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Posted 3 weeks 4 days ago

THE PERFECT CHURCH.

 

If you should find the perfect church

Without one fault or smear,

For goodness sake, don't join that church,

You'd spoil the atmosphere.

 

If you should find the perfect church

Where all anxieties cease,

Then pass it by, lest joining it

You spoil the masterpiece.

 

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

We all need to know that God does not love us because we are good; God loves us because God is good. Nothing humans can do will ever decrease or increase God’s eternal eagerness to love.

 A pastor did a series of sermons on the phrase "one another".  He found 29 uses of that phrase in the New Testament, which shows what a true                      community would look like.

 

They include the following:  

Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Mother Teresa:

It is necessary that we find God, and he cannot be found in noise and unpeace. See how nature - trees, flowers, and grass - grow in stillness; how stars, moon, and sun run their course in silence. The more we receive through quiet prayer, the more we can give in the activity of our daily lives. In essence, it is not what we say, but what God says to us and through us.

 

The story of the frog and the scorpion.

Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

A SPIRITUAL INVENTORY  -

 examine your consciousness!

 It is helpful to do a periodic inventory of where we are.

 It's not so much an inventory of how many times we've practiced or how many retreats or novenas we've done , not a question of how many rosaries or mantras we've said or teachings we've listened to, although all of these  practices can have their place.

Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

IF WE ARE TRUTHFUL with ourselves, most of us would have to admit that most of the time we truly, deeply, spontaneously cherish only ourselves or those we hold as "mine," even after we've practiced the art of mindfulness for some time.

Posted 4 months 1 week ago

Who was Jesus?

You will never understand who Jesus was until your appreciate two facts.

 

1.     Jesus had a problem, not with sinners, but with Church people.

2.     Many of the people who killed Jesus taught they were doing God a favor.

  

Welcome!  Welcome!

Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago

Instead of making a New Year resolution, commit yourself to our Christmas project and reflect on your chosen word for the year - this word will help you focus, to motivate you and shape your thinking through the year.  People have chosen word like love, peace, judging, hope, respect and fun.

 

Posted 5 months 1 week ago

Light four candles (3 purple and 1 pink)

 

Reflect: The more time we spend being still, the more we experience God's deep love for us.  Where previously we were too busy to notice, now we see signs of God's        presence everywhere.    We understand that God is preparing us to receive the most profound experience of love - in Jesus Christ.

 

Consider: How do you experience God's love for you and the world?  How can you share this with the world?

 

Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago

Light three candles (2 purple and 1 pink)

  

Reflect: In stillness with our sin and suffering, something marvelous happens; we begin tor recognize that we are not alone.  We hear God's words of love and assurance and realize God has been present with us along, even in the darkness.  Our hope is renewed.\

 Consider: Where do we see signs of God's presence in the midst of darkness?  How do you nurture hope in your life?

Posted 5 months 4 weeks ago

I'd rather be hated for who I am,

than loved for who I am not.

 

Who am I?

Death teaches me who am I?   While someone could tell you that you are not your body, death shows you.   While someone could remind you of the insignificance of the things that you cling to, death takes them all away in a second.  While people can teach you that men and women of all races are equal and that there is no difference between the rich and the poor, death instantly makes us all the same.