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“How could I bear a crown of gold when the Lord bears a crown of thorns? And bears it for me! (St. Elizabeth of Hungary)

Jakarta, 17 November 2018

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JESUS TALKS ABOUT MOTIVES

Today’s Gospel Reading: Luke 14:12-14 -THIRTY-FIRST WEEK OF THE YEAR: Monday, 5 November 2018

Jesus uses the example of inviting the needy to dinner to ensure that our concern for others is authentic.

The motions of Christian charity can mask aspirations very much at variance with the Christian ideal. The motives of notoriety, public holiness, the accumulation of indebtedness from others and the flight from the ordinary and anonymous can all support our work for those in need. It is only when there is no chance for personal and social remuneration that we can be certain that we are acting out of sincere love and not from self-interest that masquerades as Christian love.

Concern for others can be motivated by self-enhancement or self-sacrifice.

Jakarta, 5 November 2018

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PRAYER IS THE PASSPORT TO SPIRITUAL POWER. (Spencer W. Kimball)

inspirational lds quotes Beautiful since Prayer is the passport to spiritual power —Spencer W Kimball LDS

Jakarta, 12 October 2018

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SAINT LOUIS IX [1214-1270], KING OF FRANCE, FRANCISCAN TERTIARY – Memoria: 25 August

Jakarta, 25 August 2018

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HOW MANY TIMES?

Today’s Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:21-19:1 – NINETEENTH WEEK OF THE YEAR: Thursday, 16 August 2018

Jesus’ parables also speak to the gap between God’s word and our faith. Throughout Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus describes the life of the Kingdom, the Spirit-filled life. The demanding ideals which He articulates with such vigor serve as measuring rods by which we can tell how far we are from the Kingdom of God as a dimension of our life.

In today’s reading, Peter asks how frequently he should forgive a person who sins against him. “How many times?” Jesus responds, in effect, “All the time!” That is a very hard saying for us.

To underscore His point, Jesus recounts a parable which contrasts the huge debt forgiven by a king with the repayment of nickels and dimes which the forgiven official refused to postpone. The point made is that we find it difficult to forgive big things or small yet we expect forgiveness from God all the time. The assurance of sacramental confession is that He will forgive us. We expect it. We plan on it. Jesus tells us that if an individual admits himself or herself to be a sinner and has experienced forgiveness and reconciliation with the Father, they should not be unbending toward others. Our willingness to forgive others is one empirical test of our personal distance from the Kingdom of God in our lives.

Jakarta, 16 August 2018

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THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS AS CONTEMPLATED BY ST. MARGARET MARY ALACOQUE

Jakarta, 8 June 2018 [Solemnity of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus]

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FR. RANIERO CANTALAMESSA ON THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI

Jakarta, 3 June 2018

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