Shepherds of Christ  
       Daily Writing        
 

September 5, 2008

September 6th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 8 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for September 6th are Luminous.

 

 

Rita in China for retreat

September 10-13

 

The Retreat in August

was really powerful in China.

Please come!

 

We need money for the

Our Father Newsletter

Please help us.

   

 

 

Given September 2, 2008

                    Man can rebel against love whose
                goal is heaven. This does not mean
                that if one rebels he will be able to
                chose another path —

                    For not loving and punishing or
                hating others we are not obeying
                the greatest commandment which
                is to love God and love others as
                ourselves.

                    We are loaned the world for God's
                purpose. God protects the world
                from being destroyed — God keeps
                this order in the universe —
                God controls the planets and the
                stars and sun and moon  — God
                put it in place — He keeps it in
                place, but man in his finite mind and
                limited knowledge can try to leave
                God out of things.

                    There is Secular thinking.
                I cannot see myself as supreme —
                By the goodness of God there are
                not crashes in the universe.

                    How can I know the Plan of
                God and who am I to impose it or
                try to be equal or over God
                or ignore Him or oppose Him —
                He created me

                He created the children in the womb
                for a purpose and gave them their life —
                Think of a man destroying a human
                fetus destined to make his impact
                in the world.

                    What power these senseless men
                think they possess to decide a
                fate of an embryo fertilized
                by a man and destined for a beautiful
                life — for God breathed into the
                little fetus a soul.

                    From the moment of conception
                all creatures except Mary were
                marked with original sin. God
                gives to these little fetus' life and
                who is man to destroy life —

                Commandment 5

                    Thou shalt not kill

                    At the judgment won't our
                sins be revealed — the hidden sins
                we hide, some of us think — we
                can hide.

                    In God all things will be
                made to light

 

Matthew 10: 26-27

'So do not be afraid of them. Everything now covered up will be uncovered, and everything now hidden will be made clear. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the daylight; what you hear in whispers, proclaim from the housetops.

 

                    What you hear in the dark they will
                shout in the light.

   Jesus:        Oh little — you foolish ones —
                little — limited in your minds —
                to miss the power of the ocean — the
                waves thrashing on the shore —
                the dark night that was day —

                You think with your limited vision
                    and think you know it all —

                The trumpet will blow —

                What you hid will be brought to
                    light —

                Open your hearts and tell your wrongs
                    and beg for forgiveness

 

       covered with the burial
            cloth —

        inside you house
            your wicked sins
            you hugged tightly

                    and hid like they did not exist —

                What you have hidden will be
                    revealed —

  

Given September 3, 2008

                    The key to the spiritual life is doing
                the Father's will in love. God gives us the
                commandments, His Word, the Church so
                we know the truth.

                    When we act impurely because of
                our wounded human nature we hurt
                ourselves and others —

                    We are to act as God wills in love —
                this is our answer

                    Doing God's will

 

 Romans 8:5-9

Those who are living by their natural inclinations have their minds on the things human nature desires; those who live in the Spirit have their minds on spiritual things. And human nature has nothing to look forward to but death, while the Spirit looks forward to life and peace, because the outlook of disordered human nature is opposed to God, since it does not submit to God's Law, and indeed it cannot, and those who live by their natural inclinations can never be pleasing to God. You, however, live not by your natural inclinations, but by the Spirit, since the Spirit of God has made a home in you. Indeed, anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.

   

Matthew 7: 21

‘It is not anyone who says to me, "Lord, Lord," who will enter the kingdom of Heaven, but the person who does the will of my Father in heaven.
 


 

Shepherds of Christ

Priestly Newsletter 2000 Issue 3

    

The Father's Will for Us - Our Source of Peace

  • Pope John Paul II instructs us: "The Church, as a reconciled and reconciling community, cannot forget that at the source of her gift and mission of reconciliation is the initiative, full of compassionate love and mercy, of that God who is love (see 1 John 4:8) and who out of love created human beings (see Wisdom 11:23-26; Genesis 1:27: Psalms 8:4-8)…He created them so that they might live in friendship with Him and in communion with one another.

"God is faithful to His eternal plan even when man, under the impulse of the evil one (see Wisdom 2:24) and carried away by his own pride, abuses the freedom given to him in order to love and generously seek what is good, and (instead) refuses to obey his Lord and Father. God is faithful even when man, instead of responding with love to God’s love, opposes Him and treats Him like a rival, deluding himself and relying on his own power, with the resulting break of relationship with the One who created him. In spite of this transgression on man’s part, God remains faithful in love.

"It is certainly true that the story of the Garden of Eden makes us think about the tragic consequences of rejecting the Father, which becomes evident in man’s inner disorder and in the breakdown of harmony between man and woman, brother and brother (see Genesis 3:12 ff; 4:1-16). Also significant is the Gospel parable of the two brothers (the parable of the ‘prodigal son’; see Luke 15:11-32) who, in different ways, distance themselves from their father and cause a rift between them. Refusal of God’s fatherly love and of His loving gifts is always at the root of humanity’s divisions.

"But we know that God…like the father in the parable (of the prodigal son), does not close His heart to any of His children. He waits for them, looks for them, goes to meet them at the place where the refusal of communion imprisons them in isolation and division. He calls them to gather about His table in the joy of the feast of forgiveness and reconciliation.

