The power of the Holy Spirit

” But when he comes, the spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth, he will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming” JN 16:13 The Holy Spirit is a very powerful force, this force is within us all, as it guides us like Jesus does, to walk this journey in peace and as we strive for the path of Righteousness. Today is Pentecostal Sunday, this is the celebration of the finding of the Catholic Church, the very place we enter into the house of God. This is also the day that Jesus came to his Disciples and spoke to them, giving them their direction for which to travel, from here the Disciples went each their own way and gathering others, to speak the true words of Jesus Christ, these gathering places are what we know today as the house of God, or the Catholic Church, where we go today to pray and ask for his forgiveness of our sins. The power of the Holy Spirit operates totally on trust, the trust we have of ourselves and all those around us, in a perfect world the power of the Holy Spirit is alive and well within our souls, when we trust in our selves and trust each other always, but unfortunately within this society of distrust, the Holy Spirit lies dormant within us, as we never give it a chance to shine within us. Trust within this society is our biggest disconnect, without the trust we struggle to move forward with confidence. We become so lost within the clouds of our judgments, we then try to move forward with no direction, with no trust we then become defiant and let the power of denial enter within us, as the Holy Spirit lies dormant within us, through denial we then lose all sight of what reality is, to which we then try to make up our own, which a lot of times, has us wandering this journey, instead of truly walking this journey with confidence. Pentecostal Sunday is a celebration of life for each of us as we walk our paths through this journey of life, it is a time for us to rediscover Jesus Christ, as we get back to truly feeling that Holy Spirit that is within us. When we think we can’t do something and like a miracle, we suddenly are doing what we thought we couldn’t, that is the power of the Holy Spirit, through the trust of ourselves and the Holy spirit, Jesus speaks to us without talking, as then what we thought was impossible, suddenly becomes very possible and now, we walk with confidence on our paths of this journey through life. The trust goes both ways between us and Jesus, just as the trust goes both ways between us and all those around us. The Holy Spirit may seem like a Magician doing his magic, but it is more like when we have that AH HA!!! moment, when one minute we seem like we can’t do something, than the next minute we are doing it with confidence, as all comes together in harmony, so we than can walk our paths of this journey, not just with confidence, but in peace and happiness always. ” The power of the Holy Spirit is deep within all our souls, we just have to acknowledge it to truly feel it’s true power” ” Pentecostal Sunday is the birthday of the Catholic Church, where we all gather to listen as Jesus speaks to us and guides us to the path of righteousness” ” The Holy Spirit is the magician of our souls and with it’s power we can do anything we want to do” ” With the trust of ourselves and of each other, the power of the Holy Spirit will always be there with it’s magic, as we do anything we want to do”

May the light of the path always shine bright.

Autumn Leaves          ” I will go anywhere and do anything in order to communicate the love of Jesus to those who do not know him, or have forgotten him”

****St. Frances Xavier****

Cabrini

We all walk a path through this Journey of life, whether we chose a path that has already been carved out, or whether we carve our own path, there will never be a wrong path, if only we learn to walk the path correctly, so we can walk in peace and happiness, sharing the love of God that is within us all, with each other as we walk our paths along this journey through life.

When we walk these paths through the journey of life, there will always be objects that come before us, for us to overcome, there will always be others who come along our path, that will try to sway us away from our direction, in order to bring us to their path and direction, as we keep our faith and trust in God and stay true to ourselves, as well as the path of righteousness that Jesus showed us, these people that come before us on our paths and the objects that come before us, will only be a temporary set back, as we will always move forward along our paths and become stronger, with more confidence, for whatever else that may come before us along our paths of this journey through life.

These paths we walk through this journey of life are all full of the unknown, we never know what is around the next corner? Although when we stay true to who we are and keep our faith and trust in God, no matter what lies around the corner, we can get through it keeping us moving forward and not becoming lost within our own selves, or even becoming lost within the clouds of our judgements. “God and Jesus will never steer us wrong, it is us as Individuals that steer ourselves in the wrong direction”. Trust in ourselves as well as the trust in God and Jesus, will always get us around each corner of our paths, along this journey through life.

