ABOUT REALITY “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free” –John 8: 32 A Christian couple with soul connection, practicing virtue together, shunning evil together, overcoming vices together, doing good together, may be the ordinary building block of a third millennium of Christianity. A corrupted heart submits to ego. A sanctified ego submits to heart. This is a dynamic of human loving. A person will reap only what he sows (cf. Gal. 6: 7). A prayerful soul is a powerful person. A sanctified heart leads you to relate well and do good to others. An un-sanctified heart is the source of bad relationships and all kinds of hurts to fellow human beings (cf. Mark 7: 21-23; Mathew 15: 19; Luke 6: 45). A soul of prayer need not be concerned about the Devil. A tip for peace: face your own life and respect the lives of others (cf. John 21: 21-22). About reality: the real world is made up of real people, you and me, and what we make of it, good and evil. Achievement, status, honours, property are hardly ever handed to people on a golden plate. Respect people for their good efforts, qualities, and achievements. Action speaks louder than words (popular proverb). Aging is no cause for alarm. The young have ample physical capability. The elder should have gained ample spiritual capability. All problems are artificial. All who take the sword will perish by the sword (Matt. 26: 52). An evil and unfaithful age is eager for a sign (cf. Matt. 16: 4, 12: 39). Anyone who distorts revelation will pay for it (cf. Rev. 22: 18-19). As it was for Zacchaeus, restitution means giving back what we took plus what we gained from what we took, as much as possible, so that we can enjoy salvation (Cf. Luke 19: 8-9). As the family goes, so goes the nation (John Paul II). Bad company corrupts good morals (1 Cor. 15: 33). Basic requirement: faith in Jesus Christ (cf. Gal. 3: 26). . Because of the increase of evildoing, the love of many will grow cold (Matt. 24: 12). Beware of Satan who cannot do good and would try to undo anything good. Bless: have a habit of blessing. Bless yourself often. Bless your family. Bless structures. Bless processes. Bless people. Bless your country. Do not let the Evil One dominate your life or environment. Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed (John 20: 29). Both in life and in death we are the Lords (cf. Rom. 14: 8). By their fruits you will know them (Matt. 7: 20). Care is a far greater good than cure. In our world, if we cared more, we would cure less. Charity is the mother of all virtues. Christ has won the victory. Christ left a hierarchy for His church not to be anarchy (cf. Matt. 16: 18-19, 28: 18-20; Luke 10: 16; John 21: 15-17). Christian apostle: dont get lukewarm. God is doing the work of salvation, with you or without you, and dont be surprised at whatever means God uses. Christian: by now you know those things a person of this century, this millennium, can enjoy and those things we must endure. You cannot but walk with God. Christian: for you, all things are become new (cf. 2 Cor. 5: 17). Ask God for grace to see everything in your life as a Christian, to know everything in your life as a Christian, to hold everything in your life as a Christian, to use everything in your life as a Christian, and to relate to everything in your life as a Christian. Christian: if you can to the least and greatest both defer, you do indeed true greatness prefer. Christian: if you dont pray well, you cant know the truths that every Christian should know, you cant see the things that every Christian should see, and you cant have the power that every Christian should have. Christian: if you want a showdown with the Devil, be good, just that. Christian: if you worry that others have more blessings than you, you probably do not know your blessings, you probably do not have your blessings. Appeal to Gods goodness and justice rather than envy others. Christian: in a country where Buddhists, Christians, Jews, and Moslems and people of various religions and ideologies share fundamental and equal rights, you should promote those rights but be Christian, remain Christian. Christian: in this life, there is nothing more difficult to attain than holiness. There is nothing more worthwhile to attain than holiness. Dont abandon that struggle for any other. Christian: look at every life and you will see that Satan has struck; look at every household and you will see that Satan has struck; look at every institution and you will see that Satan has struck; look at every establishment, every country, every nation . . . look and see and watch and pray. Christian peace is not vulnerable; Christian joy is not vulnerable; Christian power is not vulnerable you just dont know it until you have them. Christian: Paul, Stephen, Augustine, Aquinas, Jerome, Ambrose, the Litany . . . . They all lived very good Christian lives. Therefore, we, at this time and age, by being spiritual and following the Gospel with greater understanding can live even better Christian lives. Christian: reciting prayers is far from