LOVED MARK WAHLBERG BEFORE- LOVE HIM EVEN MORE NOW!!!!

LIKE THE GREAT RABBI-JESUS CHRIST 

WE NEED GREAT PRIESTS TO LEAD US

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Join the many celebrities like Mark Wahlberg who are proud of their faith and who are not afraid to promote it.(See other blog on testimonials) In conversations with people, I am surprised to hear at how insular some people can be. Some are making sweeping statements about priests and use put downs all because the media has sensationalised what few have done to hurt people and the whole of the priesthood. I’m not condoning what has happened, the full force of the law needs to apply here. But please,  do not put priests all into one basket.

Like Mark, my family has been surrounded by priests. It was a priest who baptised us all into the family of God. When we migrated to Australia and couldn’t speak a word of english, it was a priest who helped us. When my two brothers were growing up, it was a priest who helped them stay focussed.  It was a priest who gave us the sacraments and married us all. A priest who buried my father and all my other deceased relatives.

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Today, I see priests who get phone calls and knocks at their doors at all hours of the day and night, who attend hospitals for the sick and dying, who comfort people who are desperate, suffering depression or drug addicted, who give food and money to the poor for nothing or very little in return.

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We need more priests to serve God’s people . We lay people cannot do it on our own, we need to be fed spiritually and we need good leaders to help us. God knows the world is in disarray, our governments have lost the plot, they are just interested in money and populous issues that will get them into government. They are not interested in your spiritual wellbeing,  but all hope is not lost.

Pray for more religious and leaders in our communities, who will help us stay focussed on the big picture and lead us to our eternal home.

MAY THE HOLY SPIRIT ENLIGHTEN YOU AND GIVE YOU WISDOM.

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“COME HOLY SPIRIT FILL MY HEART WITH LOVE AND MY MIND WITH LIGHT”

 Symbols of the Holy Spirit                                                                   

There are a variety of symbols to represent the Holy Spirit, all of which come from the Bible. Here are some of those symbols.

One of the most common symbols of the Holy Spirit is a dove. (see Matthew 3:16Luke 3:22, and John 1:32).

Fire is another popular representation of the Holy Spirit. The fire that appeared on Pentecost (Acts of the Apostles 2:3)

The Holy Spirit is also represented by wind. In fact, the original Hebrew and Greek words for “Spirit” can be translated as “wind.” The wind that appeared on Pentecost (Acts of the Apostles 2:2) was reminiscent of the wind that blew over the waters at the beginning of Creation. (Genesis 1:2) The wind calls attention to the Holy Spirit breathing life into the Church.

Water signifies birth and life. From a faith perspective, it represents the cleansing and life-giving action of the Holy Spirit at Baptism. (Matthew 3:11John 3:5)

As “by one Spirit we were all baptized,” so we are also “made to drink of one Spirit.” (1 Cor 12:13) Thus the Spirit is also personally the living water welling up from Christ crucified (Jn 19:34; 1 Jn 5:8) as its source and welling up in us to eternal life. (Cf. Jn 4:10-14; 7:38; Ex 17:1-6; Isa 55:1; Zech 14:8; 1 Cor 10:4; Rev 21:6; 22:17)

The cloud is used as a symbol of the Holy Spirit because clouds provide life-giving water. In the Old Testament, God often leads his people with a cloud or appears to them in a cloud. (Exodus 16:10) The image of a cloud is often combined with the image of light to symbolize the God who is hidden and mysterious but also revealing and luminous.

Anointing with oil is a symbol of the Holy Spirit’s uniting us with Jesus, the Messiah, the Anointed One. (Acts of the Apostles 10:381 John 2:20-27)         (LOYOLA PRESS)

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

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The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord, then from these come the fruits. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God . . . If children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ. The fruits of the Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory.

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PRAYERS TO THE HOLY SPIRIT 

1.Come Holy Spirit, fill my heart with love and my mind with light.                     Please infill me afresh with the gifts of.. (name gifts)  in the name of               Jesus  Christ. AMEN   

2.Breathe into me, Spirit of God  that I may think what is holy.
Drive me, Spirit of God, that I may do what is holy.
Draw me, Spirit of God, that I may love what is holy.
Strengthen me, Spirit of God, that I may preserve what is holy.
Guide me, Spirit of God, that I may never lose what is holy.  AMEN

 

                                                       

 

 

GOD THE FATHER – THE GIVER OF ALL SPIRITUAL WEALTH

One never knows how God will answer prayers. But if you trust the Lord and lean not on your own understanding, He will give you the desires of your heart     ( Proverbs 3:5-6). This might not be in the way you had imagined or at the time of your choosing but God waits and chooses the exact right time for you to receive his blessings, the time when you’re equipped to best handle them so that you can grow according to what God has planned for you. Remember that in heaven there is no time only eternity.

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THE TWO WOLVES INSIDE YOU

THE CHOICES WE MAKE EVERYDAY AFFECT OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

There is a fight inside of us all, the fight against good or evil, one that we have to deal with on a daily basis. Often we don’t know which way to go.  When you pray and ask for guidance, the Holy Spirit, (Spirit of God and  Spirit of Jesus) is the one to pray to. The Holy Spirit is the shaker, the one who gets you to move and make a choice, the one who guides that wee little voice inside you,  to make the right choice and to help you fulfil what God has planned for you. It’s often those split second decisions that can make all the difference between making a good and a bad choice, between death or life.                                                                                  PRAY FOR GUIDANCE AND ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO SHOW, LEAD AND GUIDE YOU TO THE TRUTH! ( SEE HOLY SPIRIT )

 

 

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT- WE ARE A THREE PART BEING

  1. It is by our body that we function. It’s comprised of organs and cells.
  2. Our soul is what gives us our personality. Our soul has three major components — our mindwill and emotions.
  3. It’s in our spirit that we have meaning and purpose in life. At the deepest level our spirit gives us meaning and purpose and our spirit enables us to love one another, our self and God.

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The Holy Spirit brings us to Jesus, the Holy Spirit is the shaker who jolts us to make a move. He guides us into the fullness of truth.

PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

Breathe into me, Spirit of God  that I may think what is holy.
Drive me, Spirit of God, that I may do what is holy.
Draw me, Spirit of God, that I may love what is holy.
Strengthen me, Spirit of God, that I may preserve what is holy.
Guide me, Spirit of God, that I may never lose what is holy.