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Pope Francis’ words can get lost in translation.  His words in English may not be translated accurately from Spanish.  I agree when Janine Turner says that Pope Francis’ actions speak louder than his words.  Pope Francis shows us by example.  His love is illuminated by his actions.  Pope Francis is a man of mercy who shows us that understanding, caring, compassion and love should be priorities in all of our lives.  After that, conversion of heart can come later.

From PJ Media: 

Pope Francis offered to baptize the baby of a divorced woman whose married lover wanted her to abort it. He has also admonished priests who won’t baptize children born out-of-wedlock for their “rigorous and hypocritical neo-clericalism.”  Actions such as these are sanctifying life and giving pregnant women, who fear condemnation, the courage to choose life.

Actions such as these emulate Christ’s mercy. Actions such as these value not only life but the quality of the life, and soul, of both the mother, who chose life, and the child. Pope Francis’ actions speak much louder than his words. His compassion for the single mother and child is a stellar example of Christ’s love.

 

Every baby deserves to have the best chance in life as possible.  Baptism is one way to do this.  When one is baptized they become in communion with our Lord.  Giving a baby the gift of baptism regardless of the parents situation opens the door to their relationship with God. Plus it is beneficial for the baby and parents.  Babies should not be punished for their parents sins.  To deny a baby baptism because of their parents mistakes is cruel, merciless, displays a lack of forgiveness and is downright wrong.  Denying an innocent baby baptism is not following Jesus’ example.

 

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Christmas, as we know, celebrates the fact that the Son of God became flesh and dwelt among us. Today’s solemn feast of Epiphany then celebrates how the God, who came to live among us, revealed or manifested Himself (cf. second reading). Particularly, today’s gospel reading narrates the story of how the Son of God was revealed to the gentile wise men, and therefore, to the rest of mankind as the new born King who had come to save the whole world.

In the gospel story, we have three groups of people: (a) King Herod and his associates, (b) the chief priests and the scribes and then (c) the wise men. The first group, Herod and his associates, simply did not like the idea of the birth of a new born king, and so they immediately planned to eliminate the child Jesus. Today, we still have ‘herodians’. These are people who discredit Jesus Christ or Christianity through books, movies or other forms of propaganda. Other modern day ‘herodians’ are those involved in occult practices or those who persecute Christians.

Then, we have the second group of chief priests and scribes. They knew the Scriptures and could indicate the exact place of birth of the Christ, whose coming they were expecting; but they showed no interest in looking for Him, when He was born. Today, many people are like the chief priests and scribes of old. In the first place, we have pastors who keenly study the Scriptures in order to preach powerful sermons, but their ultimate interest is not in Jesus or the salvation of souls, but in the money they can earn from their efforts. Secondly, we have professors or scholars of Scriptures, who after decades of studies now doubt that Jesus ever lived on this earth; or even if He ever lived, then Jesus was a mere powerful prophet, but not the Son of God. Thirdly, some of the chief priests and scribes of today are those Christians who after advancing in their professions or prospering in their businesses begin to show little or no interest in Jesus or Christian living. The fourth type of modern chief priests and scribes are those who are hearers but not doers of the Word of God; and many of us, if we are honest with ourselves, can identify with this final type of the second group.

Beloved, today’s message is intended to urge us to become part of the third group of wise men, women and children; or if we are already part of this group to encourage us to sustain our membership of it by God’s grace. Guided by a star, the wise men looked for the new born king, Jesus, in order to worship Him. They eventually saw the child Jesus with the mother, and they prostrated in worship. Can you imagine those elderly wise men prostrating before an infant (after all they were not Jews and they were not expecting the coming of any Messiah)? In addition, can you imagine that after the sacrifices of their long, tedious and risky journey, the wise men offered the child Jesus gifts of precious gold, frankincense and myrrh? These wise men represented true Christians of today. Modern wise men and women are guided not by a physical star in the sky, but by the invisible Holy Spirit from heaven, who attracts not so much the sight of human beings, but our hearts. He directs our hearts to journey in faith to worship Jesus Christ, not in a fixed place (Bethlehem), but ‘in spirit and in truth’ (Jn. 4:23). And we are to offer Jesus, not only our gold (treasure), but our precious hearts as well; not only frankincense, but also our lives of priestly holiness; and not myrrh (for Christ is already risen from the dead), but our lives as living sacrifices of praise (Rom. 12:1-2).

PRAYER: I pray that throughout 2014, we will not be counted among the ‘herodians’, chief priests and scribes, amen; that we would rather be counted among the wise who, filled with the star of heaven, the Holy Spirit, will ever more seek Jesus Christ, and worship Him in spirit and in truth! Amen!

By Very Rev. Fr. John Louis
http://frlouis.com/

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Kevin and I have been blessed abundantly this Christmas season. We are extremely grateful to everyone who made this an incredibly fantastic holiday for us.

Due to my health issues and my inability to work at the present time we have been struggling financially. Our church gave us a few presents and a group of parishioners from church gave us an immensely generous monetary gift.  Plus, yesterday we received an extraordinary gift from two of my Aunts.

A few of my doctors suggested that I exercise. I thought about it and explained to the docs that since it is cold outside there is no way I could be outside for more than 10 minutes and since we only have one car I don’t know how often I could make it to a gym. I know that the Wii has interactive sports games as well as fitness workouts so I asked if I got a Wii would that be good? They fully supported my idea of getting a Wii. I found a company where I was able to purchase the Wii and make payments over time. The games on the Wii are awesome! I love playing the games!

The Lord has indeed blessed Kevin and I.  As we celebrate Jesus’ birth let us remember to keep Jesus alive in our hearts all year through.

I hope each of you had a blessed and very Merry Christmas. God Bless!

 

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Explore your higher latitudes . . . be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, open new channels, not of trade but of thought.

Henry David Thoreau 

Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Edmund Burke

It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.

Henry Ward Beecher 

Psalm 86:15   But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

Isaiah 40:31   But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

Romans 12:12   Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Ephesians 2:10  “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

 

 

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I found this wonderfully positive video on twitter. Enjoy!

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Starsandstripes

 

 

Wishing everyone a fun, safe, and fantastic Independence Day holiday.  God Bless.

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