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August 16, 2007

August 17th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 6 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for August 17th are Sorrowful.

    
 

We need funds for the Church newsletter.

Also funds for the Building Payment.

 

 
Retreat in Florida

August 19th - 22nd

Retreat starts at 1:00pm on the 19th

August 19th is the 90th anniversary

of Mary's apparition at Fatima

after the children were jailed.

August 22nd is the Queenship of Mary.

Rita will be here to sign books.

 

 

August 16, 2007

     

Death - Resurrection

      

     

Matthew 5: 48

...You must therefore be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.’

     

                The Holy Spirit dwells within the grace
                    baptized soul.

               According to how much we have prayed,
                    gone before the Blessed Sacrament -
                    other means of bringing down grace —
                    grace is in us — we become more
                    saturated with His life the more we
                    receive the sacraments and do things
                    that bring down grace.

                Parents teach us to parent ourselves —
                    Usually people at a certain age
                    break from their parents and sort out
                    good and bad ways to parent ourselves

                People whose parents criticized them as children,
                    may treat their children the same
                    way

                They may continue that same critical tone on
                    themselves life long until they decide to
                    parent themselves differently that their
                    parents did to them

                The past and its training is part of a
                    person — like the layers of an onion —
                    all that happened, is recorded and
                    can be acted out and acted on

                Some people have had traumatic childhoods
                    some never break ties with any of
                    the bad patterns they were taught —
                    To think we are not a child of the past
                    as well as a person now, to ignore
                    our past bad habits taught is
                    just foolish.

                Like trophies on a shelf a person who
                    learned passive-aggressive ways
                    of getting control or power progresses
                    most awkwardly in adulthood as
                    they try to control others through hidden ways
                    that show them as mild-mannered — in control
                    and they may develop a whole battery of manipulation
                    tactics that keep them from ever acting
                    directly to accomplish a task —

                    It is like this — I know Vitamin C
                can have ascorbic acid and fillers —
                I don't want the fillers, I want the
                least fillers possible and want ascorbic
                acid. (I don't know a lot about these
                things, but in my thinking I hope this
                helps to describe it.)

                    A person who has an onion — sealed
                tight with wounds and wounds, bad
                habits when asked to do something
                because of passive-aggressive ways
                that - get more and more advanced like
                anything practiced and held onto with
                emotion — will not do the action when asked —
                they have a baggage bag and when they are given
                a command then it starts — stalling to control —
                power to have the floor — engagement
                in the past sordid punitive bitterness
                they have in their baggage —

                    Satan can use this to work on the person
                to advance deeper into a very deceptive
                way of manipulating —

                    If the person "goes through" one
                intimate relationship they continue
                their bad habits practiced on the next
                person — manipulating and working toward
                a goal of once again getting into
                their unfinished business from the
                past to attempt to have some resolve.

                    A person who ignores the past and
                is seriously wounded from the past
                can be majorly paralyzed. Like a crystallized onion
                they see themselves as a gem — perfect and
                yet all the hatred, bitterness, punitiveness
                comes to the surface and the person who
                is stuck in the muck wants peace,
                flow throwing reality — unfinished
                business and tension in them
                finished and calm.

                    To the effect one is in touch with
                their inner self they are at peace.
                A person who is full of unfinished business
                from the past and seriously wounded
                is ready to bring this business into a
                simple task of being asked to take a
                check to the bank. They are bulging with
                tension — they develop ways to bring
                this out in very limited intimate relationships
                with another —

                    Long ago I remember talking to a lady psychologist
                she called a person "wounded goods" — I thought
                that so harsh, but as I look to explain what
                "truth in you" means to be as John says

  

John 16: 4-15

I did not tell you this from the beginning,
because I was with you;
but now I am going to the one
    who sent me.
Not one of you asks,
    'Where are you going?'
Yet you are sad at heart
    because I have told you this.
Still, I am telling you the truth:
it is for your own good that I am going,
because unless I go,
the Paraclete will not come to you;
but if I go,
I will send him to you.
And when he comes,
he will show the world how wrong it was,
about sin,
and about who was in the right,
and about judgement:
about sin:
in that they refuse to believe in me;
about who was in the right:
in that I am going to the Father
and you will see me no more;
about judgement:
in that the prince of this world
   is already condemned.
I still have many things to say to you
but they would be too much for you
   to bear now.
However, when the Spirit of truth comes
he will lead you to the complete truth,
since he will not be speaking
   of his own accord,
but will say only what he has been told;
and he will reveal to you
   the things to come.
He will glorify me,
since all he reveals to you
will be taken from what is mine.
Everything the Father has is mine;
that is why I said:
all he reveals to you
will be taken from what is mine.

