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December 27, 2006

December 28th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 2 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for December 28th are Glorious.

 

Messenger:                I went to Church and I saw a program
                            from a young man who was 23 and died December 14, 2006.
                            He was beautiful, his picture was on the program
                           
his funeral was December 22, 2006.

                                And you say what a Christmas present for
                            his family. Life here is promised to no one
                           
we were created to get to heaven and love and
                            serve God for all eternity.

                                Loving and serving God here below and loving
                            God and one another, but our human natures
                            are wounded and even if we were baptized we give
                            into jealousies, envies, possessiveness we handle
                            pain differently.

                                A child is not all bound up when very young
                           
usually by wounds and abuse and they bounce
                            back rather quickly when disappointed  by
                            the time someone is 40 or 50 or 60 they may have
                            had many failed relationships they "heroically"
                            told themselves didn't hurt them too much
                            because they were tough and keep creating a
                            situation they can act out the unfinished
                            business in.

                                People can go into another setting and set
                            up or try to set up the same situation as
                            the unfinished wounded one and begin trying
                            to work it out so they now become dominant
                            and winning.

                                Do we ever win when we act out unfinished
                            business on innocent others. Pain from past
                            hurt has a way to come out  some pain is so
                            bad people use alcohol, addictive behaviors
                            whenever they have to deal with it  and they
                            see themselves as doing some good, maybe
                            work, charitable acts  nothing should be
                            done unless it is really God's will for
                            us.

                                To busy oneself in anyway  numbing
                            pain with some other task is to not be
                            available for what God wants us to do at
                            that moment.

                                Our lives are to be lived  not being
                            reactors to pain and others behaviors, but
                            to live in obedience  and living as actors
                            doing God's will  promoting His kingdom as
                            He desires with the talents He gives us.

                                People do not set the plan for our lives
                            even if we are in a marriage in the Church
                            and we must serve in that marriage  it
                            may be difficult because of difficult
                            argumentative others not rooted in God's will
                            there are reasons  if the marriage is not
                            physically abusive or emotionally abusive in such
                            a way to warrant an annulment  then we
                            live as God wants us to  learning to build the
                            family up that He may have given us.

                                We are not victims  where one pushes
                            our button then we kick somebody else
                           
then they hurt others and so on and so on.
                            We are responsible for serving God as
                            He desires according to His will.

                                Anger can be like a can that the person
                            habitually sprays when they settle into a
                            habit they can use passive-aggressive
                            behaviors to try to get reactions out of
                            innocent others.

                                We live to do God's will WHEN
                               
FIRST AND ALWAYS
                                when someone blocks us  we try to
                                accomplish God's will as best we can
                                realizing we cannot control others if
                                    they are unwilling.

                                Controlling others can be an addiction.
                            If one is disempowered  they may have
                            taught themselves to run to get power
                            somewhere else. It is very immature and
                                             blocks our spiritual growth.

                                Spiritual growth is dependent upon
                            living according to God's will in love.
                            Dealing with difficult others is a part
                            of life.

                                Relationships cannot all be dissolved
                            because Suzie was mean  we learn in
                            holiness to admit the truth  say we are
                            sorry (not justifying why we were right to
                            begin with when we acted wrongly) and
                            the other wanting to end a conflict, forgives.

                                Doing something wrong should be
                            addressed with contrite sorrow. Doing
                            something wrong and then trying to prove
                            you were right is paradoxical.
                            You can't be right and wrong at the
                            same time.

                                In today's society it is important to
                            many they look perfect. Their god becomes
                            their image  they do not realize our
                            human nature is tainted and we act
                            imperfectly  so to try to create an
                            image where we never "sin" or act
                            imperfectly is not truth.

 

1 John 1: 6-10

If we say that we share in God’s life
while we are living in darkness,
we are lying,
    because we are not living the truth.
But if we live in light,
as he is in light,
we have a share in another’s life,
and the blood of Jesus, his Son,
cleanses us from all sin.