adequate. We need to relate to God, converse with God, get to know God through the Scriptures. Christian: the cleaner your heart, the more open your mind, the freer your being, the more and the clearer God reveals himself to you, no matter who you are, no matter what you do in life. Christian: the closer you are to God, the more you see that the Devil hates you madly, God loves you dearly, and you must make your choices clearly in everything in life. Christian: the divine filiation you own should give you Christian character if you are led by the spirit of God in all things (cf. Romans 8: 14). Christian: the glory of God manifest in your life through mere human nature cannot be mistaken as yours (cf. 2 Cor. 4: 6-7), so let it shine! Christian: the reign of God, in our hearts and minds, is perhaps the smallest of our interests, a mustard seed (cf. Mark 4: 30-34), but it can grow and become the greatest of our interests upon which all of life depends. Christian: the triumph of evil is in good explanation. Christian: threats take over us easily. Turn your face away from threats if you can. Turn your face to God whose favours are not exhausted, whose mercies are not spent (cf. Lam. 8: 22-23). Christian: threats will always appear, even great threats, and they can breed anxiety, error, and sin. We must often choose between God and Satan, good and evil, etc., in order to survive. Christian: to attain your status as a mature Christian is not easy. To maintain it is less easy. Be watchful and prayerful in all you do in life. Christian: you breathe all the time and you dont question it because your body needs to live. Pray without ceasing (1Thess. 5: 17) because your spirit needs to live. Christian: you may be punished, hindered, excluded, cheated, ridiculed, disturbed, deprived, betrayed, tortured, etc., by those who envy your status as a Christian. Nothing is more enviable than being holy. Nothing, in this world, is more enviable. Christian: your destiny is something that turns real only in your hands. Live unto Glory. Live for glory. Conscience: continuous. Constant presence of God. Cults: be they Christian or other, never underestimate their feeling of importance, their feeling of rightness, their feeling of power, their feeling of hurt, or their feeling of vengeance. Dangers: sin, error, ignorance. Delusions are typically from evil spirits or evil tendencies such as envy, hatred, fear, vengeance, anger, greed, fanaticism . . . Devils delight: virtuous atheists and sinful Christians. Do good to all (Gal. 6: 10). Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more (Luke 12: 4). Do not hide moral truths, spread them! Do not judge and you will not be judged (cf. Luke 6: 37; Rom. 14: 10, 13). Do to others as you would have them do to you (Luke 6: 31). Doing good for ones self tends to come naturally. Doing good for others comes with learning and we will keep learning till we die. Dont judge by appearances (cf. John 7: 24). Ego builds up self; heart builds up society (cf. Sirach 37: 21-25). Ego cannot trust beyond self, serve beyond self, or uplift beyond self. Heart attracts others all the time, consciously and unconsciously. Ego faces a dead end. Heart faces numerous openings. Ego is costly to serve. Heart needs nothing to do something. Ego keeps and keeps. Heart gives and gives. Ego makes me small just me; heart makes me bigger us. Ego makes you fear truth that embarrasses you and makes you feel threat towards all that seems bigger and better than you but heart makes you at peace with everything. Ego makes you uneasy and restless when you are not on top and the best. Heart makes you at ease and peaceful in your condition. Ego needs to dominate and not relate. Heart needs to relate and not dominate. Ego never feels safe and is always on the defense. Heart is the most vulnerable reality and works within that reality. Ego serves a part of the world that is myself and mine. The heart serves the rest of the world. Ego: a man of ego sacrifices everybody; a man of heart sacrifices himself. Ego: a sanctified ego does you great service, giving you the self mastery and self control that allows you to reach greatness and holiness (cf. 1 Cor. 9: 25; Gal. 5: 23; 2 Peter 1: 6; Titus 1: 8; 2 Timothy 1: 7). Ego: any part of the human being can be sick; when the ego is sick, every other part is at risk. Ego: for the ego, it is convenient to hurt or destroy other people. For the heart, it is inconvenient to hurt or destroy other people. Eternity is reality. Even legitimate demands of the flesh can be given up (cf. 1 Cor. 15: 36). Even the Devil knows the Scriptures (cf. Matt. 4: 3-11). Ever-effective chastisement: love. Everybody can be great, but not everybody can be famous; everybody can lead a good life, but not everybody can be rich; everybody can have peace, but not everybody can be free of enemies . . . it is often hard to know what is best for us. Every human has a body, mind, and spirit and our living fully and our fruitfulness in this world are enabled by our bodily well-being, our mental well-being, and our spiritual well-being. Each of us shall give an account of himself [to God] (Rom. 14: 12). Every soul needs an outlet. Everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin (cf. John 8: 34). Evil doing: human evils are often dependent on the ends we set and the will we follow, Gods or ours. The desire to reach goals, objectives, or targets lead to employment of good or evil. We always have choices. Evil doing: it is hard, if not impossible, to do anything or make progress in front of enmities. This is a source of evil doing the perceived need to take out enemies. Evil: sometimes we need to think: so much evil for how much good or any good? Faith is above reason. