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November 19, 2007

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November 19, 2007

         

                    Man is seeking good for himself in
                doing God's will. If we eat we are ultimately
                seeking good for ourselves to fuel ones
                body — to give us nutrition to help us
                to do God's work. God calls us to serve
                Him, when one does not supply the needed
                nutrients according to the natural law
                that the body needs, one is not acting
                to promote the greatest good. If one
                continues in abuse to the body with
                regard to food, one can be causing
                the blood sugar level to drop, rise which
                may cause highs and lows in ones
                disposition. One should always be seeking
                God's will in all things. A person trying
                to control another may aggressively
                demand their way of another. Satan
                comes in a clamor demanding his way
                and we must discern what is God's will
                for us and how He wants us to accomplish
                this and do it — not give in to someone
                who tries to demand their way when we
                know it will block God's will for us.

                    I try to do God's will in all things, I
                pray to do God's will — this may mean
                protecting a very precious Movement —
                Shepherds of Christ from harm and others
                may not understand.

                    The purpose of this Movement is
                to help renew the Church and the world —
                We must guard the purity of the
                Movement.

                    That which is precious is guarded —
                When a precious gift is given one
                gives gratitude to God — this is -
                acting in goodness to show gratitude
                to God for gifts given.

                    To operate in fear of people is
                not to understand the wisdom of
                God. We will never please the people —
                We live to please God — do His will
                and all falls into line.

                    It is better we nip problems in
                the bud, when a problem arises it
                may just be beginning, as uncomfortable
                as it may be for us to address it —
                we do so for good — to spread truth — to
                help others stay rooted in the truth.

                    Now think of a precious gem a woman
                gets for a wedding ring. She is
                thankful, she shows gratitude to
                her husband in small ways — she
                wears the ring of love — a precious
                jewel —

                    A precious ring signifying her
                marriage she guards against theft —
                she guard its. She cares for it.

                    Now God gave us our bodies to
                help us to do His work. The world focuses
                on the body in many instances as an
                end in itself —

                    The body exists to help us do God's will —
                feeding our body, exercise, sleep is
                necessary for the body to be able to
                function to do God's work. God gives
                us a body and soul. We use our body so
                we can do good. To not do what is
                necessary is to deprive us from being
                able to do the good God wants if we
                focus on serving God, doing His will
                and not on being inordinately attached
                to making us look good as our goal.
                Selfishness - Selflessness serving God
                for His holy purpose.

                    Our hell on earth is because of
                our rejecting God and His will for us.
                When one rejects God one lives in misery.
                To be authentically happy we must
                believe in God. In God lies our
                happiness. In embracing God's
                will in all things lies our peace.

  

 

Prayer for Union with Jesus

    Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.

    I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling within me.

    I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me from Your work.

    When I worry, I have taken my focus off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me now.

              

Psalm 50: 1-2, 5-6, 14-15

The God of gods, Yahweh, is speaking,
from east to west he summons the earth.
From Zion, perfection of beauty, he shines forth;

Gather to me my faithful,
who sealed my covenant by sacrifice.
The heavens proclaim his saving justice,
God himself is judge.                                     Pause

Let thanksgiving be your sacrifice to God,
fulfil the vows you make to the Most High;
then if you call to me in time of trouble
I will rescue you and you will honour me.
 

    

                God is all good.
                God rules the earth.
                God let Your face shine on us.
                God thank You for Your grace
                    granted to help us be
                    more holy.

                A man was called to do a job
                    and he said — I will do it
                    my way — when the foundation
                    had been set from the beginning —
                    in this century to help to lead
                    to renewal.

                Renewal means a change —
                    God wants us to live this Spousal
                        union with Him.

                In 1951 - 56 years ago Fr.
                    Carter entered the Jesuits
                Fr. Carter was born 1929 —

                We received the Church in China,
                    St. Anthony's, from the diocese

                On the Feast of
                    St. Anthony's 1929 —
                        June 13, 1929

                    Lucia received this vision —

    

 

                The vision of the Shepherds of Christ God
                    imparted to Fr. Carter and to me.

                It is in following the plan of the
                    Father we will be able
                    to help renew the Church
                    and the world.

                Will you start Shepherds of Christ prayer
                    chapters praying in church
                    and family with the prayers
                    in the red prayer manual

      

1 Corinthians 1: 3-9

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 

    I am continually thanking God about you, for the grace of God which you have been given in Christ Jesus; in him you have been richly endowed in every kind of utterance and knowledge; so firmly has witness to Christ taken root in you. And so you are not lacking in any gift as you wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed; he will continue to give you strength till the very end, so that you will be irreproachable on the Day of our Lord Jesus Christ. You can rely on God, who has called you to be partners with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

1 Corinthians 15: 20-28

In fact, however, Christ has been raised from the dead, as the first-fruits of all who have fallen asleep. As it was by one man that death came, so through one man has come the resurrection of the dead. Just as all die in Adam, so in Christ all will be brought to life; but all of them in their proper order: Christ the first-fruits, and next, at his coming, those who belong to him. After that will come the end, when he will hand over the kingdom to God the Father, having abolished every principality, every ruling force and power. For he is to be king until he has made his enemies his footstool, and the last of the enemies to be done away with is death, for he has put all things under his feet. But when it is said everything is subjected, this obviously cannot include the One who subjected everything to him. When everything has been subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subjected to the One who has subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all.

