The true light of Salvation

” Whoever confesses that Jesus is the son of God, God abides in him”

John 4:15

” The light of the Gospell of the Glory of Christ, who is the image of God”

Corinthians 4:4

We as believer’s, will sometimes grow casual toward the cross, we become so clouded within our judgments, that we then over look the fact that, we are the ones who should of beared the shame of the cross and suffered the wrath of God. We also with our actions away from the house of the Lord, have let all the ugliness consume us greatly, as now we go from true believers, to non believers and trying to move forward through all the pain and hurt. God will be there no matter what, we just need to acknowledge and regain the belief, so we can get back the true faith, as all the hope will follow as well. God will always forgive us, as we stay true to who we are and keep strong the faith in Jesus as well as ourselves, he will rekindle the fire within, for sharing the Gospell with each other.

We will suffer through much throughout this journey of life, the suffering brings great pain and hurt, through the suffering we will be shamed in many ways as well, this shame can and will control every fiber of who we are if we let it, but, we should never fear the shame and face it head on, I know it is easier said then done, but when we do that, then the pain from the shame will not last, and as we stay true to who we are, stay true to the belief in God, he will forgive us and protect us as we walk our paths, he will guide us with the many signs he sends us, toward the path of righteousness, so the darkness from the shame, will soon turn into the bright light of that path, then we can truly move forward in strength, peace and happiness always.

The power of prayer does work, we just have to truly believe in Jesus Christ, as well as ourselves, so the prayers can work their magic. Sometimes when we pray, it seems like nothing is happening? I get that in this society we want everything now? But within the spiritual world, and within the true faith of Jesus Christ, if we do not believe we will never see the signs he sends us, which then leaves us in the purgatory of the prayers, which then brings us to the side of non belief, as now it feels like the prayers are not being answered? They are being answered, we just need to keep to the belief in Jesus and ourselves, so we can see the signs, as we now can keep moving forward, better and stronger.

Sometimes we will have these moments in time we can not explain, these kind of Ah! Ha! type moments, that will send a quiver down your spine and as you get this feeling of warmth travel throughout your body. It is these moments we need to pay close attention to and not discard them with the daily trash, this is the power of the Holy Spirit within us, trying to get us to see those signs that Jesus laid out for us to see from the prayers we send him. I know that within this society that, if you talk of these kind of moments, you are then looked at by others as a ” Quack”? But who cares what they think, this is your path and journey to walk, not theirs, so you need to pay attentiion to those moments in time, keep the true faith in Jesus and yourself, so you can see those signs, fix what you need to fix, as you keep moving forward without looking back. Yes it is okay to glance back to see where you went wrong and fix that, but a glance is not a look, as a look, you then can get stuck back there, in the what if’s, then the what may be”s, may never happen?

The History by some are trying to be taken from us, we need the history of our past, so we can then move forward even better. It is in the history’s of our pasts, that help us to keep moving forward, when the history of anything gets taken from us, then we have nothing to glance back at, to be better and stronger moving forward. Now I get the fact that there will be good and there will be evil within this journey, there are also good/evil within our paths as well, and even further, there is good and bad within our professions we choose as well. With that said, you have your good teacher’s as well as you have your bad teacher’s, but it is the Teacher’s Union’s that are the real serious problem among us today, these are the ones that control all the Teacher’s whether they are good or bad? The unions set all the curriculums that the Teacher’s teach, as right now, they are teaching our children all the wrong things. It is time for the Parent’s to step in and right this wrong, as it is their children they are corrupting into their sick twisted agendas. They do not want to teach the real history’s of our past, only a watered down version, that they want you to know, so they can keep all the power they have.

This journey through life really does not have to be that hard, and when we walk our paths correctly, this journey really isn’t hard, true maybe it does seem to fly by? But if it does not seem to go by fast, then that should be a red flag, that maybe you are doing something wrong? Jesus showed us the correct way of walking this journey, by staying true to who you are, feeling his love within our hearts, then sharing that love with each other, putting our trust in the right places, like in the faith of God, as we visit his house on Sunday’s, when we truly trust in the Lord, then the faith in him and ourselves, will bring us great hope. We have become so consumed in all the ugliness around for way too long, the time is now, to get back to the true faith in Jesus Christ, which will give us the hope to get away from the ugliness and flourish once again along our paths of this journey through life.

It is said that those who do harm to others, will meet their maker’s. Well the same can be said for all of us as well, cause this journey will end for each of us at some point, so when we get to those ” Pearly Gates” of Heaven, that is when we all meet our maker. This is when it gets to be determined whether or not you walked this journey correctly, or how you treated others along your path? Whether or not you serve your time here on this journey, you will serve your time in Heaven, now whether you spend it in Heaven, or whether you spend it in Purgatory? That all depends on you yourself and how you walked your path, through this journey of life? See, nobody really thinks of that today, simply because in this society of ugliness, we have taken far to for granted, of the faith and love that Jesus Christ has for us all. A lot do not even walk through the doors of the Lord anymore, that says a lot without even saying a word. If you can not walk through the doors of God, then how can you have true faith in Jesus, better yet, how can you have true faith in yourself? I get that some will pray and have true faith in their own privacy, that’s all good, if you truly walk your paths with that same faith. Now very true that even some who do walk into the house of God, once they leave those doors, they then forget what they have heard, that is even worse, as now you have disrespected God in the worst possible way known to man and yes, you will meet him at the gates of Heaven one day.