"This initiative on God’s part is made concrete and manifest in the redemptive act of Christ, which radiates through the world by means of the ministry of the Church." 13

  • In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you,’ and, after saying this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Lord, and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’ (Jn 20:19-21).

The world needs peace. Individual nations need peace and families need peace. The Church needs peace. Each of us individually needs peace. We must work for peace through prayer, fasting, and other Christ-like activities.

And just what do we mean by peace? St. Augustine says peace is the tranquility of order. God has put order into His creation and this order must be respected and promoted if peace is to prevail. To the extent that the human family lives according to God’s will—lives according to the order or the plan God has established for creation—to that extent does peace exist in the various segments of human society. To the extent there are violations of God’s plan, of His will, to that extent peace is absent.

If we are to be instruments of peace, we ourselves must be at peace. Our personal peace is that tranquility of order which results from our doing God’s will. The more we are united through love with God in the doing of His will, the more we experience peace.

Sometimes the sense of peace we experience is so strong that we can "feel" it pulsating throughout our being. These are periods of what we may call the experience of extraordinary peace. This type of peace usually is not an everyday occurrence.

Most of the time we live immersed in a more subdued kind of peace which results from our daily attempts to do God’s will in love. It is that peace which is a welcome and sustaining companion as we walk the path of everyday life with its usual assortments of joys and disappointments, successes and failures, laughter and tears.

Occasionally, very deep suffering may enter our lives. It is during these times that we need special determination to preserve ourselves in a basic peace of spirit despite the very significant pain. One may wonder how a person can be at peace amidst the experience of great suffering. St. Francis de Sales in one of his writings—and I have not been able to locate the exact place—offers an analogy which I think is very helpful. He asks us to picture an ocean body of water at the time of a violent storm. The surface of the water becomes extremely turbulent. Francis asks us, as we use our imagination, to descend beneath the surface of the water into its depth. What do we find? The more deeply one descends away from the turbulent surface, the calmer the water becomes. Likewise, says the saint and doctor of the Church, should it be with us during times of profound suffering. Although the surface of the spirit may be very agitated, one can still maintain basic peace of spirit by going deep down to one’s center where God is more directly experienced. Here the person experiences a calm, a basic peace, although the suffering remains.

If we are trying to do God’s will in love, God intends us to be at peace. The more we conform to God’s will, the more we are living according to the order He intends for us. In turn, the more our lives are in harmony with the order established by God, the more we experience peace—peace being the tranquility of order. The more we ourselves live in this manner, the more fit instruments we become for promoting God’s order and consequent peace throughout the various segments of society.

  • St. Dominic was an outstanding witness to the peace of the Lord: "Dominic possessed such great integrity and was so strongly motivated by divine love, that without doubt he proved to be a bearer of honor and grace. He was a man of great equanimity, except when moved to compassion and mercy. And since a joyful heart animates the face, he displayed the peaceful composure of a spiritual man in the kindness he manifested outwardly and by the cheerfulness of his countenance."14

  • Shortly before he was to die from cancer, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin left us these inspiring words about peace: "It is the first day of November, and fall is giving way to winter. Soon the trees will lose the vibrant colors of their leaves and snow will cover the ground. The earth will shut down, and people will race to and from their destinations bundled up for warmth. Chicago winters are harsh. It is a time of dying.

"But we know that spring will soon come with all its new life and wonder.

"It is quite clear that I will not be alive in the spring. But I will soon experience new life in a different way…

"What I would like to leave behind is a simple prayer that each of you may find what I have found—God’s special gift to us all: the gift of peace. When we are at peace, we find the freedom to be most fully who we are, even in the worst of times. We let go of what is non-essential and embrace what is essential. We empty ourselves so that God may more fully work within us. And we become instruments in the hands of the Lord."15

  • St. Teresa of Avila, one of the three women doctors of the Church, tells us how the spiritual life is summed up in loving conformity to the Father’s will:

"All that the beginner in prayer has to do — and you must not forget this, for it is very important — is to labor and to be resolute and prepare himself with all possible diligence to bring his will in conformity with the will of God. As I shall say later, you may be quite sure that this comprises the very greatest perfection which can be attained on the spiritual road."16

Again she states: "...love consists ... in the firmness of our determination to try to please God in everything." 17

NOTES:

13. Pope John Paul II, as in Celebrate 2000!, Servant Publications, pp. 140-141.
14. "From the Various Writings of the History of the Order of Preachers," as in The Liturgy of the Hours, Catholic Book Publishing Co., Vol lV, p. 1302.
15. Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, The Gift of Peace, Loyola University Press, pp. 151-153.
16. St Teresa of Avila, Interior Castle, translated by E. Allison Peers, Doubleday and Co., "Second Mansions", p. 51.
17. Ibid., "Fourth Mansions", p. 76.

 

        Adam and Eve sinned —
                We have been given the Church —
                We receive a sharing in His life in baptism —
                The incarnation goes on in us —
                We are to be molded in the pure Heart of
                    Mary — more and more in the
                    image of Jesus through the
                    power of the Holy Spirit.
                We were created by God
                We are the tainted children of Adam and Eve —
                We are given the sacrament of baptism
                Heaven is a reward promise to those
                    who love and serve the Lord —
                We are on a test here — to prepare us
                    for heaven
                God created us
                We live a holy life
                We are to return to God for
                    the reward for living
                    as God wants
                Look at this scripture
                    God waters the earth
                    It does its purpose —
                        the water helps fruitfulness
                    The water returns
   

Isaiah 55: 10-11 

For, as the rain and the snow
    come down from the sky
and do not return
    before having watered the earth,
fertilising it and making it germinate
to provide seed for the sower
    and food to eat,
so it is with the word
    that goes from my mouth:
it will not return to me unfulfilled
or before having carried out
    my good pleasure
and having achieved
     what it was sent to do.
 

