Jesus lives forever

Jesus lives forever
"I am alive; yet it is no longer I, but Christ living in me." Gl 2, 20.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Have I ever been alone?

I asked myself: why should I be alone?

Now, I know I never was alone.

God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Saint Mary, the apostles, the other saints and the angels.
How can I be alone if they are with me every time?

Today, I remembered about my moments of solitude, when I lived alone.

My house was always crowed, but I was always alone. Nobody talked to me.

In January of 2008, I met God and I understood God preserved me of all the bad things.

In the Holy Bible, the prophets and the apostles, for example, had been alone, but God was with them.

When the apostles traveled to many places, for evangelize, many times they are alone.

When King Saul wanted to capture David, we can read (1 Samuel 18, 11 - 15):

"Saul brandished the spear;
he said, 'I will pin David to the wall!'
David evaded him twice.
Saul feared David, since Yahweh was with him
and had withdrawn from Saul.
So Saul removed him from his presence
and appointed him commander of a thousand;
he led the people on campaign.
In all his expeditions, David was successful
and Yahweh was with him.
And Saul, seeing how very successful he was,
was afraid of him."

If God is with me, then who is against me?

David was alone, and he won the King Saul and his army of one thousand.

PS.: Yahweh is the name that God chose for Himself. Yahweh means "I am".

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

San Francisco of Assis

I'm using a Franciscans' Tau, like the following image, since last Sunday.

I studied about it and found interesting informations.

The Tau was cited on the Holy Bible in Ezequiel 9, 1-7 (some translations shows a cross and others show a Tau):

"Then he shouted loudly for me to hear,
'The scourges of the city are approaching,
each carrying his weapon of destruction!'
Immediately six men advanced from the upper north gate,
each holding a deadly weapon.
Among them was a man dressed in linen,
with a scribe's ink-horn in his belt.
They came in and halted in front of the bronze altar.
The glory of the God of Israel
rose from above the winged creature
where it had been,
towards the threshold of the Temple.
He called to the man dressed in linen
with a scribe's ink-horn in his belt
and Yahweh said to him,
'Go all through the city,
all through Jerusalem,
and mark a cross on the foreheads of all
who grieve and lament over all the loathsome practices in it.'
I heard him say to the others,
'Follow him through the city and strike.
Not one glance of pity;
show no mercy; old men, young men, girls, children, women,
kill and exterminate them all.
But do not touch anyone with a cross on his forehead.
Begin at my sanctuary.'
So they began with the old men
who were in the Temple.
He said to them,
'Defile the Temple;
fill the courts with corpses;
then go out!'
They went out
and hacked their way through the city."

The Tau (or cross) represents the salvation of that people and the God's love for us.

God loves everybody, but many people don't match His love.

Jesus will come back and He will judge everybody with the perfect justice.