“As a result, the deepest thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your very soul.”

Amen Amen, I say to you, this is the power of the Blessed Holy Rosary. Within it we imitate what it contains, and obtain what it promises. The Spiritual mysteries of the Life, Passion, and Glory of our King, in succinct One accord to who is closest to our Lord by motherly bond of One’s child, Mother Mary.

I write this letter to you who are in Christ to prepare you for battle, so you may be prepared to defend the Faith for the Hope in your heart, and to do so with meekness and respect. For there shall be Many attacks at the Church, you who are Christ’s Body, shall be begotten unto you for the devil despises your prayers. Truly truly I tell you, even from among our own brotherhood, goats and wolves will reveal themselves, and sheep who have been led against our own family by other doctrines, to attack your prayers, especially the Holy Rosary. Endure. What makes the devil flee more than unceasing prayer?

A common condemnation is to falsely accuse our Roman brethren of “empty words” or “paganism” or as “whores of Babylon.” Truly, brothers and sisters, I’ve received many condemnations and profane insults hurled at me for the good of prayer in our Lord’s Name. And what brother would hinder God’s children from prayer?

We know he was talking about a manner of prayer of empty pagan phrases due to the history of them repeating long babbling phrases listing all the gods to cover all their bases. We know this not only by history, but because the very next verse Jesus then gives us the Lord’s prayer to recite.

Should we not pray the Lord’s prayer everyday,wouldn’t that be “repetitive”? Certainly not!

Jesus Himself prays the same prayer over and over again for hours when He took Peter, James, and John up to Mount Olivet in Mark 14, Luke 22, John 18, Matthew 26, “So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again.”

Next Jews and Christians alike have prayed Psalm 136 in habitual practice for a long time in which David and faithful who recite it say, “for his steadfast love endures for ever” 26 times in 26 verses! Are David and Jesus both condemned for their own prayers? Absurd! How can our own brothers and sisters condemn us for what David and even Jesus Himself practice?

How else do we know he was talking about babbling like pagans and the manner and heart of our prayer, rather than merely repetition? He commends sincere repetition in the parable in Luke 18!

So simply ask yourself if it would make sense if Jesus who prayed the same prayers and others in God’s Word do the same and who tells us to “pray without ceasing” would want you to stop praying simply because you sometimes say the same words out of love for him? Would you stop reading over your Bible again and again, or a passage or verse simply because they contain the “same words”? Is our Christ a well that can run dry, or is His water which flows forth an eternal spring of Life?

Afterall, the Rosary is not mindless recitation of empty phrases, but prayer in which we should be in deep closeness to our Lord. While reciting the Ave Maria, Our Father, Glory Be and so on we are to be in profound meditation and contemplation on the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour, reciting also His Life, Passion, and Glory to know Him more intimately and be close to Him “praying in One accord” through Christ with our Blessed Mother by adoption into His family. Pray with the communication of all saints just as we did in the beginning of the Church. Just as a Mother and child have an indescribable and immutable spiritual bond, we too are to seek that type of closeness to our Lord Jesus Christ in praying His Rosary.

In conclusion, I implore you to follow Christ “praying the same words” just as He who we imitate did in the Garden of Gethsemane. Pray it profusely until your sweat turns to blood…His blood that pours out from His crucifixion even into this day and forevermore. The Holy Rosary is our great weapon against spiritual warfare in these trying times where even the Church doors may be closed at a whim. And do it perfectly as your Father in Heaven is perfect. Do not babble it mindlessly, but do it with full conviction, ardent sincerity, and an infinite unceasing Love for our Lord and Saviour, Christ Jesus. Pray completely out of Love, to our greatest Love.

Jesus doesn’t say He is just one more prophet or just a great philosopher of moral teach. He says He IS THE TRUTH.

He doesn’t say there are many ways to God. He says HE IS THE WAY.

He didn’t say just having a good life will get you to Heaven. He says HE IS THE LIFE.

And let’s take a look where He says.”Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.”

If anyone says who Jesus says He is, if He isn’t God Himself, then He would be committing the highest form of blasphemy deserving crucifixion. But we know that Jesus is LORD.

We know that our One Father, our LORD, tells us, “I am the Lord, and besides me there is no Saviour.”

And since Jesus Christ is our Saviour “I did not come to judge the world but to save the world,” we know He is the LORD because He tells us He is the Saviour whom can by the LORD’s Word is the only One who can be the Saviour.

Our Lord Jesus Christ is not merely a higher prophet or teacher, the way in which He lives in the will of God is full of Grace and Divinity.
He came as the Saviour, as the Saviour of all men. He came as the good Shepherd, to seek and save that which was lost. He came to save all men, not only those who lived on the earth while he was here, but all who lived before, and all who have since lived, and all who shall live. Jesus gave himself a ransom for all; he tasted death for every man; and unto him, at last, every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess him Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Such is the way in which Jesus does the will of God.

