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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

WHAT IS THE FACE OF MERCY?


“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. ‘Mercy’ is a beautiful word: more beautiful still is the thing itself. All men wish to receive it, but the worst thing is that not all of them behave in a way that deserves it. Although everyone wishes to be shown mercy only a few wish to show it.


“O man, how can you have the arrogance to ask for what you refuse to give to others? You must show mercy in this world if you want to receive mercy in heaven. So, my dearest brethren, since we all desire mercy, let us make ourselves mercy’s slaves in this world so that she can give us our freedom in the world to come. For there is mercy in heaven and we come to it through earthly mercies. As Scripture says: Lord, your mercy is in heaven." St. Caesarius of Arles, 500 AD +

Brought to you by the Servants of the Father of Mercy, Since 2001, "Bringing Our Homeless Home."  An IRS 501 3 ( c ) California, Nonprofit Tax Exempt Association of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit www.ServantsoftheFather.org




Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Fall is Just Around the Corner!

Well, it's that special time of year, September is just around the corner! Please share the Servants of the Father of Mercy, Fall Newsletter (Photo) with your family and friends. (Keep a copy for yourself.) The schedule below covers September, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Please invite others you know to join our team during this wonderful time of year filled with opportunities to "Grow & Go" with the Lord Jesus Christ. Servants of the Father of Mercy, Since 2001 - "Bringing Our Homeless Home!"




Monday, July 22, 2019

Ricki

Please say a prayer for homeless brother Ricki.  From time to time he would help serve our homeless family in Los Angeles. Recently, he had a major stroke and is semi-ambulatory living in a long-term care facility.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

LIKE JESUS, WHY NOT BECOME A SERVANT!


"Behold, my servant shall prosper, [but not in the way you may think].  He shall be exalted and lifted up very high.  In fact, many will be astonished looking at him.  His appearance is so marred, beyond human resemblance and his body beyond that of normal men. He will startle kings and nations.

"For he grew up like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground.  He had no form or body that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. Thus, he was despised and rejected by all.

"Yet it was the will of the Lord to prosper his hand.  Therefore, he will be accounted among the great because he poured out his soul to death."  Isaiah 52 & 53

RSVP in the comments below, let us know you would like to become a "Servant of the Father of Mercy."  Since 2001 serving the 80,000 + poor homeless in Southern California and beyond. You need not be a resident of California or necessarily a Roman Catholic Christian to be a Servant, you can join our third-order and live anywhere and serve. Brother Joseph +

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

HEAR THIS ALL YOU PEOPLE THAT LIVE UPON THE EARTH . . .


"You cannot serve both God and money!"  Matthew 6:24

"Do not be in awe when others grow rich or when the splendor of their house increases.  They will take nothing with them when they die and their splendor will not descend with them into the grave. 

"While they lived, they said, "Men will praise me for my success."   Yet, they will go to join those who have gone before them, who will never see the light of day again. 

"People who have money but lack understanding are like beasts, they are destroyed."  Psalm 49:16-20



Sunday, July 7, 2019

MAJORITY SINNERS VS. MINORITY SINNERS


"In America today, for some reason, we have both Catholic and Protestant mainstream “majority-type sinners,” (divorce, remarriage, living together, liars, cheaters, etc..) who apparently do not see the log that is in their own eye. All the while they hate off-the-path “minority-type sinners” – individuals who are struggling with their very own unique brand of addictions, sins, problems, weaknesses and issues (gays, alcoholics, drug addicts, etc.).

“'Majority-type sinners' seem to be concerned about removing the spec from others’ eyes while ignoring their own contradictions and brokenness. Jesus, undeniably, condemns religious hypocritical behavior of this sort and frequently speaks out against it in the Gospels." Cf. Matthew 23

From - "Proof of theAfterlife 2", 2018, Mercy Books, Brother Gary Joseph, Author and Founder of Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc.

Monday, July 1, 2019

A BLAST FROM THE PAST - PLAY THE "NAME GAME"!


An insightful movie short playing the "Name Game" with pop singer Shirley Ellis (Circa 1960s) and the Servants of the Father of Mercy 80,000 + homeless family of Southern California.  

Filmed on location, Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Los Angeles and Ventura, CA. 

The Servants of the Father of Mercy - Since 200, "Bringing Our Homeless Home".  

We are missionaries to the homeless in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, CA and an  IRS 501 3 (c) nonprofit, tax exempt, California organization.  


Also, video available at this link . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjPdAG6roIQ