I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings. 6. Those who were crucified with him also taunted him. (Mark 15:23-32) Jesus, I do not want to see this. In its constitution on the Liturgy, the Second Vatican Council explicitly touched upon the relationship between the Liturgy and pious exercises(3). The object of worship is the Ishta Devata or guiding Deity or the particular form of the Deity whom the devotee worshipsNarayana or Vishnu as such, or His forms as Rama and Krishna in the case of Vaishnavas, Siva in His eight forms in the case of Saivas and Devi in the case of Saktas.
Each month we'll take you to a new place to discover. It is an infinite good, which is greater than to create heaven and earth, because we give to a soul the possession of God. They have Vatsalya-Bhava (the attitude which regards God as a child). They ought to write it, or have it written, unless it is printed; and they should sign it the same day they have made it. Do you see how the Father in heaven provided a welcome for His Son that it would surpass any greeting that a victorious army would receive at their homecoming.
Devotion to the Cross, however, sometimes requires a certain enlightenment. While he was in this state of self-gratulation, Richard burst into the circle, attended, indeed, only by two men, but in his own head-long energies an irresistible host. ``Who has dared,'' he said, laying his hands upon the Austrian standard, and speaking in a voice like the sound which precedes an earthquake; ``who has dared to place this paltry rag beside the banner of England?'' The Archduke wanted not personal courage, and it was impossible he could hear this question without reply.
He made him lord over all his brethren, and finished his blessing with these words, “Cursed be he that curseth thee, and let him that blesseth thee be filled with blessings.” Isaac had hardly finished these words when Esau entered, and brought with him what he had captured while out hunting, in order that his father might eat it, and then bless him. By virtue is obtained ascent to higher planes and by vice, descent to the lower. We who have walked in the shadow of the valley of death have found life in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
To them that are possessed of true understanding and insight the Surah of Hud surely sufficeth. One of the disciples of Jansenism, Arnauld, lays down the conditions on which a person may receive Holy Communion. "Since," he argues, "the Eucharist is the same food that is eaten in Heaven, so the purity of the faithful who receive it on earth must necessarily be that of the blessed in Heaven. In Egypt, in Persia, an hundred such auxiliaries, joined to his own light cavalry, would turn the battle against the most fearful odds.
Dismas, on the cross, had only one single act of faith in Me, but many, many sins; he was pardoned, however, in an instant; and, on the very day of his repentance, he entered into My kingdom and is a saint! The vigil consists of the recitation of God’s saving work throughout Israel’s history followed by a proclamation of the Risen Christ and the singing of the first “Alleluias” since Ash Wednesday. Whereas Mary understands the importance of Jesus’ presence and his limited time on earth, Judas focuses on the price of the perfume.
Help us to surrender all we are and all we have without holding anything back. The loving devotion for the suffering of Christ, often demonstrated by popular piety, should also be completed by setting it in the context his glorification so as to give integral expression to the salvific plan of God as revealed in Christ, and allow for its inextricable link with his Paschal mystery. God is stepping down from eternity into time. When the wise men looked down upon the face of this “young child” (vs 9), they rejoiced that God had visited man and they rejoiced that they had found Him.
Rather than having a huge abundant supply of funds that would purchase whatever he needed, his faith in God delivered miracle after miracle. They contemplate the crucified Saviour, they sense more easily the great suffering which Jesus, the Holy and Innocent One, suffered for the salvation of mankind. You may conceive that there are no other seeds than those that are cast into the earth or the womb; but such a mistake shews great ignorance. 37. Strange! then, that ignorance or ostentation should have more power than wisdom! 19.
How many killings in the world because of indiscriminate abortion and unawareness of the gift of life! If we do not sacrifice the natural to the spiritual, the natural life will resist and defy the life of the Son of God in us and will produce continual turmoil. In many cases, the solution for such problems would seem to lay in harmonizing the content of the "Marian months" with the concomitant season of the Liturgical Year.
Raised up to perfection by the manifold grace of God and already in possession of eternal salvation, they sing God's perfect praise in heaven and pray for us. And then all, even to the smallest child, go down with the Bishop, on foot, with hymns to Gethsemane. Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. Brahman and the universe are not different, just as the jar is not different from clay.