This Ah! Ha! moment may not happen all to often, but when it does, we need to pay attention with our hearts and souls, so when Jesus sends us the signs, we will see them and let him guide us to the true path of righteousness, that will bring us into the light, away from the darkness, so we can forget about all the ugliness, get back to truly of who we are, with the faith in Jesus as well as ourselves, as we keep moving forward along our paths, through this journey of life. That special moment that will come, is the true magic of Jesus and when we truly feel it, the affects are truly amazing, not only does your body become warm, not only does your spine quiver, but you also become in touch with your emotions as well, which is something that a lot of us do not feel anymore. Maybe we do? But because of the ugliness we do not acknowledge when it happens, we just brush it off as, what is this? Am I coming down with a cold? Jesus Christ is there for us all, we just need to acknowledge him, so we can truly feel his blood traveling through our hearts, so the true joy can warm our souls, as we all walk our paths in his peace and happiness, throughout this journey we all walk. Yes this journey will end at some point and we all will meet our maker at the gates of Heaven, so lets walk correctly, so we do not go within Purgatory, to stay in limbo, not knowing anything of the future, let alone, laying in waste, to further stinking up the ground for where we lay.

” The true light of Jesus Christ is within our hearts, as the light of the Holy Spirit is within our souls, so when we feel that special moment that warms us and sends quivers down our spine, truly acknowledge it and let Jesus speak to you as he knows best”

” We will all meet the maker at the gates of heaven, so let that meeting go perfectly, as we walk our paths correctly throughout this journey of life”

With faith, the storm will never last

” He woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ” Quiet! Be still”. The wind ceased and there was a great calm, Then he asked them, ” Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith”?”.

Mk 4:39-40

When Jesus came to us and walked his path of this journey here with us, he was so calm always, but some never wondered of his calmness, with each turn along his path. Jesus was always calm with each step along his path simply because, he had total faith in his father, the creator of all Mankind, to provide him with the right tools needed to walk with confidence, so he could walk through any storm, to get to the calmness of the light on the other side. Faith is the keyword here, and faith is something we today have lost, through all the chaos around us today.

With all the chaos around us today, the clouds of our judgments have become really thick, so thick that we can not see clearly what is right in front of us. We overlook all the little things in life, then make like everything that we do see, is only for us ourselves, without giving a thought that, what may be in front of us, is also in front of all others around us. We have become so self-centered that, not only have we lost empathy for others, we have lost all faith in ourselves, as well as everything around us. Without any kind of faith, there is no confidence, and when we have no confidence, then whatever we may do will never be easy, as we think that we are totally alone, within this journey we walk.

Jesus Christ showed us many things as he walked this journey with us, the one thing that he showed us, that today we take so for granted is, to not only have faith in ourselves, but to have total faith in him, so we to can walk through this journey with the confidence he had, plus be as calm as he was while walking with the faith in his father. Without the confidence and the faith, you can see where that is taking us, we have become so consumed with the chaos, that we do not look at the little things anymore, and we look at everything around us as bigger than life, that will bring great pain and hurt, to which we then fear everything that will come before us along our paths of this journey.

When we walk our paths of this journey as Jesus showed us, we can truly see that we all walk the same journey, just different paths. We will also see that, when we have empathy for each other, we then will help each other, without even thinking about it. When we help one another, this is where the confidence in what we do comes to us, this is how we learn from the little things, so everything else does not surprise us and bring us pain and hurt. Yes, we will go through many storms in this journey, but with the faith in ourselves as well as Jesus Christ, the storms will pass, bringing us to the other side, within the light and away from the darkness of the storm.

Sometimes the dark clouds above us will seem so thick, and seem like they will never end? This is where our faith in ourselves and in Jesus needs to be at its strongest, Without faith, we will never get to the light, we will never have any confidence, which then leads us to great pain and bitterness along the paths we walk of this journey. We then let the doubt of all things around us, which then leads us into the power of denial, that then strips us of who we truly are. Yes, the grip of denial is very powerful, and it will control every fiber of your mind, body, and soul, but when we have the faith in ourselves and Jesus Christ, then the doubt and the denial of the storm above us, will never last, as the dark clouds above us, become thinner and the light starts to shine through them, that then leads us to the path of righteousness, that Jesus showed through this journey.

When the dark clouds are so thick above us, and we have lost all faith, we know become all wrapped up deep within ourselves, and never put forth our hands, to give anyone around us something to hold on to, as they try to pull us from the storm that surrounds us along our path. We are so deep within ourselves, that we see nothing or no one that may be around us. As we are deep within ourselves, yes we may cry, but because we are so deep, the tears fill up all the cracks around us, and we may seem like we are drowning? The wet tears may not have a place to go away from us, only because we hold them back, which then make it seem like the waters of the storm, are violently attacking us, which make it seem like there is no end to the storm? Only when we keep the faith in ourselves, as well as Jesus Christ, do we find that the tears will flow away from us, which help us extend our hand, so the hand of another can and will, pull us from the storm and help us into the light, leaving the storm behind us, as we move forward along our path, through this journey of life.

