Today is Monday, June 01, 2020
Don't you know that good works are the fruit of many tears and of a lot of suffering?Fr. Pio
Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words. St. Francis of Assisi
Focus on and remove the defect that most prevents you from joining God. Fr Pio.
Another fall, and what a fall! Must you give up hope? No. Humble yourself and, through Mary, your Mother, have recourse to the merciful Love of Jesus. A miserere, and lift up your heart! And now begin again. The Way, 711
Praying is the pouring of our heart into the heart of God- Fr. Pio
Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence. Pope John Paul II
Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee. Saint Agustine


And create in me the Will of God,
Have the Divine Will take possesion of me,
Enrapture my heart to enclose it in the Will of God.
Rule over my will in order to convert in Into Divine Will
My Mother by your son´s resurrection, make me rise into the Will of God
Fiat, Fiat Fiat
(Fiat is:Be it done onto me / yes !)

"I recognize myself: As a new creation of God´s Love"
"I know that you love me, my God and I love you with all my heart"
"I want to love as you love and do as you want me to do"
Come Divine Will Come to rule on us

"God always takes care of His creatures, but He does it through our hands. If any person dies of hunger or pain, it is not because God didn't take care of him or her. It is because we didn’t do enough to help, we didn’t show ourselves as instruments of His love, we didn’t recognize His face under the appearance of that abandoned or ill adult or child

—Mother Teresa of Calcutta


By Pope Benedict XVI

"In the sentence must be able to bring to God our hardships, the suffering of certain situations, certain days, the daily commitment to follow him, to be Christians, and also the weight of evil we see in and around us, because He gives us hope, makes us feel his closeness gives us some light in the way of life."

Dear Brothers and Sisters

I want to talk about Jesus' prayer in Gethsemane, the Garden of Olives.The setting of the Gospel story of this sentence is particularly significant. Jesus went to the Mount of Olives after the Last Supper, and praying with his disciples.The Evangelist Mark recounts: "After singing the hymn, they went to the Mount of Olives" (14:26). Probably alludes to the singing of some psalms of Hallel, with which thanks God for the people's liberation from slavery, and requested their assistance in the ever new challenges and threats present. The road is full of Gethsemane Jesus' statements that they feel their destination near death and the imminent spread of the disciples.

Once on the Mount of Olives, also that night Jesus was prepared for personal prayer. But this time something new happens: he does not want to be alone.Jesus often withdrew apart from the crowd and their disciples, stopping "desert places" (cf. Mk 1.35) or climbing "the mountain," says St. Mark (Mk 6.46). In Gethsemane, however, invited Peter, James and John to be closer to him. They are the disciples who were called to be with him in the mount of the Transfiguration (Mk 9.2 to 13). This closeness of the three during the prayer in Gethsemane is significant. Even that night, Jesus will pray the Father "alone" because their relationship with him is rather unique: the only begotten Son relationship. It seems, indeed, above all that night no one can approach truly the Son who stands before the Father in his absolutely unique identity, exclusive. Jesus, however, despite coming "only" to the point where they stop to pray, wants at least three of his disciples remain not far away, in a closer relationship with Him is a special approach, a petition of solidarity at the time he feels the approach of death, but is primarily a closeness in prayer, to express, in some way, in tune with Him in the moment is to be fulfilled completely the will of the Father , and is an invitation to every disciple to follow the path of the cross. The Evangelist Mark recounts: "He took Peter, James and John, and began to feel fear and anxiety. He said," My soul is sorrowful even unto death.Stay here and watch "(14.33 to 34).

In the words addressed to the three, Jesus, again, is expressed in the language of the Psalms, "My soul is sad," an expression of Psalm 43 (Ps 43.5). The determination lasts "until death" leads to a situation experienced by many of the messengers of God in the Old Testament and is expressed in prayer. It is not uncommon, in fact, to carry out the mission entrusted means finding hostility, rejection, persecution. Moses feels dramatically when undergoing testing to guide people in the desert, and says to God: "I can only bear the burden of all this people is too heavy for me. If you treat me well, let me rather die, if I find favor in your eyes. " (Numbers 11.14-15). Even for the prophet Elijah is not easy to carry out the service to God and his people. In the First Book of Kings says: "He went into the wilderness a day's walk and sat down under a broom. Eager to die, said:" Enough, Lord! Take my life, because I am not better than my fathers "(19.4).

The words of Jesus to the three disciples who want to close during prayer in Gethsemane, reveals how he feels fear and anxiety in that "Time", the latter undergoes profound loneliness while God's plan is being carried out. And this fear and anguish of Jesus sums up the horror of man before his own death, the certainty of its inevitability and weight perception of evil that touches our lives.

