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Friday, September 21, 2018

What is Faith?


WHAT IS FAITH?

As Abraham has shown us, faith is walking through one's life trusting God's plan, even with all the pain, suffering and death that may loom on the horizon. 

Abraham believed God and yet was willing to offer his only son.

So, Isaac, dead or alive, Abraham still believed God and that he would be the father of many nations. 

Faith is Faith because it goes with us believing through the chaos, not around it!

Bro. Joseph +
Servants of the Father of Mercy


Monday, September 10, 2018

Balance!



There should be no liberals in America, just the merciful.

No conservatives, just the compassionate.

No liberals, just the forgiving.

No conservatives, just kindness.

No liberals, just the patient.

No conservatives, just love.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Many Woes of Being a Hypocrite!



"Jesus never spoke judgmentally about anyone!" 1 Peter 2:23  There was not once a bad word toward prostitutes, gays, abortion or anyone else of us that comprise humankind, all who struggle and suffer with brokenness and sin.

However Jesus hated hypocrites (called them fools, vipers, snakes and children of hell) and spoke 7 woes against these religious that orchestrated his crucifixion. Hypocrites, they are people that think they are perfect but have their own dark secrets - sins, failures and shortcomings while ostracizing others.  Hypocrites are the only people Jesus warned us about and told parables condemning them.  Cf. Matthew 23:1-39

Whether you are a non-church goer, prayerful Christian, a daily Mass goer, pastor, priest or bishop - to call out, name and persecute others while hiding your own contradictions, sins and weaknesses is a surefire way to be on the wrong side of God on judgment day. 

Jesus said, "For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Matthew 7:2

There is an alternative!  Jesus said, "Blessed are the merciful, they will receive mercy."  Matthew 5:7


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

MANTRA PRAYER TO CHRIST THE KING




What is mantra prayer?  Mantra prayers originate in Tibetan spirituality.  The prayers are memorized and repeated over and over while driving, at home or taking a walk.  The use of a set of beads is common but optional. A mantra brings grace and peace to the soul and over time you will discover the answer to your prayer.

A public service announcement of the "Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc."  We're a 501 3 (c) IRS tax-exempt, nonprofit California organization and Association of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Since 2001 serving 80,000 + homeless in Southern California and beyond . . .  Like Domino's, "We Deliver!" urgent and critical supplies to the homeless where they live.

 "Maranatha, even so, come Lord Jesus! Bring release to this earth and the consummation of your Kingdom's reign, let it come. Maranatha! Alleluia!"

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Send these, the Homeless!

ELLIS ISLAND
THE STATUE OF LIBERTY SPEAKS
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning,

And her name, Mother of Exiles.
From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome;
Her mild eyes command the air-bridged harbor
That twin cities frame.
"Keep, Ancient Lands, your storied pomp!"
Cries she with silent lips.

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
By Emma Lazarus