Love Connection – We Can Make a Difference – Spirit of Truth – Here Comes the Judge!
Vincentian Day of Prayer & Fast Tuesday May 27 2014
My Dear Vincentian Family: I hope the climate where you are is as enjoyable as it is here. I write this early and in Calgary the climate changes abruptly. I love looking at the starry nights and look for the signs of heaven and the shooting stars. I look at the sky and I know that my biggest and most famous star is Jesus and He is not a shooting star. We must all walk under the light of the star of Christ and pray for one another. I pray for the Nigerian girls, as well as for our aboriginal Canadians that have disappeared . I have spiritually adopted Ladi of Nigeria and ask you to pray for her and her family. If you want the name of one of the abducted Nigerian girls, send me an emailwith your request. My email is email@example.com. Each of you is in my prayers. AND may you always see the bright star of Jesus in your life. Amen
Love Connection – We are all connected by the love of God. It is our greatest relationship in life. In John 2:21 PM Jesus says: “Whoever knows my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me; and the one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” We are part of this loving family and when we turn to him we grow in wisdom and grace before God and all others have to see the loving connection. We must always follow the right path in our journey toward loving connection that is a true union of love with the Blessed Trinity. In our families we always have to look for the love connection and seek support from our Heavenly Father for guidance to love more. Use the Trinitarian way for love to those we serve, to our Vincentian family and to all the people we come in contact with. ! This is the greatest love connection always!
We Can Make a Difference –Taken from the song, but in reality, we have the capacity to change things every day. We can make a difference. I have taken this as my personal goal. We invite our Divine Lord and Master to come in and teach us through the Gospels. We hear the Word of God again and again; we do not tire of the Word. Each time we hear a different message that paves the way to make a difference. When we live the message, we forgive, we love and serve. Sometimes we put our Lord on hold to keep up with social media. We must make time for him always. Let us take the time to make a difference. It is the key to our heart, open the door and let Christ make a difference in our life.
Spirit of Truth –John 14:16 ” And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever–. The Holy Spirit is our advocate. He is like our lawyer and always helps us in difficult moments. No one can call my faith a lie. It is real and I believe it brings miracles in our lives. When I am at my worst moment with my health problems, I ask the Holy Spirit to stay in me awhile and my whole body is in flames. It is good and brings peace. Peace is the spirit of truth and it is revealed in our hearts. When we were baptized we were claimed by the Trinity. This was our beginning and training of this truth to adult life. We believe and our hearts tell the story of the Spirit of Truth.
Here Comes the Judge! I really loved the TV program. I know I am showing my age. I was a little younger, but Tony and I saw ‘Laugh In’ each night. All of our comic phrases and jokes came from this show. But judging is not fun. When we begin to judge those we serve we neglect to love them. Accept the fact we are all different and we all make mistakes and move forward lovingly. Leave the trial to the last judge, the King of the Judges: God. If your thoughts are pure there is no concern about the trial, and you’ll never be scared that someone may read your mind. We can learn something from watching toddlers play. One wants the ball and grabs it and continues playing and laughing and clapping their hands. When they quarrel or fight they are all the hugs and laughter in minutes. There is no judging.
The Bishops of Nicaragua are challenging the government with the prayer and dialog to resolve the political situation in the country, for peace to prevail. We can pray and ask the Holy Spirit to join the Nicaraguans in its attempt to find justice, dignity and goodness for its people.
Lynn L’Heureux is Special needs co-coordinator & Advisor of the Society of St Vincent de Paul Calgary Alberta Canada.
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