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August 24, 2009

August 25th Holy Spirit Novena
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August 24, 2009

   

Given April 20, 2009 - My Mom's birthday

 

John 3: 1-8

There was one of the Pharisees called Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews, who came to Jesus by night and said, ‘Rabbi, we know that you have come from God as a teacher; for no one could perform the signs that you do unless God were with him.’ Jesus answered:

    In all truth I tell you,
    no one can see the kingdom of God
    without being born from above.

Nicodemus said, ‘How can anyone who is already old be born? Is it possible to go back into the womb again and be born?’ Jesus replied:

    In all truth I tell you,
    no one can enter the kingdom of God
    without being born
       through water and the Spirit;
    what is born of human nature is human;
   what is born of the Spirit is spirit.
    Do not be surprised when I say:
   You must be born from above.
    The wind blows where it pleases;
   you can hear its sound,
   but you cannot tell where it comes from
      or where it is going.
   So it is with everyone
      who is born of the Spirit

    

                    We are to walk as a "new man"
                that is what Easter is all about —
                to have the newness of life of living
                more the life of resurrection and
                bringing that life of resurrection to others —

                    To accomplish this we are to make
                a change in our ways to walk in
                the newness of life —

                    We may have gone to Church etc. —
                but the condition and motive of the
                heart is what matters.

                    When Jesus went to the cross — He
                went purely — He did the Father's will
                perfectly — He was consumed with conviction
                as a runner running a race —

                    We pray God give us a willing spirit
                to run the race for You — not to be
                held back because of bitterness and
                anger and self-pity, but to follow
                in Your footsteps to love and serve
                You for Your holy purpose —

                    What is the will of God for my vocation
                today? How can I purely do the job?
                What keeps me from doing the job with
                a pure spirit of love and furthering
                His Kingdom. What motive do I have
                for serving God — My motive should be
                for His honor and glory — for love of
                My Master — how can I make recompense
                to God for pitying myself and acting
                bitter — avenging others when I should
                have just served Him in my vocation —
                with great love for Him and others as
                He desires —

                Do I realize only in serving Him, in
                    living our lives as a sacrifice, an
                    offering will I be happy —

                    Pope John Paul II said — know what
                God wants and do it —

                    St. Therese showed us her little
                way of love — We are to love God for
                loving Him — We are to honor Him because
                He is God — We are to be on fire for
                love of Him as our best friend and when
                we have a friend we love — we try to
                give Him what He desires — Jesus wants
                this personal love —

                    Loving the Father and giving to Him
                as a good little child of the Father —
                Being a person who thinks they control
                everything may fail to see themselves
                as a little child - created by the Father —
                to love and serve God — to see themselves
                under another in authority is a grace
                which is necessary to grow in the
                spiritual life.

                    We must live for the Father's will as
                a small child pleasing daddy — we
                seek it — we run our lives by
                seeking the Father's will and living by
                it — It is our ruling stick.

                    We see Jesus sweating Blood in
                the garden —

                    "Not My will but Yours, Father"

                We see Jesus beaten

                    "Not My will but Yours, Father"

                We see Jesus crowned with thorns,
                    spit on, mocked

                    "Not My will but Yours, Father"

                We see Jesus carry the cross on His
                    back — the cross with our sins —
                    the cross He fell under —

                    "Not My will, but Yours, Father"

                We see Jesus stripped of His garments,
                    nailed — thru His hands and feet
                    and hanging on the cross 3 hours
                    to His death

                    "Not My will, but Yours, Father"

                Well what about those who are angry
                    inside and act bitter punishing
                    others for their anger —

                When we do not forgive and live with
                    an angry, hard heart — we
                    are miserable and nobody can
                    fix someone who is lashing out
                    in mean active or passive anger
                    for the anger in them

                Jesus is love —

                Jesus loved us so much — no matter what
                    the men did to Him —
                    He did the Father's will — not with
                    anger from the wounds of others —
                    but Jesus did the Father's will in
                    love.