  

                We tell God we love Him

                He puts us on the earth —
                We recognize Him as the Creator —

                Adam and Eve sinned but we
                    grow with our wounded human
                    nature more and more in love
                    in the image and likeness of Jesus.

                We return to God — it is because
                    it is a reward for loving
                    and serving Him —

                The rain comes
                It waters the earth
                It returns to God

                God created us for His purpose —
                He created the planets, the sun,
                    the moon —
                    He keeps the earth from being
                        annihilated

                How can we ignore God —

                He is all powerful

                Our happiness, for the creatures,
                    lie in Him

                We must follow the New Adam and New Eve —
                Jesus is the King of heaven and earth.
                Jesus is the head.
                We are to be under God —
                God is with us

                Jesus remains truly present in
                    His Divinity and humanity in
                    the Eucharist

    

 

                    How delectable Jesus
                the love of Your Sacred
                Heart — how sweet Your
                love for me — as no other
                can compare —

                    For the disobedience of
                men wounds me and to know
                we made You bleed
                for our sins of pride and
                anger —

                    You were rejected by
                those you loved — You
                were whipped for our sins
                and when Your flesh was
                torn, You continued to the
                hill of Calvary — there you died
                for the sins of man, that we
                could receive this sharing
                in Your life —

                    Crying out — does me - no good —
                for the men wear blindfolds and the
                more one sins the more they are
                blind to their sin —

                    I see the tension in men
                wanting no one over them and
                yet I feast on the words of
                1 Corinthians 15

    

1 Corinthians 15: 20-28

In fact, however, Christ has been raised from the dead, as the first-fruits of all who have fallen asleep. As it was by one man that death came, so through one man has come the resurrection of the dead. Just as all die in Adam, so in Christ all will be brought to life; but all of them in their proper order: Christ the first-fruits, and next, at his coming, those who belong to him. After that will come the end, when he will hand over the kingdom to God the Father, having abolished every principality, every ruling force and power. For he is to be king until he has made his enemies his footstool, and the last of the enemies to be done away with is death, for he has put all things under his feet. But when it is said everything is subjected, this obviously cannot include the One who subjected everything to him. When everything has been subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subjected to the One who has subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all.

 

                    Knowing that You are
                the head and men to bear fruit
                must obey You and recognize Your
                headship.

                    The souls in hell would not
                obey and be under You — sinning
                mortally against God —

                    The men of the earth, those sinning
                mortally — dead in sin —

                    Our mission in the Shepherds of Christ to
                recognize Your headship —

 

February 5, 2001

                    7 months later the window
                was black

 

September 5, 2001

    

Excerpt from September 6, 2001 

Jesus speaks:        You must pray for your donors.

                        I appeared and my mother appeared

                            for the whole world.

                        The apparition is not appreciated.

                        The fact you cannot even make

                            the rent payment for the

                            building is proof.

                        So much money in the world and the

                            state of Florida.

                        Look at your news on television.

                        Look at what the news is on the
                            television.

                        MARY HAS APPEARED ON THE
                            BUILDING FOR 5 YEARS AND
                            YOU DO NOT EVEN TAKE 
                            NOTICE.

                        It is not the responsibility of 100
                            people to support such a vision.

                         It is a gift from God.

                         This shows you the focus of men
                            and your news.

                         Your eyes are blind.

                         I ask today September 6, 2001 to

                             see Our images and to help

                             do what We have asked you to do.

                         These messages are important.

                         You have ignored Me.

                         THE PRAYER CARDS, Prayer for Union
                            with Jesus, Prayer Before the Holy
                            Sacrifice of the Mass, Say daily card,
                            morning offering, Shepherds of Christ
                            Prayer manuals, Holy Spirit Novena book,
                            rosary meditations are gifts from God.

Messenger:        Jesus also said "All materials

                             used for the school rosary program

                             printed by B&M have helped the

                             school children."

Jesus speaks:      The Priestly Newsletter is a gift from God.

                         Because of these prayers your world

                             is a better place.

                         If B&M closes and the printing stops -

                             your world will be affected.

                        Again I repeat, these revelations and

                            materials are for the world.

                        Mary appears the Lady clothed in gold

                            for the world.

                        Very, very few are helping to do what I ask.

                        My movement is to help the priests, the
                            Church and the world, it is a gift.

                        Because of My movement, the world is a
                            better place.

                        You will feel the effects if the printing stops.

                        I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I speak here.

end of excerpt from September 6, 2001

     

                    And after this writing September 6, 2001
                September 11, 2001 occurred

                    What does man seek when he
                creates tension fighting authority —
                trying to prove he is dominant —

                    Eve sinned in the garden and we
                are marked by original sin — we
                suffer concupiscence of the flesh
                because of our wounded human
                nature   

                    1) Seeking dominance for
                                dominance sake —
                                tension in men who
                                give into this and
                                oppose - anyone over
                                them in authority

                    2) Pride — the root of all evil
                                - wanting to be right
                                so much — one lies
                                and tries to force others
                                to apologize to them
                                for their lie —
                                but, they have sinned in
                                their lies —
                                seeking not truth —

                    lying over the simplest things —
                    because - pride is their god and
                    yet You Jesus are truth
                    I seek truth in all things —
                    for in truth lies justice
                        in loving I am seeking justice
                        and truth and peace for all men.

