because that is what will please the Lord. Parents, do not irritate your children or they will lose heart.
1 Corinthians 12: 12-26
For as with the human body which is a unity although it has many parts-all the parts of the body, though many, still making up one single body-so it is with Christ. We were baptised into one body in a single Spirit, Jews as well as Greeks, slaves as well as free men, and we were all given the same Spirit to drink. And indeed the body consists not of one member but of many. If the foot were to say, 'I am not a hand and so I do not belong to the body,' it does not belong to the body any the less for that. Or if the ear were to say, 'I am not an eye, and so I do not belong to the body,' that would not stop its belonging to the body. If the whole body were just an eye, how would there be any hearing? If the whole body were hearing, how would there be any smelling?
As it is, God has put all the separate parts into the body as he chose. If they were all the same part, how could it be a body? As it is, the parts are many but the body is one. The eye cannot say to the hand, 'I have no need of you,' and nor can the head say to the feet, ' I have no need of you.'
What is more, it is precisely the parts of the body that seem to be the weakest which are the indispensable ones. It is the parts of the body which we consider least dignified that we surround with the greatest dignity; and our less presentable parts are given greater presentability which our presentable parts do not need. God has composed the body so that greater dignity is given to the parts which were without it, and so that there may not be disagreements inside the body but each part may be equally concerned for all the others. If one part is hurt, all the parts share its pain. And if one part is honoured, all the parts share its joy.
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