                Fr. Carter used to see himself as a
                    little child in Mary's arms —
                    he would say
                    "I am just a little child in
                    Mary's arms" — Fr. Carter loved —
                    Fr. Carter gave his life for
                    the Shepherds of Christ —

                He was persecuted, but he delivered
                    the messages —

                He did not worry about himself or
                    what others thought of him —
                    he supported every message and
                    he told people they must,
                    to be leaders, live by the rules
                    of the Shepherds of Christ.

                The Blue Books were as much his as
                    mine and he discerned them — lived
                    by them and told the people in
                    the Movement they were to live
                    by them —

                Fr. Carter loved —
                Fr. Carter supported me as leader
                    and messenger.
                Fr. Carter lived by the messages
                Fr. Carter defended me and the
                    messages —

                Fr. Carter spent time seeing what
                    Jesus wanted was carried out
                And he stood behind the building,
                    the Red Rosary book — praying
                    for it every day

                Fr. Carter was pure —
                He did it for Jesus
                He said Jesus told him
                    a little prayer

                If we don't have the right spirit
                    and motive in us our
                    actions will not render ourselves
                    pleasing to what the Father
                    desires

                Help me to see through your eyes God —
                    (not my distorted vision focusing
                    on my selfish ways)

   

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

 
  

                We are the children of the Father —

                Father give us Your love

                Holy Spirit make us holy —
                    not rebellious —
                    self-righteous
                    selfish
                    acting from our wounded selves

                    Help us to be pure

                Help us to bring about the
                    Reign of the Sacred Heart
                        in this world —

                The meek (not combattal and argumentative,
                    competitive) and tender Heart of
                    love of Jesus —

                God help us to grow in love
                    to be with you in love
                    forever in heaven

                This life is a work table to
                    learn to love and be holy

                    We must become people united to God —
                We are not trying to prove we are over
                others - in competition.

                    We see ourselves uniquely created
                by God and only we can contribute to
                the world as God intends — We uniquely
                love God and others

                    We know we are special
                    We are the Divine Creation of the
                        Father with a purpose —

                A person who does not recognize this may
                    be constantly trying to save - face
                    before people because of shame
                    and guilt from the past or negative
                    tapes they listen to which are
                    because of their distorted vision
                    of themselves, of others and of God —

                We can pray
                    to see through the eyes of God
                    to know with the heart of God
                    and to act as God acts in us —

                We were created for a purpose —
                    as servants of God
                    our whole life should be lived
                        to learn to love —

                    not to focus on making a name
                        and kingdom for our vain
                        purpose here below

                Because of the effects of original sin
                    man seeks dominance for
                    dominance sake —

                    Jesus sweat blood in the garden for
                our sins —

                    The person that lies to themselves
                about their past offenses and never
                took responsibility for this — lives
                a life of wearing a mask —

                    A cover-up to themselves and
                God

                    We can't cover-up anything
                from God — He died for our sins —

                    We must thank Him for His gifts —
                We can pray all through the day —
                thanking God for all He has given
                to us — Sincerely and humbly recognizing
                our unworthiness and God's love and
                generosity toward us

                    Dear God let me see the beauty
                of the ordinary and usual —
                a beautiful flowering tree —
                a love coming from a child's heart as
                    they greet us
                a baby communicating - patty cake —
                    peek-a-boo — turning their head —
                    a smile
                the ocean — time just being with Jesus —
                the exposed Eucharist
                the Mass

                Help me not to act like I'm on a
                    "pity-pot" for some injury
                    I believe someone is doing to
                    me because of past anger and old wounds —

                    We can ask God to help us — all
                through the day —

                    We can pray for guidance to help
                        us recognize our blind spots
                        toward any evil we are acting
                        out in our lives —
                        think of the lepers — think of
                        dark spots on our soul

                We beg God to help us — We recognize
                    humbly — we are not the Power —
                    We are imperfect —
                    We rely on God

                Jesus came a helpless baby into
                    the world —

                We can be stuck 'real bad' when we
                    think we are perfect or
                    think we are to fix ourselves —
                    We need to be willing and
                        let God work in us —

                We seek peace, harmony love —

                I am connected to God in my
                    heart — we live to spread
                    the consecration and I am
                    connected with God in all
                    my thoughts —
                    I am the little child of the Father
                    I am under God

