Archive for October 10, 2019

Mary…

Posted: October 10, 2019 by CatholicJules in Testimonies

Brought a tear to my eye, the bit about Jeremiah their son crawling to dad…

https://stpaulcenter.com/how-a-protestant-embraced-mary-as-mother/

Sharing..

Posted: October 10, 2019 by CatholicJules in Testimonies

Sharing by a brother in Christ Augustine Ng *“… ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you…”*

Last evening as I was preparing /selecting the hymns for this morning mass, I came to this song. Knock knock (page 343)

It is very much inline with the gospel reading today. But I didn’t know the tune, tried to search on the internet but couldn’t find the hymn/tune either. I prayed to God to lead me to another hymn at His Will, a hymn that is inline with the gospel reading that I know the tune so that I can lead the hymn during morning mass.

By the guidance of Holy Spirit, With only one flip, I came to the following hymn “Glory to God on High” page 69. Take a look at verse 3… I was speechless, I could only only admire, adore and give thanks to His Almighty. Even I knew this hymn, I never expect verse 3 (we seldom sing) of this hymn is similar to the first hymn I chose which is very much inline with the gospel reading. These two hymns are almost 300 pages apart with similar lyric – “… Seek and you shall find..” When I came to this, I felt the the Holy Spirit ran through my body. As I share this, the focus is not on me, it is on the work of Holy Spirit.

Verse 3:
Seek and you will find
Ask and He will give
Trust the Lord with all our might
And then we’ll always live

May we learn to see God in everything we do. If we fail to see God in small things we do, we probably would fail to see Him in bigger things.

Scripture reading from the Lauds. Indeed each of us (you and me included) has received a special grace. We must use this grace with heart for God. We must be good stewards responsible for all these difference graces of God so that we can grow and get closer to Him, in everything we do we give glory to God through Jesus Christ.


Be persistent, persevere and endure in other words remain steadfast in your love for the Lord our God. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. (1 Cor 13:7) For His love for us is steadfast and everlasting and by His love we can love the same way.

So too must our prayer and desire to grow in Holiness be steadfast. For through our faithfulness we shall become powerful instruments of His grace. We need only ask and He will give us what we need to build His Kingdom. And we have been granted a powerful ally, the Holy Spirit to guide and counsel us.

May all that we say and do be for the glory of God our Father who loves us dearly. Amen

First reading

Malachi 3:13-20 ·
The day that is coming will burn up the wicked
steadfast
You say harsh things about me, says the Lord. You ask, ‘What have we said against you?’ You say, ‘It is useless to serve God; what is the good of keeping his commands or of walking mournfully before the Lord of Hosts? everlasting. Now we have reached the point when we call the arrogant blessed; yes, they prosper, these evil-doers; they try God’s patience and yet go free.’ This is what those who fear the Lord used to say to one another. But the Lord took note and heard them: a book of remembrance was written in his presence recording those who fear him and take refuge in his name. On the day which I am preparing, says the Lord of Hosts, they are going to be my own special possession. I will make allowances for them as a man makes allowances for the son who obeys him. Then once again you will see the difference between an upright man and a wicked one, between the one who serves God and the one who does not serve him. For the day is coming now, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and the evil-doers will be like stubble. The day that is coming is going to burn them up, says the Lord of Hosts, leaving them neither root nor stalk. But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness will shine out with healing in its rays.

Gospel

Luke 11:5-13
Ask, and it will be given to you

Jesus said to his disciples:
‘Suppose one of you has a friend and goes to him in the middle of the night to say, “My friend, lend me three loaves, because a friend of mine on his travels has just arrived at my house and I have nothing to offer him”; and the man answers from inside the house, “Do not bother me. The door is bolted now, and my children and I are in bed; I cannot get up to give it you.” I tell you, if the man does not get up and give it him for friendship’s sake, persistence will be enough to make him get up and give his friend all he wants.
‘So I say to you: Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For the one who asks always receives; the one who searches always finds; the one who knocks will always have the door opened to him. What father among you would hand his son a stone when he asked for bread? Or hand him a snake instead of a fish? Or hand him a scorpion if he asked for an egg? If you then, who are evil, know how to give your children what is good, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!’