For this blogger, prayers can heal and can lead to guidance under the Holy Spirit.  He prays that all may be enlightened of the importance of following the commandments of God as enumerated in the Ten Commandments and in the teachings of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. 

Let us be reminded also of what Christ has said in Matthew 6:24, in the New Testament of the Holy Bible,  “No one can serve two masters.  Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and Money(Mammon).”  In our life, the “free will” that God has given us gives us the right to choose between good and evil.  The path of light as against the path of darkness.

Homosexuality is a choice as self discipline is a choice (Click here our link on different Christian beliefs and practices on “homosexuality” and on another link for different topics on homosexuality under the Catholic faith).  So with temper, pride and attitude.  It is us to decide what path to choose.  To follow our faith or our (worldly) pleasure.  To avoid lust and other related sexual acts or not.  To better distinguish our needs from our wants.  And to know our boundaries, our limits, when to stop because we are already going against the commandments of God and Christ’s teachings of love of God and fellowmen.

In 1 John 3:7-10, St. John writes, under the topic Children of God, “Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray.  He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.  He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning.  The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.  No one who is born of God will continue to sin, bacause God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.  This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are.  Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.” 

And may we not forget that the kind of love Jesus teaches us comes with great responsibility.  It goes with the question, “what will be the long term effect of this love that I give?”  Is it the “truth” and will it lead to true peace and oneness with God, or will it lead to more temptations, sin, evil, wrongdoings, illness or more death and destruction.

And only when our faith, heart and spirit accepts that this life is a gift from God, temporarily lent to us for others, and a stepping stone to the afterlife, shall we be able to truly understand our true purpose in life here on earth. In every action and decision that we do, therefore, let us remind ourselves of our responsibility to love, care, be forgiving and be compassionate of others.

Reflecting on what Christ has said in one of his last words for those who crucified him,  in Luke, 23:34, he said in all humility and kindness,  “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”  

And pray that our actions and our words further guide us to the “truth and the light of life” in Jesus, and assertively unfaltering in standing up for God’s words and commandments in every step of the way, that others, too, may see the light.

As in John 14:6, Jesus said to his disciples, “I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”  And further in John 3:16, Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that he gave his One and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Defending the Pope as the symbol of our faith and Christ’s teachings gives us the power to spread God’s words especially those who persecute him as in our CNA post link below.

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