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WHAT IS AN AUTHENTIC LIFE? 2

authentic lifeWHAT IS AN AUTHENTIC LIFE?

An authentic life starts with a prayer: “I offer you this half hour of my swim for … who is struggling… or any other cause.” So that you “pray continuously” 1 Thessalonians 5:17  So while you are cleaning windows, you simply offer this hour of cleaning for thanksgiving for your family. You offer the actions of your life to God as a prayer. This is the secret on how the busy modern person can find intimacy with God. The interior effect of the work we do becomes more important than the exterior fruits of our work.

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Henry Thoreau in Walden Pond. We all know how people’s lives have become faster and busier every day. It seems as though many people are living merely to survive. The treatment for depression today is ten times greater than previous times.

We lose the reason why we are here: what is the meaning and purpose of our life? If we become distracted from our purpose long enough, we become miserable. Our modern life has become a distraction from our real Christian goal in life.  We either don’t know what this goal is or we cast it aside. Even worst — this goal seems to  make people uncomfortable so the goal is watered down. Ironically, if you take away the goal of the Christian life, you don’t make it easier to live — you make it harder.

You are much happier when you have a higher standard to look to and strive for. Having a meaningful goal flood your spirit with hope and fills your mind with determination.

In truth, holiness is something that God does in us and not something we achieve. God is still the perfect Gentleman.  He invites us to participate in His life, but He never forces Himself on us. He wants our consent because he desires our loving cooperation.

Those who respond to God’s call to holiness are the most joyful people on earth. They have richer, more abundant experience of life and they love more deeply than most people. They enjoy life — all of life.

How do you know that you are close to holiness? You have an insatiable desire to become all God created you to be: and unwavering commitment to the will of God and an unquenchable concern for unholy people. You are continually answering God’s invitation to grasp the moments of your life — perhaps being sensitive to a divine appointment that God has aligned for you. You tap into the grace of God, which is never lacking. In this way you are giving glory to God.AUTHENTIC LIFE

The Idolatry of Wealth and Reevaluation of Treasure

Our holiness is compatible with every state in life. Even the rich are called to live holy lives by using their wealth in productive ways that foster their own growth and the growth of others.

Idolatry? Who can tell me what that word means?” A nine-year-old’s hand shot into the air. “It’s like what some people do with money—they make it more important than God.” The wisdom of these simple words reverberated through the Sunday school classroom.

Christians are called to reject the idolization of wealth in the modern consumerist society. Instead, they are invited to make productive use of material wealth for the ministries of God.

 So long as individuals maintain a greater attachment to worldly possessions than to God, they will find it harder to enter the kingdom of heaven than a camel to pass through the eye of the needle.

WEALTH IS NOT GREED!

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YOUR EXISTENCE ON EARTH 2

YOUR EXISTENCE ON EARTH

EARTH EXISTENCE 

Do you understand the true purpose of your existence on earth? 
Or are you thinking only within the limits of your field of vision?

We are living in the first atheistic civilization in the history of man. We are also living in the most secular civilization since the time of first Christians.  Most people recognize that there is a supernatural realm or spiritual beings. The problem is that most people believe that efficiency and success is more important than knowing what God wants of them.

This loss of God leads to a yearning discontent.  In simple terms you may be too preoccupied with self-fulfillment, rather than with larger issues.

We may be too proud of your human individuality to admit it.  Yet a belief in the afterlife makes it much easier to deal with problems right now.

We need to overcome our preoccupation with ourselves, but in what way?   This site may answer that question.  It serves to create for you an image of a Supreme Being who favors you in a special way.

What would you say 
if we could convince you 
that God is acting in your world 
today in an amazing way?

As a starter, something or Someone led you to this site! 

Many of the passages originate from: A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles” by Marianne Williamson

JESUS WISHES TO SPEAK TO YOU.

YOUR EXISTENCE ON EARTH

Will I Find Faith on the Earth?

“I love you.

When I return at the end of time will I find faith on the earth? This is the question I asked before I left the earth to return to the Father.

Today people are attracted by so many things. They have made gods of sport, material things, money, alcohol, drugs, witchcraft and all kinds of pagan practices. These have no power to save you for they will all wither away. They can only enslave you.

I am the only Savior of the world. Yet, I am being kept out of classrooms, radio shows, parliaments and governments, the media, etc.

In some countries of the world, it is forbidden for Christians to go to Church to pray. It is even thought by some that it is a good thing to kill Christians.

Yet there is a small group of My brothers and sisters who believe in Me with all their heart and they have given their lives to Me. They oppose the world with its false values and rejection of Me.

You, My dear friend, I bless you and strengthen you with the Holy Spirit. You are the remnant who is loyal to Me and lives in union with Me. You are the joy of My heart. Be courageous every day and do not be afraid of those who oppose Me. Pray for them that they may be converted. I love you.”

 

The above messages came to Father Melvin Doucette:

Fr. Melvin Doucette was ordained to the priesthood on and joined the Missionaries of Africa for 29 years in Africa. In contemplative prayer every morning, Fr. Doucette receives by interior locution “messages from heaven” to share with the public.

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