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September 6, 2008

September 7th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 9 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for September 7th are Sorrowful.

 

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September 6, 2008

                    The remedy for the world is
                to return to the love of God.
                Our vision must go more and more to
                the vision of the Creator —
                The more we go from this - the more
                    we have problems.

                We see with tainted vision.

                    A man was making a cabinet and
                the very lengthy instructions came
                with parts and screws
                and everything needed.

                    A man had planned what an
                average man or woman like you
                and me could assemble — following
                the directions to assemble the
                pieces of the cabinet — He had the plan —
                the man who put it together and we
                who bought the pieces had to follow
                his plan to do it.

                    Once we had a big swing set for
                the children — we worked for
                several days — it was so involved —
                There was all kinds of swinging
                things and it really tested our
                skills to follow the instructions
                and do it so it would swing and
                be safe —

                    After lots of work we got a
                big dog, a German shepherd, in our
                fenced in yard — the dog was really
                high strung, disobedient and willful —
                he ate the horse on the swing set —
                he mangled him —

                    When we took the dog to a very
                good obedience school and she
                tried to break - him — he bit the
                instructor and she had to go to the
                hospital —

                    After that we were told not to
                bring the dog back.

                    Finally we gave him away to
                someone with a big farm, but
                before he did this — one day trying to
                hook him up with a big chain
                that would allow him to run —
                he made me chase him and chase
                him — until I was wound up
                around the pole and down on the
                ground under him —

                    It was so awful, but that dog
                was over — he was willful or
                disobedient or whatever you say for
                dogs and he was testing all the
                time to be over —

                    The fall of the garden also affected the
                animals and the elements —

                I think of this song and scripture used at
                Christmas

                    "the one where the lion lies down
                with the lamb"

                    If we are to live in peace we must
                return to the love of God — This is
                the mission of the Shepherds of Christ — so that
                men will be united in love — doing the
                Plan of the Father — honoring the
                Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart —
                the hearts of greatest love.

                    We must believe in the Father's
                Plan — beg for greater faith —
                see with eyes unveiled the plan of
                the Creator — hope in God which brings
                lasting happiness and love God and one
                another with all our hearts.

                    God loves us so much to give us
                the gifts He has given us. When man
                puts himself above God — when he
                goes from God he becomes more and
                more angry inside — Man was created
                for God - to love God and others —
                In assembling the cabinet — one must
                follow the directions of the one
                who put the pieces of the cabinet
                together —

                    The more we veer from God's
                holy plan — the more we are unhappy —
                God created us — In this lies our happiness
                to love and serve God.

 

From The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
    by Louis J. Puhl, S.J. 

                    (1) St. Ignatius first principle and (2) foundation

                            Man is created to praise, reverence and serve God 
                            our Lord, and by this means to save his soul.

     Purpose of the Spiritual Exercises

    Which have as their purpose the conquest of self
    and the regulation of one's life in such a way that
    no decision is made under the influence of any
    inordinate attachment
 

                    God is all good

                    God has given us the Plan

                    There is order in God's Plan

                    Man is under God.

                If we have inordinate attachments
                    we see the world so we can
                    have these attachments. You
                    may not even notice the things
                    in our lives that we should
                    notice —

                A man and woman attached to their own
                    career - rather than putting it in
                    it's proper place - may not notice
                    how they neglect their children,
                    their spouse —
                    they see only what will give them
                        satisfaction for their own
                        glory and career.

                One can see things in the world that
                    only reinforce their thinking
                    that is not the truth — This
                    reinforces their falsity and
                    they see their improper convictions
                    even more deeply —

                How do we see?

                Do we see through the more pure vision
                    of our heavenly Father - seeking
                    His will —
                    or do we see our own attachments —
                    want our old dysfunctional habits
                    try to force others to comply to
                    our dysfunctional ways —

                A person seeking power, not wanting
                    to be under anyone will perform
                    their actions so they are never
                    subject to anyone over them —
                    This is their vision
                    Dominance for themselves at
                        all costs —

                They throw everything off for everybody
                    else —

                A person - living in a community wanting
                    to not share meals or community
                    interaction —
                    sees their isolation as their end —
                    they can cause disharmony on
                        trips, at meals, in cars —
                    for they see their inordinate attachment
                        as being alone and dominant
                        as their goal —
                    all else for them works through
                        their impure vision

                I see a world of love —

                The Reign of the 2 Hearts —

                    I see the vision of the Father —
                    The remedy for the world —
                        that we return to the love of God.

