Tell me what U Think..We'dd (m)

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tell me what U Think..We'dd (m)
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Sun, 08-17-2003 - 2:38pm
...really have to committ to keeping this going BUT I was thinking of a once a week Post (or folder, if you like) of what this week's (and every week, ongoing) Gospel meant to you...Like today, for example, it is related to eternal life and relative to belief and true followings of Jesus Way which is a tough act to follow (..said by the deacon who proclaimed the Gospel and Homily today)...

I actually find myself challenged by that every day. There are good days and bad days. Every thing that happens in my life is a blessing, thou, sometimes, I don't always look at it that way until after the fact!

What do you think??!! Looking forward to hearing from You

Jeanne

 


 


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Sun, 08-17-2003 - 6:14pm
I'm not sure which Gospel you were speaking of? Today's Gospel from John was about the "Bread of Life discourse" Where Jesus tells His followers that they must eat His flesh and drink His Blood! And it's continued next Sunday too! Where else but in the Catholic Church are we offered the actual Body and Blood of Christ as Real food. I find many Protestants cannot explain or accept this when asked where they receive and eat the Body of Christ and drink His Blood? Christ says clearly unless you eat My flesh and drink My blood you have no life in you. I waited for the priest here to mention something from the latest papal document on the "Eucharist and the Church" or the document from the US Bishops on "The Real Presence". But he didn't mention either of them. Anyway the Gospel today is the center and focus of our Catholic Faith. It is where we receive the strength to go out into the world and proclaim Christ. Science has something to say about this also. It is a proven fact that we are what we eat. If we eat food with certain elements those elements show up in our physical/chemical makeup. When we consume the actual Body and Blood of Christ in Communion. We in fact do become more Christian, which means "Christ like" because the Body and Blood of Christ that we consummed becomes in fact part of our physical and chemical make up!
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Sun, 08-17-2003 - 7:20pm
I thought the following thoughts are something to answer with in your quest (taken from Sarah Ban Breathnach's calendar, Simple Abundance, NYTimes bestselling author)

Aug. 16th reads: "Dare yourself to believe in your creativity, wherever it may lead you. Trust that where it leads is exactly where you're supposed to be. Your authentic self knows where you're headed. Don't wrestle with Spirit. Collaborate with It."

Aug. 15th reads: "What if the person who wrestles with God but doesn't live to tell the tale is the one who refuses to create -- a work of art, an authentic life? What if the wound, the one from which we never recover, is regret?"

I definitely find the life of God a challenge everyday. Excellent ? !



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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 08-18-2003 - 7:09am
..sorry if I didn't elaborate enough, Yes, the Gospel proclaims if you eat of my Bread and drink of my Blood, you will have eternal life! I agree that our faith is the only real faith that believes in the consecration (sp?) and sharing...The deacon here proclaimed the Gospel and Homily and added that eternal life is indeed living as Jesus lives and following his ways....