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You Are Eternal Spirit

The Ascension of the Lord

“God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.”Ps. 47

Teilhard de Chardin said: we are not carnal beings having spiritual experience but spiritual beings having carnal experience. This is your eternal identity. If the flesh does not submit to the spirit, the spirit will be subjected to the flesh and lead you to do what you do not want. We all have an obligation to overcome evil with good. Victory belongs to truth, to goodness, to light, so we must strive to live in them, before it is too late. Evil of all kinds must be defeated in you, the sooner the better.

We cannot decide for others, only for ourselves. Let us choose to overcome the egoistic disorder, the evil, the darkness in us, for it is the only thing we have under the power of our will and free will. This will also be the best way to help others do their part. It is urgent to be on the side of Christ, it is the side of victory, of light, of truth, and if we are not with Him, we support the enemy, conscious or not.

“He who is not with me is against me.”Mt 12:30

Our life, by decisions, words and deeds, is an invitation to others to do the same, to choose the same values. Let us be an example by following JS, for only in Him do we have eternal Life.

The evil will be paid, if not before, then later, but every evil has its consequence, always negative, both in oneself and in others. And every evil inflicted upon others is itself an evil inflicted upon itself in threefold proportion. It is better to avoid it as much as possible while we are on time, because then it will cost more. Better to purify ourselves on earth than to risk salvation or leave it for purgatory, for the very word of God and many saints have reaffirmed that it is much more desirable and accessible to purify the soul here on earth than in purgatory.

In fact, we are called to holiness, and not to live it is short-sighted, it is to continue in the enemy’s team, favoring the enemy, scoring goals to Jesus daily, offending him and not living what pleases him, we will mourn him bitterly if we have the grace to get to see the light of truth.

“He who does not love is dead.”1 Jn 3:14

Every lack of charity and love is a suicide is to lose life and divine grace in us which is the greatest treasure to which we can aspire; It would be more foolish than to waste a material fortune on games and be destitute; The atrocity is greater if we waste the spiritual fortune that God came to give us and we remain in the worst misery, the spiritual and eternal, being able to be fortunate and rich in eternal values. What I do and what I love. Crazy I must be, for I am not holy.

THE ASCENSION is an announcement of hope, that we can reach eternal Glory, following in the footsteps of Jesus, the path of truth that leads to Life.

Readings for the Week

Sunday: Ascension: Acts 1:1-11/Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9 (6)/Eph 1:17-23/Mt 28:16-20 | Seventh Sunday of Easter: Acts 1:12-14/Ps 27:1, 4, 7-8 (13)/1 Pt 4:13-16/ Jn 17:1-11a
Monday: Acts 19:1-8/Ps 68:2-3ab, 4-5acd, 6-7ab/Jn 16:29-33
Tuesday: Acts 20:17-27/Ps 68:10-11, 20-21/Jn 17:1-11a
Wednesday: Acts 20:28-38/Ps 68:29-30, 33-35a, 35bc-36ab/Jn 17:11b-19
Thursday: Acts 22:30; 23:6-11/Ps 16:1-2a and 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11/Jn 17:20-26
Friday: Acts 25:13b-21/Ps 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20ab/Jn 21:15-19
Saturday: Morning: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31/Ps 11:4, 5 and 7/Jn 21:20-25
Next Sunday: Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or Ez 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5/Ps 104:1-2, 24, 35, 27-28, 29, 30 (see 30)/Rom 8:22-27/Jn 7:37-39
Extended Vigil: Gn 11:1-9/Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b/Ez 37:1-14/Jl 3:1-5/Ps 104:1-2, 24, 35, 27-28, 29, 30 (see 30)/Rom 8:22-27/Jn 7:37-39
Day: Acts 2:1-11/Ps 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 (see 30)/1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13/Jn 20:19-23