.....and clarify some points about it:
1st: Many well intentioned Christians
try to live it to an extent that
their own well being is endangered.
2nd: Many well intentioned Christians are made to think that if they
take some basic - spiritual, psychological and physical - care of
themselves they are behaving selfishly.
3rd: The applied modified version of it are the parents who believe
that their children come first in their household - even to the parents
Now... can you see satan's finger print on the above?
If you are going to love thy
neighbor as thyself
must love and take care of thyself
! That is not being selfish; that is being practical.
How can you save a drowning neighbor if you do not know how to swim, or
do not have any energy left to swim, or are already drowning yourself?
How can you express your Christian love for thy neighbor if you do not
love yourself enough to take care of yourself?
How are you going to be a parent worthy of the name if you do not take
care of your own basic needs - spiritual, psychological and physical
- to then be able to properly raise your children?
First comes God; through Him you are strengthened; and, once
strengthened, He can use you to
save His world.
A practical example very close to me....
My daughter is a High School Counselor. She has 450 teenage students
assigned to her. These students "bring with them" their parents and
teachers; that is, any of those parents and/or teachers may also come
to her to solve their problems with their children and/or students. She
takes her responsibility very seriously - because it is. However, just
serious is the stress associated with it.
How do I apply what we have shared with you above? Always encouraging
her to draw closer to God, first and foremost, and then to disconnect
her off hours - relax! Week end getaways with her husband, dinner
outings with him or lady friends, quiet times at home accompanied by a
glass of wine, and simply avoid any non productive stressful
enterprise. I insist almost to the point of nagging her.
How does she start her day? Quiet time with the Lord with Bible on
hand. Once she applies all of Dad's recommendations, then she can then
go out and love those boys and girls with all her heart and work all
the extra hours that need to be worked.... but I make sure that she
loves herself first!
In the Gospel...
associated, with the Mass offered honoring St. George, was from Matthew
10:28-33. They key verse is verse 28:
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot
kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul
and body in hell
As terrible as abortion is before the Holy Eyes of
God, the sexual abuse of children is even worse because it can destroy
the soul. Of course most never hears about it unless they run into our
documents addressing that particular issue - Child Sexual Abuse Is A
Greater Sin Than Abortion
and Child Sexual Abuse Is Far
Worse Than Abortion
. No, we are not making light of abortion -
which is the murder of an innocent child. We are just graphically
illustrating how bad sexual abuse of children really is.
Please take special note that the above does not
mean that an
individual who has been sexually abused is destined to hell - only
those who already are in hell in the Eternal Time Frame will. However,
those who are destined to Heaven may spend a very long time in
Purgatory as the result of the sexual abuse if they have not been
spiritually assisted before body and soul separation.
The last two documents...
. posted in our Board are:
on April 23rd, 2018
Apocalypse - A
on April 19th, 2018
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