Humbly submit your will to God (Thy Will be done) and consecrate yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Mary and Joseph.

John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said,
“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.
He is the one of whom I said,
‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me
because he existed before me.’
I did not know him,
but the reason why I came baptizing with water
was that he might be made known to Israel.”
John testified further, saying,
“I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven
and remain upon him.
I did not know him,
but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me,
‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain,
he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’
Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.” JN 1:29-34

God has been doing a lot of speaking and revealing this week. Are we listening? Paul told us the Scriptures are a double edged sword, living and effective. They are timeless. The greatest worship we can experience is to be present with God. God was present to John the Baptist, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” Timeless.

Today, at Mass in the Eucharistic Prayer all in attendance will hear the same words before they receive Jesus, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. He is still present with us. What do we need to realize that Jesus is present with us so that we too can testify, “Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.”? God has never left His creation. Spend time seeking Him out and listening to what He wants to reveal to you.

Today’s challenge: Allow God to reveal Himself to you. Seek Him out. Listen to Him. He is trying to speak to us and tell us who He is and who we are. He wants us to know what the Father made us for!

Three A’s of Prayer-1. Awareness-stop and be present with God any time, He is always present, recognizing His fingerprint is on everything around you, He is in every person you meet, 2. Acceptance-everyone wants to belong to something, as Christians we are branded with Christ at Baptism, we belong to a Father that loves us so much and is chasing after us every day of our lives that he sent his only Son to die for us-this is radical love, how will you respond to this love, our brand is the cross of Christ 3. Accountability-we spend so much time and effort on sports, extracurricular activities, and academics, put the same time and effort into your spiritual life-hold yourself accountable in your spiritual life like you do academics and sports which means you will have to do some things you don’t want to do

The 3 S’s of Preparing for Prayer-1. Be still, this comes from Psalm 46, “Be still and know that I am God”, don’t pop your knuckles or do anything with your hands, find a position where you can be completely still, calm yourself, many people struggle with this and it stops them from finding that still point of prayer where the cosmos circles around them and they can hear God the Father and God the Son speaking about them, 2. Silence-no prayer exists without silence, God’s voice is a still small voice, in silence I have grown to know myself better while listening to God and meditating on the Scriptures more than anything else I have practiced, it is a scary place when you go to the depths of your heart and wrestle with God about all of your life issues and relationship problems, 3. Surrender-Be vulnerable to God in prayer, give Him everything you are and everything you possess, consecrate yourself to Him through Mary and Joseph, Peter Kreeft says it is harder to die while living than to physically die, this means killing our ego to make room for God in our lives, we live to die IHM Sister, this is where we accept ourselves as sinners and allow our Savior to do for us in our lives what He came for, give Jesus your pain and suffering, invite Him into your temptations, give Him your sin-this is what He was made for to take your sin upon Himself

Be a servant, become a saint!
​#Christian YOLO