The unknown along our paths of this journey of life is what brings us the most fear, which is why we tend to stay within ourselves and not reach out at the times we need it most. The deeper we get into this journey of life, we tend to lose trust in ourselves as well as all that is around us and this includes God and Jesus, we see all the ugliness around us, so we then stay within ourselves, to hide our pain and keep ourselves from further harm. When we lose this trust in ourselves and God, we then forget how to truly forgive ourselves, which then keeps us from forgiving anything that is around us. God will always have faith in us and will always forgive us no matter of who you are, it is us as Individuals that need to have faith and forgive ourselves, so we can walk our paths of this journey through life, with strength and confidence, as we all walk in peace and happiness always.

” God and Jesus will never steer us wrong, it is us as Individuals that steer ourselves in the wrong direction”

” The fear of the unknown is a scary thing for all that walk a path along this journey through life”

” Getting away from the trust in ourselves and in the trust of God, will always keep us from truly moving forward along the paths of our journey of life”

Family…The true secret to the Journey of life.

Family is the bond within us as Individuals that brings us together, so we can walk our paths along our journey of life, to be better and stronger within peace, while we share our love of self’s with those around us.

Within each Family you have a Mother and Father, these two Individuals don’t go to school for parenting, there is no books to read, so how do they become parents? It is their love of self’s, which they bring to each other, then share this together as they raise their children into a Society, so they to can become parents and share their love of self’s to form a family of their own.

When building this family bond, it starts first with building a strong foundation, that will stand the test of time and never crumble, no matter what that may try to crumble it. This foundation is stronger than anything that all Mankind can build, it becomes so solid that nothing will penetrate it, not even any life event that may happen to us.

The foundation of family is built out of love, respect and trust of each family member, when any of these components have been violated is when you have broken families. Within this broken Society shows just how broken families affect us all. Families become broken in many ways, but the foundation stays intact, just that we as Individuals don’t look with clear eyes and everything becomes out of focus for us. What starts this foundation for all of us is, you need a Mother and Father together with each of their traits, sharing their love together so the base of the foundation becomes stronger as each layer is laid on top of it.

Families within our Society is the only thing we have, that we can go to, when we need help and are troubled in our own lives. Without families we have nothing and leads us into a life of solitude, we may be lonely and not seeing with clear eyes and everything may seem out of focus, but the foundation of family is always there, solid as it ever was, just that we choose not to acknowledge it and through the clouds of our judgements, we think we can overcome anything alone without family.

With all the broken families within this broken society, shows only one thing and that is there is too much solitude all around us, nobody shares love anymore, which is a lot easier than showing this hate and solitude we see now, instead of turning to the foundation of family when we hurt, we let our clouded judgement turn us in a direction we normally would never turn to, this judgement makes us someone we truly are not, if we only trusted the strength of the foundation, showing the respect of the families love and being who we truly are, just maybe our clouded judgements would clear up enough, so when we hurt and are troubled, the direction we turn would be toward family and not the direction of solitude. We all walk a path along a journey of life, family is the one true direction to turn when we need to the most, so we can be better and stronger and live our lives in peace with others, instead of the chaos of solitude and hate.

” Family is to each of us, like a fish needs water so they can survive in their world”

” When we hurt and have much pain, it is the foundation of family that gives us the strength to move forward along our paths of our journey of life”

You’ve heard of Duck Dynasty? It’s alive and well in the city of Boston

Unlike the TV show Duck Dynasty that a family has made their money from manufacturing a Duck Kazoo, this Duck Dynasty in Boston starts with one of their four Pro teams winning a championship, then being ushered thru the city on board the now famous Duck boats.

We in the city and those throughout New England, have been hugely spoiled with the rash of championships and the great teams we have been witnessing right before our eyes, the Patriots, Bruins, Red Sox and the Celtics have combined for nine championships over the last thirteen years, can you say true Title Town now? I can cause no other city has had a run like this in my lifetime so far, you can make a case about the Yankees and their winning, but the other teams in that city haven’t help them in the case of the name Title Town.