                We need to recognize our absolute
                    dependence on God —

                    We are dependent on God —
                    I seek understanding from the Holy Spirit —
                    I come with an open mind
                    I pray for my persecutors

                Did you ever see the poem footprints —

                Surrender to God's guidance
                Don't try to control things I shouldn't
                God is in control

                We pray to be free — to put our
                    trust in God

                We can be a prisoner of our
                    own making because of control

                To be free — we learn to accept —
                We pay a price to live in peace
                    and joy — we surrender our
                    mind and will to God and don't try to
                    control what we should be controlling —
                    We must give our mind and will to God —
                    It is a weakness of the human nature
                    to try to dominate for dominance
                    sake —

                We can be filled with bitterness,
                    self-pity, lie to ourselves,
                    that make our vision of
                    ourselves and others and God
                    more distorted

                Since we don't see real reality as
                    it actually is —
                    Reality is how God sees it —

                Much of our suffering is because
                    of our own actions — Self-inflected
               Negative — run on thinking — blaming
                    others — acting disharmoniously —
                    setting fires to control others
                    for our own power —
                    controlling money and things for power
                    to control people

                We may be an enabler, who will
                    not see our control that
                    is majorly hurting others
                    lives —
                    that we are trying to enforce
                    dysfunction on them —

                We may project pain of the past —
                    divorce, loss of control of
                    children — in transferring
                    that loss of power to trying to control others —

                We can look with a magnifying
                    glass at others and skip the
                    boulder in our eye about ourselves.

                We can think of how we suffer
                    at the hands of others and never
                    never recognize how we make
                    others suffer —

                To much run on thinking — mulling
                    over can make our situation
                    seem worse —

                I can control my own behavior —
                I can recognize my faults —
                I can change my reaction —
                I cannot be envious and try
                    to be even with what others did to
                    me.

                    Many are blind
                    Pray for grace for them

                Think about trying to grow in
                    greater holiness ourselves —

                God help me to accept my powerlessness —
                God help me to focus on my recovery —

                We can make our life more
                    miserable by how we think —

                We can always be feeling cheated —
                    thinking grass is greener elsewhere

                Everybody is imperfect —

                We are to love and work together

                Our parents told us things —

                I remember telling a child she would
                    be a doctor —
                She is a doctor —

                If our parents told us we would marry
                    and live happily ever after is
                    it true

                Children need to cut the umbilical
                    cord to be independent and
                    live as God intends

                If a child grows up and still has all
                    the thoughts about themselves
                    mommy and daddy had — they
                    can be wrong today

                A child may be telling themselves
                    today — they need a rich husband
                    because mama told them that —

                And if they aren't rich — they can be
                    having great unhappiness —

                A person always accusing others
                    for their problems soon has
                    no friends —
                    projection —

                A man expecting a woman to bow
                    or wait on them —

                Resentment is a rebellion in a
                    sense against our own
                    way of life —

                We either have to surrender to
                    our way of life —
                    or quit — because living
                    with resentment — anger
                    discord — hatred is HELL

  

                

 

 

 

 

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Words of Jesus to Members of
Shepherds of Christ Associates:

"My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.

"I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.

"I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

- Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder, as given on July 31, 1994,
feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)

 

  

 

  


 

The China Church is over 140 years old

and we pray in there 24 hours a day.

It needs stucco and so does

the community building.

Can you please help us?

Call Kathleen 1-888-211-3041

 

Likewise the priest house

is 150 years old.

Jesus told us to repair it

which we have been doing.

We need $13,000.00 for this work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can help put the Blue Book V

in the hands of 1,000 people

we need $1,200 postage for this

It is ready to go

Call Kathleen

1-888-211-3041

  

You can help put Fr. Joe's homily

book in the hands of

1,000 priests — it costs $1,100

This can help 1,000 parish priests

talk about Covenant for Lent 

Please help us

It is ready to go

Call Kathleen  1-888-211-3041

1-888-321-7671
1-727-725-9312

 

Crucifix — hand carved by Felix

   

Available for $750.00

 

 

 

Brand New Internet Store

 

 

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