 
                    A person who projects their hidden,
                bitter, wounded ways on others in passive-
                aggressive ways is filled — a clogged vessel —
                one whose pipe is not free flowing —

                    Marriage can show an individual lots
                of things, but if a person in a failed
                relationship goes away with unfinished
                business, stuffing what really happened —
                hurt, wounded, blaming the other —
                they are a crown of unfinished business
                and the person inside will seek resolve —
                to have peace

                    But the wounded person may not look inside
                for resolve, but may look outside acting out unfinished
                business — keeping others through manipulative
                tactics engaged in unfinished business
                to have control, connection and blaming
                others outside for their insides clogged
                with pain, hatred, bitterness, unfinished
                business.

                    I see inside of me TRUTH — after years
                of working to know the truth and God
                speaking to me of truth — I have begged
                to be filled with truth

   

Little Prayers to the Holy Spirit

Dear Holy Spirit, help us not to be ignorant or indifferent or weak, help us to be strong with the love of God.

Dear Holy Spirit, please pray for our needs for us.

Dear Holy Spirit, help us to respect God and to avoid sin. Help us to live in the Father's will.

Dear Holy Spirit, help us to keep Your commandments and to respect authority. Help us to love all things as You will us to love them. Help us to want to pray and always serve God with the greatest love. Help us to know the truth. Help us to have the gift of faith, hope, and love. Help us to know what is right and what is wrong.

  

                    Habits from others who have not had
                intimate relationships can be
                    passive-aggressive and gets more advanced —
                    a person finds a "scapegoat" to work
                    out unfinished business — they
                    are full of bitterness and unfinished
                    business — they have never embraced
                    how they were wounded — really honestly —
                    they tell themselves - I will do something
                    else when a problem arises —
                    something outside myself —
                    then I will handle it this way —

                So if the old wound is aggravated by
                    the person who has caused unfinished
                    business in them, divorce, parents,
                    children —
                    they have not embraced the truth
                    of their own pain and bitterness
                    inside —
                    they find the scapegoat —
                        "work"
                        "another family"
                        "another intimate other"

                    this person or persons is "outside"
                        of themselves

                    they zip down the zipper to their
                        scapegoat and they stick
                        in their unfinished business —
                    like putting baggage on a monkey's back —
                        they then pride themselves on how
                            clean they are and walk away
                            without a wrinkle

                    Who had the pain?
                    Who had the wounds?
                    It was inside of them.
                    Did anything happen in this maneuver
                        to heal them inside.   "NO"

                They work through habits — destructive
                    to others and society trying
                    to work out unfinished business
                    on innocent others.

                When one is asked to do a job, a person
                    without baggage will just do
                    it — they are focused — it is done —

                But a person can teach themselves to deal
                    with bitter wounds inside of themselves,
                    by dealing with it outside —
                    zipping down and stuffing in an
                    innocent other by maneuvering,
                    untruths — stalling ways
                    their angry unfinished business —
                    when asked to do a simple task


                Jesus gave me a message once about
                    a man who cut the grass for
                    the bad plumbing in his house.
                    You say oh cutting the grass in the back yard
                    has nothing to do with
                    bad plumbing in the house —
                    It won't help at all —

                So many people fail to grow in intimate
                    relationships — family relationships
                    later in life — community relationships
                    because of clogged pipes inside
                    of them.

