See how much God loves us? God is NOT a servant, but He CHOSE to serve us.See how much God loves us?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
See how much God loves us? And God underwent all these services and sufferings because of His Great Love for us.
Jesus once said that "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you." (John 15:15)
Today we celebrate our Maundy Thursday: and for Catholics and Protestants, today we commemorate the day when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples. The washing of feet during the time of Christ was considered as one of the "dirtiest" and lowest job around. But despite this, Jesus humbled himself even to the point of doing this dirtiest job of his time.
It is mind-bogging to think that an Almighty GOD will serve his own creations instead of the reverse. But all this He did because of one thing: because of Love - out of his pure Love for us. The dirty feet represent the
Who is JESUS?Who is JESUS?Who is JESUS?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In Chemistry, He turned water into wine.
In Biology, He was born without a normal conception.
In Physics, He defied gravity by ascending to heaven.
In Economics, He disproved the law of diminishing return by feeding 5,000 with only 2 fishes and 5 loaves of bread.
In History, He has no beginning and no end
In Politics, He came to serve, not to be served
In Tourism, He brings us to wonderful places we have never been
In Culinary, He sweetens up our lives with His love
In Accountancy, He cancels our debts
In Journalism, He brings us Good News
In Cinematography, He directs our lives
In Education, He teaches us to follow God's ways
In Computer Science, He Saves
In Christianity, He is GOD, became man, died and resurrected to open heaven's gate for us.
In a few more hours (Eastern Hemisphere time) the season of Advent will be over and the season of Christmas will be upon us. In this most Holy Day the invisible, Almighty God strips Himself of His power, took the form of
Knight of ChristToday is my confirmation day! Confirmed into the Catholic Church AS AN ADULT!!! AND IT MY DAD'S BIRTHDAY!!!!Knight of Christ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
NO ONE SHALL RUIN MY DAY NOW!!!
I went to confirmation. I wasn't expecting my grandparents to be so happy for me because, well, they're not Catholic, but what a suprise.
Other than that. I feel like I am now a knight of Christ.
There was the Knights of Columbus there, and they saluted to all the candidates. Made me feel honored. And welcomed into the Catholic Church as if I'm a knight of Christ.
Haha, now I need dog tags that say DG Sommer; Knight of Christ
It was our weaknesses he carriedIsaiah 53:4-6It was our weaknesses he carried3 years ago in Personal More Like This
New Living Translation (NLT)
4 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried;
it was our sorrows[a] that weighed him down.
And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,
a punishment for his own sins!
5 But he was pierced for our rebellion,
crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed.
6 All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.
We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the LORD laid on him
the sins of us all.
a. Isaiah 53:4 Or Yet it was our sicknesses he carried; / it was our di
In the hours before Lent...Pax et bonum to all of you. So tomorrow begins the glorious and magnificent liturgical seasons of Lent!! Personally, this is about my favorite liturgical season for a number of reasons... I guess because it's probably the season I'm working hardest at sanctity (those who know me will roll their eyes and say "that doesn't say much about how you are during the other seasons" but...).In the hours before Lent...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As I did last year, I am giving up dA. I don't know if I'll get on during Sundays, which technically aren't counted as part of the 40 days, but we shall see. So I probably won't be doing my weekly Catholic quote thing. I wonder if people enjoyed that and still want me to do it? If so, drop a comment below about it and maybe I'll do it. Though seeing as I won't be checking dA... well.
This Lent I think we should make special care to offer up our penances and mortification for the conversion of sinners. Our sacrifices are of ultimate value, since they become united to the ultimate sacrifice of the cr
Watch this!!Interview with Dr. Helen Roseveare, who used to be missionary in Congo.Watch this!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is VERY inspiring!
Also: read the call of Moses (Exodus 3-4) - it is SO interesting and inspiring too!
One thing that I find really inspiring is in Exodus 3:11-12. Moses says he can't do it - God doesn't counter him and say, "You can do it!" God knows the truth - God knows all our weaknesses. He doesn't call us because we're good enough - He calls us because He calls us! God's reply to Moses is not, "You can do it! It's inside you!" (all those stupid empty things people like to say nowadays...) - it is: "I will be with you." THAT is what matters. Not that we have the strength to do things - because more often than not, we are weak rather than strong. What matters is that GOD is with us.