 


                    Our happiness lies in following
                        the plan of the Creator.

 


                    What God has created bears the
                hand print of God — We see the little
                fish under the sun, a lady bug,
                beautiful flowers, little animals

 


                    Why are our eyes so blinded — a
                man steeped in his inordinate
                attachments sees differently than one
                seeing with eyes that embrace the
                vision of God —

                    A child's smile —
                    The color of a beautiful flower —
                    The fish under the sea —

                What of stubborn men — seeking to
                    punish — to deceive that they
                    bring with them our good — when
                    in fact it is for their own
                    vain glory or to live with
                    their dysfunction because they
                    don't care about their bad
                    habits and how it hurts others —
                    they won't change - because they
                    don't care about being just and
                    loving and following God's plan
                    These people can trick others or try
                    to into believing they have our
                    best interest at stake —

                    Having our best interest at stake —
                being a leader - means - we're not
                selfish — we see with the eyes of
                the Father's Plan and our actions
                have a good end not an evil
                selfish end.

                    A man who lives to promote his
                dysfunction, his own control to
                be dominant, may use manipulative
                tactics that also are impure to
                accomplish the goal of forcing others or
                trying to force others to live in their
                unproductive, passive-aggressive or
                rageful ways —

                    They become more and more seeped
                in their dark vision — an active alcoholic
                is going no where and his family
                has to deal with his dark games —

                    Likewise an abuser, a controller,
                an angry man, one who fights to
                have normal social activity in a family
                can see through their tainted vision
                and try to manipulate events for their
                inordinate attachments or their
                dysfunctions —

                    Their vision of seeing things as
                God wants becomes more impaired by
                their stubbornness to insist on their
                way and punish others —

                    Jesus lived a quiet life for 30
                years with His Mother — we would
                have written His life differently —

                    God is all good
                    God is all mighty, all powerful

                We have not seen God, but we seek
                    to know Him and we can never
                    comprehend His ways —
                    our lives are to be lived in
                    this pursuit of knowing God —

                    When we follow Jesus, we want
                to live in God's will — we want
                His truth

                    God is the Creator

                    We are the creatures

 

Exodus 3: 13-14

Moses then said to God, 'Look, if I go to the Israelites and say to them, "The God of your ancestors has sent me to you," and they say to me, "What is his name?" what am I to tell them?' God said to Moses, 'I am he who is.' And he said, 'This is what you are to say to the Israelites, "I am has sent me to you."'

 

                    We are dependent on God

                    We are to follow - His plan

 

John 1: 1-17

In the beginning was the Word:
the Word was with God
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things came into being,
not one thing came into being
   except through him.
What has come into being in him was life,
life that was the light of men;
and light shines in darkness,
and darkness could not overpower it.

A man came, sent by God.
His name was John.
He came as a witness,
to bear witness to the light,
so that everyone might believe
   through him.
He was not the light,
he was to bear witness to the light.

The Word was the real light
that gives light to everyone;
he was coming into the world.
He was in the world
that had come into being through him,
and the world did not recognise him.
He came to his own
and his own people did not accept him.

But to those who did accept him
he gave power to become children of God,
to those who believed in his name
who were born not from human stock
or human desire
or human will
but from God himself.
The Word became flesh,
he lived among us,
and we saw his glory,
the glory that he has from the Father
   as only Son of the Father,
full of grace and truth.

John witnesses to him. He proclaims:
‘This is the one of whom I said:
He who comes after me
has passed ahead of me
because he existed before me.’

Indeed, from his fullness
    we have, all of us, received—
one gift replacing another,
for the Law was given through Moses,
grace and truth have come
   through Jesus Christ.

   

Philippians 2: 5-8

Make your own the mind of Christ Jesus:

   Who, being in the form of God,
   did not count equality with God
   something to be grasped.

   But he emptied himself,
   taking the form of a slave,
   becoming as human beings are;
   and being in every way
      like a human being,
   he was humbler yet,
   even to accepting death,
      death on a cross.

 

Ephesians 3: 17

so that Christ may live in your hearts through faith, and then, planted in love and built on love,

 

1 Corinthians 12: 13, 27

We were baptised into one body in a single Spirit, Jews as well as Greeks, slaves as well as free men, and we were all given the same Spirit to drink.

    Now Christ’s body is yourselves, each of you with a part to play in the whole.

   

Galatians 3: 27

since every one of you that has been baptised has been clothed in Christ.


                   

 

 

     

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