                A person may be wounded, but it is
                    sinful when a person hurts an
                    innocent other through untruths
                    stemming from unfinished
                    wounded behaviors in themselves
                    and they abuse another by passive-
                    aggressive measures trying to
                    provoke another by stalling
                    and manipulating until they
                    project their hidden rage,
                    anger, bitterness on the
                    innocent other. It is sick when
                    one does this to prevent work being
                    done used as power to force another
                    to put up with this to get a simple
                    task accomplished. Provoking another
                    and watching them cry or get frustrated
                    for your hidden unfinished anger
                    is wrong.

                    To hurt another and watch them
                    cry for your pain and walk
                    away with relief is very sick.

                The greatest command tells us —

Matthew 22: 36-39

'Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?' Jesus said, '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 neighbor as yourself.

 

                When people are severely wounded by
                    parents, divorce, intimate relationships
                    and they intend to fix it outside
                    themselves so you become "scapegoat"
                    for their hidden unfinished business —

                    get out of the way —

                    if God choose a man or woman to a
                    role in religious life — to live
                    in unity with others —

                the first rule - must be to get in touch
                    with wounded relationships
                    with others inside

                How can people be one when a whole
                    crop of persons on the earth
                    are wounded deeply because
                    of divorce, unmarried
                    relationships — homes where
                    parents controlled with force —
                    children grew up in homes where
                    they were passed like little
                    potatoes from sometimes angry, selfish
                    parents on Holidays and Birthdays.

                    On Christmas, I want to think
                about Jesus, God, who took on
                Flesh, born in a stable, I want
                to go to CHRIST - MAS — Mass —
                I want joy —

                    Selfish angry moms and dads
                divorced two and three times can
                focus on this division "who gets the
                kids" and be mad months before
                and months after for the vacation
                the kids took with her instead
                of him after Christmas.

                    And guess what — you must obey
                the rules by the divorce court so
                are you going to punish innocent
                others with your anger. And are you
                a clogged vessel — in 5 years there
                are 5 Christmases to get mad at,
                5 Easters, Vacations, Birthdays,
                Father's Day — Mother's Day —

                    When the family is to be one — there
                is hidden bitterness —

                    I know the old saying
                    "First to thine own self be
                true"

                    The scripture says —
                    the truth will be in you —

                    I saw a young man who has
                    no rights with his children —

                    I knew another man who was
                angry — he got a divorce because she
                demanded it — he had three kids—
                he could not see them — once in a
                while he did — the mom had them
                with her parents — the children
                didn't want to see him —

                    He acted out his hatred, bitterness,
                anger on others — the unfinished
                business— he could not embrace the
                truth — he was a hard angry man to
                live with wounded — when he divorced
                did he look at himself for the failed
                marriage or in anger told himself it
                was her — and tried to work out the
                unfinished business on others —
                will he get so angry hurting others
                he can end up in prison —

                    What are we to do?

                    To embrace the truth about ourselves.
                We are wounded people from imperfect
                parents. Adam and Eve sinned.
                Cain slew his brother — God
                destroy the earth at the time of Noah —
                the descendents then became Noah's.
                God is always renewing the earth.

                    Jesus came and died and rose
                for us to give us sinful creatures
                a sharing in His life.

                    Fr. Carter said he believed the Shepherds of
                Christ would go down as one of the greatest
                Movements in the Church for
                helping to renew the Church and
                strengthen it.

                    When a person is so caught up
                with pain and wounds acting
                out their unfinished business
                on others through hidden rage
                in passive-aggressive ways
                because of childhood or divorce,
                failed intimate relationships —
                suffering at the hands of others —
                wounds inside — UNFINISHED
                BUSINESS they can act out on others
                wanting one last time the business
                to be finished —

                    I say this

                    No matter how hard we human
                creatures try or think (not Mary)
                we won't get rid of our wounded
                human nature — We have a wounded
                human nature — we all have tendencies
                toward jealousy, anger, envy, greed,
                slothfulness, lust, pride and gluttony.
                We seek dominance for dominance
                sake —

                    God gave us the Virgin Mary —
                sinless — conceived without sin —
                she does not have a wounded human
                nature.

                    Thinking we are not a child of
                the past is wrong. We are the sum
                total of all we experience — Stuffing
                lies in our bonnets about our wounds
                are like a walking bee hive — the bees
                that are unfinished we keep acting out on
                others.

