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"Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God,
have mercy on me, a sinner."
Born in Buenos Aires of Italian descent, Bergoglio worked briefly as a chemical technician before entering seminary; he was
Throughout his life, both as an individual and a religious leader, he has been known for his humility, his concern for the poor, and his commitment to dialogue as a way to build bridges between people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and faiths. Since his election to the papacy, he has displayed a simpler and less formal approach to the office, including a decision to reside in the Vatican guesthouse rather than the papal residence used by his predecessors since 1903.
Elected at the age of 76, Francis is reported to be in good health, and his doctors have stated that his missing lung tissue (which was removed in 1957) does not have a significant impact on his health. The only concern would be decreased respiratory reserve if he had a respiratory infection. In the past, one attack of sciatica in 2007 prevented him from attending a consistory and delayed his return to Argentina for several days.
As pope his manner is less formal than that of his predecessors: a style that news coverage has referred to as "no frills," noting that it is "his common touch and accessibility that is proving the greatest inspiration." For example, on the night of his election he took the bus back to his hotel with the cardinals, rather than be driven in the papal car. The next day he visited Cardinal Jorge María Mejía in the hospital and chatted with patients and staff. At his first media audience, the Friday after his election, the Pope said of Saint Francis of Assisi: "The man who gives us this spirit of peace, the poor man," and he added "How I would like a poor Church, and for the poor".
In March 2013 a new song was dedicated to Francis and released in Brazilian, Portuguese and Italian, titled Come Puoi ("How You Can"). Also in March, Pablo Buera, the mayor of the Argentine city La Plata announced that the city had renamed a section of a street leading up to a local cathedral Papa Francesco, in honor of Francis. According to the Time Magazine article that reported this decision, there are already efforts to name other streets after him, as well as a school where he studied as a child.
In addition to his native Spanish, Francis is conversant in Latin (the official language of the Holy See), Italian (the official language of Vatican City), English, French, German, and Ukrainian.
Be A Good Disciple
THE MISSION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST):
To be and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving and serving from our doorsteps "to the ends of the earth."
To be a faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice.
As members of the Christian Church, we confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
Jesus and The Animals
It’s very interesting that Jesus seemed to be around animals often, and He frequently used animals in His parables. It would appear that Jesus had animals on His mind. Let’s take a look at some of these scriptures.
Jesus was born in a manger, which is a feeding trough for livestock, and was surrounded by animals. Isn’t it interesting that of all the places that Jesus potentially could have been born, that it was in a stable with the animals?
So they hurried
off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the
The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus in the form of a dove when John was baptizing Him. It’s interesting that the third person of the Godhead, The Holy Spirit, appeared in animal form.
At that time Jesus came from
Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10As
Jesus was coming up out of the water, He saw heaven being torn open and the
Spirit descending on Him like a dove. 11And a voice came from heaven:
"You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."
Right after He was baptized, the Holy Spirit led Him out into the desert where He fasted for 40 days. The wild animals and the angels were the only ones to surround him.
12At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert, 13and he was in the desert forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended Him.
His conversation frequently revolved around animals. He said to the disciples, “I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:18-22). In fact, most of the disciples were fishermen.
Jesus taught that it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God. (Matthew 19:23-24)
Jesus told Peter to go down to the sea and throw in his hook and the first fish he catches will have a shekel in it. He was told to go and pay both their taxes. (Matthew 17:27) Even Jesus had to pay taxes!
In the Bible, Jesus is called the Lamb of God. (Revelation Chapter 5)
He’s called the Good Shepherd.
I am the good
shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.
Jesus is referred to as The Lion of Judah.
Then one of the elders said to me,
"Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has
triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals."
Here’s another example of Jesus using animals in His conversation – this time hens and chicks.
Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent
to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen
gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.
He talks about the Sheep and the Goats in these next verses.
31"When the Son of Man
comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in
heavenly glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he
will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from
the goats. 33He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his
34"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by My Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.
Just before Jesus went to the cross, the Bible says that He told the disciples to get a donkey and bring it to Him. He rode the donkey into Jerusalem to go to the cross. (Luke Chapter 19)
The Bible says that when
Jesus returns He will ride a white horse. He could ride in any type of vehicle
He wished or simply fly down, but He has chosen to ride a white horse! Jesus
must love animals!
