” As he rode along, the people were spreading their cloaks on the road, the whole multitude of his Disciples began to praise God aloud with joy for all the mighty deeds they had seen”
LK 19:36, 37b
we all walk this journey through life with great expectations, we strive to achieve our dreams, we want it all, then one day we come to a screaching halt, and suddenly we find ourselves blaming everything and everyone, when the soul reason of the why? Is we ourselves have totally let Jesus Christ walk out of our lives as we stop walking within the doors of the house of God, Just as Jesus told Peter he would deny him three times, Peter did just that. Judas betraying Jesus and then taking his own life from his guilt. we as well within this society, have gone by the way of that society, as no one wants to admit their faults for the fear of others thinking they are weak? So as we enter into this Holy week, may we do so, as we truly feel the Passion of Jesus Christ within us all, with his blood flowing through our veins, warming our hearts with his love, as our souls heal from all the hurt, so we now can truly move forward, in the peace of the Lord, while we share his love with one another.
We to just like Jesus will go through our own Passions, yes we will go through some struggles on this journey, but these struggles will only last as long as we want them to last. These struggles will not only strip us from the love of the Lord, but will strip us from the love of ourselves as well, and when that happens, we then become someone for who we are not and not even we ourselves will know ourselves anymore. Within this Holy week, now is the time for us all not just forgive ourselves, but ask Jesus to forgive us from our struggles, forgive us for becoming someone for who we are not, as we then walk through this journey, in the peace and the love of Jesus Christ, and then share that love with each other, without leaving anyone out. Jesus also was tempted by Satan, just like you and I, the difference is, we went by the way of the dark side, and Jesus who always stayed true to his father,and who never lost faith, will show us what the light of salvation is all about.
Palm Sunday, marks the beginning of Holy week, the beginning of those who embark, to come clean, step away from the sins of the world, step out of the darkness, step into the light, the light of salvation, as Jesus takes to the cross, so the rest of us can be saved not just from one another, but be saved from ourselves, as we all walk our paths, through this journey of life. We ourselves are our own worst enemy, with the hardest thing in the world to do is, the total criticism of ones self. Because we struggle with the self critique, we then have no issue with pointing the finger of blame, wherever we please. We the people are what is wrong in this broken society, and when we never acknowledge our faith in ourselves as well as Jesus Christ, then the darkness of Satan will become darker, and this journey of peace and love, within the light of salvation, losing it’s brightness with the fires of Hell getting hotter all around us and burning us all, leaving many scars and hurting us with real pain very deep within.
There are way too many addictions to list, but what is more important is, each addiction is a sin an without asking Jesus Christ for his forgivness of our sins? we then continue in the denial of that sin, like there is nothing wrong. Denial is the strongest force known to Mankind, when we are within it’s grip, we then become easily controlled, by some who want all the power and greed, of everything around. Jesus came here and walked this journey with us, he showed us, just how when we walk correctly and share our love with each other, the only thing we will infect others with, is more of our love, as we walk together in harmony, walk together in the peace and love of Jesus Christ, while we come together in unity, instead of losing sight of everything, while being lost within the darkness, with no light anywhere in sight. An addiction will control everything of us, it will force us to be someone who we are not, then lead us into the darkness, away from any light, as we become deeper and deeper into the dark side of reality, and not just lying to those around us, but lying to ourselves and even worse, lying to Jesus Christ, without even coming to ask for his forgivness. No matter how big the lie, no matter how big the struggle, Jesus Christ will always forgive you, the biggest issue for us all is, the fact that none of us, truly know how to forgive oneself, simply because, we have walked away from the house of God for so long, that we have no clue, of how to just walk our paths correctly anymore, instead we would rather point the finger of blame at one another, because that is the easy way out, which we have become so accustomed to. Then while within the strong hands off denial and the strong hands of the addiction, we then lose the fight that is always within us. Some may escape from the addiction and the denial, but even more get so stuck, that they never escape, nor do they even see a way out of the force that has controlled them for so long.
Jesus Christ is always there when we need, we just have to acknowledge him to truly see him within us, so as we enter into another Holy week, I pray we all see and feel the love of Jesus within us all, so we can share this love with one another, let the love of Jesus warm your hearts and souls, as the cold of Satan leaves us like the winter months, except never to return, so we all can come together in the peace and love that this journey is supposed to be. May the ones who seek all the power, control and greed, truly see the light of Jesus and the salvation, as the darkness of Satan disappears, then as we all wait in Purgatory for three days, to see Jesus rise from the dead for us all, may we all leave behind the arrogance, leave behind the hatred of one another, to rally around Jesus Christ, come together in unity and totally let ourselves rise above what we once were, to be truly of who we are, so now we can walk our paths with confidence, to walk this journey through life in the peace and love of Jesus Christ, while we have the complete faith in Jesus as well as ourselves, so there will always be hope for each of us moving forward thoughout and beyond this journey through life.
” Jesus Christ sacrificed himself for the good of all who walk this journey through life, that is what the forty day journey is all about, just that some never sacrifice anything for the forty day journey and expect everything to come to them, without them even acknowledging who Jesus is”
” Jesus Christ did so much for us all, he taught us just how to walk this journey correctly, but we instead repay him with our arrogance and our hatred of one another even further”