TEN HOLY REMINDERS TO GET US TO
LOVE OF GOD. God is love; He created you out of sheer
love; you are called to a vocation to love God and neighbor; if done, you will
love God for all eternity!
ONE LIFE. You have one life to live. Life is extremely
short. You know neither the day, the hour nor the moment of your death. Live
your life to the fullest loving God at all times, places and circumstances!
Temptations are many and until you die. However, they will come
especially through three sources: the devil, the flesh, and the world.
Life on earth is a constant battle.
As the Word of God teaches: “Son if you decide to follow God prepare
yourself for battle.” (Sirach 2:1) Fighting time is now; rest will be in
HEAVEN. Think often about heaven, your ultimate
destiny. “Our Father who art in heaven… The constant thought of our heavenly home can
help us to bear the heaviest crosses!
PRAY ALWAYS! Jesus exhorts us: “ It is necessary to pray at all times
without giving up hope.” (Lk. 18:1) The principal reason for falling into
sin is poor prayer or lack of prayer!
“Rejoice in the Lord; I say it
again: rejoice in the Lord.” (Phil. 4:4) The knowledge that Jesus is our
best Friend always there for us should fill us with constant joy! Joy as well
as sadness is contagious. Hopefully you will be a herald of glad tidings!
SACRIFICE! Jesus paves the way to
heaven—it is through the cross. “If
anyone wants to be my follower let him renounce himself, take up his cross and
follow me.”(Mt. 16:24) When we say
“No” to ourselves, we say “yes” to God!
ANGELS AND SAINTS! Loneliness weighs down many. It should not be that way. The Beatles sang, “Get a little help from
your friends.” Our best friends are the angels and saints. Invite them to walk
with you always!
10. MARY. She is the Mother of God, the Mother of the
Church, and your Mother. It was through her powerful intercession that Jesus performed
His first Public miracle turning water into wine. (Jn. 2:1-12). Mary can turn
our water--- our many problems—into wine, the resolution of the problems!
Read and meditate upon these short
but substantial ten reminders and you will be travelling on the Highway of
holiness and the Highway to Heaven. Mary, star of the Sea, pray for us!
OUR LADY IS CALLED THE GATE OF