Wednesday, November 30, 2022

MARY’S YES


With her "Yes" Mary signed the holy new covenant between God and the souls, and she was the first to put her entire life at the service of God's plan of salvation. If it had not been for her "Yes", the Redeemer could not have been conceived at that moment stipulated by the perfect wisdom of God. Mary's perfect consecration to the works of God became the foundation of our redemption.


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Monday, November 28, 2022

ON THE LOVE OF GOD


On the day of our Judgment, our Lord will reproach us our little love for Him. "You loved Me less than creatures. You did not seek the happiness of your life in Me. You loved Me enough not to offend Me mortally, but not enough to live of Me!"

Some might say: "But all this is exaggeration!" Love is nothing but exaggeration; to exaggerate is to go beyond the strict requirements of the law. Love must exaggerate.

Come! Let us be all taken up with our Lord! Let us love Him a little for His own sake. Let us forget ourselves and give ourselves to this good Savior! Let us sacrifice ourselves a bit! Look at the candles and the sanctuary lamp, which burn without leaving any trace, without reserving anything for themselves.

Saint Peter Julian Eymard


Friday, November 25, 2022

ARCHBISHOP FULTON J. SHEEN DIXIT


"Dostoevsky wrote that in a future day men would say there is no crime, there is no sin, there is no guilt, there is only hunger; then men will come crying and fawning at our feet saying to us, "Give us bread." Nothing will matter except the economic."

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

BAD SOLDIERS


"I must say something about the bad soldiers of Christ the King, that is, the cowardly Christians. Nothing displeases a King so much as the cowardice of his soldiers; if his soldiers are cowardly, the King is ready. Christians who have a kind of inferiority complex of being Christians do not honor Christ the King [...] For Christ to be truly King, at least in us, we have to overcome fear, cowardice, pusillanimity, without being “little men”, as Saint Teresa said. And how can we overcome fear? Fear is a giant! 'Did you forget that I was with you?'"

Father Leonardo Castellani


Thursday, November 17, 2022

PEOPLE WHO WATCH PORN LOSE THEIR CAPACITY TO LOVE


It is incredible how even five seconds of a pornographic image can stay in the mind for a lifetime, and many years of Christian formation can be forgotten in a matter of a just moment when we choose to sin. Pornography torments the soul, destroys it and leads it to perdition. It takes away the person’s will, because it leads them to a difficult addiction that enslaves them.

Unfortunately, someone who is used to watching pornography looks for in a woman what he has seen and reduces her to a simple object that serves for sexual pleasure, since this is what pornography presents, that is, a woman being used as a mere object created for satisfying carnal urges.

Little by little, the consumer of pornography loses his capacity to love, because every vice leads us away from God who is the one who instills true love in us. The person stops thinking that women should be conquered with affection and respect, because they are human beings who love and want to be loved, instead he thinks that he has to win them to take them to bed and satisfy his own pleasure. The consumer of pornography will not be able to love because true love is sacrifice and self-giving, when spouses come together in the conjugal act, they make a sacrifice of love, they seek to give themselves to each other, and not only to satisfy themselves. It is in this sacred giving that God makes himself present and that He can be glorified.

Now, if I am a consumer of pornography and I still want to know what it is to love and be loved, can I still do it?

As long as you continue to watching pornography, you will never be able to experience this because every time you get further away from God, but if you sincerely repent of having offended God so much and you flee from the occasion of sin (that is, if it is necessary, to get rid of your computer, cell phone, television, magazines, records, staying away from certain "friends" or family, etc. for the love of God), seek the life of grace, go to Confession frequently, frequently attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, pray the holy rosary, practice daily mortification and read the life of the saints trying to imitate them, trying with all your heart to detest sin, with these practices you surely can love and be loved, but as with all vice, the virtue of perseverance is necessary, not to give up, nor to believe that as you haven’t fallen into sin for months or years you will never fall into it again, because the reality is that it is a LIFELONG struggle, but one that is worth everything.