If we say, ‘We have no sin,’
we are deceiving ourselves,
and truth has no place in us
if we acknowledge our sins,
he is trustworthy and upright,
so that he will forgive our sins
and will cleanse us from all evil.
If we say, ‘We have never sinned,’
we make him a liar,
and his word has no place in us.

 

December 27, 2006 message continues

Messenger:                 A person can suffer tremendous wounds
                            and then try to control every one emotionally
                            around them  not even realizing how addicted
                            they are to control  or one may decide to
                            control another blocking the work that is
                            necessary for God's work to be accomplished.
                            We don't own anyone. A person who is
                            a priest, a religious gives willingly  for
                            this is their vocation. To not obey or really
                            subject oneself to their superior is like
                            having a wiggly worm inside  or like the
                            monkey jumping from limb to limb.

                                Past problems can be acted out on
                            innocent others. We must always be so
                            deeply connected to God's will for us. For a
                            religious person it is vital to have that
                            time at daily Mass and spend time in       
                            adoration  so we are not doing
                            man-made ideas opposed to God's will
                            for us.

                                Prayer is so important because all day
                            we receive fragmented things in our lives
                                   some according to God's will  some not
                            according to God's will parading before us as
                            a good idea, but not good for our lives
                            Charitable acts that consume our day can be
                            bad for one who is called to prayer, service,
                            being with their family and caring for them.
                            In that time when we receive Jesus at Mass and
                            sit with Him before the Blessed Sacrament He
                            can help us to see the will of God for us.

                                A person that carries, past anger, baggages
                            is carrying a load. Purity is found in dropping
                            the burial cloths that bury us and moving
                            on to the life of living saturated with
                            God's grace. We die to those things that keep
                            us buried in a dark tomb. We face the pain,
                            we let go not try to control something else or
                            work to just get power.

                                WE ALWAYS WORK TO DO GOD'S WILL

                                Sometimes we suffer tremendously
                               
We do not act on something not God's will
                                      because we experience pain
                                     
we deal with the pain and
                                      build the Kingdom as God desires

                            We are actors

                            Not reactors  controlled by events of
                                others around us who may cause us
                                pain.

                                God showed us how He hung 3 hours on
                            the cross  He carried the cross

                                We must endure suffering and pray many
                                      times

                                      Looking at the Bloody  face of Jesus as
                                           Mary did on the way to Calvary
                                           and saying "yes" to God's will

                            This is not to say to endure sickness and not
                                    go to the doctor when we need to
                                    this is to say that when we have done
                                    all we can and have to suffer we
                                    do it with dignity

                            We don't dump the cross on somebody
                                   else's back and go off like we are
                                   a free man

                            Dumping to get a quick solution may
                                          be really bad if our solution
                                          is just a quick relief for pain,
                                          but gets us into a bigger problem on-
                                          down-the-line because it was
                                          the wrong solution.

                            Some may say like an alcoholic
                                                       like a workaholic
                                                       like a drug user
                                                       using cigarettes —            

                                    oh if I get a problem  I go to this DRINK
                                                                                        WORK
                                                                                        use drugs, etc.

                            You are reactors

                            Who is in charge then

                            Things outside you, people outside you
                                    determine your behavior and

                            Soon with addictive substances, anger
                           
people can be reacting to nothing to
                                get a cigarette, a drink  food
                                that is full of sugar  isolation to
                                be by oneself and do work they don't
                                need to do.

                            What is an addiction?

                            I know this when somebody gets mad
                                    and runs and "uses" and the other really
                                    didn't do nothing
                                   
they have something going on there that
                                        isn't healthy behavior

                            Not being attached to inordinate attachments.

                            Some people do that if somebody makes them
                                angry they run away mad and tell
                                somebody else or use alcohol
                                cigarettes, etc.

                                Satan can control this unhealthy behavior
                            for his own evil work when someone should
                            be doing something important.

