Even my faithful followers have let worldly distractions dampen their love, faith, and zeal…

Matthew 4:24 So [Jesus’] fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought to him all the sick, those who were afflicted with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, and paralytics, and he cured them.

“My child, is the Jesus of Scripture different than the Jesus you pray to 2,000 years later? Of course not! What then has changed? Love, faith, and zeal have changed. Even my faithful followers have let worldly distractions dampen their love, faith, and zeal. Love can only grow warmer in the furnace of prayer. Enter into my presence more frequently, or better yet, infuse every moment of your life, every thought, word, and deed with my presence, and your love will be so hot it will consume you from the inside out. When your love has reached the critical temperature, your faith, too, will be a flame that can never be extinguished. Your love and faith will seek an outlet and your zeal will be impossible to contain. Do you see, my dear child, how this was all manifested in the life of Mother Angelica? If you seek to be like her in faith and zeal, begin with love and prayer. Time is short. For those who desire this, abundant graces will be given so that the plan of God will be fulfilled. Tell me of your desire, dear soul, and I will do the rest.”

O my sweet Lord, all is grace! I begin with a desire for increased fervency in prayer, for fidelity and perseverance, for complete trust in your mercy and grace. Dear Lord let this be the fuel that fires the furnace of my love, and may this love ignite in me a burning faith and a holy zeal. Lord, may this all resound to your glory. May your kingdom come and your will be done. Thank you Blessed Trinity of Love. Praise you! I love you! Infuse my every thought, word, and deed so that my self is burned away in the furnace of love, the Flame of Love of our Blessed Mother. Amen.

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17 thoughts on “Even my faithful followers have let worldly distractions dampen their love, faith, and zeal…

  1. Some times I think we are on the same wave length. I been thinking this a lot lately. Asking Jesus to help me persevere in prayer and faith. As I feel like I am questioning my own beliefs and feel alone at times. Sometimes I feel Jesus presence and he speaks but lately I been feeling alone. I been telling myself to let go and trust God that I am where he wants me to be. I just had my back surgery to remove the hardware in early December to find out now that I have cancer in my thyroid. Surgery on Weds. So I am scared and questioning a lot ….But I am asking God to help me trust and persevere in prayer and trust that I am where I should be… and all will be for his joy.

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    1. TA I have been watching the tributes to Mother Angelica and been inspired and edified. She suffered so much in her life and while she still took her aspirin (always practical and prudent), then whatever God allowed, she surrendered to, knowing it was being used for a higher purpose.

      Ask Mother Angelica to help you, dear sister. She wanted to be everyone’s mother on earth and now there are no impediments to her desire. Let her help you as she wants to. You may want to get her book “Mother Angelica’s Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality” I place you in the Flame of Love.

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  2. Well … based on this last message from Jesus, Mother Angelica is obviously a Saint.

    God be blessed, and may God bless Saint Mother Angelica.

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      1. Oh I agree that she is likely in heaven, but until the canonization…due process of course. It’s like when Pope JPII died and people were shouting “Santo Subito!” (sainthood now) Still, the church had to follow the process. Sometimes it is expedited as it was for Pope JPII and for Mother Teresa. Could happen with Mother Angelica. Either way, I think we can feel safe in asking for her prayers for our needs. I have been doing that ever since. 🙂

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  3. “Your love and faith will seek an outlet and your zeal will be impossible to contain.”
    How true if we persevere in love and prayer! Like an artist, we will desire a way to express our love for God through faith AND works. I see now how this can transform our hearts first and then our culture. We all have something to offer God and neighbor. Mother Angelica is a perfect example of this. May she pray for us here still on earth and inspire us with the works we are to do as we strive daily in God’s presence with our prayers!