I remember when I was still in school, and still had to join sports classes (oh horror of horrors), and I was always the slowest, the teac
Devious Journal EntryAbout San Judas TadeoDevious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
St. Jude is one of the most popular saints, because of the many heavenly favors getting his devotees to pray with faith. In Germany, Italy, America and many other places, has many devotees who get through his intercession admirable aid of God, especially as to get a job, house or other benefits more.
St. Bridget has in its revelations that the Lord told you that you wanted to get certain favors the request by St. Jude.
Judas is a Hebrew word meaning "praise be to God."
Tadeo means "courageous to proclaim their faith."
Simon means "God has heard my cry." A St. Simon and St. Jude are celebrating the feast on the same day, October 28, because according to ancient tradition the two were always together preaching the Word of God everywhere.
St. Jude Thaddeus was closely related to our Lord for his relationship with Saint Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin. Nephew of these two saints, is both a nephew of Mary and Joseph, he is the cousin of our Lord Jesus C
USA: Support the Catholic church or you'll be nextOne day, way back in college, the Catholic chaplain heard me play the piano and offered me a position as an accompanist at his parish. I wasn't Catholic but I accepted anyway because I wanted the money. As far as jobs go, it wasn't much of one - I usually worked just one day a week and made $200 a month tops. But I was getting paid to do something I enjoyed and that was fun. Plus it was amusing in a weird sort of way watching the collection baskets get passed around at every mass and knowing that some of that money would soon make its way into my pocket.USA: Support the Catholic church or you'll be next3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What did I spend all that "Catholic" money on? More like what didn't I spend it on. With most of my room and board already included with tuition, I was free to buy - among other things - all sorts of alcohol, porn, satanic blackmetal (back when people actually bought music), slutty clothes, and - most memorably - an athame for my wiccan ex-girlfriend's 20th birthday (I did mention I wasn't Catholic, right?) And yes, since you al
In Need of Prayers (Please read...#1In Need of Prayers (Please read...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pray that my very good friend gets the guidance from God that he needs.
Please don't ask "What's his problem?" God knows what the problem is.
Another one of my very good friends is having some serious depression.
Pray that God heals him.
#3 (and not as important, but still)
Pray that the pollen count in Maryland goes down.
Not allergic, but I've been coughing up allot of it..
My dad's medical insurance won't allow him to have his prescribed medicine.
They over powered his doctor's order and said "MEN don't need this medicine"
It's the medicine that his doc prescribed!
And my dad is the only parent I have! Now this stupid insurance is trying to get rid of the only family I have just because of their sexist ideas!
This person needs prayers..http://fav.me/d4x081r
St. Anthony, Pray for usPrayer for HealingSt. Anthony, Pray for us3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dear St. Anthony, you loved God so much when you lived upon the earth.
You were even known, even then, as a great Wonder-worker, so great did His power live in you. Now that you are in heaven, you share in God's glory and in His power in a more perfect way. Look on me with kindness as I come to you in my need. I pray for healing for myself and for those whom I love. Amen.
Love thy neighbor.
"Love is caring" -Corinthians 1-13
I care for all of you, like it or not.. just face it.
A New MonthToday (April 1) the world will celebrate its April Fool's Day.A New Month2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But for the Church and its people, today it will celebrate the Feast of Palm Sunday - the Day that marks the beginning of the full Suffering of our LORD named Jesus Christ.
This said Feast is meant to commemorate the day when Christ entered into Israel's capital city of Jerusalem with its people welcoming Him with palms and fronds. By doing so, He WILLINGLY placed Himself into the verge of death because most of his enemies who wanted to kill Him was also in Jerusalem at that time.
He did this, not just to fulfill all the prophecies that was written a full 800 to 250 years before the birth of Christ; but more importantly, so that world might witness how much GOD loves us all - when He willingly suffered and died on the cross just to save humanity from sin and death. Not something an ordinary human would do.