There will be other smaller journeys within this bigger journey of life, these are the journeys that help us with our faith and our confidence, like for instance, climbing that mountain before us. Sometimes when the weather becomes bad, that has the mountain within the darkest of the clouds, it is the faith and the confidence that tells you to hike another day, but with no faith or confidence, you will proceed up the mountain, within the strongest part of the storm, that they can and will, lead you to much pain and hurt before you. Because of the lack of faith and confidence, you have then put yourself into more troubling times, which now your better judgment becomes clouded, with much doubt and denial. The mountains will always be there, so when they become socked in from the dark clouds of the storm, then hike another day, so you can be rewarded with great views of the better day, be rewarded with a clear day within the light, as the darkness of clouds, are nowhere near, making for a quiet path, through this journey of life. Each reward that comes to us will bring us not just the faith and confidence in ourselves, but the faith and confidence in Jesus Christ as well, so we all can walk through the darkness of the storm, to get to the light on the other side, which is the peace and happiness, that Jesus showed us along his journey.

” With true faith and confidence, the darkness of the storm will never last, as the light will always light up the end of the storm as we move forward”

” Without any faith or confidence, the clouds become thicker and darker as they consume us dearly, into the power of doubt and denial”

Bridge over troubled waters


” Cast your burden on the Lord, and he shall sustain you”

Psalm 55:22

Years ago I came across this oft-quoted prayer:

” God grant me the serenity to accept things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference”

This prayer expresses an important thought, one we should all pray and live.

We all within our paths of this journey, are or have fought a hidden battle, maybe even many battles, it is these battles that make us into who we are, it is how we fight these battles, pick ourselves up from the falls of the battles, heal our scars from the battles, as we then try to move forward along our paths, to be better and stronger and walk with as little pain and hurt as we can. I get that we think we are alone in the battle and it may feel like it is you against the world, but in reality, there are many more fighting these battles, and even still, there are even many more, that are fighting the same battles as you, just they do not say anything, so they can try to portray as being strong to all those around them.

We all have become so comfortable with hiding our true selves to each other, that now we do not even think twice, to further bringing even more fake realities to all those around us, and even so that, for so many of us, this journey through life has become one big gigantic lie. Let’s not forget, when you say one small lie today, eventually that lie keeps getting bigger and bigger, as now we do not even know how to escape the hold, that the lie has on us, till it eventually suffocates us to a point of no return. Then as the lie suffocates us, now the power of denial gets a hold of us, and that’s a power that can and will, control every fiber of our being.

The battles that we may fight on the outside are nothing, compared to the battles that come to us on the inside. these battles strip us of everything that we are, we hide within ourselves, we bury very deeply our true feelings and emotions, our hearts go cold, as we do not let the blood of Jesus pass through and warm it and our souls, then without the blood of Jesus, now his love gets buried deeply as well. When the heart goes cold, it makes it very easy to no longer resist the temptations that Satan will bring to us, then as we let Satan control us, we know lose all the empathy and remorse within us as well.

This journey through life can and will be as long and as good as we want it to be, but we have to “want” it when we give up, then who knows where this journey will take us, or even worse, who really knows when we will be taken from this journey, and yet still, who knows what lies ahead after this journey comes to an end. With all the different cancers around the world, who really knows just when the journey will end? Whether a disease will get us, or maybe we will end each other, or for whatever reason, we end it ourselves? No matter what, we need to still walk through our paths of this journey, we need still to try to keep putting our best foot forward, no matter of how much pain we may go through, because when we keep plugging and never give up, this is how we then become rewarded, by keeping the faith in Jesus and ourselves, as now the hope will always be there, so the Holy Spirit will then give us the power to overcome the battles, heal ourselves of our troubles, as we keep moving forward along our paths, throughout this journey of life, no matter how long or short, this journey may-be?

There are many battles all around us, whether the battle is on a battlefield, or the battle is within us, it is still a battle and we need to overcome the battle, so we can keep moving forward on our paths of this journey. It then becomes on us for just how we fight the battle, or simply just ignore it, as it furthers us into a spinning turmoil, which we then lose the direction for which we were going. When the direction is lost before us, then a whole domino effect happens, which now we simply just wander in circles, instead of truly walking our paths through this journey of life. When you see someone walking in circles, don’t just keep walking like he/she does not exist? cause one day that may be you doing the circling, as we never know what battles are being fought within each other, so as you issue bad words out of your mouth at another, remember of the battles, and how if it were you, would you want it done to you? Life can be short, life can be long, no one really truly knows? So let’s walk together in unity and harmony, so we all can be at the peace and the joy, that Jesus wants for us all, throughout this journey of life.

” There have been so many battles fought throughout Mankind, but what we all forget is, we also have fought many battles deep within as well”

” The fake reality is nothing more than a lie that keeps getting bigger and bigger and consumes us all”

Setting a table we all share

” He said to them. This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many”

MK 14:24

The Priest sets the table at the Alter, as he gets ready to share the most Holy, Body, and Blood of Christ, with us all. Jesus Christ is everywhere around us and all we need to do is, have complete faith and acknowledge his presence, then we shall feel his blood flowing through our hearts, just like the water flows over the falls and into the pool below. When at church and receiving these gifts, this is the physical way of accepting Jesus within us, the spiritual way is, us believing in him with every fiber of our being.

Jesus is everywhere around just like all the different bodies of water we see wherever we may be. No matter which way we travel along our paths, or whichever direction we go at the crossroads, there will be a body of water that we will pass by, Jesus will be with us at every step along this journey and especially when we truly believe with the faith in him as well as ourselves. When we Pray properly, this is the true communication with Jesus that he will communicate back, by giving us his signs, to follow along our paths, these signs we will see as we truly believe in him, so he can lead us to the path of righteousness and away from all the temptations of Satan himself.

