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June 27, 2008

June 28th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 1 Period I.

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being in the Virgin Mary Building

in Clearwater, Florida.



June 27, 2008

                    God is full of forgiveness and mercy — 
                Jesus died for every soul
                Jesus died for His precious souls
                They fled and the Lord was with them —
                God is always with us even in
                the greatest suffering —
                We know we live for our God —
                Jesus came
                His throne was a cross —
                He was crowned with thorns —
                Not as an earthly King
                Jesus — the King of Glory
                Jesus the heavenly King
                He came to save His people
                The sacrifice was the Lord —
                The Victory won in the resurrection
                He died — He rose
                He ascended into heaven

                The King mounts His throne
                    amid shouts of victory

                No more wailing and mourning
                    and death

                He has conquered death


1 Corinthians 15: 54-55

And after this perishable nature has put on imperishability and this mortal nature has put on immortality, then will the words of scripture come true: Death is swallowed up in victory. Death, where is your victory? Death where is your sting? Death is swallowed up in victory. Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?


                God is merciful and full of forgiveness
                God forgives the penitent sinner

                The people constantly broke
                    the covenant with God —
                    then they would be good for
                    a while
                    then they had a better idea —
                    they worshipped usually
                        a pagan god



                God calls us to build His Kingdom —
                    We can think about what we
                    want and forget like the men
                    in this reading about


2 Kings 25: 1-12

It happened in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and encamped against it; and they built forts against it round about. So the city was besieged to the eleventh year of king Zedekiah. On the ninth day of the fourth month the famine was sore in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land. Then a breach was made in the city, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's garden (now the Chaldeans were against the city round about); and the king went by the way of the Arabah. But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him. Then they took the king, and carried him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment on him. They killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him in fetters, and carried him to Babylon. Now in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, to Jerusalem. He burnt the house of Yahweh, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, even every great house, burnt he with fire. All the army of the Chaldeans, who were with the captain of the guard, broke down the walls of Jerusalem round about. The residue of the people who were left in the city, and those who fell away, who fell to the king of Babylon, and the residue of the multitude, did Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carry away captive. But the captain of the guard left of the poorest of the land to work the vineyards and fields.


Psalm 137: 1-6

By the rivers of Babylon 
we sat and wept 
at the memory of Zion. 
On the poplars there 
we had hung up our harps. 

For there our gaolers had asked us 
to sing them a song, 
our captors to make merry, 
‘Sing us one of the songs of Zion.’ 

How could we sing a song of Yahweh 
on alien soil? 

If I forget you, Jerusalem, 
may my right hand wither! 

May my tongue remain stuck to my palate 
if I do not keep you in mind, 
if I do not count Jerusalem 
the greatest of my joys.


                We must follow God's plan —
                    We can have a better idea —
                    We can have an easier
                        idea —


Matthew 8: 1-4

After he had come down from the mountain large crowds followed him. Suddenly a man with a virulent skin-disease came up and bowed low in front of him, saying, 'Lord, if you are willing, you can cleanse me.' Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him saying, 'I am willing. Be cleansed.' And his skin-disease was cleansed at once. Then Jesus said to him, 'Mind you tell no one, but go and show yourself to the priest and make the offering prescribed by Moses, as evidence to them.'


                Jesus cured the leper —

                Why would Jesus cure the
                    leper —
                    because he asked Him
                    to cure him —

                Jesus touched the leper —

                Jesus tells us about His love
                    in the Blue Books —
                    Jesus is constantly telling
                    us in His love letters —

                Jesus wants us to know how
                    much He loves us —
                    God has chosen the priests —
                        we pray for holy priests
                        and have for 14 years

                God outpours His grace to us when
                    we go to the Eucharist —

                God gives us knowledge of Himself
                    in the Word

                Jesus the King of Kings loves
                    us so much

                He gives us grace to love Him
                    when we ask Him — He
                    will outpour His grace and
                    His healing

                Let us pray for the coming of the

The Our Father

    Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.