True we here in New England have been spoiled and a big part of it, goes to two guys named Bill Belichek and Tom Brady, they definitely  will be in the NFL Hall of fame as the best quarterback/coaching tandem in the history of the NFL, but let’s not forget ” in bill we trust”, as his actions to this point have proved that he knows what he is doing. We here in New England have been blessed with some great coaches of our teams, but in my lifetime none better than Bill and Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins. Claude may only have one ring with these Bruins, but his style and way of coaching, keeps this team in the hunt every year.

” Duck Dynasty”. Maybe there should be a new TV show showing what this Duck Dynasty is really about? It is about some converted Armed Services vehicles, that do tours through a city and when a team wins a championship within that city, they get ushered through that city aboard them, with thousands of people screaming and cheering at their favorite teams, you can use the word Dynasty towards a team and how long they have been so good, but nine championships out of thirteen and “keying up the Duck Boats” each time, now that is what I call a ” Duck Dynasty”.

The best thing I saw during today’s victory parade with the New England Patriots was, Tom Brady letting his son hold the trophy and kissing it, just as he himself did after being awarded it at the end of the super bowl. This was the best moment for me, since I watched Ray Bourque giving up the number seven for the number seventy-seven, so Phil Esposito can have his number retired to the rafters of the Boston Garden and into the history of the Boston Bruins.

We here in New England have been blessed with some great teams and championships, yes we have seen our share of downs, but right now we are riding a high, so lets embrace this, enjoy the ride, cause we all truly know that the ride isn’t smooth all the time, you have to experience the lows from any sport, so you can truly experience and appreciate the highs when they come, you also have to learn to lose correctly, so you then can be a great winner, while appreciating it while it is here, this was proven in the way Seattle handled losing at the end of the Super Bowl game and when you lose in this fashion, Karma will always come and bite you in the back side of the Anatomy, so let’s all enjoy the ride of our favorite sports teams here in New England, so when the drought does come we can learn to lose as graciously as we win, then the drought wont be as long, as Karma won’t interfere with the ” Duck Dynasty”.

” nine out of thirteen championships, is nothing to sneeze at for any city looking at sports champions”

” Duck dynasty may be a tv show, but the true duck dynasty is in the true title town of the city of Boston”

Betrayal and Trustworthyness

These are two words within our dictionary that have different meanings, but yet bring strong feelings of emotion to each one of us, as we walk our Journey of life.
Both of these words can also be tied together, as they both lead into each other, Betrayal is when someone you have a trust for, goes behind your back and does things that affect you emotionally in every way, or even when you confide in someone and say things you trust they won’t repeat, but yet they go ahead and chat behind your back, even when you go for employment, you trust in that company to find you work, than they go and hire someone else for that position in place of you, in this Society both these words affect each one of us everyday.
It sucks that in today’s Society, you can’t develop a trust with anybody anymore, cause you just don’t know if you will be betrayed and left in an emotional wreck? So instead of facing it, we then hide this pain and build an invisible wall around us, to help protect ourselves from any of this distrust/betrayal, which is a big reason why, we in this Society have become so full of ourselves and a very lonely Society.
The best and healthiest way to combat these two words are, face them head on, confront these people whether a company, or a so called freind, don’t confront in a violent way, but a smart way that makes them out to who they really are and you yourself, come out smelling like a rose, so we don’t have to hide away our true feelings and be the true person we really are, we as Individuals have created all this crap of these words, so we as Individuals can end this crap, then all of us can walk our Journey’s in life, in happiness while our Society can grow further in the same happiness, without any idea of what being betrayed is, as we all know what true trustworthyness really is.
Trust is a word that we all take for granted, it is a word that we also have forgotten it’s true meaning, cause we only use it for personal gain and could give two cents on the feelings of those around us, trust may be a word, but it is a word with more than a meaning, as this word affects the true feelings of each and every one of us as a Human Being, when we get back to the true meaning of this word, than maybe we will see all this hatred in our Society disappear, so we all can walk our journey’s in happiness and strength, it is up to each one of us as Individuals, that determine how our Society grows, when done correctly our Society will grow with strength and happiness.

