Mary is the good thief who knows how to break into the house of your soul and mind in the darkness of sin. Mary you know how to Maneuver and disarm the security alarms that I have put up in my heart mind soul spirit. Mary you have the key. In fact Mary you are the pass key that can open the biggest baddest fail safe safe in the center of my heart. Mary you can open these massive doors into the safe because you know the combination and you have the key. Mary open this fail safe safe in my heart to reveal to me the treasures jewels and graces Jesus and the Holy want to give me. Mary you are truly the Good Thief who has stolen my heart. Amen
God you asked the Priests to carry the Ark around the city of Jericho. And when they did the Walls cams tumbling down. Mary walk around the stronghold of sin in my heart so that the stronghold of sins the Walls of sin come crumbling down. Mary you are the master safe cracker. Crack the safe in my heart and reveals show and give me to previous jewels found in this safe. Mary you have the pass key to open up the safe in my heart. Mary I give you permission to be the master safe cracker in my life. Amen
‘Psul tells us in Galatians 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So we see Mary joined linked with the Holy Spirit. Because we are born as children of God by the work of the Woman Mary and the Spirit of His Son which is sent into our hearts. So even now! Or maybe especially now we need to look to Mary and the Holy Spirit to make us a child of God. So the Spirit is a virginal spirit. As St John tells us ‘Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.’ So we are born of Mary and the Spirit in a similar way that Jesus was born of Mary and the Holy Spirit that descended on Mary. So in this scripture from Galatians we see Mary and the Holy Spirit role in forming the whole Christ Head and Body. As Vatican II said ‘Mary is our mother in the order of grace.’The Holy Spirit is a virginal spirit where Mary is our Mother by the Power of the Holy Spirit. We becomes sons and daughters of the Father in Heaven.
Noticed a spelling error in my Lectionary do you see it. Second Par ‘See and you shall find’ So idea to order to Seek. You must first be able to See the Prize? Right? You can Seek and Find because you first can See. May the Holy Spirit enlighten your inmost vision to enable you to see. So it is See Seek Find in that order.
Pope Francis says ‘Praying with courage and without getting tired
Pope Francis emphasizes three elements: a man in need, a friend, a little bread. It is a surprise visit from the needy friend and his is an insistent request because he has confidence in the friend who has what he needs. The Lord wants to teach us how to pray: said Pope Francis, wants us to pray with “intrusiveness”.
Please be bold, because when we pray we usually have a need. The friend is God: he is a rich friend who has bread, he has what we need. As Jesus said: “In prayer be intrusive. Do not get tired “. But do not get tired of what? Of asking. “Ask and it will be given to you”. Need to have Holy Boldness in our prayer. Francis says in another Homily ‘That if prayer doesn’t have boldness than it is not prayer’. Now boldness doesn’t mean you have to loud or shout. In fact sometimes the louder we are the less faith we actually have. Need to have a quiet and bold confidence. Mary had this quiet and bold confidence when she said at the marriage in Cana ‘They have no more wine.’
The Renewal of the Holy Spirit ‘Soul Institute’Feast Day of Saint John XXIII
Today on the Feast Of Saint John XXIII. Here is his prayer he wrote for the Second Vatican Council
Pope John XXIII’s Prayer to the Holy Spirit (1961): “Divine Spirit, renew your wonders in our time, as though for a new Pentecost, and grant that the holy church, preserving unanimous and continuous prayer, together with Mary the Mother of Jesus, and also under the guidance of St. Peter, may increase the reign of the Divine Saviour, the reign of truth and justice, the reign of love and peace. Amen”
Pope John XXIII wanted to open up a window to the Church so that the Holy Spirit could come in and renew the Church.
The Holy Spirit came through the window. Now the rocks are falling from the upper