| Shepherds of Christ
April 8, 2008
April 9th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 2 Period I.
The Novena Rosary Mysteries
for April 9th are Glorious.
There will be a big rosary
on Friday night.
China Retreat Rita
April 10, 11, 12, 13
Mass April 10, 11, 12
April 8, 2008
Being existent in Christ means my whole
existence is geared toward loving. God is
love, to exist deeply in Him is to love —
to be permeated with His grace — out of
all we do it is permeated by our life
IN Him which is love — Love binds
all we do together — love is unity —
love leads us to perfection — Our
goal is to be more perfected as Our
Heavenly Father is perfect.
In receiving Jesus, eating His flesh
and drinking His Blood — we should more
and more put on Christ and have a
deeper existence in Him — becoming more
as St. Paul says
Galatians 2: 19-20
...I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me...
Also St. Paul says
1 Corinthians 13
Though I command languages both human and angelic—if I speak without love, I am no more than a gong booming or a cymbal clashing. And though I have the power of prophecy, to penetrate all mysteries and knowledge, and though I have all the faith necessary to move mountains—if I am without love, I am nothing.
We are to be loving — to live in love.
We are to be loving in the family, loving
as a neighbor, loving at work — if we
separate love from our lives we are
not being likened to Christ.
When Jesus was baptized in the Jordan
the voice of the Father was heard —
‘This is my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on him.’ Matthew 3: 17
At the Transfiguration the heavens were
‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.’ Mark 9: 7
Jesus came to this earth to show us
His love — to give us His love — to teach
us to be likened to Him —
The Father in speaking told us this
is My Son —
We are to live more and more likened to
Jesus, the Son of God —
Mary lived her life to please her
heavenly Father — to do His will — she
showed us how she loved her heavenly
Father — as the one chosen by God to
be the Mother of the Savior — her pure
life is a model for us. She lived a life
full of grace — She lived deeply the
Divine Mystery of God's love.
It is her love, so pure for her children
why God the Father sent her as a messenger —
telling us about the love of her Immaculate
Heart and the love of the Sacred Heart
of Jesus —
God is love —
Hanging images of the Sacred Heart
in our homes, making Jesus the King and
Center of our homes and our hearts —
is a reminder of His unfathomable
love for us and our families, our Churches,
The Shepherds of Christ is to help bring about
this Age of the 2 Hearts, the Age of love,
the Era, Mary said would come at Fatima —
Is love what permeates our actions —
to be like Jesus we are disciples of love —
living in greater purity serving God the
Father in living our lives according to His will.
This is our rudder in life — this is life to us.
How would it be if we wasted years of our
lives not loving because we held on to
negativism — fear
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.
God tells us about His
love in the precious gift of the Church,
the Mass, the death and resurrection
of Jesus —
Here is a song
The more people responded to the writings
that we put out in the Shepherds of Christ they would
say — "The book changed my life" —
Love is very much abused by others
trying to manipulate others, who have
hurt others in the name of love —
Jesus heals our wounds. Going to daily
Mass, sitting before the tabernacle, God
outpours to us His precious grace — His
love and where we may have been starving
before for love — looking in the wrong places
trying to fill the longing for loving
inside of us —
Once a person who is baptized in the
Catholic faith realizes the gift of
adoration — time with Jesus, truly present
in the Eucharist, their lives are changed.
Jesus outpours His precious grace to
those who spend time in loving union
with Him in communion, after
communion and in adoration before
the Blessed Sacrament.
When people are filled more and more
with God's grace, when they are more
one in Him they are a big contribution
in their personal lives, at work,
in their prayer life.
Baptized Catholics should try
to live ever deeper in love
with God and others as members
of the body of Christ.
Jesus is our best friend —
Jesus loves us so much —
In spreading the devotion to the
2 Hearts we can help to bring
about this era of peace Mary
promised at Fatima.
We can help to do what Jesus
asked Fr. Carter at the end of
the 20th Century
Fr. Carter had a dream.
Age Of The Two Hearts
Message given to Fr. Carter before July 1994:
Jesus: "My beloved priest-companion, I have allowed you to experience in extraordinary fashion the riches contained in My Heart and My Mother's Heart. I desire that you tell all My people about these riches. I desire that My people consecrate themselves to My Sacred Heart and to Mary's Immaculate Heart. My people are living in the beginnings of the age of the Two Hearts.
"After the time of the purification is completed, this new era of the Church and the world will become firmly established. This era will be characterized by the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. All those who consecrate themselves to My Heart and to My Mother's Heart will help to establish this glorious new age. I am Lord and Master. Please listen to My urgent request. Within Our Hearts you will experience the love and security, the peace and the joy, which you all desire. I love My people with a tremendous love, and in My love I give them this message!"
Reflection: This is the Age of the Two Hearts! The surest road to sanctity in these our times is through consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. In making this consecration, and striving with God's grace to live it as best we can each day, we are contributing to the establishment of the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and to the arrival of the reign of the Sacred Heart.
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