Mother Teresa: “I belong to Jesus. He must have the right to use me without consulting me.”
1 Cor 6:19-20 (NIV) …You are not your own; you were bought with a price…
Rom 14:8 (Jer) If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord, so that alive or dead we belong to the Lord.
“Right here we must see the difference between choosing to serve and choosing to be a servant. When we chose to serve, we are still in charge. We decide whom we will serve and when we will serve. And if we are in charge, we will worry a great deal about anyone stepping on us, that is, taking charge over us. But when we choose to be a servant, we give up the right to be in charge. There is great freedom in this. If we voluntarily choose to be taken advantage of, then we cannot be manipulated. When we choose to be a servant, we surrender the right to decide when we will serve. We become available and vulnerable.”
Have you opened your heart to the Father’s holy will for your life? When you do, you will be set free as He doesn’t hold us captive and His perfect plan for you is LOVE. Take this chance and go to confession so that your heart and soul will be free in Christ Jesus. His plan is perfect our plans have flaws.
When God lays a cross upon us, some misfortune, some unexpected burden, instead of thanking Him for this precious gift, too often we rebel against His will. We forget that our Savior never sends a cross alone, but ever sweetens its bitterness, lightens its weight by His all-powerful grace. With reluctance, with unwillingness, Simon bears the cross of His Master. At first his spirit revolted against this injustice, his pride rebelled against this ignominy. But once he accepted with resignation, his soul was filled with heavenly sweetness, he felt not the weight of the heavy beams, he heeded not the jibes of the multitude but pressed on after His Master, proud to be His follower.
Mary, Our Mother in Grief, Dealing with a Miscarriage
Join Msgr. Charles M. Mangan as he helps us understand the importance and distinct role that Mary, our mother in grief, plays for those suffering from a miscarriage and early infant loss.
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Unite these sufferings to Jesus as you pray the chaplet of Hannah’s Tears, please consider offering your pain for someone who could use a prayer. Please follow the link to download the chaplet prayer http://hannahstears.net/chaplet-of-hannahs-tears/