The most difficult times can produce the greatest spiritual blessings. God truly knows just what we need at every moment!

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

"… the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For when we do not know how to pray as we ought, the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for human words." (Romans 8:26)

Holy Spirit, I recognize my total inabilities, weakness and deep sinfulness. From the depths of that nothingness and misery, I beg you: Come with Your grace to help me in my weaknesses.
Because I cannot express in my words:
- my Love to You, my Lord,
- my prayer for those whom I love,
- my sorrows for sins committed and harm I caused,
Therefore, I ask you, Holy Spirit, come to my aid, because
- Your majesty and holiness intimidates me,
- my helplessness overwhelms me,
- the wickedness of my sins scares me the.
You who penetrate the depths of God, express my prayer with sighs I cannot express in my human words. Mine is misery and nothingness, Yours is power and love. Mine is pride and arrogance, Yours is power and Peace. Give me your gifts: of wisdom and understanding, of counsel and fortitude, of knowledge, piety and fear of God.

Cleanse me of all evil. Teach me humility, patience and forgiveness. I beg these gifts, Holy Spirit, Who, with God the Father and the Son of God, lives and reigns Forever and ever. Amen.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Divine Mercy ...

Conversion and repentance are the necessary conditions of Divine Mercy.

Talking about God's Mercy, about God's love and compassion, we forget that God is HOLY and He cannot accept anything which is not holy. Jesus says: "Be holy as your Father in Heaven is holy."

We forget that the necessary condition of God's forgiveness and mercy is repentance and conversion and not the whimsy, capricious tolerance of sin and perversity... All the words like: "God is accepting us where we are and as we are" are only a delusion and -simply saying- a lie. Read please all places where Christ is forgiving the sin, and you will see that in all these places He is requiring conversion and repentance. So it is not true that He is accepting us "where we are". He cannot accept us if we are in the situation of sin and moral disorder. His very reason of Incarnation, the only one reason and the only one purpose is to liberate us from the sin! He is not leading the 99 sheep to the one who is lost, He is bringing the one who is lost to the 99, who didn't get lost.

"Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish." (Luk 13:1-5)