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March 2, 2009
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PLEASE HELP US
March 2, 2009
What am I looking for
when I get pressed on because
I expected a person to fill
my every wish — God put us here
to be like a pipe — open and running
in which our lives are lived to
share His love to help build the
I can give into 'my little child of
the past', wanting my own way and
not using right reason. My actions
should be determined by what
is God's will for me. If I give
into 'my little child of the past'
demanding their own way
satan can continually try to manipulate
me in doing things that is not God's will.
I have a free will to do God's
will and be holy or to rebel
against God's will like Eve in
Looking through my distorted
vision, clouded by pride,
jealousy, envy sets me up
to not see through the eyes of God and
use right reason to determine
my actions —
Jesus shows us His selfless
surrender — Jesus died for our
sins. God calls us
to die to our sinful ways. We should
never punishing others.
'The little child of the
past' wants control to demand
their own way. 'The little child
of the past' wants affection. Many
times running after another
provoking the other to get the
attention they want. They
think if they tell the other
the other will come running.
If this does not work
they do provoking things,
run, and then hold out
blocking work, blocking the
vision they should see in
themselves and sitting on a "pity-pot"
waiting for the attention that
they expect another to give them.
It is 'the little child of the past'
using some needed work or
services, withholding that and
demanding the other respond
to their forceful childish behavior.
"La, La, La, La, La, La —
I have what you need — come and
catch me — while I make you
How many divorces are there when
married partners are pressed on by the
devil and want their partner to make
them happy — run after them — and when
the person they are married to would
be choked by their possessive, infantile
demands — the marriage is dissolved
because he or she can't handle the other
person wanting a "mop" to dance
with. Should the married partner
give into a screaming baby who
never learned — ONLY GOD can
make us happy"
Say the married partner tries —
is nice — tries to love more — give
in more — then the demanding baby
wants more and more and more —
Right reason and a free will —
rooted in the fact God is the only
one who can make us happy and God
calls us to love each other, to work
together to do God's work — raise
children. If a man is to be a priest, he
must be obedient to the Church and
Eve rebelled against the Plan of
God — she wanted to be equal to
God — God gave her a free will to
do His will, but she chose to
disobey God — being holy means
we obey God's laws, we obey those
over us —
God has called us to help, through
our obedience and structure, to
follow the Church and help have
greater order as we contribute
order to the world that is rocked
with disorder and disobedience
to God —
When Adam and Eve sinned then
disorder entered the world
God flooded the earth at
the time of Noah because of this
disorder — the devil wants us to
blame others for our sins and not
take responsibility for them —
Sin, Fr. Carter says is a refusal
to love — Serious sin he says
is a radical refusal to love —
Venial sin is a partial
refusal to love - Fr. Carter says
The most obvious personal
relationship that is affected by
sin is between God and the
Hell is total isolation —
When one sins they close in,
Fr. Carter says, become more and more
isolated — what they thought through
pride, jealousy, lust, envy, would
make them happy — hurts their
relationship with God —
Only God can make us happy —
so this is misery — hating instead
of loving — living in a sin of hate
is experiencing some of the
isolation of hell — depriving
oneself of the very thing that can
bring them happiness —
We cannot be happy and refuse
to love — the temporariness
of what we think appears to be
happiness when we sin — soon leads us to misery —
heaven is to be possessed by God —
We must love God, others and ourselves
appropriately to reach
greater happiness here on
earth and to have this intimate
union we were created for
with God that brings us
1 John 4: 17-21
Love comes to its perfection in us
when we can face
the Day of Judgement fearlessly,
because even in this world
we have become as he is.
In love there is no room for fear,
but perfect love drives out fear,
because fear implies punishment
and no one who is afraid
has come to perfection in love.
Let us love, then,
because he first loved us.
Anyone who says ‘I love God’
and hates his brother,
is a liar,
since whoever does not love the brother
whom he can see
cannot love God whom he has not seen.
Indeed this is the commandment
we have received from him,
that whoever loves God,
must also love his brother.
