The purpose of this site is to lead others to God in truth, however, I do not have authority, and these are personal reflections on what has been handed to me through the Church. I write them for the purpose of edification for others and for myself. All which I write is written in full submission to the authority of the Church.
I...beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called, With all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity. Careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. One body and one Spirit; as you are called in one hope of your calling. One Lord, one faith, one baptism. One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in us all. But to every one of us is given grace, according to the measure of the giving of Christ.
The Catholic life is one of perseverance and resistance. It is not a convenient or easy life. We must convert, turn away, from the world and the flesh, and live anew in the spirit of God. We will be contradicting the world of death, and we will be opposed for it.
And Jesus answering, said to them: Take heed that no man seduce you: For many will come in my name saying, I am Christ: and they will seduce many. And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that ye be not troubled. For these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be pestilences, and famines, and earthquakes in places: Now all these are the beginnings of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall put you to death: and you shall be hated by all nations for my name' s sake. And then shall many be scandalized: and shall betray one another: and shall hate one another. And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold. But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.
But exhort one another every day, whilst it is called today, that none of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
The first conversion is found through Baptism, and the sacrament of Penance for those who afterwards fall. The first conversion to God, the reception of Sanctifying Grace, which enables us to be Children of God, to be born again in spirit, is the start of Eternal Life. It is the begining of Eternal Life.
The need for a us to work together, to be of one will, in the Mystical Body of Christ, is hindered by many things, and today increasingly more strongly opposed by those around us on all levels of society. I hope what I have written helps others.
My blog is focused on Eternal Salvation, on avoiding sin and temptation, and growing closer to God. The forum is for any discussion related to living a Catholic life, including doctrine and morals.
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