different chapters. The plot is the same: we are born, we grow, we live, we love, we journey, and we die. In some way or another we try and make our story more important than the next persons, but in reality we are all equal. If we only shared our chapters more freely with others the book would be an easy and enjoyable read. Alleluia, Alleluia!
No two are the same. Some are filled more with good while others are filled more with bad. But they are ours, and are meant to be shared. We don't have to be theologians or philosophers. We just need to be ourselves - children of God on a journey to life. Alleluia, Alleluia!
If it is truly worth having, then it is truly worth working for! If nothing in life is free, then is life itself free? No, of course not... We are called to participate in God's plan, not sit back and watch. We're not spectators in our lives and the lives of others. That is why Jesus told us we have to pick p our cross and follow him. Alleluia, Alleluia!
When we allow ourselves to be firmly anchored in our faith we can support our family and friends in their times of weakness and visa versa. We all struggle and need God, and each other, in those times. Alleluia, Alleluia!
It is never too late to re-evaluate the strength of our foundation. If it is not built on Jesus Christ we need Him to help us dismantle and rebuild it so we can weather any storm. We see foundations built on the changing sands of the world collapse every day. Alleluia, Alleluia!
We collect a lot of stuff: - physically -- health issues, pain and suffering and possessions (excessive stuff), - mentally -- fear, anxiety, and wounds, - spiritually -- sin. All of it weighs us down and adds to our struggles. God waits to remove that is unnecessary. We just have to let Him. Be free. Alleluia, Alleluia!
An often overlooked and very necessary aspect of our lives. We forgive others, we ask God to forgive us, and yet we may be holding ourselves to a higher and unachievable level of expectation. We sin and we sin a lot because we inherited it. With God's graces we can change and reduce our sins, but it can't be eliminated completely in this life. God is all loving and merciful; and He calls us to be the same, including to ourselves. Alleluia, Alleluia!
As Ascension Thursday and Pentecost Sunday quickly approach, we read Jesus' words explaining very clearly what we are to do, how we are to do it, and what our foundation is. Can we hear it through the rhetoric of this world? And make ourselves heard? Alleluia, Alleluia!
Nobody I know enjoys the constant ups and downs of life. The majority of comments during conversations are negative and cover a broad range of others persons, situations and circumstances. A common factor for almost all is they don't turn to God first and immediately. And that is the answer every time. We only have to turn to God for a leveled anxiety, playing field, or whatever is involved. Also, if things aren't leveled out maybe it is because God doesn't want us invol