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Our faith in Christ should lead us to a true confession. We should keep away from sins this is the first step. We lead a prayerful life and we have to overcome temptations and be in spirit, walk in the spirit. Temptations are the access for the devil. We should be filled with the Holy Spirit to become the true disciples of Jesus. When Holy Spirit come upon us we defeat the evil by every means. We have to receive the Holy Eucharist, tell the Rosary and read the Bible. We can do fasting and do small small works of sacrifice for Jesus. Our aim should be to love when we pray and ask for the gift of forgiveness. We become truly blessed when we forgive because God forgive our sins. It is difficult to follow Christ, difficult to forgive in pain and we can ask for Mother Mary’s help. Mother Mary helps us to obey the word of God, helps us to walk in the spirit and prepares us to be filled with the Holy Spirit. After the resurrection of Christ his disciples received the Holy Spirit in the presence of Mother Mary. It is a sign what God wants us to tell us that she is our beloved Mother. Mother Mary draws us to the love of Christ in the midst of cross, in pain and suffering. The cross won’t be a burden for us and we are joyful and we are truly blessed. We enter his Kingdom and his Kingdom is within us. Jesus is born in us through faith and confession. He rules us. By receiving the Holy Spirit we enter the Heaven (resurrection). We all should pray to receive the Holy Spirit. Hell is a reality. Purgatory is a reality and Heaven is waiting for us. It is up to us to choose. Christ died for our sins to give us life, he forgive our sins, those who follow him has life. Amen
Mary was the reason I converted. 16 years ago I was drawn to her. I needed a mother in my life and She was the answer to my prayers. So much has changed in my life. I pray the rosary, and the franciscan crown everyday. The love and adoration I have for Jesus magnified ten fold because of Her. I have two serious disability’s. Whenever I feel pain or suffering Jesus and the sweet Virgin always comforts me.
I will always be loyal to the Holy Mother Church.
We all seem to be interested in outward celebration of Christmas through decorations,gift exchanging,new clothes,and lavish parties. Celebration of this style should be limited to the minimum ,bearing in mind the condition of the poor and the underprivileged
Our faith and love in Jesus should lead us to confession and great effort to avoid sins. It is difficult in this world filled with all sorts of attractions to avoid sins, but regular prayer for help in strengthening our power of resistance,confession,reading Bible can change us immeasurably.
IT IS GOD, IT IS IN GOD- THE HOLY TRINITY, THREE PERSONS IN ONE GOD THAT WE MAY HAVE LIFE- LIFE ETERNAL. IT IS FOLLOWING HIS WILL THAT IS EXPRESSED THROUGH THE CHURCH- THE CATHOLIC CHURCH THAT WE MAY HAVE LIFE AND LIFE ETERNAL. IT IS A STRUGGLE WITHIN OURSELVES, IN OUR LIFE AGAINST OUR ENEMIES, THE DEVIL, THE WORLD, AND THE FLESH. WE WILL OVERCOME THESE ENEMIES BY OUR FAITH IN GOD, BY OUR PRAYERS, THE HOLY MASS AND THE FOLLOWING THE TEACHING OF OUR HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH. I SAID, WE ARE IN A STRUGGLE AND OUR ONLY DEFENSE IS TO STAY IN GOD’S GRACE BY AVOIDING SIN. EACH OF US SHOULD ALWAYS BE A FRIEND OF GOD. GOD HAS GIVEN US FREE WILL- A FREEDOM TO CHOOSE. IT IS UP TO US TO BE HIS FRIEND ALWAYS; AND AGAIN IT IS A STRUGGLE, OUT OF LOVE FOR HIM WE WILL WE WILL PRAY WITHOUT CEASING, PRAY FOR ANOTHER, ATTEND/HEAR/PARTICIPATE THE HOLY MASS AND FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTION OF OUR HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH. THAT’S LOVING/PLEASING/DOING THE WILL OF GOD AS FRIEND OF GOD ALWAYS. AMEN.
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Yes, I believe it will not be easy but when we when we submit ourselves to God we will have peace and strength. I mean when we acknowledge our sinfulness and ask forgiveness from God and go to confession every time we sin that in our conscience we feel and believe we need to confess it to a priest because it is a mortal sin, we will do it, we go to confession. God is always ready to forgive when we confess our sins and are truly sorry for it and amend our ways, not to do it again. To do that we go to a priest or go to confessional box and confess our mortal sins and be sorry. Ask help from the priest present so that it will be much easier for you to make a good confession. I am writing this regarding confession because it is the first step to reconcile with God and become His friend when we are truly sorry for our sins and amend and in our heart we will renew our life. By doing this, graces will flow and it will give you peace and strength but remember we are in a struggle, we are at war with ourselves every day, war against the flesh, the devil and the world. This is why it is a continuous struggle and we need God for this to help us. And in order to receive God’s graces and blessings we will keep our words of renewing ourselves and for this to be fulfilled we have to pray and pray, meditate, talk to God, amend, hear mass, pray the rosary often if it is possible but pray and amend, strengthen your amendment to follow God’s commandments. It is a struggle I may say because in life there are many temptations. I may see every moment. We have to watch out. Sacrifice we have to do. We need God, we have to pray, pray often, hear mass often, pray the Holy Rosary often if these acts are possible but for goodness sake we will strengthen our renewal, again by praying often, hear mass often, pray the rosary often, to get closer to God and the Saints and God will reward us with joy and peace. I recommend to pray to Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners and you will be happy and strengthen when you take refuge to Mary, Refuge of Sinners. Ask Mother Mary’s help and Our Blessed Mother is ready to help us. I may say this is not easy for all people to do this but we need God to avoid sin and when we pray often, hear mass often, pray the holy rosary often we will it is easier. It is not easy because we will fight against temptation, avoiding occasion of sin which is difficult because of our sinful nature but let us have faith and hope and love and follow the Gospel as our Lord Jesus Christ instructed and it will be made easy. And as it is written in Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to me, all you that labour, and are burdened, and I will refresh you. Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: and you shall find rest to your souls. For my yoke is sweet and my burden light.” Amen.
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