Thursday, October 19, 2017
+ Today we have readings that challenge us to be the men and women of faith that we are called to be, that is our purpose for our very existence, and all of which helps upbuild the Kingdom of God as was foreplaned from all eternity.
Of ourselves we can do absolutely nothing, not a thing – but cooperating fully with God’s plan and purpose we can do extraordinary things even though they may look common and ordinary – or even more spectacular if what we do awakens faith and love in other people.
In the first reading we see St. Paul telling the Ephesians that he has access by God’s divine grace and willing it – of the very mysteries of God – for dissemination among the Gentiles who were called along with the Jews to be recipients of redemption and reconciliation.
Paul felt the awesome but o so joyful duty to proclaim the arrival of the kingdom of grace and peace and love and justice and truth and beauty – and he proclaims that any who ask for it can have the exact same access to bolden their speech and confidence by faith in action.
The gospel passage shows Jesus telling us that for those who have been given a deeper glimpse into the mysteries of God for sharing with others – more will be required: such as was required of St. John DeBrebeuf, Isaac Jogues and Companions (the North American Martyrs). But that God’s grace and love would always be sufficient: these were true sons of St. Ignatius – who surrendered everything to God and was given just enough love and grace for the moment! And who could ask or desire or dream for more than that. “When you need it, you got it!”
So let us in a Jesuitical way today thank God for the sacrifices of the North American Martyrs – and ask their prayers that in this day in age we can stand up boldly, speak confidently yet peacefully – and preach by our actions that there is One God – and that he Love us Unconditionally – and is ever urging us on the finish the fight of faith – which will blossom into an eternity of bliss with him and all others who make it across “the bridge” on that Last Day!
Stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.
Posted by Father Bill at 5:57 AM
Music is in the very "fabric of the universe"
Be very still, and listen! Be very attentive and hear! Be very in tune, and you will be amazed at what you hear God saying to you - in music, of limitless varieties.
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DAILY MASS HOMILY etc
LET US GLORIFY GOD TOGETHER using the DIVINE OFFICE of the Roman Catholic Church
Original Documents, Treatises, etc. (unless otherwise noted).
- On The Priesthood as a Compassionating Community of brothers who suffer with Christ.
- My Son, my Son - (my latest bit of original poetry)!
- A day as well, that will live in infamy! MAY WE NEVER FORGET THE DEAR CHILDREN!
- By a Priest for Priests: Prayers before and after celebrating Mass.
- A Bibliography of Works read from 2005 to the present.
- On Proclaiming The Final Call to Christian Unity
- New Created (6/22/12) Personal Priestly Crest
- Parish Visitation Prayers
- Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence - Claude Columbiere SJ
- The Glory of God - Reflection on the Ministerial Priesthood
- PAIN - I read this 50 years ago - and it has accompanied me and consoled me throughout my life thus far!
- The BEST DEFENSE against the perils facing the Catholic Church in our day: a formula for VICTORY!
- On The Defense of marriage as God gave it, and the welcome place of gay persons in the Catholic Church.
- On the Third Edition of the Roman Missal
- O Mary Immaculate - A priest's prayer of confidence to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
- O Mother of Grace - A priest's prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
- Prayers for Increase of Faith, Hope and Charity
- DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME - a personal prayer pamphlet for use at Mass - (recommended, print on 2 sides)
- The Crib - St. Ambrose Church, Richmond, ME - photographed Christmas Eve 2010 (Can you see Three Persons in the Crib?)
- The Crib and the Cross - St. Ambrose Church, Richmond, ME - photographed Christmas Eve 2010 (The is very much a "Trinitarian Image")
- Catechetical Presentation of the Nativity Display at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Richmond ME
- Believe this...
- REFRESHER: The Proper Manner of Receiving Holy Communion in the Hand
- On Chaste Bodies and Pure Minds
- SPIRITUAL WARFARE PRAYERS - An absolute essential Series of Prayers for Every Christian Person
- On Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
- By their Fruit They Shall be Known...
- FOCUS ON [DIVINE] FRIENDSHIP - a short theology of redemption!
- Modern HIPPOCRATIC OATH - FYI
- On My Morning Exercises
- Trinity Cross - suitable for framing
- Father, Son, Spirit - suitable for framing
- Hell / Heaven - The Ultimate Decision - suitable for framing
- Morning Prayer for Everyone
- Sunday Homily Series
- ON APPLYING THE GRAND PARADIGM
- ON AN ECCLESIOLOGY OF FRIENDSHIP (print 2 sided)
- ON CHASTE BODIES AND PURE MINDS - FRIENDSHIP (print 2-sided)
- ON LIFE AND OUR REPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT AND DEFEND IT (print 2-sided)
- A LARGE BOOK - (scale to "booklet" format to print - or use two-sided printing option)
- Our Life - Now and Forever
- On Christ Mass
- On God's Name And Our Participation in It
- On the Revival of the Tridentine Mass
- On the Subject of Women Priests
- On the Fullness of Time
- Everyone is Called to Holiness
- On The Beginning of Love
- The Third Cross - Order of Spouses
- The Third Cross - Vocation to the Catholic Priesthood