11I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse,
whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice He judges and
Jesus made the once-and-for-all sacrifice for mankind by dying on the cross. It also eliminated the necessity for animals to ever be sacrificed again!
Did you ever notice that when a person really loves someone, they talk about them all the time? That’s because they are thinking about them so much. Jesus obviously loves the animals very much, because He had them on His mind so often!
Note: All Bible references are from the New International Version.
Niki Behrikis Shanahan is the author of There Is Eternal Life For Animals, The Rainbow Bridge: Pet Loss Is Heaven's Gain, and Animal Prayer Guide. Pete Publishing, www.eternalanimals.com. Available at amazon.com. Article copyright 2003 Niki Behrikis Shanahan. All rights reserved.
Famous Inspirational Thoughts
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
- Matthew 7:7-8 (see also verses 9 -12)
"Have faith in God," Jesus answered. "I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."
- Mark 11:22-24
We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
- Stephen Covey
All consumed are their imperfections,
Doubts are dispelled, their senses mastered,
Their every action is wed to the welfare of their fellow creatures:
Such are the seers who enter Brahman* and know Nirvana*.
- Bhagavad Gita, chapter 5
*(Brahman may be translated as Spirit and Nirvana as the highest state of spiritual being)
[God says], do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
- Isaiah 41:10 (New International Version)
The only difference between saints and sinners is that every saint has a past while every sinner has a future.
- Oscar Wilde, author
If you keep sincerely asking for what's best, God will give you a very good chance to achieve it - even if you don't believe in God!
- Bill Blackman
God will always open another door for you
If you fear God, you won't fear humans.
- Albanian Proverb
A man devoid of religion is like a horse without a bridle.
- Latin Proverb
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Dalai Lama
You have to believe in gods to see them.
- Hopi Indian Proverb
Better to be guilty in the eyes of men than in the eyes of God.
- Malagasy Proverb
A LETTER OF ENCOURAGEMENT
* Are you a Christian whose family thinks you are a nut now that you have given your life to Christ? Do those who have known you the longest treat you differently and tell you how much you've changed? (And from the way that they say it, you know that they don't really care for the new you.)
Do your friends and relatives get upset with you because you do not want to participate in certain activities anymore or hang out at places you once frequented?
And when you try to share your faith with your loved ones, do their eyes glaze over? Do you sense their irritation and disinterest if you even so much as mention Christ's name? Do they refer to you with terms such as "holier than thou" or tell you that you are judgmental and harsh?
* Are you a Sunday school teacher who wonders if you are getting through to any of your students? Do you labor to put together a Bible study lesson and then spend half of the class time just trying to keep some semblance of order in the class?
Or are you a Christian webmaster who is sometimes worn down by the e-mail that you receive? Are you having trouble distinguishing the letters sent by those who are unsaved from those who are so-called Christians because both groups belittle and berate God's truths that you are trying to share?
Or maybe you are someone who tries to witness to others by street preaching or passing out tracts, and you have those days where you just want to throw up your hands and give up -- you feel as though you are fighting a losing battle.
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Well, if you are a soldier in God's army who is out in the world trying to be used by God, I wanted to let you know that no matter what opposition you face, no matter who thinks you are crazy, no matter how many people reject you or what you are trying to share with them, your work is not in vain! How do I know? Because the Bible tells us so.
One verse that I have found that every soldier should memorize is this: "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord" (1 Corinthians 15:58).
Did you see that? Your labor is not in vain in the Lord. Even though you may not see immediate results (or any results), God sees what you are doing. And God's word tells us that any labor that we do for Him is never in vain. Do not be discouraged by the words or actions or inactions of man. Your service is to God above all else.
Here is another verse: "For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister" (Hebrews 6:10).
If no one else appreciates you, God does. If no one seems to understand, God does.
And the Bible tells us that God's word does not return void. Isaiah 55:10-11 reads, "For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth an bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing wherto I sent it."
Our words cannot do a thing, but God's word is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). So if you have been using God's word in your witnessing, your labor has not been in vain.
Even if you never see even one person's life transformed in your lifetime, do not let that discourage you. We are to be used. We plant seeds. Maybe another laborer will see the fruit come to harvest as a person's life is transformed and they come to Christ. Think of the people you know or strangers who touched your life by either a word or a Christian tract. Did all of those people get to personally see you become born again?