                    Lying (falsity) is satan's way —
                        Satan is the father of Lies

                    Jesus is Truth

                God the Father's plan for man to grow
                    more and more in the image of
                    Jesus is impossible with habits
                    of lying.

                    And lying becomes automatic to
                        those who lie

                    Lying does not produce a good end,
                        but an evil end —

                    Lying against God's will to authority
                        is worse — for the deception
                        of the servant — to the Master —
                        is an unfaithful servant
                        to his call

                    3) Anger — deep rooted bitterness and
                                    hatred from wounds — one
                                    fails to recognize - so therefore
                                    they cannot be healed —

                            The angry man is like a spray can
                                with a button and they
                                react over and over again
                                from a gut of smoldering or
                                maybe even bubbling —
                                oozing wounds —
                                pinning on innocent others
                                their past bitterness and
                                acting out - to relieve
                                their hidden pain - lack of
                                joy and clogged spirit —

                            Their hearts can be like stone —
                            Their wraps - like the burial
                                cloths of a mummy

                            Look at those mummies —
                                no life —
                                sealed like in a tomb —

                    This reminds me of the guy who could
                        have been alive, but chose to
                        be buried dead in his anger and
                        bitterness —

                    Why would one choose darkness to
                        light — when we were
                        created in the image and likeness
                        of God

                    The man rooted in anger is always
                        blaming someone for their
                        aching locked up heart and
                        when their anger boils inside
                        they can act out on innocent
                        others

                    The devil - through fallacious reasoning —
                        works in the blaming game in the
                        locked up heart —
                        Where the Spirit of God's love
                        could fill their hearts with joy —
                        they can provoke others —
                        even deceptively to make a
                        haven for their angry world —
                        They have been wronged somewhere
                        in life and they live in that
                        victimized world —
                        they are the victim and
                        wherever they live they have
                        victimizers so they can act out
                        disharmony, division — pinning
                        on innocent others what they
                        believe was done to them in the
                        past —

                    In their lives they learned to be
                        survivors of a war-zone —
                        they now try to make a war-zone
                        in their present surroundings —
                        to act out this angry, dark,
                        painful heart —

                    You are right —

                    There is not joy in the wounded
                        unhealed — uncooperative heart —

                    At the gong - anything can set off
                        their button and their anger and
                        bitterness is acted out —

                    Like an elevator button —
                        pressed to go

                            Down
                            Down
                            Down

                    At the bottom level (oh there
                        is no bottom level) Satan
                        then through fallacious reasoning —
                        acts in this unreal — blaming
                        game and the person is on
                        their way to the tomb —
                        the bound - locked up cage of
                        dark, bitter, dividing anger and
                            rage —
                        a sort of hell

                    Why go there —
                        It is the elevator marked —
                            unhealed wounds
                            anger
                            discord

                        Once the button is pushed - it goes DOWN

                    4) Jealousy —

                            Can you watch one who is
                        jealous enter a room where
                        people are happy and laughing —
                            - the happy person will enter and
                                join in — there will be
                                greater laughter and greater
                                light

                            - the unhappy jealous person
                                will enter and
                                their thoughts may be like this —
                                (satan doesn't like joy)
                              "Oh look at the fools laughing —
                                I am jealous —
                                I will tell a dark thing —
                                I will stop it
                                I will take over then
                                    the laughter will stop —
                                I will be dominant"

                        - where there was unity and love —
                            satan comes in a dark person
                            to seek dominance and put
                            a hose on joy and unity

                        When Jesus lives deeply in hearts
                            there is love - unity - obedience
                            compliance to one over them

                        When satan enters in the heart of a
                            dark person - there can be division —
                            disharmony, anger, envy

                        Satan is real —

                        He can press on these unhealed —
                            impurities we have in our
                            hearts

                    The jealous eyes —

                    People who are jealous of others
                can see 2 people innocently
                working as the Father wills and the
                person jealous - open a door to
                satan to try to block God's work and
                the Father's will.

                    A person because of past hurts —
                siblings, marriages that ended in
                betrayal can become jealous of an
                innocent other because of unhealed
                wounds in the jealous person.

                Again it is an elevator and
                the button goes — down - down -
                down — besides blocking the work
                God wants done because of possessiveness —
                they engage in an evil - done for an
                evil end — so they themselves in this
                act of jealousy can stop doing
                their job, that is God's will, and
                begin punishing another — throwing
                a towel on a needed work for
                the good of souls

                What causes this action —
                possessiveness — old wounds in
                marriages, relationships where they
                were hurt and they never worked through
                and they ACT OUT on innocent others —

                    like anger - it is like a spray
                can, a button and they are off — the more
                one pins their jealousy onto an innocent
                other - the easier it is for satan to
                trip them up — instantly, almost — with
                fallacious reasoning —

                    Something Jesus said to me today
                is He keeps the world, the universe
                from annihilation — planets running
                into each other — the sun falling
                on the earth —

                    Do we think we can hide our
                jealous actions from the all - knowing
                God? I know not — God knows all
                our impurities far more than us — Blocking
                God's Plan for others by possessiveness and
                jealousy does not please God.