                    Abused persons in relationships
                can get in some kind of connection
                maybe it is called co-dependent —
                I don't know, but a person I know
                can through passive-aggressive measures —
                provoke and provoke another, stalling —
                doing things that shouldn't be done to
                cause troubles and confusion — or start
                things behind a boss' back — their
                wives or husbands' back with others
                to try to force the person to engage with them
                so they can act out their sick ways.

                    This is sick.
                    Slavishly dependent relationships
                        are sick!!

                Healthy relationships renew

                People who have so much pain and
                    can't face it can turn to
                    alcohol
                    drugs
                    work
                    manipulating and abusing others
                    controlling others

                Trying to FIX the BROKEN FAUCET
                    IN the house by cutting
                    the grass.

                How will we have greater life
                    IN - US — Saturated with
                    His grace —
                    by embracing the child of the past —

                    blaming others comes from the garden
                    God put us here to love each other
                    God put us here to do God's will

                A person acting out pain - Can USE   —
                    they can use drugs
                    they can use alcohol
                    they can use control
                    they can use manipulation

                A person full of pain — projecting it
                    on others by projecting their own
                    wounds on another —

                Seeing themselves as mild mannered
                    and provoking another through
                    passive-aggressive ways to
                    act out their pain —
                    is thwarting their spiritual life.

                SIN MAKES US A CLOGGED
                        VESSEL

                TRUTH  Sets us free

                Pope John Paul II did some book
                    Taking Responsibility is Love

                Adam and Eve sinned and we all suffered

                Sin can come from unfinished business
                    people project on others through
                    passive-aggressive ways

                Trying to provoke another to anger —
                    to act out our hidden rage -
                    is wrong

                Not acting in harmony to help each
                    other, but to enrage another
                    and get control over another
                    is sinful when it is God's will
                    we work in harmony for His honor and glory

                    The person who is divorced learns to
                hold out sometimes — they are forced
                to reconcile with that unfinished
                unfailed relationship —

                    If they don't do it in truth —
                they keep acting it out

                    To act out passive-aggressive
                ways on others — provoking them —
                being disharmonious is living
                a lie and deception, that hurts
                our own spiritual life.

                    We are the product of the past —
                unfinished business must be dealt
                with or we continue to act it out —

                ICE CUBES can melt when
                    we apply heat

                God's Heart is a furnace of love
                Seeing the Big Picture like Mary
                    showed me souls going into
                    hell
                    This is reality

                The devil is real
                The devil wants division
                The devil wants hate
                The devil is the father of lies

  

John 16: 19-33

    Jesus knew that they wanted to question him, so he said, ‘You are asking one another what I meant by saying, "In a short time you will no longer see me, and then a short time later you will see me again."

        ‘In all truth I tell you,
         you will be weeping and wailing
         while the world will rejoice;
         you will be sorrowful,
         but your sorrow will turn to joy.
          A woman in childbirth suffers,
         because her time has come;
         but when she has given birth to the child
            she forgets the suffering 
          in her joy that a human being
            has been born into the world.
          So it is with you: you are sad now,
         but I shall see you again,
            and your hearts will be full of joy,
         and that joy no one shall take from you.
          When that day comes,
         you will not ask me any questions.
         In all truth I tell you,
         anything you ask from the Father
         he will grant in my name.
          Until now you have not asked
            anything in my name.
        Ask and you will receive,
        and so your joy will be complete.
         I have been telling you these things
        in veiled language.
        The hour is coming
        when I shall no longer speak to you
            in veiled language
        but tell you about the Father
            in plain words.
         When that day comes 
         you will ask in my name;
         and I do not say
            that I shall pray to the Father for you,
         because the Father himself loves you
         for loving me,
         and believing that I came from God.
          I came from the Father
            and have come into the world
         and now I am leaving the world
            to go to the Father.’