I personally believe that when we get to heaven, it is only then that we will truly know the impact of our labour for God. I believe that we will then see how we played a role in a person coming to ask Christ to be their Savior and Lord. Glory to God that He gives us the privilege to be used at all in such a wonderful way. So as we work, let us remember Galatians 6:9, "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."
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And as far as your friends or family members who you may now feel estranged with, on that topic an old gospel spiritual comes to mind. One verse is, "Friends don't treat me like they used to since I laid my burdens down..."
My brothers and sisters in Christ, expect some people to no longer like you or understand you. Jesus said these words, "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household" (Matthew 10:34-36) and "Ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake" (Matthew 10:22).
This wicked world loves the darkness. If you are no longer walking in darkness, people will begin to despise you. And some of those people who will be hating you will be your family members or friends. As a matter of fact, if you are still blending in with everybody everywhere and you are not making certain people a bit uncomfortable, I would venture to say that it is then that you should be alarmed.
But the good news is that God will never turn His back on you. "When my father and mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up" (Psalm 27:10). You have been adopted into the Lord's family. Whatever you have lost cannot compare to what God has to offer. And "If God be for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)
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And, as you continue on in the Lord's work, know that Satan and his devils are going to try to stop you: Moles will show up in your Bible study class to try to frustrate the work you are doing. Your computer is going to crash and your Christian study lessons that you have toiled over will disappear. Your boss is going to try to get you to put in some overtime hours on the very night that you planned on visiting the shut-ins.
Evil forces are going to come your way at some time or another in many different manifestations. Satan does not want even one person to be saved, and he pulls out all the stops to try to keep God's word from going forth. Don't see these things as negatives. See this as proof that you are doing something important and worthwhile for God's kingdom.
And think of all of the people who came before you. Joseph's own brothers sold him into slavery. Daniel was thrown into the lion's den. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego were thrown into the fiery furnace. Abraham could not find even ten righteous men who would listen and act on his warning. The group that Moses led rebelled time and time again even after experiencing God's awesome presence daily. The Israelites complained in Moses' ears and wanted to get rid of him on numerous occasions. The different apostles were jailed, beaten, stoned, shipwrecked, and murdered. The prophets were hated. And, of course, Jesus himself was betrayed, falsely accused, and crucified.
God never said that following Him would be easy. In Romans 8:35-37, it reads, "What shall we then say to these things? Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us."
So, again, know that if you are doing the Lord's work, you will face opposition, and you may be misunderstood. But bear in mind that there is nothing more important or more lasting than what we have been commissioned to do.
And keep in mind that you are never alone, nor do you ever have to be afraid. "Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee" (Deuteronomy 31:6).
So in closing, I will remind you of Jesus' words to His followers: "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15).
Go get 'em, soldiers!
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Additional verses for encouragement:
Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 56:11, Psalm 27:1, 3 (fear not). 1 Peter 4:12-13 (fiery trial). Joel 3:10 (get ready for battle). Matthew 5:14-16 (let your light shine). 1 Peter 2:21 (follow Christ's example). Psalm 138:7, Isaiah 40:31 (revived by God). Galatians 6:9 (weary).
Jesus Christ is the Only way to God
I was just sitting and reading my Bible and minding my own business. A man sitting next to me noticed that I had a Bible and struck up a conversation. He stated something to the effect that he believed that all of the religions were equal and that he felt that God had revealed Himself to different people and cultures in different ways and that, basically, all roads lead to God.
So I told him, first, that I don't follow a religion, that I have a Lord and Savior named Jesus Christ. Then I told him that salvation could only be found in Jesus. Then I quoted to him John 14:6, "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
The man then started raising his voice, and he told me that he felt sorry for me and that I was narrow minded.
I bring this up because I believe that there are many people out in the world who are similar to that man, people who pride themselves on being "accepting" and all-inclusive in their view on the various faiths and religions. Some people feel that as long as you believe in something, you will be all right. As long as you are "spiritual" (whatever that means), then everything will be honky dory. Even some people who call themselves Christians seem to have this anything and everything goes kind of Mindset.
Well, although it is well and grand to respect the views of others, the Bible teaches us that there truly is only one way to God, and Jesus Christ is that way! Here are a few verses:
John 11:25, "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live."
Acts 16:30-31, He asked, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved."