                    Envy — acting against the good
                works of others — One may have been
                given a calling from God and achieved
                great things for men and one with envy —
                tries to block this work — make
                traps for them in trying to do good
                for others — It is evil to try to block
                good work others are doing and set traps
                so others doing good for others —
                will fail

                    Punishing - secretive ways to
                hurt others — the end is evil —
                not a good end

                    Look at Joseph and his brothers

 

Genesis 37: 2-36

This is the story of Joseph. 

    Joseph was seventeen years old. As he was young, he was shepherding the flock with his brothers, with the sons of his father’s wives, Bilhah and Zilpah; and Joseph brought his father bad reports about them.

    Jacob loved Joseph more than all his other sons, for he was the son of his old age, and he had a decorated tunic made for him. But his brothers, seeing how much more his father loved him than all his other sons, came to hate him so much that they could not say a civil word to him.

    Now Joseph had a dream, and he repeated it to his brothers, who then hated him more than ever. ‘Listen’, he said, ‘to the dream I had. We were binding sheaves in the field, when my sheaf suddenly rose and stood upright, and then your sheaves gathered round and bowed to my sheaf.’ ‘So you want to be king over us,’ his brothers retorted, ‘you want to lord it over us?’ And they hated him even more, on account of his dreams and of what he said. He had another dream which he recounted to his brothers. ‘Look, I have had another dream,’ he said. ‘There were the sun, the moon and eleven stars, bowing down to me.’ He told his father and brothers, and his father scolded him. ‘A fine dream to have!’ he said to him. ‘Are all of us then, myself, your mother and your brothers, to come and bow to the ground before you?’ His brothers held it against him, but his father pondered the matter. 

His brothers went to pasture their father’s flock at Shechem. Then Israel said to Joseph, ‘Your brothers are with the flock at Shechem, aren’t they? Come, I am going to send you to them.’ ‘I am ready,’ he replied. He said to him, ‘Go and see how your brothers and the flock are doing, and bring me word.’ He sent him from the valley of Hebron, and Joseph arrived at Shechem. 

    A man found him wandering in the countryside and asked him, ‘What are you looking for ? ’ ‘I am looking for my brothers,’ he replied. ‘Please tell me where they are pasturing their flock.’ The man answered, ‘They have moved on from here; indeed I heard them say, "Let us go to Dothan." ’ So Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan. 

    They saw him in the distance, and before he reached them they made a plot to kill him. ‘Here comes that dreamer,’ they said to one another. ‘Come on, let us kill him now and throw him down one of the storage–wells; we can say that some wild animal has devoured him. Then we shall see what becomes of his dreams.’ 

    But Reuben heard, and he saved him from their clutches. ‘We must not take his life,’ he said. ‘Shed no blood,’ said Reuben to them, ‘throw him down that well out in the desert, but do not kill him yourselves’—intending to save him from them and to restore him to his father. So, when Joseph reached his brothers, they pulled off his tunic, the decorated tunic which he was wearing, and catching hold of him, threw him into the well. The well was empty, with no water in it. They then sat down to eat. 

    Looking up, they saw a group of Ishmaelites who were coming from Gilead, their camels laden with gum tragacanth, balsam and resin, which they were taking to Egypt. Then Judah said to his brothers, ‘What do we gain by killing our brother and covering up his blood? Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, then we shall not have laid hands on him ourselves. After all, he is our brother, and our own flesh.’ His brothers agreed. 

    Now some Midianite merchants were passing, and they pulled Joseph out of the well. They sold Joseph to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver, and these men took Joseph to Egypt. When Reuben went back to the well, there was no sign of Joseph. Tearing his clothes, he went back to his brothers. ‘The boy has gone,’ he said. ‘What am I going to do?’

    They took Joseph’s tunic and, slaughtering a goat, dipped the tunic in the blood. Then they sent off the decorated tunic and had it taken to their father, with the message, ‘This is what we have found. Do you recognise it as your son’s tunic or not?’ He recognised it and cried, ‘My son’s tunic! A wild animal has devoured him! Joseph has been torn to pieces!’ Tearing his clothes and putting sackcloth round his waist, Jacob mourned his son for many days. All his sons and daughters tried to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. ‘No,’ he said, ‘I will go down to Sheol in mourning and join my son.’ Thus his father wept for him.

    Meanwhile the Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, one of Pharaoh’s officials and commander of the guard.

 

                    Joseph was favored

                    Did you ever see dog catchers —
                When I was a kid, there were trucks
                that went around the SPCA and they
                caught stray dogs — it was to help
                these dogs, but a bad dog catcher
                could hurt the dogs

                    Envy can lead to evil actions

                    Mary always got straight A's —
                Sue got C's — Sue was jealous —
                Sue was envious of Mary's gifts —

                    Sue wanted Mary to fail so she
                could feel better about Mary's gifts —
                Sue hated Mary being so intelligent —
                Mary was doing God's will —
                Mary walked humbly

                    George had great gifts — he made fun
                of others not as smart as he was —
                he didn't use his God - given gifts
                to help others, but to lord it over
                them and he raised himself a lot of
                levels above everyone because he
                was so gifted

                    These are examples of people
                acting for a bad end from their
                wounded human nature —
                It is impure to do these things —
                The Virgin Mary was pure and sinless —