With all the ugliness and the hatred we see all around us, should be a bright red flag to us all, that we need to get back to the power of Prayer, get back to sitting with the Priest as he sets the table at the Alter and gets ready to share the gifts with us all. So we then can truly feel the blood of Christ flowing through our hearts and warming our entire body with his love. Then we all can share this love with each other, as the hatred and the ugliness disappears from this journey. When we share the love of Jesus that’s within our hearts, it then becomes that much easier to walk our paths throughout this journey of life, we then will put in the work to clear the paths as we go, making for a smoother walk for all those who will be walking behind us. This world needs more good Shepard’s to lead properly, and will bring us onto the side of good, as right now we have some who say they are Shepards? Who is bringing us deeper into the darkness of evil?

Even though the days before Christ, you had the darkness of evil, just like we have this same darkness now, so very true that the darkness will always be there, as well as the light, the common denominator to all this is, ” We the People”. When you have darkness and light, just like the light of day and the dark of night, it then becomes totally on we the people and not just how we react to them, but how we put forth our actions within the dark or the light, toward each other, as we walk our paths through this journey of life. We all may think we are smarter than one another, we may think that attacking one another is okay? Well, you can clearly see just how this is turning out, no matter where you turn today. The problems of today clearly lie at the feet of each one of us, as with our actions, we don’t think through the ramifications of our actions moving forward. Then as we do not feel the blood of Jesus flowing through our hearts and warming our bodies, we now have lost all feelings of everything all around us.

With the true faith and belief in Jesus Christ as well as ourselves, we will always feel his blood within us, then our bodies will be warm with his love, for then we can share with each other, but when our hearts are cold, we then have nothing to share and even worse, when it comes time for the journey to end, we know have run out of chances to accept the blood of Jesus within us and join him within the world of eternal salvation, which now we enter into the uncertain world of, Purgatory. Within Purgatory, we now enter into the unknown with no true direction, just like as we walked our paths of the journey, without feeling the blood of Christ within our hearts and souls, at least in this journey, we have a chance to fix what we need to fix, in the world of Purgatory, we have no clue if we will have any chances at all. So let’s set our tables at the Alter correctly, so we can truly feel the blood of Christ pass through our hearts and warm our bodies and souls with his love, as he guides us to the path of righteousness, and away from all temptation, so we can share his love with each other, as we walk our paths through this journey of life, in the peace and joy of Jesus Christ. May we never lose sight of the signs that Jesus brings to us, so as we walk through the shadows of darkness, we will always get back to the true light of Jesus Christ.

” The body and blood of Jesus is always within us, we need to acknowledge him to truly feel his love”

” Set the table correctly everyday, to walk further each and every day throughout this journey”

The many Changes throughout this journey of life

” God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble”

Psalm 46:1

” Lord may every earthly loss serve to lead me to the cross, whatever good things come and go in this life, let the cry of my heart always be, ” God is all I need””

Billy Graham

Throughout this journey of life, there will be so many changes that will cross our paths, they will have our heads spinning, and even so much, we will then become so confused, we get lost with which direction to go. The loved ones that we lose, the friendships that get lost, these are just two of the changes we face, that will change who we are or become, there are so many other changes and very different changes from each other, that no wonder why we of this society have become so broken and confused, not too mention the fact that, we have lost who we truly are as well.

These two pictures I have here, are of the same quarry, but two different looks into the quarry. This is a slate quarry within the state of Vermont, back in a time way before ours within this society, these slate quarries were happening, and a thriving industry, settlements, and townships were created around these quarries, just so they had the labor to keep mining these quarries. Now, these quarries are not so thriving and a lot of the townships, have become Ghost towns, for us to explore as we wish. Back within this time, they did not have the technology of today, but if you explore these Ghost towns, it makes you wonder, just how they built up these towns, with many of the buildings still standing today. Those back in these times really knew how to build, and as I look at some of the buildings of today, those from that time, have built a better product than those of today. Makes you really think of, just how out of focus we have become, simply because of all the power, control, and greed.

Each society throughout this journey is supposed to be better than the last, I get that, but in so many ways, we of this society have taken so many steps backward, than we have taken forward. With all the technology at our fingertips today, but yet how dumb we have become as well, yes, we have some of the smartest minds among us, but as they step out of their labs, they then become so dumb within everyday life. We all want to either invent or be part of the next best thing so bad, that now we lose sight of all the everyday things and not just lose sight, but now we look at all those around us as, not being on the same level as each other anymore. I get that some may be more gifted than others, the IQ of some may be higher than others, but that does not mean, we are different than each other. It is totally on us the people of this society, that this great technology we have, has in some ways, knocked us backward, instead of forward.

Just like in societies of the past, not everybody had a hand in the next best thing, the problem within this society is, we get so jealous of each other for this, that now hatred for one another comes into play, and when hatred gets involved, now you add in a whole different beast, that will grab a hold of us and bring us into a world so ugly, that now we all become someone for who we are not, just to try to avoid all the pain and hurt that will come to us as well. You have leaders of countries today, that are so focused on world dominance, that they will do anything they can to get away with, just so they can achieve this. They do not care who they hurt, maim, or kill either, they want all the power, control, and greed they can get, and when they get it, then we all will suffer such great pain, that none of us will be of who we truly are anymore.

