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May 28, 2007

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May 28, 2007


                                God tells us we must love God and
                            love others.

                                God brought us into the world in a
                            family — God continues the human race
                            in families. God brings a baby in the
                            world through a mother and father — there
                            is relationship.

                                God intends us to learn to obey, to learn
                            to grow in our relationships. Parents are
                            also tainted human creatures — so we learn
                            imperfections and we have a tainted human

                                Parents teach us to love, to relate, to forgive
                            to get along, to obey, to respect authority.
                            God did not bring us in the world with a
                            book in our hand — He brought us in a loving
                            relationship. Human creatures were to be
                            created in love.

                                God the Father first loved us.

                                It is our response to God's love that is
                            the focus of our lives — how we love each

                                From having a baby — a mother has to give
                            her body to bring the child in the world. The
                            child is to be conceived in love. The child
                            can be fed from the milk of the mother.
                            The child may demand a lot — they come into
                            the world after being in the womb — they
                            learn it is a safe place through the mother
                            and father's love — a child may come into a
                            family and right away the other children
                            may be jealous, but they learn to love each
                            other — to share — to be a family.

                                LOVE is the game.

                                God is love and He is teaching us about
                                    relationship right away.

                                We come from imperfect homes, we are
                            tainted human creature, but we come
                            hopefully from people who loved each other —
                            God gave us as a gift in love.

                                Even Jesus came as a baby to teach us
                            about the family.

                                God wants the family to work things out
                            in love and forgiveness, God wants us to tell
                            the truth, God wants us to recognize we
                            are imperfect, but just like a baby
                            grows to an old person — we have a lifetime
                            to grow in the spiritual life of love and
                            become more perfected in having meaningful
                            relationships. To focus on ourselves only
                            and what we want for our honor and glory
                            doesn't work so good.

                                Babies are so cute — little children
                            and we love them so much we can keep
                            teaching them about obedience and will
                            and love — even when they seem very
                            self-focused. Training children to be
                            other focused, respecting others, loving
                            others is coming from imperfect parents
                            who may have lots to learn themselves, so
                            God gave a man and woman the ability to
                            have children, but in love learn to
                            give and take and stay united in marriage
                            helping each other grow in the spiritual
                            life. If one partner is not willing to give
                            and take, the other partner can grow deeper
                            in love by working in the situation
                            relying on God who loves them and knows
                            their difficulty.

                                There was a book — Who Moved my Cheese.
                            Think of those words — we have to learn to
                            handle things in respect and love.

                                The family is to be a little unit of love,
                            but God gives us priests and religious
                            to love deeply the Church and to have
                            the people of the Church as their family —
                            principals of schools can experience
                            great unity putting their school in
                            the Hearts of Love — the Hearts of Jesus
                            and Mary.

                                When our Lady appeared at Fatima —
                            World War I had been raging — War
                            is great suffering, but our Lady came
                            to a quiet little village with sheep
                            and she gave her message of love —

                                She said that Jesus wants His Heart
                            venerated next to her Immaculate Heart.
                            In a world where we have imperfect hearts
                            and division, hate —

                                Our Lady appeared at Fatima to tell
                            us to consecrate our hearts and our
                            lives to the pure and Holy Hearts of Jesus
                            and Mary — the Hearts of Love.

                                God is love and we are here because
                            God first loved us — It is our response
                            to God's love that we must have.

                                Our Lady appeared to the world,
                            suffering from World War I, telling them to turn
                            to the pure and holy Hearts of Love — the
                            Hearts of Jesus and Mary —

                                At the end of the century Our Lady's
                            image appeared in Clearwater, Florida
                            the Sun state.



                                In rainbow color to remind us that
                            God made a covenant with Noah to
                            never flood the earth again — Again
                            the message to turn to the hearts of love —
                            the Hearts of Jesus and Mary — Pure Hearts
                            of Love — Jesus and Mary in

                                CLEARWATER —

                                the rainbow was a sign with Noah —
                            Now God calls us to spread His love to
                            this world that is starving for love —
                            divided, hurting

                            Song:   God's Love


                                       God gives us our breath —

                               God is ever mindful of us.