I’ve seen some people who seem to think that Blacks in America’s long fight to overcome injustice and to liberate itself from the weight of oppression is ancient history.
Our grandparents walked with Martin Luther King Jr for civil rights. Yet Jewish people received reparations for their tragedy during WW II as recently as last year in 2019. The Japanese received reparations for the concentration camps under FDR. Why are the Black Americans the only ones told to forget about it or that there is no real problem?
Then many like to give the look-over-here tactic about Chicago. Yes, let’s look at Chicago. Let’s look at how in 2015 the City of Chicago acknowledged that more than a hundred black prisoners had been subject to torture by the police, which pushed some to confess to crimes they hadn’t committed. But they don’t want to talk about that part do they? They don’t want to admit that there may be some other underlining problems that contributes to what goes on there do they? They don’t want to admit that isn’t ancient history do they?
People nowadays think they won’t ever have to confront the truth. They think they can stick to their narrative and as long as they have enough statistics or people that agree with them then they could simply shrug it off. When you continue to sweep the truth under the rug, it comes back ugly doesn’t it?
Truly truly I tell you, (all of us) you have crucified Yeshuah, the Christ Jesus to the cross with your sins. This Jesus resurrected from the dead, with His deep wounds present. Because no matter how much you hide from the Truth, no matter how much you think you have destroyed the Truth, the Truth always comes back.
America, you have crucified Jesus Christ once again with your sins of slavery, and again with your lynching and killing of His people, and again with Jim Crow and systemic racism, and again with more nails to the cross of unrepentant sowing of discord and murders of which the stories were passed down to their children and grandchildren, and another nail in the tree with Bloody Sunday and all the atrocities endured for the Civil Rights movement, and alas yet again with another nail to the cross with George Floyd.
America. Repent! For the Kingdom of God is at hand. You must face and accept the Truth to be set free. And this freedom that grants true Peace is what I wish for you. Will we repent and forgive each other to receive that Peace as a Nation? Just as Saul walking along the road to Damascus, Jesus Christ has a deep intimacy with His Church and takes His bride’s persecution very personally. America, America, “Why are you persecuting Me?”

A verse that is needed for everyone right now. Beware family,
“I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.”

The race baiting and discord sowing I’ve seen online is more than ever before. We are brothers and sister in Christ. Don’t forget that. No matter what colour of skin you are. No matter where you fall on the political line. Christ’s greatest commands are to love God and love each other. If you have love for all people, not just your own, that’s the love He calls us to in loving even our enemies. If they are in Christ, be known by that love you give. If they aren’t then at least pray for them. Although I would encourage you to do more for them so to win them over to Christ.

I’ve seen high ranking politicians, well known celebrities, sought after pundits, political analysts, major influences, news reporters, all use the current chaos to their own gain and agenda. Do not give into the temptation to divide by any line that is not Christ! Black or white, left or right, what we are to focus on is God and Heavenly things! God hates those who sow discord. We disagree? Let it be Peace. We agree? Let it be Love.

And I exhort the Church here. We are failing. We are not known by the love we give. So if we fail to be that Light, what hope is there to follow but in darkness? So many people will never open the four books of the Gospel. There is a fifth that they will open. The testament of you living in the Faith and their encounter with you as an image of Christ. Have you looked across at a brother or sister in Christ, saw Christ in them, and served them as such? Have you looked across at a sinner, and saw yourself in them, when you were still in sin, and gave them the Mercy that Christ gave to you? I have failed. I am guilty. I have not lived up to be worthy to follow Him.

So I encourage all of us, this Pentecost season, to have a renewal of heart, to be transformed that you no longer live as yourself, but as One who has died to Christ and now lives in Him. I challenge us to Step into the breach, step into this great divide of chaos, and be that Love we are to be known by and reflect it upon others who are also made in His image so we should see as the Christ we serve. Al tira, do not fear for we have already died. He has conquered our sin and our death, and we live in Him now and for eternity. Shalom to all.

We Told You We Were Hungry

Jesus said that the poor will always be among us. Therefore, do not let our hearts grow envious or covetous, comparing the wealth of others. Rather, let our hearts grow joyful that the life and glory of Christ can be witnessed in the Spirit of poverty and charity. Where there is poverty, there is charity for us to participate in. And thus, there is always labour to be done in His Name until He comes again in Glory.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.”

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

I feel our people are tired, let us take this time to comfort someone.

I feel our people are hungry, let us take the time to feed those in need.

I feel our people thirst for justice, let us flow everlasting water until it is served.

I feel our people are heartbroken, let us cry with and for one another.

I’ve been seeing a Martin Luther King Jr quote blowing through the wind recently. Although usually only in part. Only the part of justifying riots, without the preceding line condemning them.

“I think America must see that riots do not develop out of thin air. Certain conditions continue to exist in our society which must be condemned as vigorously as we condemn riots. But in the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard.”

So one side must be willing to understand these unheard voices and reach out to them in compassion and Love. And the other side must not lose their goodwill, which is easy to do in a state of forgottenness in a world that doesn’t seem to value your life. We must not overcome evil with evil, but overcome it with good. Forgiveness and empathy is needed on both sides, or else we will devour each other. So allow me to leave you with another Dr. King quote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to Justice everywhere.” God bless everyone.