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December 27th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 7 Period II.
The Novena Rosary Mystery
for December 26th is Joyful.
Readings from Mass
Acts 6: 8-10; 7: 54-59
Stephen was filled with grace and power and began to work miracles and great signs among the people. Then certain people came forward to debate with Stephen, some from Cyrene and Alexandria who were members of the synagogue called the Synagogue of Freedmen, and others from Cilicia and Asia. They found they could not stand up against him because of his wisdom, and the Spirit that prompted what he said.
They were infuriated when they heard this, and ground their teeth at him. But Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at God’s right hand. ‘Look! I can see heaven thrown open,’ he said, ‘and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God.’ All the members of the council shouted out and stopped their ears with their hands; then they made a concerted rush at him, thrust him out of the city and stoned him. The witnesses put down their clothes at the feet of a young man called Saul. As they were stoning him, Stephen said in invocation, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’
Matthew 10: 17-22
‘Be prepared for people to hand you over to sanhedrins and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, as evidence to them and to the gentiles. But when you are handed over, do not worry about how to speak or what to say; what you are to say will be given to you when the time comes, because it is not you who will be speaking; the Spirit of your Father will be speaking in you. ‘Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will come forward against their parents and have them put to death. You will be universally hated on account of my name; but anyone who stands firm to the end will be saved.
December 26, 2002
People who are going to be martyred can feel
joy in their hearts.
A man dying of cancer was described
as having joy at the end.
Excerpt from Priestly Newsletter 1998 - ISSUE FOUR
Shortly before he was to die from cancer, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin left us these inspiring words about peace: "It is the first day of November, and fall is giving way to winter. Soon the trees will lose the vibrant colors of their leaves and snow will cover the ground. The earth will shut down, and people will race to and from their destinations bundled up for warmth. Chicago winters are harsh. It is a time of dying.
"But we know that spring will soon come with all its new life and wonder.
"It is quite clear that I will not be alive in the spring. But I will soon experience new life in a different way...
"What I would like to leave behind is a simple prayer that each of you may find what I have found—God's special gift to us all: the gift of peace. When we are at peace, we find the freedom to be most fully who we are, even in the worst of times. We let go of what is non-essential and embrace what is essential. We empty ourselves so that God may more fully work within us. And we become instruments in the hands of the Lord."
3. Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, The Gift of
Peace, Loyola University Press, pp. 151-153.
end of excerpt from Priestly Newsletter 1998 - ISSUE FOUR
Jesus speaks: My
child some people do not realize
their life long behavior patterns
can be dysfunctional.
They find this out sometimes
when they try to work with
others outside their families.
It is important people work
with each other in harmony.
The smiles of the little ones
warm our hearts. They are
certainly a joy to us.
They get along and love.
Babies are pure.
Jesus speaks: I
ask you to print the 2nd, 3rd and
4th daily message book
100 copies for the core members
of the Shepherds of Christ.
(Others who desire them can order
them for about $20 plus shipping.
Jesus asked me to tell you we
would do this as He further asked
the Texas ladies to print these
and stop on the Blue Books.)
Blue Books will be available in the
new style in early January.
Jesus speaks: I want to tell you a story
envision a little girl skipping joyfully
down the streetshe has a little pleated
skirt, little legs, anklets and little shoes,
a little white shirt,
she is skipping and very happy,
the sun is shining
a big animal flies over her and deposits
his waste on her
immediately she is controlled by the
situation, she is no longer skipping
So many people have developed bad behavior
patterns they are unaware of
Some are making fun of others, it is habitual
they look down on others to raise
themselves up and be higher
in alcoholic families this is usually
the pattern of behavior.
when people who live in alcoholic families
get in groups, classrooms, any
setting they automatically may
begin to size up peoplewho is
"up" and who is "down".
There is usually a scape-goat in
alcoholic families, also a hero.
It is cruel, I give you this message
Don't Judge the Father's Beautiful Creation
April 28, 1994
Messenger: He said in church at Mass that, if I look at the exterior of my brothers and size them up, I am judging God the Father's beautiful creation. The person has nothing to do with his skin color, his height, his hair color, his whatever. He was created by God the Father as he is. Jesus died and shed His blood for each and every person. Who are we to decide we don't like what God the Father created?
He said (similar to the talents letter of Oct. 3, 1993) that we have nothing to do with our talents, that they are given by God to do the work He has planned for us. To be envious of our brothers is sinful. The message is so beautiful.
To look at someone and say, "Boy, what a big nose" is to criticize the Father's creation. We are to love God. If we are criticizing his creation, this is not good. He could have given us a nose that would be so big. I didn't have anything to do to get my nose. Who am I to be so proud that mine is better than yours when they were both created by the Father?
end of April 28, 1994
December 26, 2002 message continues
Jesus speaks: It is cruel.
It is not holy to criticize your brother
and make yourself over others.
There is so much patterned behaviors that hurt others
and yourselves and keep the world from the
oneness that I desire.
The Prayer of Jesus
After saying this, Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said:
Father, the hour has come:
glorify your Son
so that your Son may glorify you;
so that, just as you have given him
power over all humanity,
he may give eternal life
to all those you have entrusted to him.