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things that are not seen (cf. Heb. 11:1-2). False churches, false philosophies, false advisers add to our miserie False messiahs and false prophets will arise, and they will perform signs and wonders so great as to deceive, if that were possible, even the elect (Matt. 24: 24). Fear: All humans have fears: religious, political, governmental, professional, financial, cultural, social, familial, personal, collective . . . but the possibility of going to Hell is the greatest threat and perhaps the least considered and the least source of insecurity. Fools say in their hearts, There is no God (cf. Ps. 14: 1). For every man, to eat and drink and enjoy the fruit of all his labor is a gift of God (cf. Eccles. 3: 13). Freedom is a gift from Christ, Our Redeemer, and a quality of Christianity. Freedom: a saint is not a person who does not sin because he cannot sin but a person who does not sin when he can sin. Give people freedom and the thinker will think best, the writer will write best, the saint will pray best, and the sinner will sin best. Go for spiritual direction as needed. God . . . is rich in mercy (Eph. 2: 4). God arranges things. Let the will of God be. God can raise children from stones and money from nowhere. God does not contradict Himself. God exists (cf. Exod. 3: 14). God gave us faith but we cannot know him, love him, or serve him well, without exercising that faith. God is a father with a left hand and a right hand to punish and to bless. God is always looking after us. God is clear (Rom. 1: 19; cf. 1 Cor. 14: 33). God is great and should be revered. His plan for each person cannot be fathomed or forced against his will. God is great but you can know as much about him as you need to know, as much about him as you want to know, as much about him as he wants you to know. God is great. God is light (1 John 1: 5). God is Lord of Cosmos. God is love (1 John 4: 8, 16). God is more generous than we are. God is my friend. God is not a fact to be believed but the Being (cf. Exodus 3: 14) and the origin of being to be related to and worshiped. God is not a God of confusion but of peace (1 Cor. 14: 33RSVCE). God is our Father (cf. Matt. 23: 9; Luke 12: 30). God is spirit and those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth (cf. John 4: 23-24). God is trustworthy (cf. 1 Cor. 1: 9). God knows best. God looks at the heart (cf. 1 Sam. 16: 7). God, science, and realities beyond the limited human mind can find some sacred space within our minds but they are different from artificial realities emanating from our creativity and intellectualism: works of art, poetry, design, legalism, culture, business . . . . God tests us to make us strong; the Devil and his agents tempt us to make us weak. God wants all to be saved and to come to know the truth (cf. 1 Tim. 2: 3-4). Gods foolishness is wiser than human wisdom (cf. 1 Cor. 1: 25). Gods grace is infinite and free. Think of the ocean where you may go with your teaspoon, cup, bucket, or tanker and get your fill. So too we carry our faith before God to get grace. Good and evil dwelling together are like water and fire dwelling together: more water, less fire; more fire, less water. Grace does not destroy nature (Frank Sheed). Great sinners can make great saints (cf. Luke 7: 47). Great things are made up of little things. Greatest feat: overcoming sin. He has made you little less than a god (cf. Ps. 8: 6) but dont be a god (cf. Ezek. 28: 2). He makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust (Matt. 5: 45). He who finds a [spouse] finds happiness; it is a favor he receives from the Lord (Prov. 18: 22). He who loses his life . . . will find it (cf. Matt. 10: 39). His delight is to be with the children of men (cf. Prov. 8: 31).DRV His goodness is so good, we must be grateful. Holiness: attain it by rejecting all your evils; maintain it by the choices you make in all aspects of life; sustain it by a sound relationship with God. Holiness: we all need to go up the mountain (cf. Mark 9:2) so that we can worship more sincerely. How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! (Luke 18: 24; 1 cf. Mark 10: 23). How the restless Devil (cf. 1 Pet. 5: 8) begets restlessness humans! Human intellect is grand and limited. Humans are too finite and limited to determine who or what God is. We need to appreciate Revelation and Mystery. Humans