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Sunday’s (June 21, 2015) Gospel: The Calming Of A Storm At Sea – Mk 4:35-41

“WHO THEN IS THIS WHOM EVEN THE WIND AND SEA OBEY?”

In this Sunday’s Gospel Jesus established that He is the Master of all Creation; that He is the Almighty One, and only the Almighty One can demand creation to follow His every command.

QUIET! BE STILL!

These three small but powerful words clearly bring to our attention that even if we may think that God is asleep or lacking in concentration to our predicament, all we need do is holler and He will be there. Our call should not be one of skepticism or fright: As He asked His disciples, “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?” Our tonality, as we “shout out” should always have the confidence and the belief that He is there to help us and bring us to a state of calm.

WHAT? WE WORRY?

Setting up conditional happiness, success or other outcomes leads to ever-increasing negative feelings. But setting up dual happiness — happiness for both now and later — allows for good moments at any time. Dr. Spencer Johnson, best-selling co-author of “The One Minute Manager,” has advised people to live in the present without allowing negative attitudes to fester.

A setback is only one moment in time. It ends. The next moment is up to you. “Make that next moment one of learning and the growth will happen by and of itself. Before we know it, we will be where we wanted to be from the start,” Johnson emphasized.

Living, especially during these days, involves two areas: the things we can control and the things we can’t. Don’t worry about what we can’t control.

WORRYING IS A TOTAL WASTE OF ENERGY.

Train our focus on the future. It is something we can have power over. But don’t fret about it either. Move it. Manage it. What about the present? It’s in our hands. Live it the way we want to live it. Bring it to where we will be happiest even in challenging times such as today. Stay focused on what we want to happen, and we will attract exactly what we want.

Goals can be set. Positive experiences can be sought. Good news can be created. We just have to focus unfailingly on the picture, and to have trust in God. Happiness, after all, consists in getting what we desire and desiring what we have.

Let us avoid spending so much time worrying about the future, and learn to “be still” — to WAIT ON THE FATHER, OUR LORD. Why be terrified when we believe that God is by our side. As we weather the storms of our lives we must patiently and graciously wait for the Lord, and find the markers of the direction that He wants us to take — the path that can bring stillness and serenity to our souls.

OUR PRAYER:

Dear Lord, be with us in our journey, teach us to how to be quiet and to be still. Hold our hands when we are fearful; Fortify our trust in Your care. May You reinforce us with the wisdom to make the right decisions every time. Thank you for your unending presence and undying love. Amen.

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Dear God,

Thank you for my health, strength,  wisdom , even the very breath i take..

Thank you for my love ones , family and true friends, who touch my life and give it special meaning.

Please bless them as i am blessed by their presence and care.

Give them more years to live, so they may be able to bless others.

Amen.

 

 

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Always choose to heal, not to hurt;

to forgive, not to despise;

to persevere, not to quit;

to smile, not to frown and to love, not to hate.

At the end of life, what really matters is not what we

bought but what we built;

not what we got but what we shared;

not our competence but our character,

and not our success but our significance …

Live a life that matters. Live a life that cares …

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You’re a special friend

Who I know is always there

Someone to share my life with

Every hope, dream, and care

Whenever I feel sad, or alone

You’re always there to make me smile

It’s friends like you who I know

Won’t leave me after a while

Special friends like you

mean the world to me

When I think of something special

It is your face I see

All the time I’ve spent with you

Put a smile upon my face

I hope one day I’ll be with you again

Somehow, Sometime, Someplace

You mean a lot to me and I would

Do anything in the world for you

So, no matter what’s going on in your life

Just know you have someone to turn to.

You’re a special person

I care a lot about you

I wish I could say how special you are

Only if you knew…

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