The courts in this world will punish sins committed unintentionally or because of ignorance , of course taking mitigating circumstances into consideration . In the world not knowing the rules of the law does not exempt one from the sentence . But the earthly court “ cannot see into the heart “ , that is why often biased judgements can be made by the judges .
Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina put this into words very beautifully :” The devil has only one way, entrance into our hearts : the will, there are no other hidden gates . There is no such sin that was not committed willingly . If the will does not consent , then it was not a sin committed but human weakness ."
I believe that God loves every person very much . There is no such man , whether a sinner , whether true , for whom Jesus would not have accepted the death on the cross. It was a wonderful experience when I first realised , that even if I would have been the only person living in this world Christ would have still died for me on the cross .
It is not God’s feelings that are changing towards us , rather our love can grow , can become more conscious after that the knowledge of being “lost” we can experience His merciful love , as after an illness we can appreciate our health more , it becomes a greater treasure for us till we experienced the lack of it .
The meaning of a relationship also often becomes more valuable , if after a lot of struggle we find each other again . Of course it would be good , if we would not have “ prodigal events, stories “ , these are not what are endearing us in the eyes of God .
Sin always wounds love , causes pain for others as well as ourselves also : if the desire is not pure , it is followed by suffering .
I ask from God to make us free , that we discover , become conscious of our deepest , most sincere desires within ourselves and may we have the strength to freely follow those . We only have one life, with a finite time, it would be so great , if nicely , deliberately , we could make come true that what we love the most, step , by step !
It would be good if with all our might , energy what we regard important, valuable with perseverance, composedness we fulfil !
This is what I ask for myself and my dear acquaintances from the Spirit of Strength and Courage !
The Blessed Virgin Mother did not grow up by presenting huge sermons to become the Queen of Heaven. In today’s sense of the word She was not a star , She was the inhabitant of small, dull Palestinian village , lived like anybody else .But by fulfilling Her everyday tasks and reliance on God, Her unconditional trust grows up to be Queen of Heaven: She accepts the Child from the Holy Spirit , taking on also that people won’t believe Her . Despite the fears, uncertainties She is prepared to say “yes” : becomes a refugee in Egypt : even though She does not always comprehend yet She still perseveres by Jesus’ side : She is there at the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry and at the end of it as well . She is by His side, accompanies Him on the way of the cross, suffers with Him under the cross and together with the apostles receives the Holy Spirit .
The Church’s teaching is that there is no such sin , that would plunge our lives for good into a dead-end street , that would close off our way for ever from the infinite sea of God’s mercy. But we have to ask for forgiveness , and it is not enough just to ask, we have to repent our sins whole heartedly , we have to make a strong pledge , that I never want to commit them again , I want to avoid even the chance that can lead to sin , and as far as possible I’ll make amends for what I have sinned .
Lord I know that I am unworthy , but I still cry out to You , I would like to hear Your consoling ,encouraging voice , I beg You to open my deaf ear to hear Your word ! I ask You to grant me courage and strength so I can address You , with my prayer coming from my heart, that I may embrace You with the arms of my faith , You who lives and reigns now and forever !
With a childlike humility I implore You to speak : "“Ephphatha!” that is “Be opened!”. “ and I ‘ll start to speak, and shall hear Your life-giving word , and proclaim Your holy greatness and Your holy will to my brethren !
In their own way everybody is unique and beautiful, this is how God saw it good, in His generosity , blessed be His goodness. His plentiful richness! All that I have received belongs to God, but with love, goodness I can pass it on .
God’s opinion is what matters , He knows our intentions , our lives , the values , the talents that we received and the rest is not that important .
Unless you can fall on your knees whole heartedly before the Lord of the universe , then you need not get down on your knees at all.
The evil spirit will naturally do everything for you to be fearful ,to be anxious , to feel yourself insignificant , so that you don’t dare to undertake bigger tasks , that you don’t want to move mountains . If it achieves all this ,than it is the winner and you are the barren fig tree , that Jesus cursed . Do not let yourself to be conquered by little faith, fear , you are a child of God , you have a right to ask for a miracle from your Father !!
Take a look at your child ! They are worth much more than Michelangelo’s beautiful Pieta, because that is only marble , a dead stone , but you child has an immortal soul .
It is a great problem , if your child to be born is an obstacle that has to be solved : obstacle because it curbs the mother’s fulfilment , carrier , entertainment . MotherTeresa states :" Abortion is the greatest enemy of peace, because if a mother can kill her own child , what is stopping me from killing you, or you killing me ? In reality nothing . To make such a decision that a child has to die in order that we live according our own will-this is miserable .”
The more excuses I make for myself , then with this I tend to belittle, deny my own faults , and this way I cannot even make changes , I cannot even make reparations for them , I will still remain as my old self and slowly, gradually can become a fertile ground for greater sins as well . In the sins I will drift further and further away from my dreams , from the beautiful , noble goals, aspirations of my life , I’ll be lonely , a torso , like an unliveable house without a roof , or like a barrel not held together by hoops . God will not break my free will , He stands at the door, knocking , but the decision is in my hands .