It is spring and things are greening up. People are planting gardens and soon the plants will emerge from beneath the soil looking for water, cultivation and the never ending weeding.
The Christian Life also has a need for constant weeding and constant contact with other Christians. As with all appliances, machines and such, all have to continually be connected to a power source to work. We are no different. Our power source is God and our power source works best when we are connected with other like minded Christians.
If you look at a wood or charcoal fire, at the base there are glowing embers, glowing coals… but if you isolate one ember, one coal to itself, it quickly goes out. As Christians, we do the same when not connected to a very vibrate community, a glowing community…
This is why we must visit Our Lord’s House often, just as we wish to have our children visit us often… we must pray, read scripture, listen to Christian programs and beware of what we watch and listen to… just to keep us on the straight and narrow path to Heaven… to keep the weeds planted by Satan out… it is a constant battle…
Pope Francis points out, “God is merciful toward us. We too should learn to be merciful.”
What is Mercy?
Having mercy means that we enter into the other person’s suffering. We feel the other persons’s pain, see through the other person’s eyes, and place ourselves inside the other person’s heart and mind. When that happens, we move in a merciful way.
The Eight Ways To Live a Merciful Life…
- Dare To Really Care
- Don’t Judge
- Avoid Gossip
- Refuse To Retaliate
- Don’t Turn Away
- Cultivate Little Kindnesses
- Accept Mercy From others
- Pray For Mercy
On April 30, 2022, Catholic Brothers for Christ will be putting on the North Texas Catholic Men’s Conference. This conference will focus on Perseverance and Faith, two of the key ingredients for a dynamic Christian Life.
The conference will be held at Saint Ann’s in Coppell, Texas. It will begin at 8 AM with Mass. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. There will be great speakers and music, vendors and more… Confession will be available.
Please tell others about the conference and pray for a very successful, spirit fill conference… Thank You,
To God Be the Glory,
P.S. “God does not ask for our ability or our inability, but our availability.”