After the invitation to the three, to stay and watch in prayer, Jesus 'only' goes to the Father. The Evangelist Mark recounts that he "was later dropped to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him" (14:35). Jesus falls face-to-earth, is a position of prayer that expresses obedience the will of God, surrender to God with confidence. It is a gesture that is repeated at the beginning of the celebration of the Passion on Good Friday, as well as the monastic profession and diaconal ordinations, priestly and episcopal, to express, in prayer, and bodily, the complete surrender to God , trust Him Jesus asks the Father that, if possible, the hour might pass from him. There is only fear and anguish of man before death, but the disturbance of the Son of God who sees the terrible burden of the evil that shall take upon himself to overcome it, to deprive him of power.

Dear friends, we too, in prayer we must be able to bring to God our hardships, the suffering of certain situations, certain days, the daily commitment to follow him, to be Christians, and also the weight of evil we see in and around us, because He gives us hope, makes us feel his closeness gives us some light on the road of life.

Jesus continues his prayer: "Abba Father! Everything is possible for you: this cup away from me! However, that is not what I want but what you want" (Mark 14.36 a). In this invocation, there are three passages revealing. At first we have the repetition of the word with which Jesus addresses God: "Abba Father!" (Mark 14.36 a). We know that the Aramaic word Abba is used by the child to go to dad and express that Jesus' relationship with God the Father, a loving relationship, affection, trust, abandonment. In the central part of the invocation is the second element: the consciousness of the omnipotence of the Father - "anything is possible for you" - which introduced a petition in which once again displays the drama of human will Jesus to death and evil "this cup away from me". But it is the third expression of the prayer of Jesus that is decisive, in which the human will adhere fully to the divine. In fact, Jesus concludes firmly: "Yet not what I want but what you want" (Mark 14.36 c). In the unity of the divine person of the Son, the human will finds its full realization in the complete abandonment of self to you father called Abba. St. Maximus Confessor says that since the creation of man and woman, the human will is directed to the divine and that the "yes" to God's will is fully human free and find fulfillment. Unfortunately, because of sin, this "yes" to God has become in opposition: Adam and Eve have thought that the "no" to God was the pinnacle of freedom, be fully themselves. Jesus on the Mount of Olives, redirects the human will to a "yes" to God completely. In him, the natural will is fully integrated into the orientation that gives the divine person. Jesus lived his life according to the center of his person: being the Son of God. His human will is drawn in the Son I leave that totally to the Father. So, Jesus tells us that only in shaping their own will to the divine, the human being reaches its true height, it becomes "divine"; leaving only yes, only "yes" to God, respects the wish of Adam, all of us, feel free. It's what Jesus did in Gethsemane: transferring the human will to the will of God is born true man, and we are redeemed.

The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church clearly teaches: "The prayer of Jesus during his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane and his last words on the cross reveal the depth of his filial prayer: Jesus brings to fulfillment the plan of love the Father and takes upon himself all the anguish of humanity, all the petitions and intercessions of salvation history. He presents to the Father and accepted and are granted, beyond all hope, raising him from the dead "(No.543 .)In fact, "elsewhere in Scripture we look so deeply into the inner mystery of Jesus, as in prayer on the Mount of Olives." (Jesus of Nazareth II, 177).

Dear brothers and sisters, every day in the Lord's Prayer we ask the Lord, "Thywill be done on earth as in heaven" (Matt. 6.10). We recognize, therefore, that there is a God with us and for us, a God in our lives, which should become increasingly the benchmark of our will and our being, then we recognize that it is in "heaven" where does the will of God and that " land "becomes" heaven ", rather than the presence of love, goodness, truth, beauty divine, only if it is God's will.

In Jesus' prayer to the Father, in that terrible and wonderful night of Gethsemane, the "land" has become "heaven", the "land" of his human will, shaken by fear and distress, was taken by his divine will, so that the will of God was fulfilled on earth.And this is important in our prayer we must learn to trust in divine Providence, ask God for the strength to pull ourselves to renew our "yes" to repeat "Thy will," to align our will to own. It is a prayer we do every day, and it is not always easy to trust God's will repeat the "yes" of Jesus, the "yes" of Mary.The gospel accounts of Gethsemane show that the three disciples painfully chosen by Jesus to be near him, were not able to watch with him, sharing his prayer, his adherence to the Father, and were overwhelmed by sleep.

Dear friends, let us ask the Lord to be able to watch with Him in prayer, to follow the will of God every day, even if he speaks of the Cross, to live in growing intimacy with the Lord, to bring this "earth" a bit of "heaven" of God.


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