Now look at the sins of the world —
rebelliousness against God's
So Mary appeared on the building
in Clearwater and asked us to
pray for the sins of the world —
to pray for our priests and the
Church, that brings us the Mass and
to pray for the world
God wants this reparation we do
in praying 4 days a month,
on the 5th and daily from
this building —
God calls us to this and
The Four days before the exposed
Eucharist can help bring
down grace for the
priests, the Church and the
world and to help make
reparation to God
A person that sins by not loving
God, others and themselves becomes
more and more miserable and they can
become like a stone - heart
wanting someone to run
to them to make them feel
better in their misery —
My message for this earth is
how much Jesus loves us —
When we sing and pray in
the pew on these 8 days we
are loving —
The person that starts to
isolate and turn inward —
criticizes rather than loving,
going out — they want the opposite
of loving — they provoke
people to hurt others and then
act angry at others because they are
not serving and loving them —
Hell is a cold, dark place —
you get no love
Heaven is to be possessed
by God — love itself, but we
lived a life learning to love
going out of ourselves —
The selfish person turns in —
their heart becomes like stone —
they want others to come to
them and serve them — love them
while they are mean, demanding,
In hell there is no love
We don't determine how we
act by how we think
others are treating us —
Little children show jealousy —
some bite over a toy to
get their own way —
Some children — won't give
they hurt others —
do things behind mom's back
Little sister may be pushed off
a chair backward because
big sister isn't nice
Big sister is going to suffer
because who wants a friend
that hurts them and is selfish
We are here to learn how to love —
God gives us a lifetime
So somebody says —
Well - I won't love and
I expect you to love me
while I'm mean to you —
- make false promises —
- passive-aggressive games —
- secrets about the truth —
- make myself unavailable
to work through problems
Who loses when we fail to love —
We do first — it hurts our
relationship with God
We were commanded to love —
God and others as ourselves
That is what makes us happy
Not loving — makes us isolate more and
more - not working in love
We are going against the plan
of the Creator
Not loving deprives ourselves
of the one thing that can
make us happy —
Loving Not Loving
wanting to be served
Going out of Going inward
I used to teach a class
for Fr. Carter and it was
on walking hand-in-hand and
loving and working together —
I would go in and say what would
you like in a boy/girl friend
They liked They disliked
keeping their word unpredictability
being on time making them wait
caring for them wanting their way
When they were done
I said Jesus is love
Jesus is the Perfect friend
Jesus is the Perfect lover
They wanted a loving friend
most like Jesus —
A person judges what they do
by trying to live according
to God's will —
Jesus obeyed the will of the Father —
We don't judge our actions
by whether others make
us angry — so we sit
miserable trying to get
them to run to us while
we hold out —
Not living loving lives is
against the greatest commandment —
Matthew 22: 36-40
'Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?' Jesus said to him, 'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets too.'
Are we preparing ourselves to
Are we preparing ourselves at all
Unity no love
unhappy - never have God
A person who is insecure
can provoke others — act
angry — just to get another
to pay attention and come
running - because they are
demanding attention - like a
baby crying needs a dirty diaper
For an adult to provoke another
to get love is not right reasoning.
First of all, the other adult cannot
make a person happy - only
God can do this —
People that are insecure
should not use their work —
withholding services rendered/
or work done - as power to
get attention - because they
Going in and out of doors should
not be like the baby whose
mama left for work — they
screamed frantically for 1/2
hour - then punished the
mother by being naughty when
she returned from work for
going to work
These are really sick
childish games - some adults
play — If a married person does
it over and over again — this
game playing — another adult
trying to deal with it
could be faced with
a dilemma of surviving
these sick games —
Adults are to grow in
love - to be other focused —
not play childish games for
What we do is based on doing
God's will — not games
people play to manipulate
March 1, 2009
Luke 1: 26-38
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. He went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, you who enjoy God’s favour! The Lord is with you.’ She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greeting could mean, but the angel said to her, ‘Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour. Look! You are to conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David; he will rule over the House of Jacob for ever and his reign will have no end.’ Mary said to the angel, ‘But how can this come about, since I have no knowledge of man?’ The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow. And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God. And I tell you this too: your cousin Elizabeth also, in her old age, has conceived a son, and she whom people called barren is now in her sixth month, for nothing is impossible to God.’ Mary said, ‘You see before you the Lord’s servant, let it happen to me as you have said.’ And the angel left her.
John 14: 6
I am the Way; I am Truth and Life....
(2) We want the vision of God —
this is our goal.
(3) Man is conceived with original sin —
(4) Adam lost grace and the infused
virtues for himself and the whole human
race by his sin.
(5) Christ is the New Adam.
The Central Mystery of Christianity is the
mystery of the Incarnation of the
Son of God —
(6) God sent His Son into the world to save
men from their sins —
(7) The Word of God, the Second Person of
the Most Blessed Trinity became
man and dwelt amongst us for
(8) Jesus is a Divine Person with two natures
human and Divine.
(9) This is a mystery, for God so loved the
(10) God the Father chose and fashioned a woman
for His Son.
Mary was conceived without sin.
Colossians 3: 12-17
As the chosen of God, then, the holy people whom he loves, you are to be clothed in heartfelt compassion, in generosity and humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with one another; forgive each other if one of you has a complaint against another. The Lord has forgiven you; now you must do the same. Over all these clothes, put on love, the perfect bond. And may the peace of Christ reign in your hearts, because it is for this that you were called together in one body. Always be thankful.
