Saturday, February 27, 2021

VICTIMS OF THEIR OWN POISON


Bees have a stinger, like the tip of an arrow. When a human or animal is bitten, the stinger enters the skin and does not come out, because the stinger stays inside the "victim". When they try to fly away, part of the bees' gut ends up being ripped out. They will die shortly after as a result of this mutilation. The attack may harm the victim a bit, but it costs the bee its life. (Obviously in the case of bees, this is because of their instinct).

 But with human beings something similar happens: those who live trying to attack people through gossip, slander and intrigue; distilling hatred, resentment... they may momentarily annoy their "victim", but they always end up being victims of their own evil. 

 There is no happiness in those who live like this... They are unhappy beings. 

 Therefore, live your life doing good, as God asks you, no matter to whom, and never give up. Do not give up your goals and duties because of people who enjoy meddling in the lives of others, trying to harm others; they always end up badly, victims of their own poison. 

 G.V.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Saturday, February 6, 2021

A VERY COMMON ERROR: BITTER ZEAL


It is vain to hope to attract souls to God by bitter zeal. On the contrary, harm is done more often than good by taunting men harshly with their faults and reproving their vices with asperity. True the Apostle exhorted Timothy: ‘Accuse, beseech, rebuke,’ but he took care to add: ‘with all patience’ (II Timothy 4:2).”

 Saint Pius X, E Supremi Apostolatus.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

INDISOLUBILITY OF MARRIAGE


Council of Trent, canons on the Sacrament of Marriage Canon 7 says:

 “If anyone says the church erroneously taught and teaches, according to evangelical and apostolic doctrine, that the bond of marriage cannot be dissolved by the adultery of one of the spouses; and that neither party, even the innocent one who gave no grounds for the adultery, can contract another marriage while their spouse is still living; and that the husband commits adultery who dismisses an adulterous wife and takes another woman, as does the wife dismissing an adulterous husband and marrying another man: let him be anathema.”

Saturday, January 30, 2021

VANITY

"It is vanity, therefore, to seek and trust in riches twhat perish. It is vanity also to court honor and to be puffed up with pride. It is vanity to follow the lusts of the body and to desire things for which severe punishment later must come. It is vanity to wish for long life and to care little about a well-spent life. It is vanity to be concerned with the present only and not to make provision for things to come. It is vanity to love what passes quickly and not to look ahead where eternal joy abides." 

 Thomas Kempis

Monday, January 25, 2021

JESUS HELP ME!


 ๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐‡๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐Œ๐ž! In every need let me come to you with humble trust saying,

 ๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฆ๐ž! In all my doubts, perplexities and temptations, 

๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฆ๐ž! In hours of loneliness, weariness and trial,

๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฆ๐ž! In the failure of my plans and hopes, 

๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฆ๐ž! In disappointments, troubles and sorrows, 

๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฆ๐ž! When I throw myself on your tender love as a Father and a Saviour 

๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฆ๐ž! When I feel impatient and my cross is heavy, 

๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฆ๐ž! When I am ill, and my head and hands cannot do their work, 

๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฆ๐ž! Always, always, in joys or sorrows, in falls and short-comings 

๐‰๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฆ๐ž! and never forsake me. Amen.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

A TEACHING FROM SAINT JOHN BOSCO


 "Preach to all, young and old alike, that they must remember they are children of Mary Help of Christians. Tell them she wants to free them from the dangers of the world and lead them to Heaven. And to those who honor her with their prayers and with the fulfillment of their duty, she will grant infinite graces and favors.” 

Saint John Bosco

Sunday, January 10, 2021

IN THE HOUR OF OUR DEATH


  "Oh, my Lord and Savior, support me in that hour in the strong arms of Your Sacraments, and by the fresh fragrance of Your consolations. Let the absolving words be said over me, and the holy oil sign and seal me, and Your own Body be my food, and Your Blood my sprinkling; and let my sweet Mother, Mary, breathe on me, and my Angel whisper peace to me, and my glorious Saints smile upon me; that in them all, and through them all, I may receive the gift of perseverance, and die, as I desire to live, in Your faith, in Your Church, in Your service, and in Your love. Amen." 

 John Henry Newman 

Sunday, January 3, 2021

THE STRENGTH OF CHRIST LEADS US TO BE WITNESSES OF THE TRUTH


“This is the hour of intransigence, this is the time to speak the language that Christ taught us in the Sermon on the Mount: Yes, yes. No, no. This is the hour of invincible obstinacy, of persistent constancy, of continued fidelity. It is true, we do not have the strength of numbers, we do not have the strength of money, we do not have the strength of weapons, we do not have the strength of the lodges or the hidden powers, but we have the strength of Christ and in the manner that this force radiates in us and Christ lives in us more than ourselves, in that same manner we will be invincible even in defeat because after all this is a temporary place, a place of testimony, and the important thing is that we are capable of being, until the time of our death, and especially at the hour of death, witnesses of the truth.” 

 Jordรกn Bruno Genta, martyr of Christ the King

Friday, January 1, 2021

HAPPY AND BLESSED NEW YEAR 2021

 In several countries, the first of January is a feast of obligation: it requires attending the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.


 O God, the beginning and the end of all things, Who art always the same, and Whose years fail not, we now, at the close of another year, kneel in adoration before Thee, and offer Thee our deepest thanks for the fatherly care with which Thou has watched over us during the past, for the many times Thou hast protected us from evils of soul and body, and for the numberless blessings, both temporal and spiritual, which Thou hast showered upon us. May it please Thee to accept the homage of our grateful hearts which we offer Thee in union with the infinite thanksgiving of Thy divine Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, Who with Thee liveth and reigneth forever and ever. 

Amen.