And eternal life is this:
to know you,
the only true God,
and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
I have glorified you on earth
by finishing the work
that you gave me to do.
Now, Father, glorify me
with that glory I had with you
before ever the world existed.
I have revealed your name
to those whom you took from the world
to give me.
They were yours
and you gave them to me,
and they have kept your word.
Now at last they have recognised
that all you have given me
comes from you
for I have given them
the teaching you gave to me,
and they have indeed accepted it
and know for certain
that I came from you,
and have believed
that it was you who sent me.
It is for them that I pray.
I am not praying for the world
but for those you have given me,
because they belong to you.
All I have is yours
and all you have is mine,
and in them I am glorified.
I am no longer in the world,
but they are in the world,
and I am coming to you.
keep those you have given me
true to your name,
so that they may be one like us.
While I was with them,
I kept those you had given me
true to your name.
I have watched over them
and not one is lost
except one who was destined to be lost,
and this was to fulfil the scriptures.
But now I am coming to you
and I say these things in the world
to share my joy with them to the full.
I passed your word on to them,
and the world hated them,
because they belong to the world
no more than I belong to the world.
I am not asking you
to remove them from the world,
but to protect them from the Evil One.
They do not belong to the world
any more than I belong to the world.
Consecrate them in the truth;
your word is truth.
As you sent me into the world,
I have sent them into the world,
and for their sake I consecrate myself
so that they too
may be consecrated in truth.
I pray not only for these
but also for those
who through their teaching
will come to believe in me.
May they all be one,
just as, Father, you are in me
and I am in you,
so that they also may be in us,
so that the world may believe
it was you who sent me.
I have given them the glory
you gave to me,
that they may be one as we are one.
With me in them and you in me,
may they be so perfected in unity
that the world will recognise
that it was you who sent me
and that you have loved them
as you have loved me.
I want those you have given me
to be with me where I am,
so that they may always see my glory
which you have given me
because you loved me
before the foundation of the world.
Father, Upright One,
the world has not known you,
but I have known you,
and these have known
that you have sent me.
I have made your name known to them
and will continue to make it known,
so that the love with which you loved me
may be in them,
and so that I may be in them.
December 26, 2002 message continues
Jesus speaks: Some people
always see themselves as superior.
They want to be on top.
When asked to obey in a structured setting
at home, in a community, at Church,
they have other means of handling
the situation to get control.
One means is passive-aggressive behavior
a person is in chargethose underneath
use emotional means to try to control
the one in authority, trying to get them to
explain and argue to accomplish a
I operate in structure.
I want order.
This is not always the case, but in one example I tell you.
One person came into the setting in a community
they said oh what are your feelings,
how can I help you.
The person was really attempting to rescue
everyone and make themselves
higher, the person with the solutions,
the person with the answers,
they were saying you need fixing and
I will fix you.
Calling in someone from the outside to
assess a group of people
working for a common goal
may not be all bad, but the
person must be a professional
and they must be operating in God's truth
and able to tell correctly the
situation or you can be in bigger trouble.
The Blue Book messages I give as a
sounding board that you will recognize
ways in which you have run "amuck"
or in need of direction.
I give these messages for church and communities
and families and business, so they can
operate in harmony and unity.
I want unity.
Satan wants division.
People who act dysfunctionally may never
look at themselves.
They want everyone around them to do
their dysfunctional dance so they
can function. They may be controlling
and forceful to get their way
They can be very controlling and
forceful, they may be so limited in
their vision they fail to open
their eyes and see others around
them may have the right answer.
I give you My Word.
In the Bible I begin with the story of Adam
and Eve, Eve was prideful, Eve
wanted her own way.
The devil tempted her, she reasoned why
what she did was the thing to do and
what she did was not obey God's will.
This story tells the struggle of the human
beings, the children of Adam and Eve
to want to control and be
"on the top."
The human nature is fallen.
You must fight against the tendencies to block
God's will to have the top position
when it is not yours.
I give you the story of Cain and Abel.
Cain was jealous.
Cain so jealous he killed his brother Abel.
I want you to operate in oneness and love.
Behavior patterns are practiced many times
and life long and a person in authority
might battle and battle with those
underneath that change once, but
consistently will go like a "little
wind up doll" in the same old
In communities some may have to leave,
for their programmed behavior and determination
to blame others, while never looking
at themselves is a real battle and can hurt
The one dysfunctional person, not open and
living in community life will do what
they can to try to force their dysfunctional
behavior on others. "They want the
community doing their dance." Some
will use passive-aggressive techniques
to get control, even though they are
not the authority.
When asked to perform a task, they may
argue, attack the leader through
words or draw attention to leaders
weakness to get control; they
may not talk at all, creating an
atmosphere of tension, passively
getting control by their behavior,
angry looks, tone of voice, body
gestures, slow walking, making
every task a big job for the leader
while they drag it out and play
"dumb" making the leader explain
and explain to accomplish a simple
thing that needs to be done in the community.
person can exhibit a lot of control by
not carrying out the trash and making
the leader, parent, who ever keep
after them and after them and after
them. They can act like they don’t
understand and make the person in
authority explain and explain and
explain, passively getting control
and really exhibiting aggressive
is the person who can be negligent in
their duties, letting big problems
arise that demand immediate
attention by the leader.
person second in command can cause
all kinds of “little fires” to develop
with those under them so the leader
is forced to be tending to all these
issues while the second in command
is really controlling everything. It is
a deep seated jealousy to be in
control. They would rather watch
the leader be tied up for their own
person gratification of control
than do what is what I want for the
community to be productive and
help promote My Kingdom.
