To know, love, and imitate the Lord.
“Alas for that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed.”
Decide for God.
“We give thanks to the Father who has made it possible for you to join the saints and with them to inherit the light.” Colossians 1:12-20
For the Lord to reign in our hearts we need to be pure and humble and consciously choose life with Him.
We are identified with Christ on the Cross. We become co-redeemers sharing in Christ’s Cross.
“When I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men to myself says the Lord.” John 12:32
“So we have confirmation of what was said in prophecies; and you will be right to depend on prophecy and take it as a lamp for lighting a way through the dark until the dawn comes and the morning star rises in your minds.” 2 Peter 1: 16-19
“See this heart that has loved men so much and has spared itself nothing until it has exhausted itself and consumed itself in order to show them its love. I receive in return scarcely anything but ingratitude because of their irreverence and sacrileges, and because of the coldness and disdain they show towards Me in this sacrament of love. But what hurts me still more is that it is hearts who are consecrated to me who treat me thus. This is why I ask you that on the first Friday after the octave of the Most Holy Sacrament a special feast may be dedicated to the honor of my Heart by receiving Communion on that day and making reparation with some kind of atonement…” Our Lord to Saint Mary Alacoque, 1675
“I give you a new commandment: Love one another as I have loved you” (Jn 13:34), is progress from the old command: “love your neighbor as you love yourself” (Leviticus 12:31). We have to identify with the Lord to fulfill the command — a stumbling block for Jews and some Christians.
“Happy are they who have kept the word with a generous heart, and yield a harvest through perseverance.” Luke 8:15