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SEEING JESUS

Seeing Jesus is what Christianity is all about. In its purist form, it is nothing more than imitating Him whom we see.  To be more specific, you must actually experience Jesus in your life.

You may say that this is abnormal and almost unbelievable. Two billion Christians would have something to say about your thought process.

So maybe you are acting out of imperfect knowledge on the subject. So start with a little research:

It is one thing to talk about Jesus and it is an entirely different thing to experience Him. That’s where you come in. There is a lot of blogs on this site about experiencing God. So be smart and do your research. Don’t go through life thinking that you have all the answers. Incidentally, that is called pride, one of the capital sins, if you haven’t already identified it. You simply only have partial knowledge if that.

SEEING JESUS
SEEING JESUS

Maybe there is a psychological influence, but that doesn’t explain why Christianity provides a totally new source of power for living. When one puts one’s trust in Christ, one’s life begins to change.

You will read about testimonies that illustrate world changing personal experiences. You have to ask yourself how many other people have had the same experiences. Generally Christians have the same essential experience, say similar things, and feel the same way. The underlining reason is that these Christians have been saved by the same God.

The strongest rational for Christians to believe Christianity is on the basis of their experience (even though there are many people who have not had experiences of the Christian God). You only have to hear testimonies from real people who experienced God directing or speaking to them during their lifetime.

SEEING JESUS

UNIQUE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST

Some of us have a lot of questions: Does God answer prayers? Does He heal us interiorly? Is He unconditionally good and loving? Does He inspire and guide us? Continue reading SEEING JESUS

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PRIDE AND HUMILITY

SPIRITUALLY ARROGANT

The religious leadership 2000 years ago clamored to be emulated. Their desire was to be honored and revered. They were spiritually arrogant and purposely placed themselves on a pedestal to receive everyone’s praise.

The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: “I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.”      Isaiah 57:15

“A humble person has no trouble giving another a higher place than himself. He also acknowledges the greatness of God and how little he knows. A humble person is gentle and never arrogant. He does not show off to make an impression but remains in the truth. He does not rely on his own words but on the Word of God. A humble person cares for others and wishes all to advance. He is quick to pardon and never holds grudges.

He knows that he is weak and in need of God’s strength at every moment. He has no problem to ask another for help and he is always asking the Father for His grace.

“Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!” MATTHEW 16:22


See how many times the disciples tried to correct the Lord. See how many times they argued with the Lord. See how many times their thoughts contradicted the Master. See how many times they urged Him to take action. And the Lord, ever patient, would correct them.

 

In every case, we see that He is the Lord, and they are the disciples. The roles must never be confused. He is the Master, and we are His servants. We do not command Him, but He commands us. We do not lead Him, but He leads us. He was not created for us, but we were created for Him. He does not serve us according to our pleasure, but we serve Him according to His pleasure. So we must be adjusted to Him, and not the other way around. The Lord will never apologize to us and say, “I’m sorry, I was wrong. We’ll do it your way.” How laughable! How absurd! But we often live as if we expect Him to do that very thing. We have not humbled ourselves.

Marvin Pressman

The above messages came to Father Melvin Doucette.

In the Sermon on the Mount, many things that have earthly value are overturned, showing that in Your Kingdom things stand on different, purer standards.

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, [poor in spirit] for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.”    Matthew 5:3 

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PRIDE: TO ACQUIRE POWER

TO ACQUIRE POWER

Do you find yourself continually striving to acquire power? When you give advice, do you want to know whether it is being followed or not? There is a pattern: when you offer help, you expect to be thanked; when you give money, you expect it to be spent your way; when you do something good, you want to be remembered. You are concerned that you not be forgotten and that somehow you will live on in the thoughts and deeds of others.

PRIDE: TO ACQUIRE POWER

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you”                                                                                                                                                    James 4:10                                                                                                                                               There is blessing found in humility. When we hold on to pride, there are consequences that result.

PRIDE: TO ACQUIRE POWER

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