                 LUST

                    A man had a beautiful wife,
                but he liked a young girl in the
                office who wore provocative clothes —
                He would watch her at work and
                wanted to have her — this is lust —

                    But it was because of this —
                he was not acting right to others —
                Another woman was very gifted and shared
                his office — He had her demoted
                unfairly and put the young girl
                in his office — He acted this way
                because of his lust —

                    People can manipulate things
                to work against God's will because
                they want favors from someone
                they are attracted to physically —
                being pure means we do not
                manipulate things or use people
                for an evil end, for our appetites,
                affections, self glory —

                    We want God's will because
                it is the best plan

                  SLOTHFULLNESS

                    A man was the only one who could
                do a job — he complained and refused
                to do his work because he was
                lazy.

                    A person can use a job and perform
                passive-aggressively — Judy was to
                do a job — she would not do it —
                her phone didn't work - she said —
                when it did work — she acted like
                she didn't understand -she said
                it couldn't be done — she made her
                boss - explain and explain until
                finally — it was with frustration for the
                boss at Church
                that Judy would not do what was
                asked of her — she tried the patience
                of the one over her and then did
                do something later that hurt the
                mission they were trying to accomplish —

                    She was manipulative, unpredictable,
                but held the records tightly trying
                to work out this passive-aggressive
                actions she had.

                    Slothfulness is laziness —
                but not doing the work hurting
                the communities and while all working hard —
                is a form of this to me.

                    When I took voice lessons in
                college I didn't practice
                sometimes — my teacher let me
                talk many times during the lesson
                about other things and it didn't
                show up I didn't practice —

                    My organ teacher, my voice
                teacher later and me as a piano
                teacher were not like this — our
                choir instructor never did anything
                but very serious practice —

                    I taught adults college math —
                I never did anything, but what was
                intended — teach Math —

                    Also to the college students - college
                age —

                    Now I have seen excuses - one
                may not want to obey - or do the
                work - so they become ill, how can
                you question this?

                    One semester some guy's
                grandma out of town died a lot of times —
                A person can make themselves sick -
                to disobey or avoid something they
                just want another way

                GLUTTONY — abuse of food - drink —
                drugs addictively is really against
                the 5th commandment

                    Thou shalt not kill —

                    God intends us to take care of
                ourselves so we live to do His
                work - for His honor and glory — we
                recognize how He loves us and we
                love ourselves for we are His!!


 

Joyful Mysteries
 

                    Annunciation

(1) Jesus came into the world in
    the womb of the Blessed Mother.

(2) The womb is the slaughter
    chamber of innocent babies.

(3) God's gift — little fetuses's.

(4) Cardinal Newman said

                    "... everyone who breathes, high and low,
                    educated and ignorant, young and old, man and woman,
                    has a mission, has a work. We are not sent
                    into this world for nothing; we are not born at
                    random. . . God sees every one of us;
                    He creates every soul, He lodges it in
                    a body, one by one, for a purpose. He needs,
                    He deigns to need, every one of us.
                    He has an end for each of us... we are
                    placed in our different ranks and stations, not to
                    get what we can out of them for ourselves, but to
                    labor in them for Him, as He rejoiced to do His work,
                    we must rejoice in ours also.
"
                                   
(Discourses addressed to mixed congregations)

(5) Each child uniquely created by the Father.

(6) Each child with a purpose in God's Plan.

(7) Who has the right to destroy life?

(8) Life given by the Father.

(9) The womb a chamber of barbarism.

(10) The womb the formation of human life.

  

The Visitation

(1) Elizabeth was old and considered barren.

(2) Elizabeth conceived John the Baptist.

(3) John the Baptist was the voice of one crying in the desert.

(4) John the Baptist was beheaded.

(5) Christ is the head.

(6) The Sacred Heart of Jesus is the
        King of heaven and earth.

(7) Many men choose mortal sin and they
        do not recognize Jesus as head.

(8) For all the intentions of the Shepherds of Christ
        and for my intentions and yours and
        that of Our Lady.

(9) Mary: What do you want my children?
        My Son gives to you so abundantly.
        Focus on Jesus and His tender love for you.
        Jesus will never abandon you —
        Little children be strong —
        Little children be strong for Jesus.
        He loves you so much.

(10) Jesus: I love you.
                I love you.
                I love you.

 

Birth of Jesus

(1) Sing: Little Town of Bethlehem

    But in the stable — Christ the Savior
        of the world came.

(2) Jesus, Jesus the Light of the World.

(3) Think of the Birth of Jesus.
    Jesus came the Savior.

    Song: A Song from Jesus

(4) Jesus, You are gentle and tender of
        heart.

(5) Jesus, You are God.

(6) If you could only see your own graced soul.
    How beautiful a soul in the state of grace.

(7) How beautiful a soul in the state of grace.

(8) Jesus: My love for you, My precious soul — is burning.

(9) Jesus: Reach with hearts of love.

(10) Jesus: Know I am with you, always.

 

Presentation in the Temple

(1) Jesus says

    Let go, Let go, let go —
    I am with you, now —
    Let go — do not be afraid —
    Put fear aside
    Pray to be strengthened
    To spread My love

(2) So we see Joseph and Mary and Jesus
        go to the Temple.

(3) They saw the Prophet Simeon.

(4) And a sword too will pierce your soul Mary.

