Reach Out in Love!

Break What Separates Us!

“Between us and you a great chasm has been fixed.”
Luke 16:26

Jesus reminds us that we have a choice to make. We have the Rich Man, who though was not an evil person, he just did not pay attention to Lazarus, the Poor Man. Lazarus was in need of kindness, but the Rich Man did not reach out to him, and we see in the Parable, this was a terrible thing not to do. It has eternal results!

Jesus challenges us! Do we ignore the Lazarus individuals in our lives, or do we break the separation that divides us?

If we want to follow Jesus, we do not have a choice, we must break the chasm!

Today is a new day! See those in need and bridge the gap that separates ourselves for each other!

Follow Jesus!

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May Our Hearts Belong To God!

A Divided Heart Has No Peace!

No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
Luke 16: 13

Simply said, surrendering our will to the Divine Will brings peace to our lives. But this is not as easy as it sounds. There are things in our world that challenges us and distract us from peace.

Perhaps the only way to maintain our will in the Divine Will is to be vigilant in love.

Give as much of our hearts to God as we can!

We are God’s work in process. It may be discouraging as we examine our hearts, and see how we fail to live up to our principles. However, efforts matter! Forgiveness is real! And today is another day to give ourselves to God by serving God in the world; serving God by loving all meet!

Never give up on serving the Lord; the Lord will never give up on us!

BeEncouraged

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Jesus, The Good Shepherd

We Will Follow Him!

“And when he had found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes, he calls his friend and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.’”
Luke 15:6-7

Today we remember 11 September 2001, the Patriots Day! And for many of us, who this day touch very deeply, it is good to celebrate Good Shepherd Day! It is consoling that we have a Lord who is so much in love with us that He seeks us out!

9/11 is the result of hate, and we all have to deal with hateful people who do terrible things in our lives, but we need not be hateful! We accept the reality of what we have gone through, we accept the losses of people, places, and things. And we wait in hope for the peace that the Good Shepherd, Jesus, brings to our lives. When we are lost is sadness and despair, Jesus reached out to us in His word and in people who love, and He brings us back to peace!

Let us pray for one another!

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Allow the Resurrection!

Carry Your Cross!

“Whoever does not bear his own cross, and come after me, cannot be My disciple.”
Luke 14:27

Jesus wants us to have the good life! This means staying present in the given moment, and let Jesus lead the way.

We have so many crosses that come to us in our normal daily lives. Someone losses a job, someone has a terrible illness, someone has lost a love one. There are many crosses that we have to deal with, yet Jesus has made the way for us to follow and that is the only way for us to be a disciple of Jesus.

There are other ways of dealing with crosses, our difficulties in life, yet none leads to the peace that Jesus brings us.

The cross can be very heavy, remember that Jesus carried His Cross in the way to Calvary, was nailed to that Cross and died on it. Jesus was faithful to the end!

The End is a New Beginning!

The Glorious Resurrection would not be possible without the Cross!

This is our story too, if we follow Jesus, and bring whatever we are going through as our cross, and follow the Lord!

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Humility Changes the World!

Humility is the Way!

For every one who exalts oneself will be humbled and everyone who humble oneself will be exalted.
Luke 14:11

Those who exalted themselves had Jesus nailed to the Cross, but humility leads to the Resurrection.

When a person exalts oneself they block the knowledge of God, they block the wisdom of God, and they block the Love and Peace Divine. They are not teachable.

Jesus is dangerous to the self-exalted!

Jesus is God the Son, and He chose to be born as an ordinary child. Jesus was raised as an ordinary person. However, He taught from a place of Divine Knowledge, Wisdom, Peace, and Love! Those who were self-exalted could not refute Him, hence, destroying Him was thought to be the way to destroy the message.

The self-exalted were wrong!

We know the history, on the third day, the Divine Teacher and His Divine message, rose from the dead! We are still being challenged by this Person and His Message!

To find true Peace and Love, we must be humble, that is, teachable! Let Jesus be in control!

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We Live The Kingdom!

