Faith Theme

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye. shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:  For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh.’ Matthew 7:7-8

The most important

From The Spiritual Catholic

 

What is the most important thing, we can do for God?

Is going to church important? It is. Is our prayer important? It is. Is doing good important? It is. However, the most important act we can do for God, is to love him with all our heart, soul and thought.

Nothing is more important than that. Why? Because Jesus himself said so! Can somebody go to the church, pray, be a generally good person and still do not love God? Yes it is possible. Actually, it is quite common, because it is all about our motives, which are behind of what we do.

We have to ask ourselves, why we do those things (if we do them), because God knows all the secrets of our heart and true motives.

Examine your heart, and ask God to help you discover your deeply hidden thoughts. Be honest with God, and he will reveal to you, secrets of your own heart!

He will help you to love Him more!


pop francis letter

Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis


Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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from Spiritual Catholic 

“Blessed is the man that findeth wisdom, and is rich in prudence:
The purchasing thereof is better than the merchandise of silver, and her fruit than the chief and purest gold:
She is more precious than all riches: and all the things that are desired, are not to be compared to her.
Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand riches and glory.
Her ways are beautiful ways, and all her paths are peaceable.”
Pro3.13-17

Value of Wisdom

Almost all people are striving to acquire more money and possessions. Is it really worthwhile?

A fight for money usually brings hassles and weariness. On the other hand, if you have wisdom, you can also have money, and without all the trouble. As an example you may have Salomon. He asked God for wisdom, but got all the riches with it.

The wisdom is the most valuable thing worth pursuit on the face of the earth. In reality, God is wisdom as well as a source of all the wisdom. So by seeking the wisdom, you actually seek God.

How else we can define wisdom? First wisdom is not knowledge. The knowledge can be acquired in a school, but not wisdom. Wisdom gives you an ability, to know what to do, and how to do. It can be acquired with the age, but also can be a gift from God.

The word of wisdom for instance, is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Seek wisdom, it is worthwhile.


Pope Francis Historic US Trip – His reflections

“I am grateful to all of you and to the many others who worked so hard to make my visit possible and to prepare for the World Meeting of Families. In a particular way I thank Archbishop Chaput and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the civil authorities, the organizers, and all the many volunteers and benefactors who assisted in ways large and small.”

To view his entire final speech, click here.


Pope on Environment


We Are a Reflection of God – From the website “Praying Each Day – May 26”

The American poet, Walt Whitman, who died on this day in 1892, said: “In the faces of men and women I see God.”

The musical of ‘Les Misérables’ has these words in its Finale: “To love another person is to touch the face of God.”

A Church document says that “The human person is the clearest reflect

 


REFLECTION for Teachers – From Renfrew Catholic School Board

So much of what we do and teach in Catholic schools is rooted in the gift of Christian hope. Hope is more than optimism. It is that unshakable confidence that has been engrained into our hearts and souls by being joined with the crucified and risen Jesus. Hope moves us to strive for the Gospel’s higher ideals and to teach our children to do the same. Hope tells us that loving relationships are worth building and that gifts are meant for sharing. We know this because Christ himself has bound us to one another in relationship as members of his body and furnished us with the gifts of his Spirit to share in love, just as he has loved us. At the end of each day, we can look back at the many seeds we have sown. Some will germinate quickly, and others much later than we are able to see or understand. As disciples of the risen Lord, we labour confidently onward, sowing in hope, nurturing in love, for a harvest beyond our imagining that will come due in God’s time.

 


Pope Francis list of Ten things to Do for Lent

1.  Get rid of the lazy addiction to evil
2.  Do something that hurts
3.  Don’t remain indifferent
4.  Pray: Make our hearts like yours!
5.  Take part in the sacraments
6.  Prayer
7.  Fasting
8.  Alms giving
9.  Help the Poor
10.  Evangelize