Sumer, located within Mesopotamia, was the first known society of Mankind. There have been many societies within Mankind, but we of this society, have become so out of focus lately, that we think we are the first and only society, that really matters throughout this journey of life. I have a newsflash for you, sometimes it is okay to glance back, not just to see what happened back then, but to see where we once were, so we can fix what we need to fix, in order to move forward better and stronger. Each society throughout this journey, is so very different from one another, that sometimes we need to see what they did, whether right or wrong, so we don’t fall into the same traps they fell into as they moved forward. Some of the Engineers back then, in some ways, were as smart or even smarter than the ones of today. but like all other societies throughout this journey, we all go through many changes as well, and when we do not accept and adapt, to these changes correctly, this is what makes or breaks the entire society, not to mention, the people within the society that want nothing for each other, but everything for themselves.

There were many people in each society, this society is no different than those societies in that respect, which goes to a good point, it is the people of each society and the actions they take, that will either make or break a society. Then you add into the equation of, power, control, and greed, now you have a beast so big, and so strong, that it may seem like we are doomed at whatever we do within the society. We of this society are at such a crossroad right now, we totally think that some will achieve this world dominance? Well, that is determined if we the people step up to the plate, wake up to the coffee of life, look the Bully square in the eyes, so we can put the fear of God right back into them, so they cower away like the true coward they are. You want to think or be better than the previous society? then step up to the plate, accept and adapt properly to all the changes that come our way, so we can end this great divide that divides us so much, to truly move forward and be better and stronger than the previous society. This journey through life isn’t all about me, it is about us, and how I can contribute, so we can totally be better for it, then just maybe this society in the name of God, can truly be, the best society moving forward. We have all the tools to do it, now it is on we the people, and our actions toward one another, that will determine our fate, as we move forward along our paths, through this journey of life.

” Change is something that none of us can avoid, which is why it becomes so much on how we accept and adapt to the change moving forward”

” Each society throughout this journey has had their greatness as well as their downfalls, that’s why we need to learn from the bad to be at our greatest”

Material things

” What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul”

Mark 8:36

” The Bible says, is not with money itself, but with our love of money”, ” The love of money is a root of all kinds of Evil”

1 Timothy 6:10

We of this society have become so consumed with money and of material things, that we have lost total sight of were we are truly going along this journey of life. Through our need of money, it has turned us into someone that, not even we ourselves know truly of who we are and even as we look into any mirror. The greed of everything around us, has us look at everything with the eyes of, how much does that cost? The real true beauty around has no price and is priceless when we view them from the right angle, most of the time if something has no price and cost us nothing, then because of our need of money, we then look at that item as worthless and not worth it? Then we move past that item and forget about whatever it is.

When Jesus came to us and walked his path of this journey, he did so with the clothes on his back, and looked like what we see in any city, a homeless man. Today when we see anyone living out in the streets, we look away as if they have some kind of crazy and very infectious disease? Now true some may have made that choice to live that way, but most did not, as they were forced onto the streets, not just of bad times, but for reasons that greed had taken everything from them. Because of greed, we essentially have put a price on all our lives as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

Look at the Leaders of some of the other countries today, with them it is all about, power, control and greed. They value more of what can you do for me, instead of what can I do for you, greed is the root of everything Evil and if you follow the money, then you as well will be led to a path of destruction sooner or later. I get the fact we all want to be comfortable, but really just how comfortable can you be, when there is a hefty price tag, on everything you do, say, or even buy. Greed has become so powerful to all of us, gone are the days of a simple thing like Bartering, now most in this society have no clue what Bartering is because of greed, it is quite simple, when you exchange something with another for a service, with no monies exchanging hands, well then you have done the simple act of bartering, not too mention the fact that, now you have done something even greater like, you have now created a trust and a bond with another, that can and will last a lifetime.

We have fallen so deep within the bubble of greed, that now we will purchase all the material things, just so we will look more powerful than those around us, we will purchase land to build a home on, without thinking of the lives that will get disrupted, when the land gets cleared? But what we never think of when we purchase that land is, all the wildlife in that area now has to relocate. Through greed all of our judgments are thickly settled with clouds, as now we can not think clearly anymore, Plus through greed, we now only think of ourselves, with zero empathy or remorse for anything, or anyone that may be around us.

When you add in the technology like we have today, to the equation of greed, now everything has multiplied even greater, don’t get me wrong, technology can and will help us, but in a lot of ways it has hurt us to the point that, we have taken huge steps backwards instead of moving forward. For instance all th social media platforms today, when they were created they were very good and actually kept us communicating with those a far, but!!! Now we the people have turned even these platforms into our worst nightmares, and you think the creator’s of these platforms really care? They have not lost a nights sleep over it, even more, they are laughing all the way to the bank, over all our anger issues and attacks we make on their platforms.

This society is in need of a major fix, we the people have put ourselves into this, we the people need to wake up to reality, and pull ourselves out of the huge hole we dug, from the appetite of trying to achieve all the power, control and greed of each other. Jesus showed us how to walk our paths of this journey, so we can get to that path of righteousness, but with our actions within this society, is this really the way we thank him? Jesus is within all our souls and his blood warms our hearts as it flows freely throughout our bodies, but when we do not acknowledge him, then our hearts and souls become so cold, we lose all empathy for everything and everyone around us, which then lets all the greed take ahold of us and control every fiber of our being. It is never to late to fix this, Jesus will always be there for us, but only when we truly feel his love within us, truly have complete faith in him, so we than can move forward with hope, so that we can fix what is wrong, then get back to walking our paths in peace, and move forward on this journey with the joy for everything around us.