            His disciples said, ‘Now you are speaking plainly and not using veiled language. Now we see that you know everything and need not wait for questions to be put into words; because of this we believe that you came from God.’ Jesus answered them:

         Do you believe at last?
         Listen; the time will come—
             indeed it has come already—
         when you are going to be scattered,
             each going his own way
         and leaving me alone.
         And yet I am not alone,
         because the Father is with me.  
          I have told you all this
         so that you may find peace in me.
         In the world you will have hardship,
         but be courageous:
         I have conquered the world.

       

                Talk plainly

                Let your "yes" mean "yes"
                Let your "no" mean "no"

                Anyone knows when you have
                    had such trauma as some
                    in childhood —
                    when some trauma as a
                        divorce — they cannot say
                        unfinished business
                        does not need to be healed

                To me much failure of religious
                    orders is people will not
                    embrace the truth about
                    themselves

                    heal from wounds inside —

                    To be one we must know the
                        truth about unfinished
                        business inside of us and
                        beg for healing

                    Not try to find a "scapegoat"
                    Say we are perfect
                    Then provoke an innocent loving
                        other to take on our
                        stiff - bitter - ugly heart

                    Bitterness is ugly
                    Hate is ugly

                Jesus is love - trust - truth

                To have the truth IN YOU

                You must resolve unfinished business
                    through forgiveness and love in
                    the heart

                Pride keeps people with frozen
                    bitter hearts stuck

                Jesus' Heart is soft, supple
                    loving, on fire

                The Blue Books can help heal
                    hearts full of pain,
                    but lying about our pain
                        lying we are perfect and provoking
                        others is sinful

                We are commissioned in baptism to
                    spread the Good News

                The Church is one, holy,
                    Catholic, Apostolic

                To have oneness - we must purify
                    our hearts —

                Look at the wounds of the past
                Embrace the truth about our hearts
                Embrace the truth about our sins
                Forgive them genuinely

                Some people can never get close to anyone
                    really close and love because of their
                    bitter, stone heart —

                God tells us in the Bible through the
                    writings about man's imperfections —

                How come some think they are perfect

                Listen to 1 John 1

1 John 1: 8 - 2: 2

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.

My children, I am writing this
    to prevent you from sinning;
but if anyone does sin,
we have an advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ, the upright.
He is the sacrifice to expiate our sins,
and not only ours,
but also those of the whole world.

                We can deny our need to be close and be
                    tense and bitter inside but this
                    can block religious communities
                    in being more deeply one as
                    God desires of His Church

                    Suffering from neglect in childhood
                may have wounded us, parents making
                little boys a king would have trouble in
                a mutual relationship —

                    We can learn to give up fear of
                relationships and then plunge in and
                get hurt by others who may not
                be living in truth.

                    In religious communities —
                people aren't working on others to
                get united — each is working on
                themselves to be like Jesus.

                    A man always criticized everybody
                else and never looked at himself —
                he saw himself as perfect and he
                would fix the world — he would be -
                an arbitrator as one observing
                the two and then he would be admired
                for his work.

                    He was bitter and wounded inside
                and he wanted to be admired while
                he fixed others. His unfinished business
                kept him from unity in relationships —
                he would not trust — nor did he
                recognize genuine truth in
                others — He did not see the working
                of the Holy Spirit uniting the group
                in deep oneness, harmony and love.

                    The tension was - I will tell them —
                they will be fixed by me. Jesus is the
                healer — the Holy Spirit — the Spirit
                of love — Renews the face of the earth —
                God's grace heals.

                    A Superior that is rooted in God - prays
                for unity - healing - oneness and love —
                the devil wants division, tension —
                and the hardened heart keeps this
                rigidity —

                    God wants religious orders living
                in community living in deep
                oneness to help strengthen the
                members of the body of Christ —

                    Oneness is achieved as the Holy
                Spirit outpours His grace and renews
                the hearts — Oneness is found in
                the pure and holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary —

                    A man says — what should I do to
                be the leader — he plans and then starts
                manipulating and controlling others.