                               To ignore God is absolutely silly —

                               We are the creatures God created  —


                               Excerpt from Response to God's Love

God's ways are not always our ways, and his thoughts are not always our thoughts. God can take a life that seems so ordinary, so prosaic, so uneventful, and achieve wonders with it as long as the person is striving to fulfill his or her role in life according to God's designs. We cannot, then, use the ordinariness of our lives as an excuse for not making our existence truly great, truly significant for both Christ and humanity—a life that truly makes a difference. Karl Rahner has advice for us when the ordinariness of our lives tempts us to think that our existence is unimportant and almost useless: "Let us take a good look at Jesus who had the courage to lead an apparently useless life for thirty years. We should ask him for the grace to give us to understand what his hidden life means for our religious existence" (Spiritual Exercises, p. 160). Notice that Rahner describes the first thirty years of Jesus' life as "apparently useless." In reality, of course, Christ's very ordinary existence at Nazareth was not actually useless but was, on the contrary, tremendously important—it was part of his redemptive effort. No, it is not the ordinary setting of our lives that is an obstacle to our making a unique and important contribution to the cause of Christ. The real obstacle, if we allow it, is our failure to relate to life's ordinariness as God intends.

The realization of the greatness of our own lives, however, must be balanced with a realization of the limitations that are attached to that greatness. We are finite creatures who have various limitations that emanate from our finitude. A sense of limitations, then, should accompany the fulfillment of our mission in life.

end of excerpt from Response to God's Love


John 3: 16

For this is how God loved the world: 
he gave his only Son, 
so that everyone who believes in him 
    may not perish 
but may have eternal life.


                                God intends us to walk hand in hand
                            in love.


               Excerpt from Response to God's Love by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J.

In order to be in touch with the inner self of others, we must be aware of or in touch with our own inner or true self. This awareness, in turn, is an awareness that our self is likewise made in the image of God, that it has been divinized in Christ and is to be oriented toward God and neighbor. Here, then, we see the profound interaction between the three awarenesses and loves—awareness and love of God, self, and neighbor. As Christians, consequently, we should have a maturing sense of how our existence is, in varied ways, profoundly interlinked with the existence of others. This feeling of union with others is not limited to those we directly encounter, but, in some sense, is directed to all members of the human family.

        end of excerpt from Response to God's Love


        It is our mission in the Shepherds of Christ to continue
    the mission Mary began at Fatima in
    spreading the consecration to the pure
    and holy hearts of Jesus and Mary.

        To a wounded world — Mary appeared
    at Fatima 1917 to tell us to turn to
    their two Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Look
    at Jesus and Mary in these pictures pointing
    to Their Hearts of love.




                                The Church is the bride of Christ.
                            The children of the Church are the
                            special family God called to spread
                            His love to the world.

                                The Church is the body of Christ.
                            Christ lives in us. As we are more
                            deeply united in love we help
                            strengthen the world in our love and
                            unity. God lives in the graced soul.
                            Jesus is the vine, we are the branches
                            reaching out to a secular world that
                            have many who live like there is
                            no God. What a terrible existence to
                            not know God. We have a big mission
                            as this special family, the Church,
                            to spread the love of Jesus to the world.

                                The Holy Spirit lives in us — in
                            a world where the devil is working
                            in so many hearts to forget about
                            our Creator.

                                God lives in the graced soul.