(5) Jesus: My precious soul, I suffered for you.

(6) Jesus: Don't give into satan —
        Know how I love you — Focus on this.

(7) Jesus: When problems arise, see
        Me carrying My cross.

(8) Jesus: I suffered for the sins of the world.

(9) Jesus: I love you.
                I love you.
                I love you.

(10) Jesus: I am Jesus, the Light of the World.

  

Finding in the Temple

(1) Jesus the Light of the World.

Sing: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, the light of the world.

(2) Jesus, I love you so much!!

(3)  Jesus: Put aside anger —
            Satan wants you angry.

(4) Hail Mary

(5) We must see ourselves as
    brothers and sisters in the Father's family.

(6) Do we dare love as God intends in this cold world —
        the answer is — yes —
        Jesus — Your love consumes us.

(7) Your light fills us, Jesus.

(8) We are sinners, we are sorry for offending God.

(9) Jesus: Reach for the top of the mountain not the dirt.

(10) Okay Jesus, help us.
        Jesus, Jesus the light of the world.

 
 
  

Given September 4, 2008

 

Sorrowful Mysteries
 

                    Agony in the Garden

(1)    I am with you, but you do not realize
        it. When I call to you to let go, you hold
        on. Your job is focusing on Me, always
        Do what the Father wants you to do --
        You let others influence your actions --
        Focus on Me and Pray.

(2)    I call you to do something and
        satan can press on those, closest to you --
        to get you divided, upset --
        You are focusing more on them than your union
            with Me --
        The Might you desire is in union with Me --
        Me acting through you --
        Don't be discouraged
        You are suffering --
        Suffering brings down great grace when you
            stay focused on Me.

(3)    I give you this suffering -- look at My Bloodied
        face full of sorrow in the garden
        your prayers are so important for the souls.

(4)    Why cry over spilled milk --
                wipe it up.

(5)    Deal with the days events --
        Don't fight what has happened --
        Pray hard --
        I am listening.

(6)    Are you afraid?
        Trust in Me.

(7)    Look for the Light.
        Do the Father's will --
        Don't cry over the inevitable.

(8)    When morning comes say
        "Yes Lord, I love you" - "We will work
        on everything together - today."

(9)    Believe I am with you, helping you.
        Believe, Believe, Believe.

(10)    Don't fight the Father's Plan - do what He
        wants with you in it.

  

The Scourging at the Pillar

(1)    They beat My body --

(2)    They whipped Me -- unmercifully.

(3)    You worry for the actions of men giving
        into satan --
        I am in charge --
        I look at the hearts --
        I read them -- I want pure hearts --
        In your impurities satan comes and
            presses a button and then --
            chaos -- unpredictability --
            acting against My Plan
            Foolish, isn't it for you to be this way.

(4)    Give yourself to God.
        Do the Father's will in love.
        This is your menu marked "Father's will here" --
        This is success even in suffering.

(5)    You have problems when you act out
        of jealousy, envy, control - seeking
        dominance and you open a door to satan
        when you act out of impurities you give
        into.

(6)    The Father never wants you to base your
        actions on jealousy etc. --
        satan moves in, in your desolation --
        Don't act out of impurities --
        things you tally up -- why you were wronged --
        I am love --
        Be as the Father desires -- Like Mary

(7)    My Heart is a Heart of love --
        I died for your sins -- look at your anger -- I
        was whipped, bleeding I gave love.

(8)    I did the Father's will in love.

(9)    You seek dominance, many times, for dominance
        sake - when you should be humble and you act incorrectly
        you fight to be right -- this gives you problems --
        This is a paradox.

(10) Sing song: A Song from Jesus

 

The Crowning with Thorns

(1)    Be humble
        I wore a crown of thorns for your sins
        of pride.

(2)    See the blood pour from My thorned head.

(3)    I am the head.

(4)    Why do you want to be over Me --
        Obey the Father's will.
        Be happy.

(5)    I am the King of heaven and earth.

(6)    When you hurt others because of your
        pride - you give Me a crown of
        thorns and you wear the gold crown.

(7)    Do you think you can be over Me?
        Let go -- I want to run things --
        Let Me run your life --
        I love you - so much.

(8)    They gave Me a scepter,
        a dirty purple robe.
        They spit on Me
        and they mocked Me.
        They crowned Me with thorns.

(9)    Your sins of pride --
        make you the king - so you think --

(10)    Be humble.
        Do your work for love God -- to help make
            reparation for the offenses
            against our Hearts.
        Do you act for Me at all --
            or do you want to control.
        Love is giving to others for the sake
            of the good of the other.
        I ask you to love by praying -- Love for Me
            Love to help others. Don't be selfish

 

The Carrying of the Cross

(1)    Don't put your loads on others --
        operate for love.

(2)    I am love.
        I carried the cross with your sins.

(3)    My thoughts were on you.

(4)    I saw Mary's face.

(5)    I knew you and I thought of you now.

(6)    Let go and let Me run your life.

(7)    Trust Me --
        I run the universe.

(8)    Let go and focus on My love.

(9)    I fell under the cross --
        It fell on me, I did it for you.

(10)    Know My love and love for Me today.

  

The Crucifixion

(1) Song: A Song from Jesus

(2) Song: God's Love

(3)     I loved you so much.
        When I hung on the cross - in such
            pain -- I thought of you.

