As long as as individuals and states refuse to submit to the law of our Savior, there will be no hopeful prospect of a lasting peace among nations. It does not matter if individuals admit and profess Jesus is King. If they do not submit, that is, live by his law, there is no hope for peace. Remember, His law is a law of love. [Read more…]
Father, Son & Holy Ghost
Sermons about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost, and the Holy Trinity.
As He held His pierced Heart out to St. Margaret Mary, Jesus said. “Behold this Heart which has so loved men, that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming itself in order to testify to its love. In return, I have received from the greater part only ingratitude, by their irreverence and their sacrilege, and by the coldness and contempt they have for Me in this sacrament of Love.”
When the Lord revealed the devotion to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1673, he promised that “In the excess of the mercy of my Heart, I promise you that my all powerful love will grant to all those who will receive Holy Communion on the First Fridays, for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance: they will not die in my displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments; and my divine Heart will be their safe refuge in that last hour.” [Read more…]
In the Gospel of Divine Mercy Sunday, our Lord gives His priests the power to absolve from sin without limit. In the first half of the Gospel, we are required to have faith and to accept God’s mercy, and in the second half of the Gospel proclaims, “Blessed are those who do not see and yet believe.”
Names tell us what things are. The Rabbinic understanding in the 2nd chapter of Genesis was saying what each thing was according to its nature, not just what he called it. To the Jews, then, names tell us what something is, it gives us an idea of that thing’s essence. So a name is fundamental to understanding what a thing is. Take the name Jesus, for example. It means “Savior.”
“The Word Became Flesh” is the central mystery of our faith. The first two Masses for Christmas day (the Mass at Midnight and the Mass at Dawn) told about the birth of our Savior according to the flesh, born in a stable in Bethlehem. But in the Mass of Christmas Day, Holy Mother Church wants to make sure that we understand the significance of that event, the Word became flesh.