People who think they have all the answers and
have a superior attitude should look
at themselves and see how they will
manipulate events, just to be in control
and above the leader.
And so many people will do anything to not
have to change so they will blame
others, hurt others, just because
someone is over them.
I showed you how to beI came and
died on the cross, I loved and
obeyed the Father, I loved
those under Me to My death on
The person may not realize that they disobey.
They may have lived alone, failed
in intimate relationships and always
stayed in command wanting to never
be under anybody.
So when they live in communities or work
in communities they will do all
that they can to be in control—hurting
the community life by doing things
that adversely affect the operations
necessary to progress and succeed
as a community.
There are so many passive-aggressive behaviors
people use to be themselves as they were
all their lives and wanting to be in
control and never change.
Every person in a community needs to see
themselves as working toward a
When some are disappointed they may
move slow or don’t work at all
to get control that way.
The bottom line is this.
I operate in structure.
Some will never allow themselves to be
under anyone if they can help it.
Some will do what they are asked to
some of the time then some days
wake up and undo a lot of good work
because they feel angry that day and
give into satan pressing down on
them to create division.
Some people literally have a big fight
going on day and night with those
over them because of their own
inability to be under anyone and
they wage this fight in quiet,
passive ways that are secretive
and destructive to harmony and love.
To try to unveil these passive ways of one
who has “habitually” and I use
this word because it is important
you see “habitually” a person
pushes ahead to do their dance
in their familiar steps, they will
do many passive-aggressive
ways to accomplish this feat.
Behavior is patterned unless one willingly
examines one's conscience and prays
to be open to the movement of God’s
hand within—molding and fashioning
the soul to be more likened to God.
It is habitual behavior—a leader deals with
much of the time, a person in a
different settingacting out old
patterned behavior with new parties.
person in charge of a community thinks
they can help to make the community
go in the right direction by
asserting a guiding hand and like
little “wind up dolls” the next
moment after the event has operated
more effectively for a few moments
the little “wind-up doll” is doing
the same dance
to be on the top
trying to get control
trying not to work harmoniously with others.
What are you to do?
In the work placepeople are paid
this is a means of getting people
to obey the structure.
In families and communities the dysfunction
can be so acute that only some
intervention may correct the situation.
but a community can go in a mounting
for a long time when the second in
command or one aggressive one
underneath intends the place to
do their dance that all of it
can be done passively, with
build up emotions, emotional
manipulation, “slacking” on
the job until the big bang
when the guy underneath conquerors (so he thinks)
and almost sends the leader to the
grave for trying to do God’s will.
The person underneath in a means of
has effectively controlled
many things all the way, everyday
to promote their own glory,
control and superiorityThis
becomes the most important,
that is the bottom linenot the
common goal of promoting God’s kingdom.
The devil can get in there at any
the story of Eve.
The person is gaily skipping down the
and then a thought comes
1st thought “Oh so-and-so is getting ahead of me”
with a lot help
from the devil
“They did this ...
and this ...
and then that happened ...
and then they did it
they think they can tell
they think they can tell
me what to do
well I am raising up now
I will see them fall
think they are so big—”
Then there is
the fear devil
Oh I am afraid, if he thought that ...
and it was really the other
guys faultand they
might think it was me ...
and I’m not like that ...
I will go tell them all I know
about him so they don’t
think ill thoughts of me ...
Oh they could do this ...
then that will happen to us ...
and I left that there...
which looks like that...
and it wasn't that
and maybe I better
I ask you to do God’s will
are you operating out of fear?
are you operating out of jealousy?
are you operating because you don’t want
anyone to get ahead.
Some people are jealous because
happythey want people miserable
so they can rescue them and be in
control over their emotionsthey
don’t look at themselves, they need
somebody to play their “junk” out on
when they are having trouble
they single out a situation or person they
don’t ever want to be a problem and
pick a “scapegoat” to work their problems on.
Some can pick My Movement. Their
in life and at home vanished when they
joined the Shepherds of Christ. They had
problems in relationships all their lives,
then the Shepherds of Christ became their
problem and people in it.
Problems should be faced. Things that
should be named.
You should not project your problems
on other people.
Remember “Suzie Q” the little girl
the street and a big animal put his
waste on her.
Some people do that to others.
They don’t want them happy
if they see they are free, they tie them up
when they should act themselves
they sling a pile of junk on their
happy friends to get control
The children of Adam and Eve
sins of omission
sins of commission
I am the New Adam
Mary is the New Eve
If you are using the Movement or
be your “scapegoat” get in charge of yourself
you want to get more perfected here
below that is why you are here.
If you are superior and don’t need
the community is in trouble.
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