Seek First The Kingdom of God!

“And behold, people will come from east to west, and from north to south and sit at the table in the Kingdom of God. And behold, some are last who will be first, some are first who will be last.”
Luke 13:29-30

Jesus wants us to have a personal relationship with the Father, the Creator. In doing so, we are following His example. This relationship requires an ongoing communication with the Divine.

We cannot have a relationship without communication!

We do this by celebrating our religious rituals from the heart, we do this by reading and studying God’s Word, and we do this as we treat one another! Here we find our ongoing communication with the Father.

Now is Kingdom time!

It is the present moment that leads to Kingdom living. The last will be first! The present moment is the Time of Salvation! It is not our actions in the past, it is how we live right now!

Live the Kingdom!

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The Love of Jesus!

The Fire of Love!

“I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished!
Luke 12:49-50

God became one of us to bring real peace to the world. However, the Fire of Love had to consume false love!

True Christian Love is modeled on Jesus. This is the love that is willing to die for the beloved!

The Fire of the Cross!

There seems to have been no other way than the Crucifixion to destroy the lie of the status quo! The life, and the message of Jesus, went against how authority functioned.

To eliminate the message, the messenger had to be eliminated!

This action by those who wanted to destroy the messenger failed!

True Love Rose From The Dead!

We must allow that true love to reign in our hearts. Even if we are ostracized, if we allow this love to reign, we will have peace.

We have the example Maximilian Kolbe! In the Nazi Concentration Camp true love reign when he gave his life for the beloved fellow prisoners.

The Fire of Love at work in the World!

We probably will not have to be as heroic as Maximilian, but life will give us challenges that we will have to decide between convenience and true love!

May We Always Choose True Love!

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Jesus Wants To Be With Us!

Be Ready To Welcome The Lord!

“Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes; truly I say to you, he will gird himself and have them sit at table, and he will come and serve them.”
Luke 12: 37

Life is good!

This parable of Jesus is so true in the real spiritual world. Jesus wants to wait on us, but we must be ready to receive Him!

TotalTrust

If we ever have to question, why does Jesus not come to me? We must ask ourselves, what are we doing to block His entrance? He is always available to serve us with Peace and Love!

What blocks Jesus entrance?

When we are hurt and we return the action.
When we judge someone.
When we participate in evil against individuals or groups.
All of the above and any action against Divine Love and Peace are road blocks that keep Jesus from serving us.

Today, may we commit ourselves to creating an open door to Jesus!

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Love Never Fails!

Acts of Love Are Forever!

“But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’

So is he who lays up treasures for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
Luke 12:20-21

“Rich toward God”, powerful words of challenge to lifestyle. God has provided all, our life breath, our mental capacity, and all that matters. What is required of us, Love.

One who abides in love, abides in God, and God abides in them.

If what we value the most is living a life of love, then our treasure will never fail!

Possessions in the world are very important, but they fail! We must prepare ourselves for our financial wellbeing, however, the key is, how do we acquire these things.

Is love the way we treat others? Things acquired in this way connects us to the Divine, and we have inner peace! This peace does not fail!

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Lord, Come To Our Assistance!

Lord, Make Haste To Help Us!

“Give us each day our daily bread.”
Luke 11:3

When a Disciple ask Jesus to give us a prayer, he was speaking for all people, everywhere, and for all time! We need to enter the intimate world of Jesus, for in Him, we find peace.

The Prayer of Jesus is one of intimacy with Father God, Papá Dios! God the Father is our Daddy God who loves us unconditionally. Jesus revealed this Divine Relationship with us, and it is awesome! It is mind blowing that that the Almighty Creator wants a personal relationship with us! This reality must change us!

The problem is , the Lord’s Prayer becomes something that is often a meaningless recitation of words, rather than an intimate, meaningful, communication with Daddy.

May we renew our relationship with Daddy, the Almighty Creator, and know each one of us is special, and that we treat each other as member of this love relationship with the Intimate Divine One!

We are One Family under Daddy! May we live the Love, and Message of the Lord Jesus!

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