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Prayer of The Faithful

Posted: August 18, 2018 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys, Personal Thoughts & Reflections

When the children of God gather in Jesus’s name to pray for a special intention whether they are laying hands over someone or lifting up their hearts praying in unity. The Lord in His mercy and love answers their prayers. For He knows the sincerity of their hearts and the intention and desire to grow in their relationship with Him and in His love.

Thank You Lord for ministering to all of us even while we were praying for a only few individuals. And how swiftly You act! Glory and Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

*update*after this reflection I picked up the book I’m reading turned a page and read this….

Man of God

I have often looked upon those few men and women of God (laity> and marveled at how they seem so much closer to the kingdom of God. Moreover they would never think of themselves as such though they simply are by the way they live their lives. How could I ever walk in their shoes? It seemed impossible for me.

Today when I heard someone call me a man of God, I broke down and wept. I know it is an affirmation, but it also weighed heavily on me that I am very much a sinner fully in need of the Lord’s grace.

No this is not the first time, I have been called as such. In fact a total of four times as far as I can remember, once by a priest. Still I would rather be known simply as a servant of God in need of His mercy. Do pray for me… 🙏🏼❤️

Full Circle

Posted: July 28, 2018 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys

It just dawned on me that it has come full circle.

I was chosen a few weeks back to proclaim the first reading today in my Parish. And surely without a doubt it is the Lord that selected this particular passage for me.

Glory and Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ. Indeed how lovely is Your dwelling place O Lord my God!

(yes this little reflection may be cryptic to most but it is of a personal nature ❤️)

Then after this little reflection as I was heading home on my bike, I find this at the side of the traffic light on the grass patch.

On further reflection Today’s Gospel also reminded me of the vision I had at the labourer’s retreat..

God is Enough

Posted: July 22, 2018 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys

A dear sister in Christ shared this simple yet powerful testimony to God’s love and the importance of belonging to a community. Praise the Lord!

First Day As A Steward

Posted: July 15, 2018 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys

A Perfect Day…

Posted: July 12, 2018 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys

This is what a prefect day resembles.

You are able to share in the love of the Lord in the morning at the Eucharistic celebration.

In the afternoon during lunchtime you are able to share in the love of the Lord with your sisters and brothers in Christ in working community.

In the night you are able to share in the love of the Lord with other sisters and brothers in Christ who belong to varied church communities.

A day to be cherished indeed. Glory and Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

I am a special child of God so loved by God my Father and so are You!

As I reflect on this auspicious day that is the day of my baptism 49 years ago. I remain in awe of just how truly blessed I am and in so many ways. Over the years I have also been given the opportunity to serve in the choir, as an Extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, Lector, Hospitality minister (steward /warden), Altar server and a variety of other functions. All with their own unique set of struggles and challenges.

The real beauty of it all is the deep appreciation I have for the fact that every opportunity to serve; is one to give glory to God our Father and to lead the congregation into the sacred. By our reverence and the love put into action when we serve. So it does not matter which ministry you serve in, so long as you give your all. Your gifts, talents and most of all your time.

Sweet indeed are the fruits which are not seen by you, but by others who see the fruits of your labour in love and in your humble service.

Thank You Jesus, praise You Jesus. Now and forever. Amen