must look at creation to consider how small we are compared to how great The Creator is. Ideologists and fanatics do themselves disfavor by being small minded, limited sighted, and giving up their own freedom to serve only something small while hurting other people. Idolatry is not to accept God for what He is and does. Idolatry is to replace God with something else. Idolatry still abounds! If we are too busy doing good, we cannot do evil (cf. 2 Pet. 1: 10). If you are angry with people, angry with the world, or angry with God, you may not know it because anger blinds and so do other negative passions such as hatred, envy, greed, and conceit. If you can be brave before truth, with truth, about truth, you cannot be braver. If you know how great God is, you will worship God. If you dont worship, you dont know. If you know what you still need to do to enter Heaven, you would try to dissociate yourself from every evil and stick with Christ. In a busy world, take advantage of whatever inspires you to marvel, worship, and thank God, even for a minute; be it the splendour of nature, be it catastrophes, be it people, be it events . . . . This may be your gateway to Heaven. In a busy world, whatever wakes you up to recognize the reality of God and Gods work in your life, desirable or undesirable for you, be grateful for it. In anything and in everything, the origin and the end should not be ignored. In Christ there is every ideal. Intellectual disaster: brains without God, minds without God, leaders without God, work without God . . . It is easy for the materially poor to accept their poverty and to accept help. It is almost impossible for the spiritually lacking to acknowledge their lack and accept help because this requires an ultimate spiritual disposition - humility. It is good to be able to say yes or no, to want to say yes or no. It is evil to be unable to say yes or no, to have to say yes or no. It is not worthwhile to envy those who prosper, especially through evil (cf. Ps. 37: 7). It is proper of the wise to govern and judge (cf. 1 Cor. 6: 2-8). It is safer to stand by the truth than to stand by human beings. It is worthwhile to be faithful to God. Jesus is Master of masters. Jesus is the Way (cf. John 14: 6). Joy: if you have joy, youll always bring joy to others, not sorrows. Joy: life is beautiful. Never stop believing this for yourself and for each and every person. Life: if you know your own life, embrace your own life, love your own life, care for your own life, enjoy your own life, fulfill your own life, you will never be evil towards another persons life, or any life. Like it or not: every knee shall bend, every tongue shall give praise to God (cf. Isa. 45: 23-24; Phil. 2: 10-11; Rom. 14: 11). Limited vision: earthly comfort and progress. Love acknowledges the neighbor and all that is good in the neighbor. Hate denies the neighbor and all that is good in the neighbor. Love enhances and builds. Hate diminishes and destroys. Love gives good and takes away evil. Hate gives evil and takes away good. Love is our highest state of being. Love is the most pleasurable reality of all eternity and is the life in Heaven. Hate is the most painful reality of all eternity and is the death in Hell. Love leads to glory. Hate leads from glory. Love Our Lady like the saints did. Love regrets hurt to the neighbor. Hate begets hurt to the neighbor. Love the saints, living and gone. Love, with little information, knows the neighbor well. Hate, with all the information in the world, lacks knowledge of the neighbor. Love: always treat everyone with kindness. You can never know enough about anybody or about yourself to justify your being unkind. Love: anything that conveys love of neighbour is good. Anything that conveys hatred of neighbour is evil. Love: hatred stirs up disputes, but love covers all offenses (Proverbs 10: 12). Love: in a world of love, we would enjoy everything good. In a world of hate, we would suffer everything evil. Love: racism and fascism within the Church are extremely painful but we must all strive to be completely free and to make our contributions freely. Malice is dangerous; frustrated malice is deadly. Malice is never superficial. Man can never rule out God intelligently. Mankind has no distance from the cross. Mankind solves the problems God permits him to solve. Many are invited, but few are chosen (Matt. 22: 14). Many do not know the ways of Satan (cf. Mark 4: 15, 8: 33; 2 Cor. 11: 14; Luke 13: 16; 1 Thess. 