I know I’ve said this many times throughout the life of this blog, but the whole purpose was to try and bring good, just men at my parish back to an active life in the faith. I was saddened that a number of men, for whatever circumstances, were not as active in the faith as they once were. I was hoping that a daily message that they could read and not have to commit additional time away from home would be the best way to achieve this. Since the beginning, I’ve relied on the guidance of the Holy Spirit to bring that message to them through my daily posts. Today’s readings, in my interpretation, are the inspiration to do this.
The works and words of Paul have always been a source of inspiration; in our psalm we are taught the Lord takes delight in All His people and in our Gospel, Jesus tells us to rely on the council of the Holy Spirit to stay true to our testimony; He also warns us that not everyone will accept this truth – His Truth – and will persecute us in professing this Truth.
It is my hope that this blog continues to grow and reach people who are in need of a spiritual “booster shot”. It is not my glory that I seek but God’s. It is not my mind that people need to understand but my message and that message is that God loves all of us. There is no sin, no wrong that anyone may have committed that cannot – that WILL NOT be forgiven by our Father in Heaven – but you have to seek it out. Please, if you are struggling with your faith, please find the strength to ask the Holy Spirit for guidance back to it. You are a beloved child of God – come back to His loving arms and find rest.
I will continue to send a post this week but will be taking a “holiday” through the month of June. My schedule will have me away from my house throughout most of the month. I will spend time with my Mother, I have a pressing deadline at work that requires extensive attention and I will end the month with my daughter in California. I will always find time for prayer and I will use that prayer to ask the Holy Spirit to inspire more stories and reflections on the Gospel/readings of the day. I will also try to make the sight more “user friendly” while with my daughter in CA. I hope that you enjoy and find inspiration these next few days and I ask that you keep me in your prayers.
Do something great for our Lord today – remember and pray for all those who gave of themselves fighting for our freedom. God bless those who fought for our Country; God bless those who served in our military; God bless those who gave their lives protecting our freedoms. God bless America.
God’s will, not mine, be done.
Be not afraid; just have faith.
Jesus, I trust in You.
He must increase; I must decrease.