I found that a Christian brother’s posting today to be exactly on the same track that I’ve been on while doing some writing also, which to me proves that we are on the same wavelength or frequency; which is to say we are listening to the Holy Spirit! Here is one sample of a quote I used contained in my extensive dissertations today which is exactly to the heart of what he was writing about selflessness and what people value most in these perilous times!
“Jesus had much to say about selflessness during His earthly ministry. In the Sermon on the Mount, He goes beyond what some may think of as selflessness.”
As Saint Gianna states the respect of human life is the paramount factor that can’t be denied, but, as I see it mankind has virtually ignored this God given Truth and not only turned its collective back on one another and basic moral decency too extensively, but has by doing so, turned its back on “God our Father” in heaven, to instead go on and live like decadent heathens and materialistic selfish gluttons, as so many “live to take and only for their own pleasure;” which we can see in plain site by just looking again at that hellish nightmare of a Congress, which now in unison with an equally diabolically corrupted Vatican have signed, sealed and delivered their pact with the Devil.
St. Gianna Molla is so beautiful and I adore that woman! This article starts off with a horrific and sad historical event about the demonic possession of Anneliese Michel; of the movie title “The Exorcism of Emily Rose,” upon whom the film is actually based.
There are saintly persons living and devoting their entire lives to serving God’s will in the fostering or the many needs of the Church Body! If you or I really look around and see what is truly going on there are very few real saintly persons living that way and I see most Christians if they are really that as servants of God seeking to know and do His will in their daily lives! There have been many actual real saints living such lives but when they die their work doesn’t necessarily end in helping God’s plan to bring the Church Body together and save souls! Do you know you have a guardian angel and angels are in the ready always to serve God in the unseen world and at times in the seen world where we dwell? Same with saints who have been elevated to that special place God prepared for each of them as Jesus promised He does for any of us if we believe in Him as our Savior but those saints are still very special and God didn’t invent such a thing as saints to just be a passing purpose that ends with physical death of the body. Again, we have potential to be saints, but let’s be real; the majority of human beings are far from any such classification.
“However, when Paul used the word “saint,” he used it with a small “s” not a capital “S.” and thus meant all Christians-even us today!
In one sense, everyone who is baptized into Jesus’ death and resurrection is a saint. This is not to diminish the special role of the canonized saints but to highlight the immense gift that is all of ours in Christ. Because of the power of the cross, each Christian has the same inheritance in heaven as the great saints whose lives we commemorated in a special way on All Saints Day.”
That isn’t who or what I wish to emulate or try to model my own life after, “just another Christian,” who is given this label, no God forbid I could be another Biden sort of fake Christian devil; but instead I pray to be a “genuine saint in the fullest terms possible,” is more of what being a saint is about as far as I’m concerned! With this other soft and loose definition, a Joe Biden is a saint or any number of claimed Christians, but, I see sainthood as a “great sacrifice of material life and pleasures” and one who is only interested in being “a footstool to God and His will.” Mother Teresa of Calcutta carried out that type of saintly duty; but the crybabies I see all around and who pose in photos thinking they have something to offer in service to sainthood or even a true servant, is rubbish. Today few people have what it takes, nor the desire to sacrifice to any great degree like that, and are fully too wrapped up in gaining fame, fortune or praise of one kind or another, self-worship, and you know that for a fact I’m sure, if you are a general internet surfing person seeing what it’s all about! Unless you’re deluded or ignoring Truth!
Martin Luther did a lot of damage and Protestantism is still helping that degenerating cause as its even part of the Catholic Church now since the Second Vatican Council manipulation which led to a heretic now Francis who is really doing evil. Freemasonry, Marxism, Satanism and all manner of blasphemies have infiltrated most to all churches now with evil people within the inner workings of these Christian organizations.
