Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Love is the key

  What is life all about? To please ourselves?  To please others?  I had someone tell me the other day that "The one with the most toys wins." Really? I refuse to believe that snowmobiles, ATV's, boats and the like will be in either of the eternal resting places. (Heaven or Hell- purgatory is temporary)  Jesus lived in such a way that he never pleased himself, but emptied himself to please others, and even told his followers not to take a bag, extra shoes, or even a walking stick. Jesus never "owned" anything (other than the whole world "hee hee") or even desired to have anything other than FAITH.  Money was the last thing on his mind and He only mentioned it once in the bible " render to Caesar what is Caesar's and render to God what is God's." To me what life is all about is exactly how Jesus lived by example and in what he taught. Simplicity is the biggest key to life, as Jesus expressed by his actions, Faith, Love and Hope. Faith in God, Love EVERYONE, and Hope for the best in all things. Hope and faith will pass away, love will ALWAYS remain. Hoping to go to Heaven will not work, Faith in God and his Divine love will. Things of monetary value only take away from precious time allotted to us for prayer, studying the bible, and going to Mass. Being focused on God allows us to take our minds off of our needs and become interested in other's needs. If we are unable to help someone down on their "luck" by giving them money, why not pray for them and ask our Heavenly Father to intervene, He just might open the door that person needs, I have seen it happen. Jesus said "Love your neighbor as yourself." Just think...if we loved everyone as we do ourselves, this world would definitely be a better place.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Begin again

  I have been chosen to bring the "good news" however, to me it is GREAT NEWS!  Why? because Jesus picked me to share with you about his love, grace, and mercy! His love is incomprehensible to us mere humans, we can't even begin to understand what it took to reconcile the human race back to God.  I feel deeply indebted to Jesus for what he had to undergo in order to fulfill God's plan.  Have you ever been in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights without food, tempted by the devil relentlessly? What about being arrested for no reason? How about being charged with fictitious crimes? Have you ever had your clothes stripped off of you, beaten beyond recognition, until you basically have no skin left?  Have you ever been told to carry a very heavy cross up a steep hill? Now, what about being nailed to this heavy cross, and have it stand vertically to the point of barely being able to breath?  Can I answer for you? ...OK, absolutely not!  Jesus did this for you so that you can be saved from death, and to live forever. Is this not a total act of unconditional love? Especially when He did absolutely nothing wrong?  He even asked his Father, "take this cup from me, not my will, but your will be done." Luke 22:42 

  So how is this good news you ask?  Well...because of the complete sacrifice given by The Son of God, it proves that God loved us so immense that He sent His only Son to die a horrible death (for our sins) so that we can "wipe the slate clean", turn away from the sins that nailed him to that old rugged cross.  First, you have to believe in God, if you do not, I challenge you to pray and ask him to reveal Himself to you, I guarantee (if you pray from your heart and REALLY want to know) that He will, this is what He does, He offers peace like nothing else in the world can give. It is time to give God a chance to change your life, begin again, it is never too late..EVER!

  Why you? Because He chose you. "You have not chosen me: I have chosen you; and have appointed you, that you should go, and should bring forth fruit; and your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask from the Father in My name, He shall give it to you." John 15:16.

  Are you tired of being disappointed with the things in this world? Nothing satisfies anyone on a long term basis...NOTHING! Except God, it's true! Everything that gets indulged in, leaves the heart empty, however, God will never leave your heart empty, He has promised this..."Let your manners be without covetousness, contented with such things as you have; for he hath said, I will not leave thee, niether will I forsake thee." Hebrews 13:5. 

  A wise man once told me "Stand up for something, or you will fall for anything"
It is time to stand up for Jesus, and if you fall, He will catch you!