” The darkness will only last as long as we let it, then the true light will brighten our paths of this journey”

” The trees will lose their leaves in the fall and may look bare, then in the spring new life prevails with fresh leaves on all the trees”

” God created all this beauty for us all to come together, not to separate and destroy everything around us”

Ask the right way…and you shall receive

” Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them”

Mark 11:24

God delights in the prayers of his children, prayers that express our love for him, prayers that share our deepest burdens with him, don’t pray casually or thoughtlessly, “but come boldly to the throne of grace, that you might obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need”

Hebrews 4:16

Very few within this society of today, truly know how to pray anymore. When we do not hear back from Jesus Christ after we pray, we then in our own minds, think he does not exist as he does not answer us, or even when we do pray, we do so like, you need to give me this or that? We do not pray anymore from our heart, which let’s our heart communicate with the heart of Jesus, within this fast paced society, we also don’t take the time to truly pray as we should anymore. Jesus does answer when we pray deeply from the heart, showing complete faith in him, we just have to open our hearts truly to him, while we watch for the signs he sends us.

Prayer is like, when the tears flow from our eyes, it cleanses us within our hearts and our souls. Prayer helps us heal from our pains, so we can move forward as we walk our paths of this journey through life. We all will go through much pain and hurt within our lives, so if we do not have that special place to go, that will help us heal from the pain, we then let the pain affect us in so many ways, that we then stop being of who we truly are, in order to rid ourselves of the pain, our hearts go cold with doubt, instead of being warm with the love of Jesus. When we pray correctly and with the faith in Jesus, we will hear him communicate with us, very deeply within our hearts and souls, as his blood flows freely within us.

Prayer is that secret communication between you and Jesus Christ, nobody else has to know what you said in secret, it is just you having the faith in Jesus, so you can listen within your heart, to heal properly from your pains, and heal properly, to be better and stronger moving forward. With any kind of pain comes scars, these scars may remind us of the pain, but these scars should never stop us from walking our paths with confidence, nor should they stop us from having the true faith in Jesus Christ, or even the faith in ourselves, as we move forward within this journey.

This society of today, with all the ugliness and the hatred, is all the proof you need, of just how we all have wandered away from the power of prayer, we are attacking one another at every turn, we use this ” Political Correction” to hide from one another, as we fear more of offending one another, but why do we then attack each other, if we fear to offend? This is a question that only we ourselves can answer, and the answer is deep within, just that we fear to reach down that deep. This political correction has stopped us from being truly of who we are, and it has made us all weak as well, it has turned us into being a sheep of this society, only to follow only those so-called leaders in place now, that are only leading down a path of destruction and turmoil. It is time we all rip of the sheepskin, and get back to being the Shepard that Jesus taught us, when he came to us and walked this journey with us.

With the faith in Jesus Christ, and the faith in the power of prayer, we all can get back to who we truly are, we can escape the clutches of Satan, as with prayer and something Satan does not believe also, the good will always defeat evil, but without the faith, we will never get to any hope, which will help us all step out of the darkness of evil, and into the light of good.

Good solid prayer that we have complete faith in, does a lot more than just being a secret communication tool with Jesus Christ. Prayer will help us heal properly moving forward, as we escape all the pains and the hurts that come to us throughout this journey through life, it will keep us grounded to be who we are, without hiding deep within ourselves, it will keep all the evil spirits away, as it releases the power of the Holy Spirit, that is deep within our souls. With the power of the Holy Spirit within us all, and shining that guiding light in front of us, will lead us from temptation, and to the path of righteousness, which now we all can walk our paths in peace, while moving forward in the joy, that this journey is all about.

” The view from the top of the mountain may take your breathe away, but it also brings you closer to Jesus Christ and the power of prayer for us all”

” As the Eagle sits a top his favorite tree in search of his next fish to catch, so to does Jesus sit above us all, to bring us into the world of good and away from evil”

This Journey

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” Here we spend our time, and what we see”

” What we think about matter”

Psalm 119:37

Corinthians 10:5

It is the many smaller journeys, within this bigger journey called Life, that make us up to be who we are? The Perspectives, the visions, the way we take actions from what we see, to inmplement them in our own way, this not only forms who we become, but what we tend to forget is, it forms many others around us, whether in a negative way, or a positive way.

We are all within this broken society today simply because, we in one way shape or form, have failed each other with our own actions. We have lost sight of one of the biggest conmandments that Moses, brought forth to each of us, from our Father, and the creator of all the beauty around us, ” Love Thy Neighbor”. We do not even know our neighbors anymore, let alone a simple hello in passing, we all move around like we are the creator’s? Like we own everything around us, and are entitled to everything around us? Yes God created all this for us to enjoy, but to enjoy with each other in harmony, without trying to attack and kill each other. Until the day comes that we all get back to who we truly are, we may never get back to a good and healthy society, it all starts with the actions of each one of us, as we move forward within our own journeys, of this journey thru life.

This journey through life has much beauty for us all to see, but when we keep the current actions we are taking, all this beauty will turn to ugliness all around us. Now I get the fact that each society throughout this journey will grow from one to another, but when they do grow and when they are taught the wrong things, from the wrong actions, this is where we have gone so wrong. Plus the fact that we of this society are so far removed from the time when, Jesus Christ came to us and walked this journey with us, has led us away from the house of God, and so far away that, there are some who just do not believe, or have formed their own Idealologies about the son of man. Well!!! Unlike the so-called media of today, I have a real news-flash for you, without the belief in Jesus Christ, you can not have any faith, which then leads to no hope.