                                Knowing someone needs something
                            and then making them come and beg and hang up
                            the phone is using a situation when one
                            should respond with obedience and love —  they may
                            do this to get control.

                                We are always living like little children
                            trying to please our Father.

                                I love the 7 sorrows. They show us
                            how Mary, sinless, said "yes" to God's
                            will

                                        YES GOD
                                        YES GOD


                                People who are reactors to others
                            behavior, by using addictive means
                           
really hurts their spiritual life.

                                A child is taught obedience (the 4th commandment)
                            today many children are taught by the media
                            to be rebellious  prideful  self-focused

                                These are not being as God wants

                                Jesus shows us how to be ACTORS
                                        
living according to God's will

                                He was an actor always
                                      "THY WILL BE DONE"

                                To His death on the cross

                                And Jesus loved
                                         Jesus loved His imperfect apostles
                                         Jesus forgave sinners
                                         Jesus was so generous  He gave us
                                                Himself on the cross
                                               
He rose and gave us a sharing in His
                                                        life in Baptism
                                                He gave us the Eucharist
                                                He gave us Penance
                                                He gave us the Sacraments.

                                Jesus shows us He did the Father's will

                                Jesus shows us LOVE

                                Total emptying of self

 

 

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.

-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994

December 27, 2006 message continues

 Messenger:               If we do things to get things back for
                                    ourselves, if we are possessive,
                                    if we want what God doesn't
                                    want then we are going off

                                Our life is a process of saying
                                      "YES" like Mary
                                      saying "YES"  to the Father like Jesus

                                Adam and Eve sinned

                                Adam and Eve did their own will

                                Look at the jealousy of Cain
                                        God told him

 

Genesis 4: 6-7

Yahweh asked Cain, ‘Why are you angry and downcast? If you are doing right, surely you ought to hold your head high! But if you are not doing right, Sin is crouching at the door hungry to get you. You can still master him.’

 

December 27, 2006 message continues

Messenger:                Look at Joseph's brothers
                                          
jealousy

                                JEALOUSY

                                you don't want to hear it ?

                                We must want what God wants

                                      Every person doing as God wants

                                      Not possessing somebody for
                                             selfish control

                                We let God have the rule

                                We surrender our lives  every day in
                                      the morning offering uniting ourselves
                                           to the Masses going on around the world.

                                We tell others we are sorry for what
                                       we did

                                We don't say
                                       
I'm sorry, but you were wrong
                                             
I am right and
                                        now I am on top

                                A whole act like that may be to turn
                                    a disempowered person to power
                                    over somebody else.

                                People that act against God's will are held
                                      accountable
                                      we don't have to project anger on
                                            innocent others or
                                      try to get power from others if
                                           someone hurts us

                                We always want God's will

                                We want other's doing God's will

                                We don't want them to be
                                        slavishly dependent on them.

                                Everything according to God's plan

                                God has a plan

                                We are to let every person work
                                        God's Plan

                                In this lies our peace

                                    1)  to be truthful to ourselves always
                                    2)  to not make perfectionism our god
                                    3)  to want God's will
                                    4)  to surrender in love to God's will
                                    5)  to say we are sorry genuinely recognizing we are not perfect
                                   
6)  to let God's grace fill our soul and live as St. Paul
                                                                    says
"I have been crucified with Christ and
                                                                            yet it is no longer I who live but Christ
                                                                            who lives in me."

                                    7)  to not be reactors, but do God's will
                                    8)  to love God and others according to God's will
                                    9)  to not give into pouting, negative thinking
                                   10)  to be ACTORS  doing God's will
                                              with enthusiasm serving   
                                              the King for the sake of souls
                                   11)  to let go of inordinate attachments
                                              against God's will
                                   12)  to do all things for the honor
                                              and glory of God
                                   13) To be other focused
                                   14)  not blaming and giving into anger
                                   15)  to be a light
                                   16)  to give our hearts to Jesus and Mary

                               

                               
                           
                               


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