Jesus tells us, in Mathew 10:34-36, “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one’s foes … Continue reading ~EXPECT HARD TIMES~
There comes a point when we have to acknowledge that it is not solely up to us. God’s grace must be called upon to change a person’s heart. We see in Ezekiel 36:26, “Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of … Continue reading ~THERE COMES A POINT~
When it comes to hearing, understanding and accepting God’s Truths, many people have hard hearts. We see this often when discussing issues of sexual morality. We argue, debate, reason and sometimes lose our tempers with those who disagree with us (the Church) in these areas. What are we to do? Do we keep arguing and … Continue reading ~THE HARD OF HEART~
The Beatitudes continued... Because the Beatitudes, as everybody, you can read many things and commentaries of the Beatitudes to understand that they are the introduction to the Sermon on the Mount, and Jesus and the Sermon on Plain in Luke. The Sermon on the Mount is very much about the relationship of one to another. Including of course … Continue reading Carmelites OCDS & The Beatitudes Part 2
The BeatitudesWhat does the catechism of the Catholic Church say about the Beatitudes? There are two numbers in the catechism, number 1716 and 1717. 1716 : The Beatitudes are at the heart of Jesus’ preaching. They take up the promises made to the chosen people since Abraham. The Beatitudes fulfill the promises by ordering them … Continue reading Carmelites OCDS & The Beatitudes Part 1
The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on July 16th gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our gratitude for the Blessed Mother Mary’s continued guidance and protection for all of us who are consecrated to her by means of the holy Brown Scapular. Wearing and being consecrated to her is part of being … Continue reading Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel July 7-16, 2018
Happy 4th of July! Have fun and be safe celebrating our freedoms because of the brave. Thank you to all who serve! Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. ~Psalms 33: 12 Eternal God, stir our minds and stimulate our hearts with a high sense of patriotism on this Fourth of July. … Continue reading Happy Independence Day!