Everyday we should take it as our last because we never know when God is going to call us to Heaven. Everyday we should ask for help by the Holy Spirit because he wants us to ask for help he doesn’t want us to do it alone. Everytime we go to Mass the Holy Spirit comes down on us with his love and we should go and spread that love around to as many people as we possibly can especially in this day and age. We shouldn’t be afraid to talk about our God and the Church in our workplace. If we are that is a shame and we need to somehow work around it. I know you can’t say his name in schools but you can at least share his love. Maybe one day real soon God will be back in schools like we all know he should be. He should be in every part of our life, from conception to natural death.
Whoever is not with me is against me. Whoever is with me is for me. I will have a place for them with me in my heavenly home. Whoever gives their life for my sake will definitely have a spot in my house, in my heavenly home. They will get this because they gave their life for me without thinking of themselves.
As he said God gives us many chances to come back to him, he gives us all we need to stay with him by his side. If we are far away, he gives us many chances to come back to him. If we do, he rejoices. If we are far away from him, he doesn’t just say oh well. God actually searches for his lost sheep. He doesn’t leave a lost sheep in the lurch, he actually goes searching for his lost sheep.
Luke 15 New International Version (NIV)
The Parable of the Lost Sheep
15 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus.2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
3 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
We need to look towards Christ, not away from him, not back behind your shoulders. As in the past or towards the devil. We need to look towards the Risen Lord. He is our main source of life. Just like water is a main source of life, Jesus Christ is our main source of life. What we do good for others, we do for Christ. Antyhing we do negative, hurts us as well as others around us. It wounds us, we have to go to confession to get those wounds healed over. In time maybe they heal their self, but not as good as confession. We have to remember confession is actually going to the Lord, on our knees begging him for forgiveness. We should do this once a year before Easter. Most prefer before Easter, you can do it other times of the year. By church law you have to do it once a year. We don’t care when it’s done, but you have to do it once a year.fter having reached the age of discretion, each member of the faithful is obliged to confess faithfully his or her grave sins at least once a year. (CIC 989)
We have to remember sometimes it’s not about us. Sometimes it is about other people. Sometimes it’s how we are supposed to serve other people, not how they can serve us. I think most of the time, we look at other people as how they can serve us. That is not the way we are supposed to look at other people, we are supposed to look at other people and ask ourself how we can help them to get closer to God in their journey. So my challenge to you today is to ask yourself how you can help your fellow human brother and sisters to Christ? Maybe just by praying them through, possibly talking them through something, or consoling them through a sad time. Possibly they are supposed to help you, I have no idea. I won’t look at anybody with the same eyes again. I will look at them as how can I help them or how are they going to help me. I won’t look at somebody as a passerby anymore. Everybody that comes into our life has had a purpose, sometimes we don’t know what that purpose is. Sometimes we don’t need to know what that purpose is or has been. Sometimes we just need to look up to Heaven and say, “Thank you Lord for all that’s happened today, and all that will happen in the future”. As you all know, I am praying you through. Your Brother in Christ, Jon.