1 Corinthians 3:11, "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ."
John 3:36, "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."
The Bible makes it very clear that all roads do not lead to God. And if you believe that just any and every "religion" is fine or that they are all basically the same, you are obviously not reading
Romans 10:9-10, 13, "If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
John 3:18, "He that believeth on him (Jesus) is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."
Romans 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Mathew 10:32-33, (Jesus speaking), "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."
1 Timothy 2:5, "For there is one God; and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."
Did you catch that? Giving the statue of Buddha fruit and cigarettes won't save you. Following the Torah or Koran won't save you. Positive affirmations cannot help you. You don't need to do penance or ask Mary to intercede for you. Acts 4:12, "Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." What name is being referred to? The name Jesus Christ!
1 Corinthians 15:21-22, "For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive."
2 Corinthians 5:21, "For he hath made him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."
1 Peter 3:18, "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit."
1 Timothy 3:16, "God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory."
Matthew 7:13-14, "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."
. And if you believe that just any and every "religion" is fine or that they are all basically the same, you are obviously not reading your Bible.
. And if you believe that just any and every "religion" is fine or that they are all basically the same, you are obviously not reading your Bible.
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Respect for Life Prayer
Heavenly Father, the
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ennobled that life when your Son became one with us in his incarnation. Help us
to realize the sacredness of human life and to respect it from the moment of
conception until the last moment at death. Give us courage to speak with truth
and love and with conviction in defence of life. Help us to extend the gentle
hand of mercy and forgiveness to those who do not reverence your gift of life.
To all, grant pardon for the times we have failed to be grateful for your
precious gift of life or to respect it in others. We ask this in Jesus'
DISCOVERING THE SAINTS
By Jean M. Heimann
9. Saints frequent the sacraments, which offer them many graces to ease the load they carry and keep them moving in the right direction. They frequent the sacrament of Reconciliation, accepting the forgiveness and the tender love and mercy of God. Whatever their past lives were, they know that no sin is too great to separate them from the love of God. They accept His grace to change their sinful ways, even if it means giving up one’s lustful pleasures and addictions and deciding to live a chaste life, as in the case of St. Augustine of Hippo.
10. Saints have a deep devotion to Our Blessed Mother and realize that the simplest path to Jesus is through His Mother, who always points them in the direction of her Son.
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According to the Bible, God said to Moses, on whom be peace:
“I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.” (The Holy Bible, New International Version, Deuteronomy chapter 18, verse 18).
The prophet described in the above verse must have the following three characteristics:
1. He will be like Moses.
2. He will come from the brothers of the Israelites, i.e. the Ishmaelites.
3. God will put His words in the mouth of that prophet and he will declare what God commanded him.
Let us see which prophet God was speaking of.
1. The prophet like Moses
Some people feel that this prophecy refers to the prophet Jesus, on whom be peace. But, although Jesus* was truly a prophet of God, he is not the prophet spoken of here. He was born miraculously, and, finally, God raised him up miraculously. On the other hand, Muhammad* is more like Moses*; both were born in a natural way and both died natural deaths.
2. From among the Ishmaelites
Abraham* had two sons, Ishmael* and Isaac* (Genesis, chapter 21). Ishmael* became the grandfather of the Arab nation, and Isaac became the grandfather of the Jewish nation. The prophet spoken of was to come not from among the Jews themselves, but from among their brothers, the Ishmaelites. Muhammad*, a descendant of Ishmael, is indeed that prophet.
3. God will put His words in his mouth
“Neither the content of the revelation, nor its form, were of Mohammed’s devising. Both were given by the angel, and Mohammed’s task was only to repeat what he heard.”(World Religions from Ancient History to the Present, by Geoffrey Parrinder, p. 472)
God sent the angel Gabriel* to teach Muhammad* the exact words that he should repeat to the people. The words are therefore not his own; they did not come from his own thoughts, but were put into his mouth by the angel. These are written down in the Qur’an, word for word exactly as they came from God.
Now that we know that prophet we must listen to him, for, according to the Bible, God says: “I will punish anyone who refuses to obey him” (Good News Bible, Deut. 18:19).
* on whom be peace
"The whole of the Torah is for promoting peace, as it is written, 'Her ways are pleasant,
and all her paths peaceful." – Babylonian Talmud, Gittin 59b.
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