“Forgive and forget” has become a common parlance. It is also often said that God forgives and forgets, that He forgives and remembers our sins no more (Isaiah43:25; Hebrews 8:12 ) – wipes them off the records in His memory. It is also common for people to say, “forget it” or ”try to forget it”.… Read More CAN FORGIVE, CANNOT FORGET?
Wounded soul, Hurting heart; Humiliated? Exploited? Violated? Your spirit is sour, Your perception distorted. Damaged ego? Wilting self-image? This nightmare, this heartache: Ever fade away? Ever heal? Hopeless, for now you are A forever changed person: Memory keeps the hurt alive, Hate repeatedly rekindled, sustained. Resentment, animosity, acidity. Welcome melancholy, hello morbidity;… Read More Forgive and Heal
“Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end, Amen”. This common part of our daily prayers, like some in the Liturgy of the Hours and elsewhere, contain the phrase “world without end”. What does… Read More WORLD WITHOUT END
“Those who serve well… gain a worthy place for themselves and much assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus (1 Tim. 3:13) “The occupation of being a servant” is one of the meanings of “service” and “someone devoted to a cause” is one of the meanings of “servant”. Service is not servitude or subservience or… Read More Service and Sainthood
Once upon a time, Jesus was teaching, and there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by. A paralyzed man was brought on a bed, whom they wanted to bring in to him but could not find a way to bring him in, because of the crowd. They went up on the housetop and… Read More What Only God Can Do
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the… Read More TONGUING
There are important issues I want to address in this reflection and I believe God will help us understand the scriptures as it relates to them: Did the angel Gabriel treat Zechariah unfairly, with regard to how he treated Mary, since they both sought clarification on the message he brought to them from God? Did… Read More Since I am a Virgin
THE REASON FOR THE MINISTRY * Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned — * Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam,… Read More MARY IN THE MINISTRY
The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth (Isaiah 40: 3-4) It is common… Read More PERFECTION
“Forgive and forget” has become a common parlance. It is also often said that God forgives and forgets, that He forgives and remembers our sins no more (Isaiah43:25; Hebrews 8:12 ) – wipes them off the records in His memory. It is also common for people to say, “forget it” or ”try to forget it”.… Read More Can Forgive, Cannot Forget?