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REALIZATION vs. REALIZE

Christmas ends, but now pre Easter season begins on the Sunday of Septuagesima which this year was last Sunday, January 28, 2018.
Although Christmas ended for the world December 26, according to the Church, it ended Saturday before Septuagesima Sunday.  We as Catholic realize this.

The dictionary defines the word “realize” this way – “to grasp or understand clearly or to make real.” We all realized the school shootings when we hear about them or the Las Vegas shooting last October. We see these horrors on the news, almost daily it seems.

Until we as an individual experience the terror, it will not become an actual realization because it will not be happening to us.

Likewise, when we hear the story of Christmas or the Passion of Christ we do believe and realize the event, but do we have a real realization of it.  Realization in this sense is a gift of God.  

Our Lady says she has many special graces to give us; few ask for them. “Ask, and you shall receive.”

Especially for the Traditionalist who believe and realize the teaching of the Eucharist there lies the hidden truth, just for the asking.

REALIZATION!

We can have this REALIZATION and have Christmas and Easter each day of our life.

How?

Imagination being there when the King is born and seeing Him rise from the dead. What a grace!

The Living Christ is present in the Eucharist. Unity to Christ is through this sacrament. When we receive an accurate realization of this, we will run to the Blessed Sacrament, where we can talk to Jesus. Imagine speaking to Him in a way that others can not because of lack of faith. Seek a Traditional Catholic church to see the difference.

So close yet, so far away when forgetting to visit the Blessed Sacrament, we miss an opportunity to have a conversation with God and have Him all to yourself. We do realize He is there, or we wouldn’t be persevering as a Traditional Catholic, yet, the true realization seems to be missing too many times.

We need only to ask for this great grace, and we will then experience Christmas each day.

 

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BEWARE NOT TO IGNORE

 

THAT INKLING

Calling

You have, as we all have had that inkling of God’s grace, small as it was, but, if we cooperate with it, it will grow and grow and grow. Pay attention to that inkling next time; who knows it might be your last chance at His grace.

God’s grace given to all; sometimes in the size of a mustard seed. Mustard seeds are the small round seeds of various mustard plants.

“Another parable He proposed unto them, saying: The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field.”
[Matthew 13:31]

“It is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and cast into his garden, and it grew and became a great tree, and the birds of the air lodged in the branches thereof.”
[Luke 13:19]

Come

 

 

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An INSCRUTABLE TEACHING

“And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one.”
[1 John 5:7]
“And there are three that give testimony on earth: the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three are one.”
[1 John 5:8]
The Trinity, an inscrutable doctrine unique to Christianity.
Inscrutable because it is one of many mysteries of our faith, inexplicable.
No one can adequately explain this mystifying Doctrine, The Father, The Son and Holy Ghost yet; all three are one; except to say you can’t have one without the other.
One little analogy might be the Traditional Latin Mass of all times. Ponder on the definition of another mystifying term “Time,” think of the Mass as the past, present, and future for without it the world will end I fear.

Worship

Below is the text of the Nicene Creed the Profession of Faith which states the major truths of the Church, composed at the Council of Nicaea in 325. It was the answer to the Arian FALSE teaching that Christ was not divine.

 

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
and of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
The only-begotten Son of God.
Born of the Father before all ages.
God of God, Light of Light,
True God of true God.
Begotten not made,
Of one substance with the Father.
By Whom all things were made.
Who for us men and our salvation came down from the heaven.
And He became flesh by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary:
and was made man.
He was crucified for us, suffered under Pontius Pilate, and was buried.
And on the third day, He rose again, according to the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and dead.
And of His kingdom, there will be no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord, and Giver of life,
Who proceeds from the Father, and the Son is adored and glorified
who spoke through the prophets. And one holy Catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins. And I await the resurrection of the dead. And the life of the world to come. Amen

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ETERNITY … a dominant reality!

Eternity should be the only DOMINANT REALITY of our life because it is forever. It is whatever exists outside of time.
It is easy to shake your head and say nothing exists but what if you are wrong?

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The consequences of being wrong on this account would mean you can’t change your mind once found in eternity. The time given you now is your opportunity to think about eternity.
Just to give you an idea of how long eternity is, let me share this little analogy from my childhood memory.

Imagine a tiny bird that dwells up high in the heavens above; it flies down to earth every 100 years just to take one sip of the waters contained on earth. Consider all the oceans, rivers, lakes and streams throughout. The bird only takes one little sip and flies back to its place in the celestial abode to await the passing of another 100 years for its return to drink again from earth waters. Chances are it will never finish drinking the entirety of water, but imagine it did! The bird took the very last drop. Imagine this scenario, and believe too that eternity would only be beginning.
ETERNITY should be your only DOMINANT REALITY because it just might be the reality of your existence. ETERNITY … a dominant reality.

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via Daily Prompt: Dominant
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A PIOUS BELIEF Things Watery

THINGS WATERY my contribution; a reblog of my post on January 20.
This idea of “things watery” reminds me of a pious little story presented here below:

Here is a little story, I am sure many of you, especially those who attended Catholic Schools back in the 40’s – 50’s have heard.

One happy, perfect day in heaven it was decided a contest was in the making for the angels. The rules were they would fly down to earth and find a gift for the Baby Jesus. Whosoever would find the best gift was the winner.

Anxious as they all were they polished their wings and got ready to take off, “Get ready, get set, and GO!” Wings started to flutter; it seems a hurricane entered heaven.

Landing deep within a lush rural forest one such angel found the most beautiful flower, with a luxurious fragrance that seemed to fill the entire forest.

Another angel witnessed the birth of a perfect child with lovely thick locks of hair that seemed to cover its entire head. So the angel just clipped only one to take back to heaven.

Several angels brought back nuggets of pure gold and silver, while still, others found gems that shone like the sun. While others even captured the golden rays from the sun, wrapped them up in glistening threads and carried them back to heaven.

One little angel left with nothing to bring since it seemed that everything already was presented to the new-born King.

The little angel wandered around with his wings held down, still looking, never giving up. Suddenly upon passing a Church, the angel heard some sobbing, stopping to listen through the walls, angels can do that you already know, he heard and saw a human crying in the confessional with tears rolling down their cheeks. The angel also started to tear up. The little angel carefully and very gently lifted but one tear and quickly brought it to the Baby Jesus.

Can you guess what treasure that the King was pleased after seeing all the found riches?

Yes, you are correct.

End of the story