The following is a brief numerical recall
of the graces that flow from your Baptism; then following are practical ways
that you can activate these many graces!
Activate the spiritual time bomb that you have within you through the
wonderful Sacrament of Baptism. Recall your own Baptismal date and give God
Son of God the Father—Pray the Our Father with
real depth and meaning! Recognize your sonship. Through Baptism you are truly a
son of God
Brother to Jesus Christ—Get to know,
love and follow Jesus all the more, the Ignatian grace for the 2nd
week! What “Name” for Jesus most appeals
Friend to the Holy Spirit—He is your
constant and intimate Friend. What name of His most appeals to you?
FAITH—Grow in your faith by studying all the
more! Have a thirst to know your faith better and better!
HOPE—in this year of Divine Mercy
read the Diary of Faustina and trust in God. In trials trust in God all the
more. JESUS I TRUST IN YOU!
CHARITY—Strive to love God more in
deeper prayer but in the way that you treat your neighbor. Contemplate Jesus
hanging on the cross for love of you and for love of me!
JUSTICE- Learn to be fair to self and
others. Justice is giving each his due—St Thomas Aquinas.
TEMPERANCE- Use your body properly in
food, rest, and proper exercise. Learn that the virtue lies between the two
extremes- Aquinas and Aristotle.
PRUDENCE—Learn and apply the three
steps to make a prudential act or decision: 1) think, 2) decide, 3) act… Allow
this virtue to be perfected by the Gift of Counsel. Pray for the great to make
good decisions utilizing both faith and reason. Read St. Pope John Paul II
encyclical “Fides Ratio”(Faith and Reason)
evil that God allows to enter your life in imitation of Christ, and for your
own perfection as well as for the salvation of souls. Pray to the martyrs. They
are the brilliant examples of patience in suffering!
the grace of God to permeate all of your life! Call upon the “full of grace”
Our Lady. Be open to God’s heavenly inspirations!
12.MEMBER OF THE CHURCH—do
not ask what the church can do for you; ask what you do for the church… Tell others that to love Christ is to love
the Church, which is His Mystical Body!
13. EXORCISM—Renounce Satan
and his pomps at all times. Pray to St. Michael and St. Joseph, as well as St.
14. BURNING CANDLE—be a
light in the world; this is a call to good example! Christopher Movement’s
motto: “Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”
15. HEAVEN—Recognize that
through Baptism you are called to become a follower of Christ, which means to
become a saint. The end of the journey of all of the saints is HEAVEN. Rejoice
that your name is written in Heaven, in the Book of life. Live then according
to this dignity. Become a saint!