2: 18). Many false prophets will arise and deceive many (Matt. 24: 11). Mary is the shortcut to Jesus (cf. John 2: 1-11). Maturity is the full development of all virtues. Maturity is to give glory to God in all things. Maturity is to live in reality. Miracles, signs: only for supernatural reasons (cf. Mark 16: 20). Money is not mightier than the heart. Money rules the world but not the Church and not Christian mission. Money, sex, and power give pleasures too small and fleeting for a saint. Mortification is all round: mind, heart, will, and flesh. Nave and ignorant people are not comparable to people who dont want to know, claiming they know. It is wise to admit ignorance. It is ignorance to claim knowledge. Naked I came forth from my mothers womb (Job 1: 21). No freedom, no merit. No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends (John 15: 13). No sin is worthwhile. Nobody plans to fail, but many fail to plan (popular proverb). Not on bread alone does one live but on every utterance that comes from the mouth of God (cf. Matt. 4: 4; Luke 4: 4). Not to love God is a curse (cf. 1 Cor. 16: 22). Obedience to the hierarchy left by Jesus is obedience to Jesus (cf. Luke 10: 16; John 21: 15-17). Old age is not the only time for God. One who is earthly speaks on an earthly plane (cf. John 3: 31). Only with difficulty will a rich person enter the Kingdom of God (cf. Matt. 19: 23; Mark 10: 23; Luke 12: 15). Our daily bread: this is the cause of many troubles when we seek it apart from God. Our deeds are clearer than words. Our God forgives and gives. Our parents, in spite of everything, are our parents (cf. Luke 2: 51). Our widows mite is our everything (cf. Luke 21: 1-4). Peace and threat oppose each other. If you ignore peace, you will serve threat. If you ignore threat, you will serve peace. Peace is not a product of war. War is a product of lack of peace. Peace: if you have peace and know peace, you will always keep peace. Peace: people do not need to see all your blessings. Perhaps, they need to see those things that are blessing to them too or will relieve their own pains. Everything else may just arouse envies, sometimes devastating envies. Peace: sometimes you need to let things take the time they take. Peace: the sooner you admit your weaknesses, your errors, your limitations, your insecurities, your confusions, your frustrations, your disappointments, your sins, . . . the sooner you enjoy peace and progress. Peace: we are always surrounded by threats but faith in our all-seeing God ensures we always live in peace. Peace: you cannot have peace if you love money over peace, if you love power over peace; if you love ideology over peace . . . People who cause trouble for others in the name of religion are blinded by evil passions. They have evil spirits in them that they may not know about. People who like to play God are typically threatened by everything. They lack Gods wisdom and are confusing, they lack Gods might and are insecure, they lack Gods love and are hurtful, they lack Gods sight and need a lot of information, they lack Gods ease and are restless, they lack Gods mercy and are vengeful, . . . . it is foolish to play God, it is the greatest folly. Please God rather than people (cf. 1 Thess. 2: 4). Power: the most harmful envies can come from the top and not from the bottom. Never be carried away by what you are and what you have and youll never be surprised if and when others unexpectedly overtake you. Pray with the Gospel. Prayer is not always easy. Sometimes it is necessary to labor at it: sit, stand, pace, prostrate, kneel, gesticulate, groan, cry . . . . Prayer liberates. Prayer should guide our actions. Prayerless life is wasteful life. Pretty ladies, good ladies are often prey of evil men. Pride: the source of many mirages, the cause of many disappointments, the beginning of many problems. Pride: the strongest of all weaknesses. Pride: the trickiest of all vices. Pride: the world has got its problems, but you alone can avoid strife and chaos by not contributing your pride. Pride: who but God can deal with pride? As soon as you start treating another persons pride, yours explodes. Pride: you cannot tolerate another persons pride if you are full of your own pride. Professionals: scientists, doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, intelligence workers, security workers, investigators and researchers of all types are still under Gods law; love your neighbor as yourself (cf. Matt. 5: 18; Mark 12: 3). CARE: compassion, affection, respect, empathy cannot be superseded by curiosity or duty if we want a better world. Read the Bible with love and respect. Religion can leave one indelibly corrupted or miraculously transformed. Sometimes, religion must return to transform corruptions. Religion is an easy outlet for passion, good or evil. Watch what you do with religion. Religion is the life of humans meeting the Life of God. Religion: has been the cause of many troubles in the world and as time goes on it may be more difficult to believe in God because of products of fanaticism and unbelief. Try not to be scandalized. Religion: is right when the lives of humans meet the Life of God; is wrong when the lives of humans invent the life of God. Religion: it is not OK to assume that God and Satan and spiritual realities do not exist. It is safer to assume they do exist. Religion: the Devil uses religion to twist people and make them do evil. Religion: there are many religions and not all give life equally. If God exists, when your life meets His Life, you will experience truth. Religion: true religion is intellectual capacity to reach God and to