I read a comment that spoke about where Christian households are “undefiled by paganism” when at least one parent is a Christian then they are saints for God; but what I’m driving at is that the majority of the human race today because of “rampant materialism and self-worship within this culture of death” are “defiled and pagan” in this “secular world by default,” and there is much less to no excuse for it today than in the past prior to the industrial revolution, because the mentality is there and educational opportunity is light years ahead of where it was for the common folks of long ago! What I’m saying is most people today take way too much for granted, and are very vile when you look into the tradeoffs they make daily and in their overall lives, because “gain and getting things or somewhere in this world” the “Ways of The World” is far outweighing “any great merit or inner virtue” that they exemplify continually through painstaking dedication and “sacrifice of self to God” and the service He compels them to do while in this world! I worked in Mass Media News and jumped off that crazy ride when I saw the “plastic lying phonies” who were only looking for “self-promotion and bigger dollars” not truth or humanities improvement, just like most movie stars and the like, so now this is many years later and look what these current trolls are doing with our system of government and a once great Nation under God; “making it a dirty rotten lie and evil,” and they don’t care or bat and eyelash over it; so I know from whence I speak! “Saints are hardly around in this toxic poison soup everyone is being conditioned and told to eat up!” I just see the failure and desperation of it all more than many and most average folks or other people in this toxic man-made hell, which nearly killed me with intent. I don’t quietly accept dictates from hell. Believe me when I tell you I’ve been around the track more than several times and all around that track I’ve seen far too much horse shit and it’s not getting better its getting “exponentially worse,” so some of you folks out there can try to prove how saints are on the increase in this environment, and I’ll “eat some” for breakfast!
The world is right now on the precipice and on its way to hell in a hand-basket and far too many people maybe even you or some that you know personally, think it’s not so bad, and hey it will work out somehow; “that is conditioning” and “lowering standards until there are none,” and America is almost as far down that slide into the cesspool as it can get! No it won’t get better but it will be far worse than now in the not too distant future! Evil experiments are taking place right now on human beings to create other species by the most sinister derelict non-human persons that have ever lived, the truly diabolic, and that is in Holy Scriptures; this has all been prophesied, so that is why I say people let’s get freaking real here, and stop the jive turkey limp noodle nonsense of playing games and kidding ourselves! Apparently some fools are backpedaling like there is no tomorrow with their antichrist anti-life agenda!
Abortion since 1973 worldwide has produced 1.5 billion destroyed unborn human babies, and I know it’s from conception that a human soul and body are created; this is so serious and God is going to judge it hard; and look how evil is fighting to keep it all going, that action alone speaks volumes as to who is behind all of this mayhem and evil, it’s clear as day to me! And in the US it’s now 63 Million alone that have been destroyed, and look at the animals ready to kill judges and screaming like filthy demons in public or walking into houses of Christian worship stripping naked while saying “it’s my right to kill it!” We all need to look at reality hard and not through any “rose colored glasses feel good Christian jive,” in order to see it right; as far as I’m concerned! Like I say, People Get Real!
So many people on this net are so self-glorified and deluded it’s numbing to my mind to hear and see it, so I tune them out now, block many of these game playing imbeciles and they are adults?! Follows mean jack to me, and so many think the opposite, so you tell me where these multitudes of saints are that some Christians seem to characterize most if not all professed Christians as being! Do you think for one minute the majority of these people you contact even on this silly internet are saintly? If so why? Are they saving souls or stopping any of this evil running rampant throughout? Do you even really know any of them personally and well enough to know what they are truly all about? I know people in person that I’ve known for decades that I’ve become aware of as people that I don’t really know for sure what they are anymore; because they say or do nothing to stop anything that’s wrong in our society, so they are content to follow sin?! The blind leading the blind!
“Do you want to be a saint? Then place your faith in Jesus. Believe that he is making you into a saint. Drink deeply of his grace, and take possession of your inheritance. Take hold of Paul’s prayer that “your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what is of value, so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ.” By God’s grace, you can manifest his love to the world as one of the Lord’s saints. You can shine as one of God’s holy ones.