To all my friends who share the same Faith here, as we enter into a new month of the year, let us all be thankful for i
Calling on all dA CatholicsI do a lot of (I admit rather bad) apologetics on dA (it needs it). Anyone who's seen the comments on http://aodhagain.deviantart.com/art/I-Stand-With-the-Catholic-Church-284881846 will see that I run into a lot of people who are very hostile to the Catholic Church. Or you can just look here http://forum.deviantart.com/community/philosophy/ and find loads of debate threads over the truth of our Catholic faith. I consider deviantArt to be part of my apostolate and I hope that all of you do as well.Calling on all dA Catholics2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I think we Catholics on here should band together more closely in an effort to evangelize deviantArt. Specifically I'd like to form teams of evangelists to work together to bring people on here to Christ, in engaging people on here in discussion. If at least we can break down a lot of people's misconceptions about Catholic teaching, we'll do a whole load of good. Working alongside that, I'd like teams of prayer warriors praying for the conversion of particular people (and for the evangeli
Leviticus 18:22 Explained"Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind, because it is an abomination."Leviticus 18:22 Explained3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have seen almost every law in Leviticus explained, but I haven't seen an explanation for this verse. I'm sure one could find one on google, but for the sake of boredom and in the interest of exercising my theological mind, I would like to write my own explanation, since I believe I understand what it means.
As we have seen in other laws being explained, the Bible tends to use metaphor and hidden language that, in many cases, is not intended to be taken literally. For instance, Leviticus 19:19, which forbids wearing clothing of two fabrics (linen and wool, in most translations), planting fields of two kinds of seed and mating two different animals, actually has nothing to do with any of these things (although breeding two kinds of dog has seen disastrous results in the resulting offspring and mixing what you plant in a disordered fashion, especially given the times, would have resu
You were created to be God's belovedJesus loves you apart from your actions. Yes, it is good to do good things. And Jesus wants to be involved in every aspect of your life, so part of your relationship with Him is to enjoy working side by side with Him in your ministry and whatever He has given you to do. But know that even if you never did any work for Him, He would still love you and care for you and be part of your life.You were created to be God's beloved2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You are a child of God because of what Jesus accomplished for you. Not because of anything you accomplished on your own. Some people worry and feel bad because they know they are supposed to be involved in ministering to others somehow, but they don't feel like they are living up to their full potential, or maybe they don't feel like they are accomplishing anything for God at all, and so they feel like maybe God is angry at them for not doing what they are supposed to do. But Jesus died so that you could have eternal life (John 3:16), Jesus died so that you could have a relationship with Hi
Trust in HimInteresting to know:Trust in Him2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ps.117 is the shortest chapter in the Bible and Ps.119 longest.
Ps.118 between them.
There are 594 chapters before Ps.118 and 594 chapters after.
594 +594 = 1188.
Ps.118: 8 is the vers exactly in the middle of the Bible: "It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans"
And God is still the center of everything! ♥
How long, O LORD, until you restore me?Psalm 6:6-10How long, O LORD, until you restore me?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
New Living Translation (NLT)
6 I am worn out from sobbing.
All night I flood my bed with weeping,
drenching it with my tears.
7 My vision is blurred by grief;
my eyes are worn out because of all my enemies.
8 Go away, all you who do evil,
for the LORD has heard my weeping.
9 The LORD has heard my plea;
the LORD will answer my prayer.
10 May all my enemies be disgraced and terrified.
May they suddenly turn back in shame.
This is the TruthThis is the truthThis is the Truth2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When we follow after God
Life just doesn't make much sense
It's simply not true that
We have hope for life beyond this life
That choices we make now matter for eternity
That abundant life is found in following Jesus
That we were created to live in relationship with God
But before anything you must know
That hard work and caring for yourself is the way to survive
Many people i know have this philosophy
Believing in God is a crutch for weak-minded people
I refuse to believe under any circumstances that
We can truely discover our destinies
If we follow after God
Whether you believe or not
This is the truth
You should know that i believe exactly the opposite
Now read from bottom to top :iconupplz:
Source: Nevan Hooker
This is the truth. When we follow after God, Life just doesn't make much sense. Or does it? Well you got the answers God bless
God's love CONTEST THEMEGod's love CONTEST3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The theme of the contest is GOD’S LOVE
Love is one of the primary characteristics of God. Likewise, God has endowed us with the capacity for love, since we are created in His image. So this contest will be about God’s love, His agape love. An unselfish, unconditional, unchangeable and pure love. Feel His love in your life and let your imagination flow for this contest
In the artist’s comments you have to explain—in a few words—what you want to express with the artwork you make. And you have to include a bible verse (if it’s applicable) that fits what you’re trying to express. The bible verse can be in the deviation or in the artist’s comment, that’s up to you.
