Well, yesterday was the preverbal kick in the pants. I always talk about my relationship with Christ and have wrote on this blog on all the times that God has come thru for me. The truth is that after a while, my faith has gotten a little stagnant. I dare to say that i have been taken Christ for granted.
As we all enter the last days of 2018, i challenge all of you (and myself) in a recommitment to Christ; remembering the way we felt when we first accepted Jesus as our lord and savior.
“Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” (James 1:3-4, NKJV)
With all the talk about the current state of the Catholic church, we forget the many who do great work for the Lord. People like Father George. He was my theology teacher at Father Duenas Memorial School at Mangilao, Guam. He taught me one of the greatest lessons I learned. He taught me how to love Christ in the real world.
This was a man that was after the heart of Christ. I’m not an emotional person by any means but this one got to me. Father George was a molder of men and we are all better sons, husbands, brothers, cousins, uncles, Etc. because of this man. He is the reason why I know the books of the Bible (Ror Cor Gal Eph Philly Col…) and even prepared me for my move to Tampa by sharing what the world outside of Guam was like. Rest easy Father George. I thank you for being an example to many of what love for Christ really looks like. Till next time in heaven. FORTES IS FIDE.
Today is one of those days where I feel that “something great is going to happen this week.” Its a weird feeling. There are just times in your life that you hear the Holy Spirit speak a little more clearly and for me, today was one of those times. I dont know what will happen. I am at a good place right now and we all know that was not always the case. I love my job, my kids are thriving at school, my wife is awesome, and I even got the NFL Sunday ticket this year (though the Giants are 0-2 to start the season). It will be interesting to see what will take place this week.
Even if nothing “special” happens this week; just being able to have that moment with the Holy Spirit this week has already made this week awesome. Have a great week my brothers and sisters in Christ. Remember, we are the face of Christ on this side of heaven. PJSLB
Today, my youngest and her class got to lead chapel today at FPD. It was awesome to see kids being able to learn about Christ in a safe and loving environment. My family is grateful for the blessing that is FPD. PJSLB
The verse they were reciting is John 19:24
They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.