“Father, thank you for giving me a share in the fellowship of your saints. By your Spirit, empower me to embrace Jesus and his life in me. Empower me to be a saint.” catholicexchange
Check this out because this is explaining this absolute essential crux of the matter I’m talking about which I see is far less in people in this modern age than in past ages; it’s becoming extinct!
“The characteristic of being selfless is one of the most important traits any Christian can have. It’s so significant that Jesus said it is the second most important of all God’s commandments: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31; cf. Galatians 5:14). Jesus wasn’t creating a new law here; He was merely agreeing with and expounding on an Old Testament law (Leviticus 19:18). James calls this the “royal” law to emphasize its supreme value to God (James 2:8).”
“Jesus had much to say about selflessness during His earthly ministry. In the Sermon on the Mount, He goes beyond what some may think of as selflessness—helping a friend, ministering to a spouse, caring for an ill child, etc. Jesus extends selflessness far beyond normal expectations—we are to love our enemies, even, and pray for our persecutors (Matthew 5:44). Jesus taught that it’s easy to love a friend or a spouse—even unbelievers do that (Matthew 5:47). The Christian is expected to love the unlovable, because this is how we become more like God, who gives blessings to everyone (Matthew 5:45). It’s a difficult thing to lay aside hurt feelings and wounded hearts, but that’s part of being selfless.”
“As in so many areas, Jesus is the ultimate example of selflessness. In coming into this world, “he made himself nothing” and took upon Himself “the very nature of a servant” (Philippians 2:7). Now, as followers of Christ, we are to “have the same mindset” (Philippians 2:5). Jesus came not for His own benefit but for ours. He came to minister to us and die for us: “Even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45).
“Humanly speaking, Jesus gave up His will for God’s will (Luke 22:42)—and this is another salient point: selflessness involves more than putting other people first; it is putting God first. As John the Baptist said concerning Jesus, “He must become greater; I must become less” (John 3:30). More of the Lord; less of us.” gotquestions
I’ll leave with this; “Study, therefore, to withdraw thy heart from the love of visible things and to turn thyself to things invisible.” My 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.”
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
This is what being a human being that works at being saintly is really like not this poppycock nonsense people try promoting all over the place!
Some say they know and are following “God’s standards,” but I see this is exceedingly far beyond any such thing, and is clearly in the territory of transgression, an abomination; total blasphemy! People should be shamed strenuously! I just recalled my dear sweet good grandmother decades ago saying to me “people today, many have no shame!” I say a lack of conscience or even love.
Matthew 7:22-23 “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!”
I was told by a fellow Christian how this world needs so badly to be purified now, and I added it needs to be FLUSHED; as in even more now than in Noah’s time!
And you brought out the crux about “what people put value in now” and anyone with a brain that functions can get a clue by just looking around anywhere; but more importantly if they have a genuine heart with love in it for God in and through the sacred heart of Jesus they can realize God’s Truth easily! Here is what I was thinking today!
I meant to emphasize this, “discern what is of value” in that passage, because I see it as “the crux of the problem” with most people in this “Culture of Death” world where people scream bloody murder to say, “leave our bodies alone we can kill a baby in us because it’s only a fetus,” and yet where is the responsibility in that, are they saying we can do what we damn well please, have out of wedlock sex all we want and get knocked up by the millions, because we didn’t even behave that responsibly to use a birth control; but best to abstain, in other words, shut up I’ll do what I want, and Lucifer said the same way back in the time of his getting booted out of God’s kingdom; blatant rebelliousness and transgression!
So we can see clearly people have so “many things they consider of the greatest value and importance, and all of them are not the right thing!”
“Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit”
“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”
Check out this previous posting and at the end the video presentation that talked about Taylor Swift’s portrayal of Lucifer. Society has really turned its back on God Big Time!
I really would like know who the saints are being called to duty by the Lord in this group of ministers of the faith? Christians?
And this where an appointed not elected New York governor a cohort of Satan; blasphemes God doing her best to support evil! From her own mouth and tongue! The video is quite clear!
The Ways of The World are beyond crooked I must say, and are now abominable!
God bless you!
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III