                Oh God who am I that You come
                    to me and have for 55 years —
                    God you have come to me for
                    55 years —
                    since my first communion

                Let me reminisce of all these precious
                    gifts of the Eucharist when You
                    Jesus came to me

                You are the King of Kings — the Almighty

                You are, my beloved Jesus, King of
                    heaven and earth —

                Oh God we have lived our lives promoting
                    Your Kingdom, but it is in
                    having a meek heart likened to
                    Yours we please You

                    Oh Jesus You showed us how You
                        loved us and how we are to
                        love our Father in obedience
                        to the Father's will —

                    Not by having a good idea opposed
                        to the Father's will — an easier
                        way —
                        Oh God help us to see that in
                        doing God's will, not just telling
                        ourselves what we want is
                        okay — we are loving and serving
                        You —

                When we do other things that are not
                    God's plan — we can block
                    what He is asking us to do

                We can do what God wants —
                    If we suffer — we can say — oh
                    I will relieve the suffering
                    and do some other action —

                I can look back over the Movement and
                    see how God called some difficult
                    people at times to work with —
                    in that He taught us lessons
                    we needed to learn and helped us
                    rely on His Plan —
                    Now I see how dealing with that
                    difficult person was a door way
                    to a person vital today, had I
                    acted to relieve the suffering
                    rather than putting up with the
                    suffering and dealing with the
                    person God called we would not
                    be able to do with a person today
                    what is vital to this mission —

                God is in control

                God has the Plan

                A person who wants it their way for
                    comfort, pride, dominance makes
                    decisions that hurts us —

                When God wants something done — now and this
                    way — will we be burying the
                    dead and tied up with the tons of
                    paraphernalia we surround ourselves
                    that isn't God's will at all —

                When God says — be awake —
                    He doesn't mean — watching others
                    in secret and then coming to
                    erroneous decisions

                God means watching Him
                Doing what He asks of us with our
                    whole heart, our whole soul
                    our whole being

                Coming from a place of self-focus —
                    wounded, looking from the
                    bottom of the mountain means
                    we miss the view from the
                    top of the mountain —
                    where the real view is

                Man has limited knowledge — God is Divine

                So I see, but don't see at all
                I hear, but don't hear

                The Divine Almighty God is truly
                    present in the Eucharist
                    exposed in China —
                    God tells us to pray there —

                I remember a person long ago living in
                    China on the 13ths would not
                    come because he scheduled
                    other things and if he came with
                    a Church of people wouldn't
                    commit —

                While we are praying and singing to
                    God — reading the scripture, why
                    would someone called by God
                    be criticizing us outside —

                Discernment of spirits

                When the big event is the 13th —
                    and so much has come from
                    the 5ths and 13ths and
                    great grace is going out to the
                    Cardinals all over the world and
                    the Vatican —
                    can't a person discern the devil
                    would give them an excuse
                    not to participate

                But a person can get in a habit of just
                    telling themselves what they "want"
                    is God's will —

                That is very dangerous —

                The devil can try to enslave a person to
                    commit sin —
                    they become blind and more blind

                A person with darkness inside,
                    impurity of intention based on
                    pride, jealousy, envy, self-
                    promotion — can become more
                    and more selfish and isolated —

                A person can be wrapped in pain of
                    the past from parents, divorces
                    and then spend the rest of their
                    lives being crippled not doing
                    God's will because they operate
                    on a false sense of pride trying
                    to justify why they are "okay" —

                This kind of existing grows darker
                    as they became more blind
                    if others tolerate their darkness —
                    enablers — others become sick —
                    sick and cease to live —
                    really live life — they exist
                    with this unpredictable dysfunctional
                    person — who uses some form of
                    force or manipulation to get
                    them to put up with their ugliness

                I see in today's readings a message
                    in the leper — if we open our
                    hearts God will cure us — it is
                    in God we feel good — we see the
                    world from the top of the mountain
                    rather than chained to the bottom
                    of the mountain by pain from
                    parents, x-wives, x-husbands — we
                    never forgave so we stay stuck  —
                    taking up time in our precious
                    lives wounding others and depriving
                    the world of being the self-assured
                    Catholic answering our calling and
                    living-in-the-moment — putting all
                    our efforts in God's plan —

                    Discernment of spirits is a big
                thing — I have watched people go
                further and further into belief in their
                false promptings and false messages —

                    In the Word it speaks of casting
                out devils — Jesus cast out devils —
                Jesus died for every soul —

                    I believe God's touch on us like
                Jesus and the leper can heal us, but we
                must walk humbly.

                    I remember telling someone in
                the Movement to do something — every
                time I did — they didn't do it or
                did something else —

                    We teach our children about
                obedience — God teaches us about
                obedience in how we are all marked
                with original sin because of the sin of
                Adam and Eve

                    God wants us to work together —
                a person, very dysfunctional, uses
                force or manipulation to try to force
                their patterned dysfunctional behavior
                on others —

                    What happens —
                    It is a battle of wills
                    Anger is a force

                Jesus wants to move the Church more
                    and more in the devotion to His
                    Sacred Heart and Mary's Immaculate
                    Heart —

                Jesus wants to be the King
                Jesus wants us to make Him King and
                    center of our hearts

                Jesus is loving
                Jesus gave Himself selflessly
                Jesus is meek and tender of Heart




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