(4)    I died for you.

(5)    Hail Mary

(6)    Your sins are the sins I
        suffered for -- pride, envy,
        seeking dominance, jealously
        Blocking My work.

(7)    I have blessed you richly.
        Think of this.

(8)  Song: Give Me Your Heart oh Jesus

       Song: Little Baby Hands and Feet

(9)    I love you, I love you,
        I love you.

(10)    I DIED FOR YOU.
        What more do you want?

 

 

 

August 13th we did a Patriotic Rosary,

Available on CD disk

 

Our cost to you is $6

Jesus and Mary want you to pray it.

Call Kathleen to order your CD: 1-888-211-3041

 

 

 

     

Hand-carved Crucifix

Available for $750.00

 

 

Go to the new store.

It has wonderful books and statues.

 

Click anywhere on the picture below

  

 


 

Statues

 

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

24" - $125 plus shipping

Our Lady of Lourdes

   

24" - $125 plus shipping

Our Lady of Grace

24" - $125 plus shipping

 

  

 

 

Sorrowful Mother

24" - $125 plus shipping

Immaculate Heart - Ivory

24" - $125 plus shipping

Immaculate Heart of Mary

24" - $125 plus shipping

 

 

 

 

Limpias

24" - $125 plus shipping

Sacred Heart of Jesus -Blessing

24" - $125 plus shipping

Sacred Heart of Jesus

24" - $125 plus shipping

 

 

 

 

Infant of Prague

24" - $125 plus shipping

Divine Mercy

22" - $100 plus shipping

Holy Family

24" - $180 plus shipping

 

 

 

 


St. Jude

24" - $125 plus shipping

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe

  24" - $125 plus shipping

Holy Family

12" - $60 plus shipping

 

 

 

 

St. Therese

  24" - $125 plus shipping

St. Francis

  24" - $125 plus shipping

St. Anthony

24" - $125 plus shipping

 

 

 

 

St. Claire

24" - $125 plus shipping

St. Padre Pio

24" - $125 plus shipping

St. Joseph

24" - $125 plus shipping

 

 

 

 

St. Francis

18" - $65 plus shipping

St. Therese

18" - $65 plus shipping

St. Philomena

20" - $100 plus shipping
16" - $65 plus shipping

 

 

 

 

Angel

22" - $100 plus shipping

St. Rita

12" - $40 plus shipping

Our Lady of Guadalupe

12" - $40 plus shipping

     

Pieta - Color

$75 plus shipping

 

Pieta - Marble

$75 plus shipping

 

Fatima w/glass

 11" - $150 plus shipping

 

 

 

 

Pilgrim Virgin w/glass

 12" - $160 plus shipping

 

Fatima w/glass

 18" - $250 plus shipping

 

Pilgrim Virgin w/glass

27” - $450.00 — 18” - $250.00
15” - $200.00 - (plus shipping)

 

       


Shepherds of Christ Ministries
P. O. Box 627
China, IN  47250

 

Toll free - 1-888-211-3041
Local - 1-812-273-8405
fax - 1-812-273-3182
web: www.sofc.org
e-mail: info@sofc.org

 

  Size Price     Quantity   

 Holy Family

 24"

$125

 

 Immaculate Heart of Mary

 24"

$125

 

 Immaculate Heart - Ivory

 24"

$125

 

 Infant of Prague

 24"

$125

 

 Limpus

 24"

$125

 

 Our Lady of Grace

 24"

$125

 

 Our Lady of Guadalupe

 24"

$125

 

 Our Lady of Lourdes  

 24"

$125

 

 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

 24"

$125

 
 Sacred Heart of Jesus

 24"

$125

 
 Sacred Heart of Jesus -Blessing

 24"

$125

 

 Sorrowful Mother

 24"

$125

 

 St. Anthony

 24"

$125

 

 St. Claire

 24"

$125

 

 St. Francis

 24"

$125

 

 St. Joseph

 24"

$125

 

 St. Jude

 24"

$125

 

 St. Padre Pio

 24"

$125

 

 St. Therese

 24"

$125

 
 Angel

22"

$100  
 Divine Mercy

22"

$100  
 St. Philomena

20"

$100  
 St. Philomena

16"

$65  
 St. Francis

18"

$65  
 St. Therese

18"

$65  
 Pieta - Color 15" $75  
 Pieta - Marble 15" $75  
 Holy Family

12"

$60  
 Our Lady of Guadalupe

12"

$40  

 St. Rita

12"

$40  
       

 Fatima w/glass

 11"

$150  

 Fatima w/glass

 18"

$250  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass

 12"

$160  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass 15" $200.00  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass 18" $250.00  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass

27"

$450.00  


Call for Shipping Price (1-888-211-3041)
 

  Name
   
 Sub-Total
  Address
         
 IN Tax (7%)
  City
  
 Shipping
  State                                            Zip
  
 Donation
  Telephone
   
 Order Total

 

          

 

 

 
 

Brand New Internet Store

 

 

Click picture

   

 


Table of Contents


Main Shepherds of Christ Page


SofC LogoCopyright 2008 Shepherds of Christ.
Rights for non—commercial reproduction granted:
May be copied in its entirety, but neither re—typed nor edited.
Translations are welcome but they must be reviewed for moral and 
theological accuracy by a source approved by Shepherds of Christ Ministries 
before any distribution takes place. Please contact us for more information.