respond to God. Religion: we all have religion, though some of us just dont know the god as self, work, money . . . . Religion: we can Live with it and we can live without it. Faith is a guarantee of Life before death and Life after death. Religion: we need God. Everything we have or do or achieve or plan are doomed without God, who knows time and eternity, the earth and the Cosmos. Religion: when we reject faith, we embrace doubt, assumption, presumption, and confusion. Faith is the simplest connection with God. Religion: you know God as a creature not as a god. Religions form a world of paradoxes and confusions as well as clarity and understanding. Prayer is your sorting ground. Prayer, on top of thinking, querying, research . . . is your sift. Religious passion is a two-edged sword. It can bring out the best in your humanity or the worst in your humanity. It can make you build or make you destroy. It can make you do good or make you do evil. It can enslave you or set you free. It can make you live or it can make you die. Remember the splendor of truth. Reparation means first to avoid sin. Rich men, powerful men are often prey of evil women. Satan acts in different ways (cf. Mark 4: 15; Mark 8: 33; Luke 22: 31; Acts 5: 3; 1 Cor. 7: 5; 2 Thess. 2: 9; 2 Cor. 12: 7). Satan and his agents always sow bad seeds (cf. Matt. 13: 38-39) that produce corruption and destruction in everything in every way. Satan entered into Judas . . . who was counted among the Twelve (Luke 22: 3). Satans feats are fleeting: Christ was on the cross for a time, Christ is on his throne for eternity such is every Christians triumph. Satan is a thief who comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy (John 10: 10). Satan, the Prince of Evil, the principle of evil, the force of evil, the power of evil, is not worthy of credence or obedience by anyone good. Satans power is in deception, being able to look good and seem right: better than God, more promising than God, quicker than God, more rewarding than God. Saying part of the truth can be the greatest lie. Science and technology cannot replace God and should not play God. Science is natural knowledge, faith is supernatural knowledge. Small fools reject science. Great fools reject faith. See that no one deceives you (Matt. 24: 4). Sex: as much as possible, make your union healthy: bodily, mentally, spiritually. Simplicity is necessary even in complexities. Sin always complicates our lives. Sin: any of the capital sins pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth if unchecked, leads to insanity. Some friends bring ruin on us, but a true friend is more loyal than a brother (Prov. 18: 24). Some sinners may die as saints and some saints may die as sinners. Sometimes, people are not as bad or evil as it seems. They may just be weak and nave in certain respects. Sources of failure: error, ignorance, and confusion. Spying into someones privacy and intimacy with God (Cf. Mathew 6: 6) is capital folly. Only a fool considers that a topic for research or investigation. Learn to say respectfully: Teach us (Cf. Luke 11: 1). Spying: is stealing of another persons privacy, intimacy, dignity, freedom, integrity, security, life . . . It will fill you with confusion, presumption, fear, threat, restlessness, and a host of evils. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned (Luke 6: 37). Sundays are for pious rest, not idleness. Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the Kingdom of God before some dedicated people (cf. Matt. 21: 31). Technology is valuable but you need to exercise control otherwise it can consume your mind, take your money, occupy your time, arrest your fruitfulness, distract you from prayer, and spend your life against your destiny. Tempus breve est. Time is short. The best time never comes. The best we wait for may be the enemy of the good we have. (Spansish proverb) The best worship to God is the Holy Mass. The Church (One, Holy, Universal, and Apostolic) should be pillar and bulwark of truth (cf. 1 Tim. 3: 15). The coming of the kingdom of God cannot be observed (Luke 17: 20). The cross dwells more in people than in the relic; we must venerate it with our lives. The daily miracles are all Gods doings: the spectacular miracles may be Gods, may be Satans. The Devil does not mind you keeping the nine if you would only break the first commandment. The Devil does nothing for nothing. The Devil is a liar and a deceiver and if you think you know enough about the Devil, you are probably stupid. The Devil is a liar and deceiver and his best performance uses Sacred Scripture and the things of God. The Devil is a liar and the father of lies (cf. John 8: 44). The Devil is an absolute loser with nothing, not even the keys of death and the abode of the dead. Jesus is Lord (cf. Rev. 1: 18). The Devil is envious of each person on earth because we still have a chance. The Devil is real but really less than nothing. The Devil is so unbelievable! The Devil needs people to hurt people. The Devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour (cf. 