The Building of a Civilization of Love

The third area of commitment that comes with love is that of daily life with its multiple relationships. I am particularly referring to family, studies, work and free time. Dear young friends, cultivate your talents, not only to obtain a social position, but also to help others to “grow”. Develop your capacities, not only in order to become more “competitive” and “productive”, but to be “witnesses of charity”. In addition to your professional training, also make an effort to acquire religious knowledge that will help you to carry out your mission in a responsible way. In particular, I invite you to carefully study the social doctrine of the Church so that its principles may inspire and guide your action in the world. May the Holy Spirit make you creative in charity, persevering in your commitments, and brave in your initiatives, so that you will be able to offer your contribution to the building up of the “civilisation of love”. The horizon of love is truly boundless: it is the whole world!

- Pope Benedict XVI, WYD 2007 MESSAGE, Growing in love each day

3:12. Not as though I had already attained, or were already perfect: but I follow after, if I may by any means apprehend, wherein I am also apprehended by Christ Jesus.
3:13. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended. But one thing I do: Forgetting the things that are behind and stretching forth myself to those that are before,
3:14. I press towards the mark, to the prize of the supernal vocation of God in Christ Jesus.

-St. Paul to Philippians

Saturday, May 19, 2007

We will console Thee, O Lord.

Few hours ago, I came from the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. A tradition I decided to practice more regularly for the past few months. Today I think I was blessed with more clarity about how we christians are supposed to be co-redemptors (completing with our suffering what is lacking in Christ's affliction for the sake of others -Colossians 1:24). As we started to say the "promises of consolation to Christ" during the Holy Hour, I decided to use a different reply because - at this particular time for me - It sounded prideful of me to say that I can consol God. Instead I used the reply of the Jesus prayer: "Have mercy on us poor sinners". However, as others keept repeating "we will console you O Lord!", It occured to me how elevated in dignity we humans are considering that God count on us to consol him!

I felt a little sadned that instead of listening to my prayer God is actually expecting me to consol him. But I lost the battle over the honor I am being given in love to be active and to transmit love instead of just receiving. It requires exercises of opening our hearts so we can receive all the love that we can if we are to give it to others, to Christ. After all, this prayer also seem to remind the words of judgement. But it is good to do the will of God out of love instead of out of fear of judgement. Here are the Promises of Consolation to Christ said during the Holy Hour.

As mother Teresa said, we can find Jesus in two places: In our neighbours and in the consecrated bread and wine. So we can console him by trying to be more loving to those around us, even when we may need consolation ourselves. On the judgment day he will remind us that everytime we negleted anyone, we were doing it to him.

For anyone who may have doubt like this priest about the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist click this link:

Lanciano, Italy -- 8th century A.D. A priest has doubts about the Real Presence; however, when he consecrates the Host it transforms into flesh and blood. This miracle has undergone extensive scientific examination and can only be explained as a miracle. The flesh is actually cardiac tissue which contains arterioles, veins, and nerve fibers. The blood type as in all other approved Eucharistic miracles is type AB! Histological micrographs are shown.

Or Here is a youtube video. The Lord try to confirm his people in Faith. In this tabernacle, just like it is shown on the Sacred Heart picture, the Sacred Heart is in flame and it is bleeding.

Post a Comment