Let the Word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you. Teach each other, and advise each other, in all wisdom. With gratitude in your hearts sing psalms and hymns and inspired songs to God; and whatever you say or do, let it be in the name of the Lord Jesus, in thanksgiving to God the Father through him.
Luke 1: 39-45
Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could into the hill country to a town in Judah. She went into Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. Now it happened that as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She gave a loud cry and said, ‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? Look, the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leapt for joy. Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’
(1) God made Mary the perfect woman
because He chose her to be the
Mother of God.
(2) Adam and Eve were rebellious.
Adam and Eve were disobedient.
Christ is the essence of holiness.
HOLY <———————> Rebellious
(3) Christ chose the stable to enter
into our lives.
(4) Mary went to her cousin Elizabeth —
Elizabeth was thought barren.
(5) From the Hail Mary we say
... and blessed is the fruit of thy womb —
(6) Hail Mary full of grace
In baptism we receive a sharing
in God's life.
(7) The Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell
in the graced, baptized soul.
(8) May Jesus the Word made flesh
and Splendor of the Father
dwell in your heart —
(9) May we have peace, love, joy and
(10) Nothing is Impossible with God.
The Birth of Jesus
Luke 2: 15-20
Now it happened that when the angels had gone from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us go to Bethlehem and see this event which the Lord has made known to us.’ So they hurried away and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. When they saw the child they repeated what they had been told about him, and everyone who heard it was astonished at what the shepherds said to them. As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds went back glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as they had been told.
(1) May God lead us by the light of faith —
Matthew 2: 2
asking, ‘Where is the infant king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose and have come to do him homage.’
(2) Mary was conceived sinless — Mary
was a descendent of Adam.
(3) May Jesus the Word made flesh and
Splendor of the Father
dwell in your heart —
(4) In the Incarnation we say
that there are two natures but
only one Person.
(5) In the Person of Christ, Son of
God, there are two natures, one
Divine, the other human.
(6) Christ is God.
(7) Christ is God-made-Man.
(8) We are to be grateful for this
awesome gift and ponder the
mystery of God-made-Man.
(9) Jesus is the Light of the World.
(10) Jesus is King of heaven and
The Presentation in the Temple
Luke 2: 25-35
Now in Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He was an upright and devout man; he looked forward to the restoration of Israel and the Holy Spirit rested on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death until he had set eyes on the Christ of the Lord. Prompted by the Spirit he came to the Temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the Law required, he took him into his arms and blessed God; and he said:
Now, Master, you are letting
your servant go in peace
as you promised;
for my eyes have seen the salvation
which you have made ready
in the sight of the nations;
a light of revelation for the gentiles
and glory for your people Israel.
As the child’s father and mother were wondering at the things that were being said about him, Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, ‘Look, he is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is opposed—and a sword will pierce your soul too—so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare.’
(1) Sing: Little Baby Hands and Feet
(2) And a sword shall pierce your
(3) The Lord will fill our eyes with
light if we love and serve Him.
(4) Sing: The King of Glory
Psalm 47: 10-11
Both your name and your praise, God,
are over the whole wide world.
Your right hand is full of saving justice,
Mount Zion rejoices,
the daughters of Judah delight
because of your saving justice.
(6) Let our eyes see —
We are blind —
Mary suffered for our blindness.
(7) Mary calls to us to respond to
the call of her Son, Jesus.
(8) They offered a pair of turtle doves —
(9) The Holy Spirit was upon Simeon.
Luke 2: 34
Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, ‘Look, he is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is opposed —
Finding of Jesus in the Temple
Luke 2: 41-52
Every year his parents used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up for the feast as usual. When the days of the feast were over and they set off home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem without his parents knowing it. They assumed he was somewhere in the party, and it was only after a day’s journey that they went to look for him among their relations and acquaintances. When they failed to find him they went back to Jerusalem looking for him everywhere.
It happened that, three days later, they found him in the Temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them, and asking them questions; and all those who heard him were astounded at his intelligence and his replies. They were overcome when they saw him, and his mother said to him, ‘My child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.’ He replied, ‘Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?’ But they did not understand what he meant. He went down with them then and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority. His mother stored up all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom, in stature, and in favour with God and with people.
(1) Mary is searching for her little
children in the world today.
(2) Mary wants to lead them to Jesus.
(3) Mary is the Mother of all children.
(4) Mary is our spiritual Mother.
(6) God is kind and generous in His
love of us.
(7) God grants us mercy.
(8) Oh Holy Spirit lead the strayed
ones home to the Heart of Jesus.
(9) The Hearts of Jesus and Mary are
our little heaven on earth.
(10) We in the Shepherds of Christ believe
as we spread the consecration to
the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
there will be peace in the world —
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