Year C- 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples also were with him: and he asked them: Who do the people say that I am?
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusI still ask the same question to you now. Who do you think that I am? Who do people say that I am?
Enlightened by the knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, by the tradition of the Church, and aided by the faith in your heart you must allow the Holy Spirit to reveal to you Who I am.
I am who I am, the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega, the One who was, the One is and will be forever. I am the source of life for all living things; I am the Light of the world, the truth and the hope of everyone.
I am the vine and you are one of the branches, so you may see that cut off from me you are nothing; you must understand that you need to be in me so that I may be in you and you may live on and on.
Without me there would not be existence, since I am the source of existence. I am existence itself. I am the Master of time, space and Eternity. Matter and Spirit are in my hands. I am the Supreme Architect of the Universe, the mind that controls reality.
It is very complex for the mind of man to understand the holy mysteries that explain me, and yet with the help of the Holy Spirit you come a step closer every time you come to me in prayer and every time you do something to please me.
While I was in the world, I loved humanity without limits; I became the victim that expiates the sins of the whole world by my sacrifice in Calvary.
Since I am sharing all my possessions with you and am offering the gift of immortality and eternal joy; it is only fair that I make you partaker of my cross for a little while, so that by contemplating my afflictions and sharing in my sufferings you purify yourself to be worthy to be with me forever.
Do not oppose my Will but accept all my providential gifts, including the cross. By living a life of imitation of my virtues, you will be preparing solid grounds for your future life. I will be the Good Shepherd leading you through green pastures, protecting you from the storms of life and taking you by the hand to the promised Holy Land.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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