Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Blessedness Is Binary


I've been reading and listening to numerous audiobooks and talks about God, Faith, Theology, Humanity and Spiritual Warfare.  One constant theme has been Consecrating Yourself to Jesus.

"But Why Should I

Consecrate myself to anything and umm that sounds like it involves fire and stuff."

I know that the term sounds strange but that's where this binary idea came to me. We'll talk about that in a bit, but first. 

Where Does This Come From?

Oddly enough... The Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ. I mean, think about it. We're born and we grow up. We have goals and go on vacations and do all of these great things to try and make ourselves Happy or other positive emotions that quickly fade.
Then we go out in search of something else to serve our happiness etc. 

Step 1 


As hard a pill as it is to swallow - this is Pride. Which happens to be The Devil's favourite sin. Because it's sneaky as hell. If you don't believe me, Here's an outside source : 

"Pride is an inwardly directed emotion that carries two antithetical meanings. With a negative connotation pride refers to a foolishly[1] and irrationally corrupt sense of one's personal value, status or accomplishments, used synonymously with hubris. With a positive connotation, pride refers to a humble and content sense of attachment toward one's own or another's choices and actions, or toward a whole group of people, and is a product of praise, independent self-reflection, and a fulfilled feeling of belonging" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride
Now you might say, "Are you saying, Jesus had sinned?"
No, I'm not. He is without sin. Now don't go feeling guilty - you didn't know. Now you do, my bad. 

OMG!!! What Do I Do NOW???

Step 0 

Never Fear, Christ is here! I have one word for you: Zero. One of the numbers in binary code is "0" This is where it gets neat. 

Die!

Die to yourself first. This is your big O... No no no I'm not talking about suicide or anything like that. Dying to yourself is where one would Consecrate their life to Jesus. 

Much like Jesus when he said "It is finished" then bowed his head and died. When we consecrate our life to Jesus we put complete faith in Him. We no longer live out Our Will but as it says in the Lord's Prayer, "Thy Will...". 

We lay down our life for our neighbour. There is no greater love than this.

Step 1 

We are re-born, you might even say Risen Up From The Dead! 
Our temporary life here on Earth is now one joined to God's Will. We now have true Joy in our life. No more temporary Highs and Lows every new day is a day to live as Christ. You live in service to one, in service to all. 

Why so joyful? Can you imagine a day where we have nobody in need of help? Nope, neither can I. Every day you can now go out on a mission to Pay Your Life Forward. 

You're like a SuperHero, my friend Patrick who's family runs http://www.crossofstbenedict.com/ said this was his "I'm Batman" moment.
One of the many crosses that
Patrick sells at
http://www.crossofstbenedict.com/


So your binary life looks like this "10111111111..." you now live a life that will lead to Eternal Life. You won't suffer the 2nd death or "1010000000...".

Sure your body will die, that's inevitable. But your soul will live on in the Kingdom of Heaven forever. Much better than an eternity stuck on a repeat playback of the most extreme torture and torment... 


So how do I get to Zero?

First you need to find that place in your soul that can realize that your life is not yours. 

You were created by and for God. (#27 Catechism of the Catholic Church). You we're first created by God and you lived for yourself. But you will now be created by God and for God in service to your fellow man. 

Now if you are looking for something to help you reach zero and get to one with God in Christ. Go to your local Catholic Parish and join their next R.C.I.A program. You will be eternally grateful that you did. 

Yours in Christ,

Geoff

P.S. Let me know your thoughts, feelings and any questions you have about this post in the comments below. God Bless :)

Monday, October 15, 2018

Show The Catholic Church - Us Christians Are Here To Help!!!

We Will Not Be Silenced!!!

First, why the controversial image???

It speaks to the silence of the clergy about criminal abuse of children by the clergy who are to totally be Persona Christi. 

That picture speaks much about the current and past abusive actions of the Church... The ones this post hopes to ERADICATE!!!!!!!