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Our Lord Jesus Christ is comforting and reassuring us thus....


Be calm, be true, be quiet. I watch over you.

Rest in My Love. Joy in the very Beauty of Holiness. You are Mine.

Deliverance is here for you, but Thankfulness and Joy open the gates.

Try in all things to be very glad, very happy, very thankful.

It is not to quiet resignation I give My blessings, but to joyful acceptance and anticipation.

Laughter is the outward expression of joy. That is why I urge upon you Love and Laughter.
 


miguel de Portugal comments 

He says: "Try in all things to be very glad, very happy, very thankful."

Let us not forget that Mary's life was not exactly the proverbial bed of roses - and She accepted it with joy and anticipation.

Think of it....

She becomes pregnant while unmarried in a society which was diametrically opposed to ours - today that is mostly a "Sign of Liberation", in Mary's time it was a serious black mark on the individual and her family.

When Joseph was informed by the angel of the situation and he accepts it and then they have to displace themselves to Bethlehem because civil law required it. They did not take a First Class flight to Bethlehem. The poor pregnant woman had to ride on a donkey all the way - while poor Joseph had to be worrying that She would go into labor on the road.

They finally make it to Bethlehem and She goes into labor without the convenience of a Five Star hotel or a 21st Century state of the art hospital with insurance coverage.

As you should know by now, we could go on and on...

Get the picture? Let's call off our "self pity and ain't it awful parties" and, if after we request that God deliver us from whatever is grieving us, He doesn't, He must have a reason - remember:

[11] And which of you, if he ask his father bread, will he give him a stone? or a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? [12] Or if he shall ask an egg, will he reach him a scorpion? [13] If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father from heaven give the good Spirit to them that ask him? [Luke 11]

And do not think that I do not lecture myself with the same material as above the moment that I start organizing my own "self pity party" for whatever reason - I, just like everyone else, am not immune to our fallen nature. It is just a matter of overcoming it with the Grace of God.

Oh, yes.... by the way... How many times have we heard and read about Biblical "erudite" pointing out that Jesus had brothers and sisters? Some say that Mary had other children (the "anti-virgin" bunch) while others say that they were from Joseph's prior marriage (the "let's make peace" bunch).

Fine; then we ask... why were they not in this trip to Bethlehem for the census required by Roman law? And why Jesus had to entrust Mary to John - who was the only Apostle at the foot of the cross? If those brothers and sisters that Jesus allegedly had were really brothers and sisters - as we understand those terms today - there would have been more than enough of them to take care of Mary.

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(1) Although miguel de Portugal was not the original transmission instrument for the above, he assures the faithful,  from first hand personal knowledge, that what is read above is true and from Our Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit of God will confirm it to those who have ears to hear and eyes to see.

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