1 Pet. 5: 8). The Devils agents can quote the gospels as well as saints. The Devils consolations are smug agnostics, bold atheists, and lukewarm Christians. The earth and its fullness are the Lords (1 Cor. 10: 26). The flesh has desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh (Gal. 5: 17). The good leader respects freedom, conscience, and grace. The greatest evil: playing God. The greatest pain one can know is to be hated and treated with hate; the greatest pleasure one can know is to be loved and treated with love. The greatest sin idolatry: egocentric, humanistic, materialistic idolatry. The Holy Eucharist is a memorial, a real memorial, a reality. The Holy Mass a miracle at hand for all each day. The human intellect can achieve greatness and with grace can achieve much more. The Kingdom of God is extended to all (cf. Acts 2: 21; 2 Pet. 3: 9; Titus 2: 11). The kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17: 21 DRV) Christs throne is the human heart. The less we pray, the more we need our pride and pleasures. The life of man upon earth is a warfare (Job 7: 1).DRV The love of God is this, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome (1 John 5: 3). The Mass is a continuous worship and pure offering to God amongst all nations (cf. Mal. 1: 11). The more effort we put into securing peoples rights, the less effort we will need for resolving conflicts. The more perfect we strive to be, the more grace can work in us. The new law is a law of love, of grace, and of freedom. The one to whom little is forgiven, loves little (Luke 7: 47). The one who lacks love lacks authority. The only good in Satan is the spirits existence. It is a lie that it has anything good to offer. The peaceful pain, the pain that matters, the best pain, the purifying pain, the sanctifying pain, the glorifying pain is the pain of restraining oneself from sin. The planner makes use of order, the opportunist makes use of disorder. The Pope succeeds St. Peter as the Head of the Church (cf. Matt. 16: 17-19). The prince of this world is already condemned (cf. John 16: 11). The reality of life is there is only one law love (cf. Gal. 5: 14). The righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father (Matt. 13: 43). The ruler is Gods servant to work for your good (cf. Rom. 13: 4). The sinless should cast the first stone (cf. John 8: 7). The source of our joy is our guarantee of Heaven (cf. Luke 10: 20). The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak (cf. Matt. 26: 41). The subjects of Gods heaven: the redeemed, the saved, the forgiven, the recovered, the converted, the sinless, the clean, the born-again, the victors, the undefiled, the free, the fruitful, the glorious, the peaceful, the joyful, the forgiving . . . The switch between good and evil is in your hands. The truth shines. The truth will set you free (John 8: 32). The whole creation is affected by sin (cf. Rom. 8: 20-22). The whole person, renewed person is achieved by the grace of God who made the person. The Word of God is living and active (cf. Heb. 4: 12). The Word of God will never be obsolete (cf. Luke 21: 33). There are few who pray and they pray little. There is a reason for everything. The world is too short of charity. The worst enemy of Satan is truth. There is no pleasure without sufferings. There is one Church established by Christ (cf. Matt. 16: 18-19, 28: 18-20). All others came through it and because of it. There is one mediator between God and the human race, Christ Jesus, himself human (cf. 1 Tim. 2: 5). There is only one peace: the peace of the Reign of God. There is only one unity, the unity of the Reign of God. There will be only one flock (cf. John 17: 11, 21, 23). Third millennium: a time for Christian peace. Third millennium: a time to be ashamed of strife, war, destruction, hatred, and the lessons we have not learned. Third millennium: beware of a new order based on Christian ideology rather than Christian spirit. Third millennium: blessings will be more than ever in a world of peace (cf. Psalm 85: 9-14). Third millennium: Church is not mafia and is safer than mafia. Remain Church. Third millennium: every NO to Satan is a link in the chain that binds the evil spirit (cf. Revelation 20: 1-3). Make that chain long and strong. Third millennium: good will prevail over evil, be it the good of individuals over the evils of systems. Third millennium: keep the prophecies in mind. Third millennium: pragmatism over prayer is recipe for Hell. Third millennium: the apocalyptic Beast is a subtle mess of ideological, religious, corporate, and political power (Revelation 13: 1-18) conniving, opposed to God, and making an effort to displace God. The Christian must not fear Satan in any form, even under such complex authority but must continue to live in the Victory of Christ. Third millennium: sacrifice everything that gives power to evil in your life. Third millennium: Satan is more desperate. Third millennium: we are walking with God. Third millennium: we believers will devote ourselves to the Spirit of God. Third millennium: