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The End of the World

Today Nov. 24 we are reminded it is the end of the liturgical year. Today we remember by Holy Mother Church of the end of the world; the Last Judgment. Those of us who attend the Mass of All Times will hear again about THE END.
Jesus Christ, who one day suffered agony in the Garden of Olives because He saw all the faces of those He created that ignored Him.
Are you one of them?  Did YOU make Him cry?

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He could have opened Heaven for all of us, by a wave of His hand, but then we would never know His Infinite Love for us. Therefore, He chooses to be lashed, having His innocent skin pulled away and opened for all to see. Yet we close our eyes to His pain; cry at the sight of our little pain when we being bruised.

The cross He carried was not as pictured, smooth as silk, it was splintery, rugged/uneven, damp since it was soaked with our sins. Sins from the beginning of Adam/Eve to the last man. So heavy He fell, not once but three times. When we fall, we too must get up, pick up our cross, and follow Him. Ask for help when we fall, as Simon of Cyrene helped Jesus.
The tearing off of His garment ensue His precious Blood to flow again.
Slamming His torn body upon His Cross; oh those nails pounding into His hands and feet as many heckle, while others cry. Consider also the lifting of His Cross and not gently placing it into the ground. Imagine all this suffering, now the jarring motion, rough planting of His Cross at the bones of Adam and Eve.

There stood three crosses, He as always is found near sinners, one repenting, another rebel, significant of today, many repent, while most scoff and reject. Which of the two sinners are you and I, is the question?

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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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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.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/dominant/
via Daily Prompt: Dominant