A Life Without Jesus

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“Take my Yoke upon you and Learn from Me, for I am meek and Humble in heart, and You will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light”

Saint Matthew 11:28-30

 

 

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Jesus will make our cross a lighter load if we invite Him into our life. If Jesus is not in your life ask him to be. If you do not have faith or believe , ask God in a simple prayer to show you the right path. God is all loving and merciful. Start with the simple prayer of the holy name of  “Jesus” , saints such as the Apostle Paul, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saint Dominic, Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Francis De Sales relied on the “Holy Name Of Jesus”. This can be a powerful prayer. Through this we have hope and assurance of eternal salvation.

I Corinthians 2:8  What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love Him.

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A beautiful story by Carol

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I have a lot of Jewish friends and when I shared with them about some of the problems I was having they insisted I meet their Rabbi and talk over my concerns with him. They seemed so enthusiastic about how much he had helped them. As an Israeli citizen he has a different cultural perspective from the 21st century american paradigm. I was told He was a prolific writer, well traveled, and richly resourced. Considering the high recommendations I made an appointment to see him. I enjoyed talking with him. He listened without judgement and his advice was stunning, brilliant and actually worked. I grew to trust him as I received amazing solutions to my most perplexing problems. My other friends noticed the changes in me and wanted to know what happened. They were eager to hear about the person who produced such a dramatic transformation in my life. I want to share Him and what He has done for me with everyone. My greatest tender, new friend…..Rabbi Jesus

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When Mary Magdalene finds Jesus at the tomb on Easter morning she exclaims Rabbouni (teacher) This for me is a powerful scripture and resonates,  I feel like Mary at the tomb in finding Jesus in my life.

The Appearance to Mary of Magdala  

  But Mary stayed outside the Tomb weeping. And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb and saw two angels in white sitting there, one at the head and one at the feet where the body of Jesus had been. And there they said to her, “Woman why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken my Lord, and I don’t know where they laid him.” When she had said this she turned around and saw Jesus there, but did not know it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for.” She thought it was the gardener and said to him, “Sir if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him.” Jesus said to her “Mary!” She turned and said to Him in Hebrew  “Rabbouni” which means Teacher.

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Jesus wants to know us, to intercede and guide us. But we need to have a close personal relationship with Him.  Start with reading the New Testament, the words of Jesus, let him speak to you in scripture. Try to find quiet time , maybe taking a walk or just sitting in a favorite chair with no noise and pray to ask for the treasures he has for you. I know what you are thinking , who has time. Sometimes I wake up early and go to a room before anyone else is awake to read the daily scriptures for the day.    click here for       Daily Mass Readings

Or when the lights are out, just thanking God for another day, if things did not go so well, I ask God,” what are you telling me?” You will be surprised the graces with which He gives when we ask for them. When things are hectic I just ask God to please make it possible that I can have more prayer time if this is His will, this may be a time to prioritize.

Have you ever lived without Jesus in your life? Unfortunately, I have. Since the beginning of time beginning with Adam and Eve people have worshiped false idols or were led astray from God by false prophets. If you do not know Jesus it is very easy to be misconstrued and deceived sometimes by well meaning people that have been taught wrongly.

 

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Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Rev. 21:1-5.)

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When studying the Bible I suggest reading and reflecting with a reliable study course. Scripture can be misinterpreted and misunderstood. Scott Hann is one of many that is learned in scripture in Theology and he has free online courses at his website St Paul Center  .     Scott Hann’s conversion story is told here on this web site CERC  I think you will enjoy reading his path in life. Or maybe your parish has a Bible study group, this a great way to grow spiritually and the fellowship is encouraging. The Bible Study group at my parish has been life changing for me and I think surrounding yourself with others that have a love for God is great support and there you can find people who are knowledgeable and willing to share their faith.

Here is some suggested reading material that I have found helpful

Dynamic Catholic.com
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