Faith in anything is key to us walking our paths confidently, to be better and stronger. With faith in our selves, we then can keep moving forward, without stepping backwards into the unknown, and with that faith, we than can have great hope, that helps us to not just be who we are, but succeed in everything we set out to do, as we walk our paths of this journey. Now some in this society who have no faith in anything, will try to bring their inabilities to the rest of us? Then say that, you need to do as I say, because it is the only way? Some and because of their inabilities, will try to wreak all the power over us, so they can seem ( only to themselves), as the most powerful over all others. Then you have the ones that, just simply go with the flow, as to not bring any unwanted pain and hurt, let alone anything that takes away their comfort. People today fear so much of all ugliness and hatred out there, that they forget how to actually take a stand to it, how to look the fear in the eyes, so they can end that fear around them, so they keep to the status Quo, cause they fear more of the actions that may come to them.

We need to change our actions we take toward each other, we attack each other at every turn, this is not what Jesus taught us within his journey here, some will be Politically correct to your face, then stab you in the back when you turn from them? These actions only promote more ugliness and hatred, we need to get back to ” Love Thy Neighbor”, so we then can get back to, our true feelings and emotions, show more love and empathy of each other, then we can actually take the right steps moving forward, of how to make not only this society better and stronger, but make ourselves better and stronger, as we walk our paths of this journey through life.

With each little journey within this bigger journey, there is so much beauty around us, there is so much to truly see of what God created for us, the only way to truly see it is, we need to step out of our comfort zones, step out of our in actions, and get back to our true actions, get back to who we truly are, get back into the house of God, so we can truly feel the blood of Jesus Christ warm our hearts and flow freely within our bodies. When the blood of Jesus flows within us, we then will have the empathy of one another, so we than can get away from the ugliness and hatred, as we move forward within the proper changes, for us all to be better and stronger, as we walk our paths through this journey of life, within the peace and joy, that Jesus showed us as he walked this journey with us.

” The many journeys within this bigger journey, are what shapes us into who we truly are”

” Change is all around us throughout this journey, it is how we accept and adapt to the change, that shapes us into who we are”

Happy Birthday to the Catholic Church

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” Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed”

Romans 12:2

” I have set before you life and death****therefore choose life”

Deuteronomy 30:19

Thought of the day:

As the first church was created, the world was upside down. the imprisonments, deaths and ugliness were overwhelming, Jesus Christ hoped to change our world? but how can we really change when, we are deeply afraid to take a stand or even, to stand out?

There are many bridges and cross roads throughout this journey of life, the thing is, the bridges break down over time, the cross roads with so much traffic, become riddled with ruts and grooves, that can get us all twisted and bruised. We all want everything handed to us today, nobody wants to work for anything anymore, which makes for the bridges not being attended to, or the cross roads not being groomed as well. Back about 2,000 years ago as the Catholic Church was created, that society back then was just as bad as this society today, the big difference is, the technology we have today. Now with technology, it was suppose to make life easier for us all? but in a lot of ways it has complicated life in so many ways, and in ways we truly do not understand.

We the people are what’s wrong in this society and we the people can fix it moving forward. In a lot of ways we all think we are better and smarter than each other, which leads to much head butting, and we as a society not coming together in unity. For instance, when something gets invented you go through a series of experiments, you go through multiple think tanks with many others, you just can’t invent something thinking this is the change all, without getting out all the bugs and issues. Nothing is perfect, not even we the people, as much as some may think they are?

When Jesus came to us and walked this journey through life with us, he taught us many things, he showed us of how not to just be a fishermen, but to be a Fisher of Men. he showed us how to treat each other with respect, so we than can show our love and empathy to each other. He protected us from the evil, while showing us how to resist temptation, as he himself resisted the temptation from Satan. We in this society and because many of us have forgotten what the inside of the house of God looks like, and in many ways given into the temptation of evil and Satan, we have buried our true feelings of love and empathy, as to try to protect ourselves from all evils, which does nothing except, makes our hearts go cold, and stops the heart from letting the blood of Jesus Christ flow freely throughout our bodies. We of this society today, think very strongly that, we know more than all others, which because of this mindset, has lead all into the path and destruction that Satan wants, as we all have gone in the other direction of what Jesus wants for us all.

Change is good, change can be difficult and bring much pain, but if we do not adapt to the change, then we as a society will never see the light at the end, as we all stay within the darkness of Satan and all it’s ugliness it brings. Satan wants us all to be hateful of each other, as this is what divides us moving forward, hate is a learned thing and we have learned it from somewhere? We need to find where we learned it, so we can unlearn it and get back to true love. Everything around us will change constantly, even we ourselves will go through many changes as we walk our paths, we will go through many changes throughout this journey, but if we never adapt to the change, then we will never fully walk any path we choose, along this journey of life.

The Catholic Church was created to give us a place to worship, a place to go listen to the words of God, so we can implement them within our lives? But as time passes and we change and in some ways for the worse, then everything around us becomes diluted with we not being true to ourselves or even true to Jesus Christ. The Catholic Church is a place we go to keep the faith in Jesus as well as ourselves, so when there is faith, there will always be hope moving forward. When we keep the faith in Jesus and ourselves, no matter what this journey may throw at us, we will always walk our paths with confidence, as we never lose site of the light from the path of righteousness, which keeps those dark days to a minimum, like the night giving way to the daytime.

