The entire Catholic Bible is online on the USCCB Website. USCCB stands for; United States Catholic Conference of Bishops. (I like Colassians Chapter 1, very much.
Those of you who do not know God or Jesus very well, this First Chapter of Colossians reads easily, and understandably. It’s footnoted with hyperlinks for your further reading.
***The New American Bible (revised) is the Bible I have. It’s large print and easy to underline, because it’s not fancy. You may have your favorite Catholic Bible. Make sure it is really approved, by the Catholic Church, not dissident Catholics, whose aim is to re-write Scriptures, in their own foul image, not God’s image. Do your homework. Get it blessed, by a priest or deacon. Reverence it. It’s a Sacramental, after it is blessed.
Find out if your country has a similar website for it’s Catholic Bishops. If you have extensive knowledge on building awesome websites, turn your expertise into a service for God and His Church, in your country. Granted Bible Experts in your language and Biblical Languages is your Bishop’s Work to find, and approve of with the Papal Congregations and the Pope’s final approval.
Think about serving your Bishops put up a limitless website, where the Entire Bible and Primary Documents of the Catholic Church in your country and links to the Vatican website presents a “continuity” of the faith.
That’s my good deed, for the day. Hoping you who are young turn your gifts, for the Lord. There are enough people out there who are only Sunday only Catholics who use their Gifts and Talents against God.
You who are old give your Gifts and Talents back to God, Who gave them to you with at least an interest, or increase. Ask God for the Gift of Prayer, and at any age, God will grant it, whether mental, verbal or existential prayer. God always answers prayers: yes, no, silence or wait. He answers it in His Way, His Timing. Trust God, in all your ways. You will never be disappointed, by His Ever Present Friendship.
“God is Love.” St John the Apostle says, in the Epistles of St John. So let us Love, LOVE in return. Pray for patience to love those who do not love or live for God. God is working on them. You may not see His Words take root in their souls. They need His Help, to “want” to break free, from habitual sins. Your duty is to pray for them. Love them and be patient with them.
How many times do we get in God’s Way, instead of letting Him work on their souls. We can say an applicable Scripture, but let God work on them. No one is drawn to God, if you act haughty in your Catholic Faith, while witnessing to others. St Francis of Assisi said, as much, when he walked through town, without saying a word. Your actions must reflect what you say, or you loose your ability to be a witness for Christ.
Be open to God’s interior stirrings in your soul. If your TV is on a secular channel pray for that person or persons that are on it. They may be deceased now, waiting for a Catholic who really believes in prayers for those in Purgatory, to pray for them and their family on earth. They will pray for you, and yours once they get to heaven, along with the Saints, who pray for you, whether you believe their in heaven or not. Saints are given by God Joy of One Repentant Sinner on Earth. They shout out with cries of joy.
Yes. I do not measure up to the world’s idea of beauty. I am old and a faded flower. Yet, God loves and lives in the souls of the elderly, sick and infirm. Never discount their worth. They are a “Work in Progress” just like you are. God’s not finished with us yet. I hope you have a blest and joyful day. May God console and heal the sick, if it is His Will. Sometimes God says Yes, No, Nothing or Wait. Be patient in your afflictions. God will help you.
I talked to a young girl obviously on drugs, getting ready to work one night, as a stripper, ordering a pizza at Cottage Inn Pizza, with her boyfriend. We were all waiting, for our pizza’s to come out of the ovens.
She said, she was a stripper. I asked her why don’t you put your clothes on and not take them off. She said she did that once. I told her about Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima’s messages about Modesty and Purity. Then, she showed me a Medal of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, she found on the street. I told her to kiss that Medal before she went to sleep. She said she did. I told her October 7th is the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary.
It turns out, she said her Birthday, is on Our Lady of the Rosary’s Feast Day. I told her how amazed I was that Our Lady of the Rosary was working in her heart and soul, and to keep; asking, seeking, and knocking on Christ’s heart for the Truths she seeks.
She was more open to my suggestions because she was higher than a kite, on drugs. Please pray for her. I sensed the guy with her, may have been her pimp or boyfriend. Pray for him too. As will I. I never forget to pray for all I promised to pray for. If I do, God reminds me. That’s the Economy of Salvation. We are all in this together. When I fall into sin, I too, need a hand up, and a prayer. Thanks for reading this. I hope it helped you.
“Jesus I trust in You.” ~ Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska. (Suggested reading this great book. It’s applicable to the times we are living in.)
Get a good Catholic Bible, get it blessed by a Priest or Deacon and read it a little bit every day or at least on Sunday. Or read the online Catholic Bible on the United States Catholic Conference of Bishop’s website. USCCB website. The whole Bible is online there.
Read the Lives of the Saints. They speak of their ideas on their Interior Life with Christ, too. You won’t be disappointed. I guarantee it.
Have a great day. Love/Prayers, Catholic Glasses.
PS. Jesus came as a little baby, so that we would not be afraid to love Him. Why did God create us? God created us; to Know, Love, and Serve Him, to be with Him forever, in heaven. God is love. Love, love in return. His love, never disappoints. He will challenge you to change, because He loves you. He wants you to be holy. He wants you to become a saint. Pray for yourself and others. Offer up even your pain as a prayer for others, when you are to sick, to pray. Grow in your knowledge, love and service to God and your neighbor. Give God your all. He did, when He gave us His Only Begotten Son, Jesus! Bow your heads, when you hear or read His Holy Name! Jesus, loves you. Love Him, in return.
*** Pray a prayer for me, today. I asked God for a healing and God allowed me to be sick more. He has His reasons, for saying “No.” Trust Him. Either He will make you wait, or want you to seek a doctor’s expertise, to effect a healing. “Do not abhor the Physician, for the need you have for him. For all healing comes from God.” (Someplace in Ecclesiasticus or Ecclesiasties. This book in the Bible may have been re-named, after Vatican II.) I memorize Scripture verses, not chapter and verse, numbers.