“Please listen to me. Turn to me that I may give you everlasting life in my heavenly kingdom.”
The other day, I considered how God is present amongst us and in us and how so many do not acknowledge Him and do not listen to Him and do not respond to Him. And, if we dwell on this reality, and keeping in mind the deeply-intense love which the Lord, Jesus Christ has for each and every one of us, and how He knows what will happen to those who, in their free will, do not acknowledge, listen and respond, then we can be that conduit through which He cries when He is in our hearts.
Many might say, “God has no emotion.” But we all believe and know that the Lord is True God and True Man. In his glorified humanity, He has emotion. He can cry in us. If you let Him cry in you, then you will also let Him laugh and smile in you. This is true intimacy.
Remember his love for the children of Jerusalem: “As he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it, saying, ‘If this day you only knew what makes for peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes.'”
~ Gospel of Luke, 19:41-42, New American Bible
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Cardinal Mueller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
There is an evil thread in society whereby some are misled into thinking that the Catholic Church hates women. Of course, anyone who knows the Church and Her Bridegroom, Jesus Christ knows that the Catholic Church loves women, seeing in women all of the unique beauty that all women have. Here is an interesting article which came out today which shows Pope Francis’s great affinity for women and their unique role in the Church:
By ANDREA TORNIELLI, Vatican Insider, Vatican City, 1 September 2014
The Vatican newspaper “L’Osservatore Romano’s” monthly women’s insert interviews the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: “We are not misogynists!” he says, revealing that the number of women in the Congregation will go from two to five or six, at the Pope’s request.
See the full article here: http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/the-vatican/detail/articolo/mueller-36063/
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