you will be tested, tried, and tempted and you cannot live as a Christian without wisdom for these times. Those who are in union with Christ are in union with Mary, the angels and saints, the Pope and priests, and the entire church. Those who are truthful are quick and are sure paths to progress. Those who like to share your joys can be trusted to truly share your sorrows (cf. Rom. 12: 15). Those who love Christ also love Mary, the Saints, the Pope, the priests, the pastors, the preachers, and His whole Mystical Body. Those who reached perfection gave everything to God (cf. Matt. 19: 21; Luke 12: 33). Time is a treasure that every person has. Time: to give God your time and be repaid with eternity is the best bargain. To be holy, be essentially Christian. To gain everything, gain charity. To know how to live, we must know how to love. Tradition must not go against God (cf. Matt 15: 3; Mark 7: 8). True love: universal heart. Truth and justice are like mother and child. Truth and peace are like a man and his shadow. Truth comforts a child of God; truth disturbs a child of Satan. Truth disturbs demoniacs; confusion disturbs everybody. Truth is followed by peace. Truth is found by one who seeks it and missed by one who dreads it. Truth is like the sun, same old sun shining new lights upon us each day. Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit (John 12: 24). Unless the Lord builds, in vain do we build (cf. Matt. 15: 13; Ps. 127: 1). Vanity of vanities, all is vanity (cf. Eccles. 1: 2). Vices clump together, so do virtues. Virtue: in success, in failure, when seen, when obscure, when we are accepted, when we are rejected is real virtue. Wars: in todays world, there is only one rule of engagement: the most evil wins. We are all called to holiness (cf. Eph. 1: 4). We are made by Gods power and to His glory. We are more than conquerors through him who loved us (Rom. 8: 37RSVCE). We are of the New Covenant in Christ: the God who helped David to strike Goliath now tells us to put back the sword (cf. Matt. 26: 52). We are often compelled to choose flesh or spirit (cf. Rom. 8: 5, 13). We cannot repeat saints but we must each be a saint and every saint repeats Jesus Christ because Gods mysterious love makes each of us unique. We have limitations but grace does not. We must acknowledge God. We must encourage worship, with rigid ritual or spontaneous spirit, we must encourage worship. We must have faith in all those who can show us the truth (cf. Mark 16: 14). We must suffer with Christ (cf. Rom. 8: 17). We need family, of the blood, of the spirit (cf. Luke 2: 16; Rom. 1: 9-13). We tend to ask about God when we are disappointed or suffering but less when we are happy and thriving. Weve been looking for peace for so long because we have never found it within us. The world needs more prayer. What can one offer in exchange of himself? (cf. Matt. 16: 26; Mark 8: 37). What terrible things will come on the world through scandal (Matt. 18: 7; cf. Rom. 1: 31). What you have hold fast till the end (cf. Rev. 2: 25). When an unknown part of your body fails and you suffer, you realize better how beautiful the whole body is. Give thanks always for health and do good with your health, not evil. When you stop being afraid of truth, you will know truth, you will live according to truth, you will stand up for truth, and you will suffer for truth, you will profit from truth. Whoever are led by the Spirit of God, they are the children of God (cf. Rom. 8: 14). Whoever is of God hears every word God speaks (John 8: 47). Willpower: at each stage in life, people do well what they have the will to do. Willpower: respect a persons will and freedom or kill them. With the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day (2 Pet. 3: 8). Without courage, there is no overcoming sin. Work: at least virtuously and if possible, expertly. Worship is the only true gift of a human to God. Worship of God has no superior, no parallel, no substitute. Worship! You always have sins go to confession frequently. You are important and necessary. You are the temple of God (1 Cor. 3: 16; 2 Cor. 6: 16). You cant be too modern to be Christian. You err because you do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God (cf. Matt. 22: 29). You have been ransomed at a great price (cf. 1 Cor. 6: 20, 7: 23). You have to know what love is for you to know what it isnt. You have to live as Christ taught us to live. You may dictate or you may relate. They dont bear the same fruit. You may get full measure, pressed down and flowing over (cf. Luke 6: 38). You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test (Matt. 4: 7; Luke 4: 12). Your body is not only yours (cf. Rom. 12: 1-2; 1 Cor. 6: 19). Your failure in one thing is your success in another. Your life is a failure if you fail to love. Love God, love your self, love your neighbour, love your family, love your work, love every one, love creation, expand your boundaries in love. About Reality: the real world is made up of real people, you and me, and what we make of it, good and evil.