The Catholic church is no different than anything else along this journey, it has gone through many changes from when it was created, which is what makes it successible like we ourselves, to the changes of life. The church in a lot of ways has given into the temptations of Satan, with all the power, control and greed, which has had it lose sight of the true words of Jesus Christ and then interpreting them to you and I as they see fit. Yes they have had some scandels in the past, and some of these scandels has led us away from the church, maybe if these scandels were handled better and in a way like Jesus handled the temptations from Satan, then our faith would be alot better, leaving us with better hope moving forward.

Sometimes through change things become frazzled and out of focus, when this happens, sometimes it is best to go back to basics, to move forward even stronger. Some in this society want to take away all the history, to give you nothing to glance back at, so you can fix what you need to fix, they want you to become so dependent on them, that you then do not walk a path through this journey for yourself anymore, and now you have become the sheep within the herd, for the small majority of shepards in this world. When we all come together in unity, when we all get back to truly being of who we are, when we all get back to the faith in Jesus Christ as well as ourselves, this is how we get back to truly feeling the love and empathy within us, as the hate and the ugliness find they can not affect us anymore, when we then as Jesus did many times, resist the temptations of evil, so we all then can see the true hope in front of us, as we walk our paths in peace, and find much joy throughout this journey of life.

” The Philosophy of life is really very simple, just that we the people have twisted in so many ways that we have become out of focus from it”

” The bridge over troubles waters have become frazzled and in need of a fixing to keep all moving forward without falling to the peril below”

Yet another Lenten journey

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” A Leper came to Jesus and kneeling down begged him and said, “if you wish, you can make me clean”. Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, I do will it, be made clean”

MK 1:40-41

With yet another Lenten journey about to embark and open it’s gates to us all, may we all first take the trek back into the house of God, so we can rekindle our relationship with Jesus, to let our hearts be warmed with his love, to fill our souls, then bring the same warmth and love to one another, as we then take the 40 day journey of Lent, through this journey of life.

As we take this journey of Lent, we do so as we sacrifice something, just as Jesus sacrificed himself, for us all. When Jesus came and walked his journey with us, he did so while showing us all, just how to not only love ourselves, but to love all those around us as well. Jesus is the one who healed us from all the ugliness around us, he healed many from their sicknesses and their diseases, all we need was, to have complete faith in ourselves as well as in him, so we then can have great hope moving forward. Jesus has done a great deal for each of us, now as the journey of Lent is upon us, let us show him Respect, by honoring him, and sacrificing a part of us, through this journey of Lent.

When the Leper stepped forward into the eyes of Jesus, those around him flinched with his looks, but Jesus never flinched as he called him near, The Leper asked Jesus to cleanse him, and Jesus did just that with no regret. Those that were there and witnessed the cleansing, were in complete awe of this, as they to wanted Jesus to heal them moving forward. Even though we of this society have never seen or heard from Jesus, he is there, not only there, but with the faith in him, he gives us hope moving forward, as we walk our paths through this journey. The love of Jesus is always within us, and will never leave us, only that, with our actions and the clouds of our judgments, does then the love become buried deeply, as our hearts then become cold.

We of this society, and we of little faith today, have lost sight of the hope that is in front of us, because of some among us, we are forced to see all the ugliness, forced to bury the love deep within, which then fills our hearts with the cold of hatred, that clouds our judgments, that brings us into denial, without seeing the reality that is right in front of us. We are better than this, we are stronger than this, Jesus didn’t teach us this when he came to us, this is totally on us, the people who walk their paths of this journey, we have become so engulfed with the negatives, that the clouds are stopping us from seeing any positives. It really doesn’t have to be this way, this is not of who we truly are, as the love is always within us, and the hate is a learned behavior, of which we learn it from somewhere, or someone. Today we all have become the Leper of this society, and with this Lenten journey in front of us, may we all then, come before Jesus Christ and kneel, as we then ask him to heal us from this ugliness around us, so we than can dig down deep, get back in touch with his love, let the love warm our hearts once again, so the hate will disappear from us all, share the love with each other. Then as we are back in touch with our true selves, and as we keep the faith of ourselves and Jesus front and center, then the hope will always be there in front of us as well, so we then can move forward in strength, walk our paths to be better, throughout this journey of life, as Jesus showed us, when he came to us and walked his path among us.

The ugliness and the hatred within this society is totally on all of us, this is not of who we truly are. Just like the society back when Jesus came and walked his path, we of this society have let some, engulf us with their power, control and greed grab, that has forced us into the darkness, and away from the light. It is okay to travel through the darkness, as this helps heal us from our troubles, but when we get stuck in the darkness, with no light in sight, this is when we bury the love of Jesus deeply, as we try to minimize the pain, to keep the hurt as little as we can, the darkness keeps us in touch with reality, as the light is right around the corner. Even the light of the day, gives way to the darkness, but only for a short time, as the light comes back even brighter the next day, We are all encompassed within the darkness of the ugliness around us, this darkness does not have to last, so as we enter in this Lenten journey once again, may we all sacrifice something as Jesus did, so at the end of this 40 day journey of Lent, we then, can move into the light, with complete faith in ourselves and Jesus Christ, as the hope brings the love up out of the darkness within us, warms our hearts greatly, so we than can share this love with each other, as we now can walk our paths better and stronger, which then, brings the peace and happiness to us all throughout this journey of life.

” Through the darkness comes the light, just like when there is faith there is also hope”

” When the Leper steps out of the darkness we turn away, which further deepens the love within us”

” The 40 days of Lent is just a small sacrifice, then the sacrifice Jesus made for all throughout this journey”