                                The Father, Son and Holy Spirit dwell in a special
                            way in the hearts that are baptized and in the state
                            of grace. God lives in our graced

                                Jesus paid the price —

                                Today God has called us at the end
                            of the century to spread the devotion
                            to His Sacred Heart and Mary's Immaculate
                            Heart — to a world needing to know
                            God's love —

                                Listen to Isaiah 53: 7-9


                            Excerpt from Response to God's Love   

                Though he was harshly treated, he
                       and opened not his mouth;
                Like a lamb led to the slaughter
                       or a sheep before the shearers,
                       he was silent and opened not his
                Oppressed and condemned, he was
                             taken away,
                       and who would have thought any
                             more of his destiny?
                When he was cut off from the land of
                             the living,
                       and smitten for the sin of his people,
                A grave was assigned him among the
                       and a burial place with evildoers,
                Though he had done no wrong
                             nor spoken any falsehood.

                                                                 Is 53:7-9

                            end of excerpt from Response to God's Love


1 John 4: 20

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.



                                    Excerpt from Response to God's Love   

                                    Because attaining the mystical state is the last major
                                    stage of development in Christian existence, it is logical and
                                    appropriate that we now treat this topic as we near the end of this
                                    work on the spiritual life.

                                        One who desires the full development of the Christian life is,
                                    then, actually aiming at the mystical state.

                                    end of excerpt from Response to God's Love


                                    From the Book
                                        Authenticity by Fr. John J. Pasquini 







                                     Holy Spirit Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit, almighty Sanctifier, God of love, who filled the Virgin Mary with grace, who wonderfully changed the hearts of the apostles, who endowed all Your martyrs with miraculous courage, come and sanctify us. Enlighten our minds, strengthen our wills, purify our consciences, rectify our judgment, set our hearts on fire, and preserve us from the misfortunes of resisting Your inspirations. Amen.


                            Children get sick and need constant care —
                                we as parents care for their children.

                            Priests and religious — care for the
                                children of the Church —

                            But to care for others they must grow
                                deeper and deeper in their
                                love of God and others.

                            A parent loves their children so much
                                they sacrifice, take care of little
                                babies born, 1, 2, 3 years old —
                                throwing up, learning how to

                            The priests and religious are to love
                                the children of the Church —
                                they work on relationships
                                in love with the people in
                                their community to help make
                                the Church a place of strength
                                for families and all.

                            The Church is to be attractive —
                                a place of strength —
                                God gives us the sacraments
                                in the Church.

                            We need to pray that the Church is
                                filled with people deeply rooted
                                in God's love. Praying for
                                the priests and the Church.

                            We pray for the human family —
                                we try to lead them to the

                            The Church is more than the building —
                                it needs to be deeply rooted
                                in people who love God
                                and are people of love —
                                living to lead more pure lives
                                devoted to the Hearts of Jesus
                                and Mary.

                                Jesus gives us the Mass the sacrifice
                            of Calvary sacramentally made present
                            so that we can receive so much

                                God loves us so much — He gives
                            us the sacraments, the Church, the

                                We want the Church to be a light
                            to the     troubled world.

                                Happiness is found in God.
                            In following the commandments of
                            God and living lives of love
                            rooted in God's will.

                                We are members of the human



                                God made men and women.
                            God gave woman the ability to have
                            babies. God let woman carry
                            the babies in their bodies.

                                Men and women are different.
                            God wants us to be able to get along
                            in love.

                                It takes love to try to understand
                            each other because men and women
                            are different.

                                The bottom line is love and
                            realize God made men and women
                            different, but in love we
                            can have a more gentle heart
                            like Jesus.

                                Jesus wants us patient
                            and other focused respecting
                            each other in love living
                            according to God's plan,

                                Jesus' Heart is the most gentle
                            male heart — He loves us so
                            much — He became man and died
                            and rose for us to be able to
                            live in Him. Jesus teaches
                            us about love — to be like Jesus is
                            to be kind, compassionate, gentle,
                            kind and loving —
                            other focused.    

                                God gave us a spiritual mother.

                                Mary appeared at Fatima to tell us
                            about their pure Hearts.

                                God is love.

                                We are here to learn to love.

                                Love God, others, and ourselves.   



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