Like the disciples in the Gospel today, we too can be unaware of what God has done for us in Jesus Christ, and why we say He is the Messiah, God, Savior and just how is it that we are saved. Of all world religions, Christianity is unique. It is the only one announced before hand by God. It is the only one founded by a human claiming to be God. We are saved not by our own effort, but by God's with whom we are called to be in relationship with, to know, to love, and to follow.
You heard it said much today that you can do anything you put your mind too. Although this message can do much good, the message today is that all things are possible ONLY with God. That is things according to His will, and with His help. What Good is it if we gain the whole world, yet in the process loose our soul? Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all these other things will be provided as well. Seek the Wisdom of God, Jesus, and follow Him.
Marriage is a sacrament, instituted by God originally, and restored by Jesus because of our hardness of heart. God is love and we are created in His image and likeness, to love faithfully. We in our weakness fail, but God wants to "Supercharge" our lives to help us live the highest call in faithful love to each other, and to Jesus. Unlike other sacraments that we receive only during some moments in our lives we receive and live the sacrament of marriage 24/7.
homilia del padre Carlos.
Homilia del Padre Carlos.
One can speak without anyone listening. One cannot listen without an other. Listening builds relationships. It is one of the greatest gifts we can give another, to help relationship grow. God is our first relationship. Do we listen to God. Listening to God is a Discipline, and Art, and a Gift of God, that He wants us to have, so that then we can speak clearly words of wisdom and love; words that build up others and make the world a better place. One of the powerful ways that God gives us to speak, is in praying for others. But I wonder, does prayer change God's mind? Or can it change our mind and hearts and make God's will become a reality? It is a mystery, but we are co-creators with God, not only through our work, but our words, and especially our prayers.