Monday, February 18, 2008
WEEKLY HOLY HOUR
Karissa is in God's hands now....
Jesus is the Good Shepherd
by Francisco Ramos, LC
This simplest of reflections, yet profoundly true, should uproot the doubt and distrust that set up camp in our hearts at times. What else could we long for in our lives? God, the good Shepherd, knows and calls his sheep by their name.
November 14, 2004 / John 10: 1-10
“Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.” Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”
Meditating on Christ’s words can be very consoling especially when he shows us a little of what he has in his heart. Jesus calls his sheep by name and he leads them. We could learn quite a bit from this short passage. Above all, experiencing an immense happiness knowing that none other than God himself calls us by our name.
Who doesn’t feel honored and joyful when someone famous or a dignitary shows that they know us and better still, when they do so in public? Imagine if the Holy Father called out your name over the microphone in St. Peter’s square inviting you to dinner. The emotion, the surprise, the enthusiasm would become one enormous sentiment of astonishment within our heart. But here the situation is still more impressive because we are not dealing with a famous person, it is our Lord Jesus Christ.
There is an echo of this reality in another Gospel passage where Jesus tells us something equally amazing: rejoice that your names are written in heaven (Luke 10:20). The mere thought of your name and mine being recorded in the lists of celestial calligraphy from God the Father’s hand should lift our spirits and send fear packing.
This simplest of reflections, yet profoundly true, should uproot the doubt and distrust that set up camp in our hearts at times. What else could we long for in our lives? God, the good Shepherd, knows and calls his sheep by their name. He knows us and that is enough. This should be our farewell to the display of being known and esteemed by the whole world. Good-bye loneliness, good-bye honor, good-bye tears of distress, good-bye fear.
If we add that he, the good shepherd, leads us, what else could we demand from our Lord? Has he not said it already? I am the way…But just for additional astonishment, where does he lead us? To the fold, and what a fold! Heaven! In no time flat we have discovered the solution of all solutions. Isn’t it evident that we all search for happiness in this life through many intricate paths, and above all with that supernatural longing for heaven? Christ our good shepherd tells us where we should direct our steps. We just need to listen for his voice. And the best way to hear his soft yet firm voice is by being faithful to our conscience, the divine voice within us.
The path he leads us down should never scare us. At times it is through dark ravines and at other moments through soft, green valleys, but the important thing is to know that he is with us and that should always fill us with peace, confidence and serenity.
I even help a few by grabbing by the arm and walk them from point A to point B!!!!
Remember the old days when they took pictures of your home and sold it to you in a frame?
I would love to take picture from an plane.
The only flight I did during the last 10 years was in an helicopter ride by then Premier Frank McKenna.
We flew from Saint-Matins to Saint John and it was quite a ride.
There's a student who Dan Bussieres don't like so he was banned from the New Brunswick Legislature for life.
There's no trial and a person don't have the right to the evidence. Isn't this a Fascist style of Government.
Click below to find out if Dan Bussieres is a Fascist?
AS someone told me last year. I have a record on my file for life and I'll never be able to see the evidence.
New Brunswickers are a very passive bunch! We let Quebecers to run the Legislature.
This cute little girl first caught my attention at the Pow Wow in St.Mary's.
Click below for nice pictures-
There she was running around with her Native outfit over her head.
She's full of energy. Always running and playing!!!!
Now? Her mother told me that her brother who's also full of energy? The school system told the mother that her brother should be on Ritalin!
Will the same happen to this little girl?
If Mike Murphy and Kelly Lamrock gets their way? The child will be drugged and killed!!!!
I guess the 10,000 signatures petition I collected was a waste of time!!!
I interviewed the brothers a few months ago but it was different.
Yeah.....I was insulted right till the end.....What's interesting in this interview is I got them each alone.
I wasn't planing to interview the brothers. It just happen. I asked them about Willie O'ree. Lets not forget that it was two white guys accepting a black guy 50 years ago where racism was very much alive.
Click below to listen to the interview --
Could he tell us if he's still off the cigarettes???
I know BIG EGO!!!!
Another little history for this blog. Over 10,000 blog posted!!!
Sighhhh.....I need to get a life!!!
I must admit that lately I've been getting a little tired of it but I still enjoy what I'm doing.
There's still many issues to blog about.
If the New Brunswick LIberal Party announce that members of their own party who goes against their policy wil be beat up or killed?
Well? I can't support a Party who promotes violence.
It's going to be interesting!!!
Click below for Keith's website -
and what did the LIberal MLA'S do? They had three bouncers waiting to harm me or worst yet? KIlled!!!
The New Brunswick LIberal Party could very well be the first Fascist Party in Canada.
I'm going to find out this week!
Once a Party promotes Violence towards its members?
What would you call it????.
*** REMINDER ***
FREDERICTON-SILVERWOOD LIBERAL ASSOCIATION
Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Garrison Room, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 659 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB
Guest Speaker: Hon. Victor Boudreau, Minister of Finance
Coffee and tea will be served
Everyone is welcome! We look forward to seeing you there!
**** RAPPEL ****
ASSOCIATION LIBÉRALE DE FREDERICTON-SILVERWOOD
Assemblée générale annuelle
Le mardi 19 février 2008
Salle Garrison, Hôtel Crowne Plaza, 659, rue Queen, Fredericton, NB
Orateur invité: l’hon. Victor Boudreau, Ministre des Finances
Du café et du thé seront servis
Bienvenue à toutes et à tous! Au plaisir de vous y voir!
I haven't been in Saint John for a while but once people saw the blogger sign on my hat? They knew who I was. Many looked very surprise.
I got lucky that the Saint John Police Force never jump from their cars to assault and arrest me? I was certain they would take my camera and delete all my pictures.
The LIberal Government will announce in the near future that Bloggers can be assaulted. Only Irving's employees will be allowed to take pictures.