                    A leader to build God's Kingdom
                says — What does God want us
                to do and works as a spiritual
                director to lead the group as
                God's Spirit of love and unity
                counsels the soul to act more
                perfected likened to God. There is
                not pride and control, but obedience
                coming from a deep desire to love
                Jesus and others and serve as God
                desires living in one's vocation to
                please Jesus their spouse. There is
                not force — There is love and forgiving,
                guidance and trust and commitment
                on all the members part to do God's
                will in love — living as a family
                serving God.

                    I taught math most of my
                life, but when they wrote an
                article for the college paper
                of adults I taught — they commented
                on how I taught the whole person.

                    God wants life rooted in Him.
                    God wants the truth to be in us.
                    Jesus is the way, the truth and the
                        life -

                To lie about our past and a bitter heart —
               
                 To control and manipulate and act out
                    unfinished business to provoke
                    others is from satan —
                    It is to be blind.

                We have had mothers who over mothered us
                We have had mothers who under mothered us

                My mother died —

                We need to look at what makes us
                    act out bad habits,
                    hurt others —
                    look at why we are tense —
                    look at why we are prideful.
                    look at why we are defensive
                    look at why some don't want anyone over us.

                    A person can maintain a certain
                aloofness in their contact with
                others — insecurities, lack of trust,
                wounds, unfinished business
                we do not even look at -- that are
                acted out on others.

                    Acting out in communities from
                blind children within can tear
                the community apart for when a
                spiritual director addresses it
                because it is majorly leading to
                disharmony and disunity — the person's
                pride can attack a superior and
                try to hurt the organization by detracting
                from the work that needs to be accomplished.               

                How big is your pride?

                How big is the "wall" around you
                    because of childhood wounds,
                    divorces,
                    intimate relationships which were
                        unfinished and ended,
                    death of others you never worked
                        through and grieved

                How big can the wall of 2 people
                    have to have unity and harmony
                    in a marriage.

                How big can your wall be to be
                    a superior to help unite the
                    world.

                Our priests need to seriously live the
                    life of Consecration to the Hearts
                    of Jesus and Mary —
                    this promotes unity —
                    helps us live more perfect lives more
                        likened to God as He desires

                How about religious orders
                    How big of a wall of hate can
                        an individual have
                        around them as a
                        leader to teach oneness?

                All actions should be done because
                    it is God's will — not because
                    someone impulsively decides to do
                    a direction to have power or just
                    get relief from a problem —

                Doing a direction impulsively when
                    it is the wrong one can majorly
                    hurt the whole institution.

                "I Don't feel good", they may
                    rationalize "I will give a big
                    direction because it makes
                    me feel I am doing something
                    and I get my power back,
                    I may have lost somewhere
                    else."

                Then watch the effects of his impulsive action
                    hurt everything.

                Actions should be done because it is
                    God's will.

                To my knowledge I have never lied
                    in one message —
                    why would I lie
                    All I want is truth in myself —
                    I want truth to bring people to
                    Jesus —

                People blame others for neglect in
                    other relationships, the x-wife,
                    husband, in childhood —
                    who could ever make up to you
                    neglect if you suffered it in
                    childhood or make up to you for
                    a spouse who betrayed you, but
                    embracing the truth about it —
                    then you can close that unfinished
                    business rather than acting it
                    out demanding an innocent other
                    pay for your horrendous unfinished
                    business and pain and

                    It never works —
                    Acting out blindlessly makes you steeper in
                        your pain because you
                        cause new problems
                            new pain and
                            become more blind.

                The neglected child of the past wants
                    ultimate love and affection — they
                    want the mother to accept them —

                    A person acting out the pain of a
                    divorce comes from a very needy
                    place — they can be very selfish — self
                    focused — not other focused —
                    they may want somebody to heal
                    their gashed wound, stop
                    the unfinished business and
                    sit by bathing their feet with
                    ointment and kissing them. They
                    can't see the big picture — they may
                    have turned "being right" into a
                    "god" to compensate for why they
                    were so "wrongfully" betrayed — they
                    see like a blind man hollering
                    "fire" — one last time they will try
                    to prove they are right, not wrong
                    and heal the blustering unfinished
                    business of the "bloody-painful
                    divorce" — over delivering a check
                    to the bank.

