The greatest happiness is to give away happiness. The best way to be happy is to make someone else happy.
Don’t limit God’s blessing for your life. It’s not just for you. God’s blessings are meant to OVERFLOW to the people around you.
A sacrament is an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace. (Baltimore Catechism)
As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her.She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.
“Who touched me?” Jesus asked.
When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.”
But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”
Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed.
Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”(Luke 8:42-48)
The Touch That Heals
Lesson 1: Touch the Ordinary
There is nothing special about the Sacraments and the Sacramentals - except that Jesus is behind these Sacraments and Sacramentals.
Every Sacrament produces its effects by the power of Christ alone, and not at all by our own labors or the labors of the priest.
Lesson 2: Touch the Ordinary with Faith
There’s a big difference between touching the cloak and touching the cloak with faith. The first doesn’t receive grace. The second does.
God has given to you the key that unlocks His immense power - so that at any time - you can open the storehouse of God’s power and claim it for your life.
When God touches you, you can’t help but TOUCH the world.
Transform the thinking of others
Open opportunities for others
Unify the divided
Create good things around
Heal and care for the needy and wounded
Come with me, and I will teach you to catch people.(Matthew 4:19)
Don’t be afraid; from now on you will be catching people. (Luke 5:10)
Love makes us seek what is good; love makes us better persons. It is love that prompts men and women to marry and form a family to have children. It is love that prompts others to embrace the consecrated life or become priests.
- Blessed Pope John Paul II
Do you have a call waiting?
When you are at the crossroads of your life and you are choosing what vocation God is calling you to be:
STOP - Take a pause and really reflect what God wants you to do
LOOK - Search for options and see if this is where God is calling you to be
LISTEN - In prayer and in discernment ask God where He wants to lead you
God has CHOSEN you for a special purpose that only you can fulfill here on earth… No one else.
He won’t make a choice for you.
He will respect and allow you to decide for yourselfwhere can you love more.