” trust and betrayal may have different meanings, but they both are intertwined with each other”

” being betrayed is a feeling that hurts deep inside each of us”

” trusting in someone is the same sacredness than, having a believe in our Lord God and his son Jesus Christ”

To look deep within the Soul

We all walk a Journey here on Earth, we may chose different paths, or maybe walk faster than each other, but none the less we all walk our Journey, from when we are born til the day of our last breathe.
We may get clouded along the way on our journey, we may get lost with no sense of direction, but what we always forget is, we are never lost in the eyes of God, he is always with us in our hearts and souls, we only think we are lost, when we don’t acknowledge his exsistence, within our hearts and souls.
God is always with us, no matter what we do within our lives on our Journey, when we have faith and truly believe, is when he guides us along our Journey, when we lose the faith and stop believing, is when we become clouded with no direction of where, or what we are doing.
We all have these life events or make mistakes, we are not perfect no matter what we think, but when we make mistakes we need to learn from them, so these life events won’t define us, or where we are going on our journey’s, when we stay true to self’s and truly believe that God is in our hearts and souls, we will always be guided to the right path of rightousness, on our Journey of life.
When God sent his son Jesus to us, he showed us the path of rightousness, but along the journey of time we have swayed from that path, we as Humans and our decisions of self first, have clouded our judgements, we lost the feeling of God within our hearts and souls, which has led us onto a Journey of self doubt, not just of ourselves, but from all those around us as well.
God is always with us on our Journey, all we have to do is, believe and feel him within our hearts and souls, he will never leave us, he may test us or try us, to see if we are worthy, everyday of our Journey is a test from God, showing we are worthy of him, so when the day comes of our last breathe here on Earth, we will rise up to be with him in Heaven, where life is all good in happiness, with no sign of hatred.

“Life is a Journey for all of us, while we feel God within our hearts and souls”

“To truly feel God within us, we must believe and trust in God himself”

Trust is a must!!! It keeps us strong moving forward

Trust is a part of our lives we all take for granted, we use it in a way to take advantage of other’s for our personal gain, we use it to try to fit in with a certain clique, when we use it’s power for the wrong reasons, we do nothing but bring much pain and hatred to the Society.
Look at the old days of the Mafia when they use to control the streets, they used this trust to get into the heads of other’s, whether a fellow street thug, or someone in which they want to control, as we can see from all the facts, all it did was create alot of hate and pain, when you see the word “trust” you may see a word, but if you really look deep into this word, you can see the true power this word holds.
The true meaning and power of this word “trust” is a beautiful thing, when being true to the trust it’s power of love and beauty is like no other on this Planet, true trust brings out the love within our hearts, shows the beauty of our souls and spreads within a Society like wildfire, as the Society grows with much strength.
We all have this true trust within us, we just have to release it with sincerity, this Society we live today has forced us to hide this true trust, with all the distrust of each other, the faking of this trust, to gain control of someone or something, just for our own personal gain, we are all guilty of this today and it shows with how Society has become today.
What is truly sad about taking advantage of this word truth is, there are people out there that will stop at nothing and hide their own empathy, so they can gain your trust, take advantage of you, so they can control everything about you and when they are done with you, basically kick you to the curb, as they move on to their next victim, this is the true reality we live with today in this Society. meanwhile the person they kicked to the curb, has changed even without them realizing the why? their true trust has been violated, their self esteem hardly exsists at all and they do what they have to to hide within theirselves, in order to try to move forward with their lives.
This is what we have become within this Society, without this true trust we no longer can show our true love of one another anymore, which is why we have so much hatred in this Society today, the way we change this is, each one of us as an Individual has to stop, look around and look deep within themselves, take stock and inventory of our lives to date, see where it went wrong, then proceed with fixing our wrongs and our mistakes, so we than can stop hiding within ourselves, forgive all that has hurt us in the past, so we can move forward with strength and confidence, as we all do this we will see the true trust and the love coming back to us, just like God forgives us for whatever we have done, no matter how bad the situation, we to have to forgive so we can move on stronger along our Journey of life.

“Trust is a word that it’s real power is within each of us”

“The power of trust brings out our forgivness and love of everything we encounter”