This contest is open to ALL KINDS OF MEDIA! i.e. All traditional and di
the time of the LORDís favor has comeIsaiah 61the time of the LORDís favor has come3 years ago in Personal More Like This
New Living Translation (NLT)
Good News for the Oppressed
1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me,
for the LORD has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted
and to proclaim that captives will be released
and prisoners will be freed.[a]
2 He has sent me to tell those who mourn
that the time of the LORD's favor has come,[b]
and with it, the day of God's anger against their enemies.
3 To all who mourn in Israel,[c]
he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of mourning,
festive praise instead of despair.
the light that leads to lifeJohn 12:44-50the light that leads to life3 years ago in Personal More Like This
New Living Translation (NLT)
44 Jesus shouted to the crowds, “If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me. 45 For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me. 46 I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark. 47 I will not judge those who hear me but don’t obey me, for I have come to save the world and not to judge it. 48 But all who reject me and my message will be judged on the day of judgment by the truth I have spoken. 49 I don’t speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it.50 And I know his commands lead to eternal life; so I say whatever the Father tells me to say.”
John Chrysostom and Preparing for PentecostStinging homily from the Golden-Mouth himself:John Chrysostom and Preparing for Pentecost2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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What now can be more awful than these things? For in truth the Church was a heaven then, the Spirit governing all things, and moving each one of the rulers and making him inspired. But now we retain only the symbols of those gifts. For now also we speak two or three, and in turn, and when one is silent, another begins. But these are only signs and memorials of those things. Wherefore when we begin to speak, the people respond, with your Spirit , indicating that of old they thus used to speak, not of their own wisdom, but moved by the Spirit. But not so now: (I speak of my own case so far.) But the present Church is like a woman who has fallen from her former prosperous days, and in many respects retains the symbols only of that ancient prosperity; displaying indeed the repositories and caskets of her golden o
Paint Colour Contest:iconLunaChu97: pointed out Dulux's habit of giving colours strange names... and also how inspiring they can be for stories!Paint Colour Contest3 months ago in Personal More Like This
To enter this contest, simply write a short story inspired by a paint colour. We've handpicked particular colours from Dulux's collections: Authentic Origins, Timeless Classics and Feature Walls. The collection title may inspire the tone for your piece, while the colour depicts the content... but you can take this in any direction!
There will be a first and second place, and yes, there will be prizes! And they are:
200 from :iconWriteRelease:
A sketch from :iconRuairian-Nub: of a character of your choice!
A drawing of a character of your choice from :iconAnnaPandaAdoptables:
And of course, both winner and runner-up receive much praise and admiration from us all!
The Collections and their Colours. To check out what your colour looks like, go to Dulux's website
Love does not forgetOnce there was a man who was held captive. The captors said to this man that they would only release him if someone would be willing to take his place as a captive. A bearded man suddenly appeared, talked to the captors and the captive was set free. The captive didn't know what to say, but before the bearded man was taken away he said to the freed captive:Love does not forget2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Be free, my beloved child - just don't forget tell all your friends and love ones what I have done for you."
Paul, the servant of GOD, once said that:
"...Love keeps no record of wrongs." (1st Corinthians 13:5)
And this is what exactly GOD did when He forgave all our sin when Christ died on the cross. Even the other person who was crucified with Jesus on the cross was no exception. This person was forgiven all his sins in the last moment of his life, all because he remembered everything good that Christ has done in his life. Because he did not forget, Jesus also did not forget to bring him on that very day to Paradise.
What Is A Christian?So, recently, I was thinking about what it means to be a Christian and how others view Christians. As I sat in solitude, thinking about this, the Holy Spirit revealed to me a vision, a snapshot of what He sees in Christians today. Now I understand that some of you may already know this and that is okay. This is something that I knew sort of. And perhaps some of you need to have your eyes opened. Maybe you are not a Christian and you do not desire to become one...and maybe just maybe I can help you understand the differences.What Is A Christian?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I decided to walk in darkness and serve Satan one thing became very clear to me:
There are two types of Christians the true Christian and the false Christian. Just like there was a true follower of Satan and a poser. Even as a Satanist this bothered me. Even then you would have heard me say something like this, "If you are not going to go all the way, then don't even call yourself a Christian!"