The Importance of Good Example: SS Philip and James (Apostles)

Originally posted on Catholicism Pure & Simple:
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16) St Paul said in Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who…

This is all so true and as I see it humility is mandatory for any human being to be worthy of God’s grace; after all He lowed himself from the position and authority of God the Creator of all things seen or unseen; down to here in this fallen world of corruption with its overwhelming sin to save us, through His only Son our Lord Savior and Redeemer Jesus The Christ! In so doing He became one of us to suffer for all of our dirty filthy sins and evils that many people partake of, taking our punishment! If he was willing to do that showing the world such vast infinite love that He offers to us; I think we should be willing to crawl on our faces if required to prove our genuine heartfelt humility!

Accept and receive His most precious gift of Himself the Redemption and New Everlasting Covenant; that He gave Himself his way as the mandatory sacrifice in order to allow us through the Gate to Heaven and be in God’s holy presence!

This reminded me of a book a fellow worker who had studied to be a priest that he gave to me a short time before I had a catastrophic injury and subsequent long road to recovery; from which I will share a few excerpts here with you. It helped me and I’m sure it will help you too!

The Imitation of Christ is a Christian devotional book by Thomas à Kempis, first composed in Latin ca. 1418–1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, of which Kempis was a member.

The Imitation of Christ (De Imitatione Christi), first published in 1418 by the German-Dutch monk and scribe, Thomas Hemerken of Kempen, better known as Thomas à Kempis (1380 – 25 July 1471).

“If God were our one and only desire we would not be so easily upset when our opinions do not find outside acceptance.” ― Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

“But he who would fully and feelingly understand the words of Christ must study to make his whole life conformable to that of Christ. What doth it avail thee to discourse profoundly of the Trinity if thou be void of humility, and consequently, displeasing to the Trinity? In truth sublime words not make a man holy and just: but a virtuous life maketh him dear to God.”

“Vanity of vanities and all is vanity.” Eccles 1. 2. “Except to love God and serve Him alone. This is the highest wisdom, by despising the world to tend to heavenly kingdoms.”

Often remember that proverb: “the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor is the ear filled with hearing.” Eccles 1. 8.

“Study, therefore, to withdraw thy heart from the love of visible things and to turn thyself to things invisible.” My Imitation of Christ.

God bless you.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

Post Script

“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”

I think this other most recent blog does correlate well here, so I provide the link for you convenience!  Thank you.

https://lawrencemorra.com/2021/05/02/fight-the-good-fight/

Catholicism Pure & Simple

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)

St Paul said in Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Ephesians 5: 1-2)

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one…

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Author: Lawrence Morra

Have worked in creative and news visual media as a photographer or cameraman and this POV has given me a better insight or view of the world. The Cameraman's POV. His Perspective on many things. All content on this site is copyrighted© by Lawrence Morra/Zero Lift-Off. All rights reserved. Email: lmor3@aol.com

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