                    The suit cases are packed and on
                the back of the wounded person
                and they get more and more heavy
                every day — they bulge and they
                want to put them on a prey —
                the suitcase reads

                    UNFINISHED BUSINESS
                    BITTERNESS
                    HURT

                the suitcase is heavy and

                even when others are happy before
                    them
                    they carry the heavy suit-case
                        heart
                    they are jealous they never sing,
                        or smile or laugh —
                    they want it stopped now —
                    they are tense —
                    they want you to take the suitcase
                    they may provoke you
                    they may discredit you

                Eventually in passive-aggressive
                    attacks — stalling — long aggravation
                    you scream from frustration

                To passive-aggressive people —
                    this is the victory
                    provoke —
                    stall
                    provoke
                    in passive ways —
                    it is an enduring attack so
                        they can watch you scream
                        their rage
                    they feel better now and
                    walk away smiling
                    saying "look at your anger"

                Satan is cunning
                Acting out is a problem why marriages
                    end

                Religious communities are almost
                    non-existent

                The bottom line is
                    that section of the Bible
                    To have the truth in you —
                    Unfinished business can be
                        damaged goods —
                    A stone heart is full of bitterness
                    We must look at unfinished business
                    See the wounds of the child of the past
                    Love ourselves
                    Not blame others because we can't
                        get along with people.

                    People abuse others to get their way
                No one should be called names
                No one is to be abused by others

                Looking at patterned behavior in a home,
                    marriage, work, community that
                    hurts others and leads to disunity
                    of the whole is essential —
                    not abuse.

                People hurt in childhood can be
                    easily hurt and can get bitter
                    inside.

                When they are corrected their sensitiveness
                    from unhealed hurts from childhood
                    can add enormous pain to a very
                    simple correction —
                    rather than recognizing that
                    to see one's faults hurting
                    others in a community is freedom
                    from slavery.

                Acting blindly is slavery when it
                    hurts unity — keeps us like
                    a stone heart and keeps us
                    alone rather than living
                    in peace and love

                Parents had personal problems too,
                    many of them and they acted
                    their problems, unfinished
                    business out on the children.

                Being wounded as a child was not our
                    fault — we are hurt by
                    others who are hurt themselves.
                    None of us human creatures
                    is sinless, but Mary.

                Putting our parents on a pedestal
                    is not good when we are hurting
                    others because of it.

                Denying how we hurt because of
                    a divorce and what happened
                    may leave big wounds that
                    need to be looked at so we
                    let go of rage and eventually
                    forgive and love through prayer.

                Prayer is love.

                    We are the products of generations
                of generations of attitudes —

                    Men acted like this too in the Church.
                Some people act depressed life long.

                    If we realize God lives in the
                graced baptized soul — we can be a
                light wherever we are —

                    My parents taught me my Catholic
                faith — they had me baptized —

                    Some people in the world - don't
                believe in God

                    God has given us the Blue Books
                to teach us how we are loved and
                accepted by Him. Rejection
                because of relationships is a big
                problem — we can face these
                wounds inside with God's help.
                Begging for the Holy Spirit to fill us —
                Spreading the Consecration to the 2 Hearts

                    There is a struggle in us between
                the hurt person and the person we want
                to be —

                    We have to deal with the unfinished
                business — get rid of the garbage to
                just act purely and do God's work —

                    I can be asked to do something simple and
                try to get that person to engage in all my
                manipulation to heal my unfinished, bitter
                heart, to get them, for example to "move a box".

                    Using others to try to heal hurt and
                rejection from the past in my life
                when they ask me to "move a box" is not
                being like Jesus.

                    Jesus self-lessly gave Himself on the cross.

                    Satan wants us self-ish caught in our wounds.

  

 

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

   

 

Holy Sprit Novena

DAILY NOVENA PRAYERS

Opening Prayer

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Dear Father, we come to You in the name of Jesus, in union with Him in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in the Holy Spirit. We come to You united to the Child Jesus of Good Health and the Infant of Prague. We come to You in the perfect, sinless heart of Our Mother Mary, asking her powerful intercession, uniting ourselves to her holy tears. We come to You united to all the angels and saints, and the souls in purgatory.