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  4. What a beautiful and timely message. We are in a time of such watered down faith. It is such a struggle to stay faithful and fervent. (I have been dealing with this for a while) Mother Angelica’s life is a beautiful testament to persevering faithful love and I have no doubt she is interceding for all of us. I just completed Father Gaitley’s consecration to Merciful Love via St. Therese and St. Faustina, praying the consecration on Divine Mercy Sunday. I highly recommend this book for everyone and anyone. This message just received here really ties in to the main thrust of that book.
    I hope everyone here had a wonderful Divine Mercy Sunday. God’s blessings on everyone!! TA I will keep you in my prayers. My niece (in law) had thyroid cancer ten years ago and although the treatments were a bit of an ordeal (not painful, more exhausting) she came through with flying colors and is thriving today. I will offer up my Mass intention on Wednesday for you. God bless!!

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    1. Thankyou Anne, for posting on the 33 Days to Merciful Love consecration. Like you, I completed mine
      yesterday. What a tremendous grace this is. After offering hours of adoration in reparation daily-I still
      felt lacking, but St. Therese brings us this incredible gem! Thankyou God for this great gift and for His humble servants-Fr. Gaitley and the Marians of the Immaculate conception. This needs to be promoted with great zeal for all consolers of the heart of Jesus.

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      1. Liz…. Just managed to get the book. From a quick glance the main thrust seems to be just little, trusting and letting God do everything. Constant baby steps holding onto His Hand.

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  5. Dear TA, I will say the “storm” novena to the Infant Jesus beginning today
    for your successful surgery and complete recovery. Jesus is the true Physician, Surgeon, Healer. You are in Good Hands. God bless you as you place all your trust in Him.

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  6. Hi Peli,

    In Mark Mallett’s latest post ‘Thoughts from a Charcoal Fire’, he’s put out something of an SOS.

    I remember that last time you suggested to your readers that they may consider donating $10 to Mark’s ministry – maybe this would be a good time to suggest that those who are contributing $10 monthly, may like to double that amount?

    It may help Mark out in his current financial predicament.

    Just a thought… [&#X1f60a]

    God Bless,

    Edith

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  7. Please pray for me to make a right decision. My mind was in a very dark place for four weeks since taking the medicine for lowering my high blood pressure. I stop to take them for a few days. I feel great and able to pray etc. If I go back to take them and my mind will become darkened again

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  8. Pelinito, this was just awesome! The Word from God which it contained lit up a song in me and it’s been burning in me ever since. I sent it to my children to read and my friends. This was the best part:

    “Love can only grow warmer in the furnace of prayer. Enter into my presence more frequently, or BETTER YET, infuse every moment of your life, every thought, word, and deed WITH MY PRESENCE, and your love will be so hot it will consume you from the inside out. When your love has reached the critical temperature, your faith, too, will be a flame that can never be extinguished. Your love and faith will seek an outlet and your zeal will be impossible to contain.”

    The very same day I read this from Saint John Paul the second:

    “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and Hallelujah is our song.”
    – St. John Paul II

    And then these excerpts from Charlie Johnstons blog:
    “People often want a shortcut, some easy, certain assurance that will grant them complete trust. There is none. If you WANT trust, you MUST trust. When you are suffering the greatest trials, THAT is when you have the opportunity for the most trust – and to build it into something rock solid. Trust WHEN YOU HAVE NO REASON TO TRUST, when all seems lost and hopeless, and THEN trust becomes like a rod of iron you can count on……………
    we are called to share the light as we do at the Vigil Mass of Easter, simply lighting the candle of the person next to us until the whole House is filled with light.”

    Last of all, here is the link giving me easy to read down to earth “Sure Guide to What is Really Going on” Revelations by Monsignor Charles Pope. He instructs it like it is. For those interested, here’s the link
    http://blog.ad.org/2016/04/book-revelation-sure-guide-really-going/

    CAPS ARE ALL MINE. These words from God and instruction from a saint, a fellow traveler, and a Monsignor, have simply set my Easter Halluluia song a singing! There is an old Negro spiritual it goes like this “It’s alright! It’s alright! My Jesus said He’ll fix it, and it’s all right!”

    Sorry Pelinito, for such a long post, but I had to share my Easter joy with you. You are always the one lifting everybody else up. Maybe this will add a little joy to your day too!
    Julie from Arizona

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