4Th of JULY, 2017
Today we celebrate
The day we declared our freedom
As if we are independent
The reality is
We are totally dependent
Each of us lives our life
Relying upon God's love
And His protection too
His creation plan
Was designed to make us
Totally dependent upon His love
We cannot be independent of God
For without Him
We cease to exist
God also planned something else
That we must depend on each other
In hopes that we would learn to love
Today I am celebrating my freedom
To love and to follow God
A true Independence Day!
OUR LADY OF FATIMA
May 13, 1917- May 13, 2017
Peace be with you.
Today, as we celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Fatima, let us remember the importance of praying the Rosary for peace.
We stand at the precipice of war, and without the intercession of the Blessed Mother, the world will suffer untold devastation.
The future of the world is in jeopardy. Now is the time for prayer. Just as Mary asked the children of Fatima to pray, so too am I asking you in this time and this place. For I was created for this very purpose, that is, to intercede through prayer to bring about peace and mercy in the world.
Nothing is impossible for God. Through the intercession of Mary, we can move the entire world in the direction of peace. While you may not believe it is possible, it is certainly if we join in prayer with our Beloved Mother.
When you face Jesus in your final judgement, the only measure you must meet is how you have loved. What greater way to love than to work to bring peace and mercy throughout the world?
Join me and the millions of others throughout the world in the greatest peace movement in the history of the world:
Pray the Rosary for Peace!
With gratitude and blessings,
Easter Message 2017
Jesus Christ has risen Alleluia, Alleluia!
There is a tendency to think of Easter as a conclusion. Lent points to this event as the most anticipated conclusion of the liturgical year, yet for us, it is only the beginning.
Christ's resurrection opened the door to our eternal life with Him in heaven. Nothing could be more important to all humankind. If we all stepped through that door on Easter morning, then in some sense, it would be a conclusion, but most of us remain here on earth to continue to work out our salvation. So, let's get to work!
It all begins with love. As Jesus loved us enough to become man, and then to offer Himself as a sacrificial lamb for all our sins, we too must practice this heroic love. As we are reminded in scripture, it is easy for us to love someone who loves us back. What about those who don't even know us, or perhaps those who actually don't love us, or maybe even hate us?
We were born to love as our Creator loves us, unconditionally and without regard for a return of that love. Let us put this love into practice. "Love your neighbor" does not mean just the family next door. All people who are in need are our neighbor. Let us begin this Easter with a commitment to love all those who we encounter through both corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
May the Blessings of this Easter grant you and your family peace.