    

                Because of the weakness to seek
                    dominance for dominance
                    sake — we act rebelliously
                    when God has blessed us
                    so abundantly —

                We may not even say thanks —
                        for priests —
                        for the Church
                        for the gifts given to us.

  

1 Thessalonians 5: 18

and for all things give thanks; this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

  

                Are the times we spend putting
                    out fires more important than
                    prayer and deep union with God —
                    who has ALL the POWER.

                Are we to be an example for people
                    to follow

                Are we being brought forth more and
                    more in the image of Christ
                    who shows us His selfless
                    giving in life, death and now
                    in the Church.

                We are to be Christ to others —
                    letting them see how to be
                    by our meekness and love

                God has told us all through scriptures
                    He is faithful to His promises —
                    Jesus has shown us how His
                        "yes" means "yes"
                        and His "no" means "no"

                God wants us to say thanks

 

Luke 17: 11-19

Now it happened that on the way to Jerusalem he was travelling in the borderlands of Samaria and Galilee. As he entered one of the villages, ten men suffering from a virulent skin–disease came to meet him. They stood some way off and called to him, ‘Jesus! Master! Take pity on us.’ When he saw them he said, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ Now as they were going away they were cleansed. Finding himself cured, one of them turned back praising God at the top of his voice and threw himself prostrate at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. The man was a Samaritan. This led Jesus to say, ‘Were not all ten made clean? The other nine, where are they? It seems that no one has come back to give praise to God, except this foreigner.’ And he said to the man, ‘Stand up and go on your way. Your faith has saved you.’

     

                This was one of Fr. Carter's favorite
                    messages in Blue Book III.    

   

Is Your Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?

April 18, 1994

R. How is your day? Is your glass half-full or half-empty? This is the gauge to how you are feeling inside. Are you seeing all the blessings He is pouring out to you-your health, your food, your loved ones, all the blessings that you have each day? Or are you coming from a place of never having enough? Do you feel irritable and feel that nothing is right, that everything is wrong?

Is the glass half-full or is it half-empty? Do you look for things that are right in your world or do you look for things that are wrong? Do you know that God gives to you exactly what you need and that it is in your acceptance of these things that you grow in your relationship with Him?

Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Do I look at the world and see the love of God in my brothers? Do I look at the world and see the world as not giving to me?

God has all you need. God provides us with our needs. The world is hurting. The world is not that by which we are filled. The world cries from its own pain. How can the world fill us?

We crave the love of God. Our souls can only be satisfied by the love of God. When we see the world as a place that needs God's love, we come to the world with a full glass.

How is your glass today? Is it half-full or half-empty? If you go to our beloved Jesus, He fills you with His love. His love is emitted from your very being. When you spend time with Him and remain fixed in Him, there is peace in His love.

The biggest contribution you can give to yourself and this world is to busy yourself with your relationship with Jesus. Be an empty vessel (glass) ready to be filled by His love.

end of April 18, 1994

      

                The saints teach us about the truth.
                I would like to see one priest
                    from the pulpit say

                        "I am in love"
                        "I am in love with Jesus"

                How will it be when we have
                    passed from this life and
                    God says —
                    I called you to be authentically
                        true to your word.
                    I called you to holiness —
                    You made Me chase you
                    And I pursued you in love —
                    You talked about Me to others
                        so you would get glory
                        for your crown —

                    My crown was a crown of thorns
                    My heart was full of love
                    I did the Father's will to My
                        death on the cross

                    You gave Me nothing I really asked
                        of you without a fight and
                        I bled for all the times
                    you gave into the devil and wasted
                    precious time in games, chasing,
                    passive-aggressive, willfulness

                    The more I gave — the more you
                        rebelled and where I wanted
                        stability as a model — you
                        showed the focus on
                        yourself —
                        you gave into satan —

                I have watched the brown outs
                    while I pursued you and
                    you made Me beg while
                    you played games - trying to
                    work on your inordinate attachments
                    and selfish focus

                My souls I died for are dropping
                    into hell like rain —
                    you call yourself a model
                    living the promise you made to me

                Your god is winning others
                    and ignoring Me

                Do you know hell —
                    It is full of souls that
                        know hatred forever —

                I have given you the work to help
                    billions of souls —

                You smite Me —

                I want you to help Me by
                    doing the prayers etc.

 

  

 

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