Prayer for Holy Spirit

We pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on us, to be baptized by the Holy Spirit, that He will descend mightily on us as He did on the Apostles at Pentecost. That the Holy Spirit will transform us from fear to fearlessness and that He will give us courage to do all the Father is asking of us to help bring about the Reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart. We pray for the Holy Spirit to descend mightily on the Jesuits and the Poor Clares on the Shepherds of Christ leaders and members and on the whole Body of Christ and the world.

Protection by the Blood of Jesus

We pray that the Blood of Jesus will be spread on us, everyone in our families, and the Shepherds of Christ Movement, that we will be able to move steadfastly ahead and be protected from the evil one.

Healing

We pray for healing in body, mind, and soul and generational healing in ourselves, in all members in our families, and in all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, the Jesuit Community, the Poor Clares, the Body of Christ, and the world.

Prayer for Strength and Light

We adore You, oh Holy Spirit. Give us strength, give us light, console us. We give ourselves entirely to You. Oh Spirit of light and grace, we want to only do the will of the Father. Enlighten us that we may live always in the Father's will.

Eternal Spirit fill us with Your Divine Wisdom that we may comprehend more fully insight into Your Divine Mysteries.

Give us lights, Oh Holy Spirit that we may know God. Work within the heart, the spiritual womb of the Virgin Mary, to form us more and more into the image of Jesus.

Prayer to Be One with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit

We long for You, Oh Spirit of Light, we long to know God, we want to be one with Him, our Divine God. We want to be one with the Father, know Him as a Person most intimately. We want to know the beloved One, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and live and dwell in Him at all times, every moment of our lives. We want to be one with You, Oh Spirit of Light, that You move in us in our every breath.

Prayer to Be One in Jesus

Let us experience life in the Sacred Heart of Jesus, so we can say as Saint Paul, "I have been crucified with Christ and yet I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me...." Let us live, united to the Mass, all through the day being one in Him. Let us be able to love and know in this elevated state of oneness with our God. We long for Thee, oh beauteous God, we love You, we love You, we love You. We praise You, worship You, honor You, adore You, and thank You, our beloved God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Prayer to Dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary

We seek to be one in God, to live and dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, our little heaven on earth, to experience life in the all perfect, pure, sinless heart of our Mother. We want the Holy Spirit to move in us and to be united to Jesus as the Bridegroom of our souls and be a most perfect sacrifice offered to the Father at every moment as we unite in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass around the world to help in the salvation of souls.

Prayer for the Holy Spirit and His Gifts

Come Holy Spirit, come, come into our hearts, inflame all people with the fire of Your love.

Leader: Send forth Your Spirit and all will be reborn.
All:  And You will renew the face of the earth.

We pray for the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, we ask for perfection in our souls to make us holy, holy souls likened to God.

Dear Holy Spirit, we give ourselves to You soul and body. We ask You to give us the Spirit of Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, and Fear of the Lord.

Prayer for the Word Alive in Our Hearts

We know, dear Holy Spirit, the Word in His human nature was brought forth within the womb of the woman. We pray that His word will be brought forth in our hearts as He lives and dwells in us. We want the incarnation to go on in our lives. Dear Holy Spirit, work in us.

Little Prayers to the Holy Spirit

Dear Holy Spirit, help us not to be ignorant or indifferent or weak, help us to be strong with the love of God.

Dear Holy Spirit, please pray for our needs for us.

Dear Holy Spirit, help us to respect God and to avoid sin. Help us to live in the Father's will.

Dear Holy Spirit, help us to keep Your commandments and to respect authority. Help us to love all things as You will us to love them. Help us to want to pray and always serve God with the greatest love. Help us to know the truth. Help us to have the gift of faith, hope, and love. Help us to know what is right and what is wrong.

A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb, the Bridegroom of the Soul

Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.

   


                I remember a book once

                "Happiness is an inside job"

                Who knows our past —
               
                A person can have a major problem
                    in every intimate relationship —

                Get with you —
                Do the same thing and
                Act like you are sick —

                    When they never had intimate relationships
                Christ was wounded outside and we see His wounds.

 

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