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One of the craziest ideas that continually occurs to me is that I am not worthy to receive the Mercy of God. I can’t keep going back to Confession for the same thing more than 4 times.  I should be able to control myself. In our culture, when you don’t pay your bills, they cut off your lights. When you are a celebrity or known public figure and make a mistake, the media immediately preys upon you in order to attract a larger readership.  

And yet… God’s love for us is nothing like these scenarios.

We are in constant need of mercy because our human condition is prone to failure. But how do we see these failures? Is it by the world’s standards where we think there is no hope of recovery? I get tired of failing God over and over again. Sometimes, I wonder when will he throw in the towel with me and just say enough is enough?  

The events and image surrounding the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe over 500 years ago remind me that God’s Mercy and humility is truly an awesome thing, never to be doubted.  Through this powerful and miraculous image, God  reached out to a wretched, murderous and idol-ridden culture gently and through the love of his Mother. Even today, her message to the world through her apparitions attracts pilgrims from around the world, seeking the love and mercy of God.

I am reminded that God pursues us with His love by offering His Mercy to us no matter how far we fall and how hard it is for us to get back up. God does not dispense Mercy and love by the world’s standards. As we prepare for another coming of the Lord through Mary in a few weeks, renew or begin your commitment to preparing a place in your heart by letting God pursue you with the power of His Mercy!

–Ryan DellaCrosse, President at Fuzati, LLC

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  1. PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FPR OUR FAMILY especially the younger ones and their family who are many miles away in the Uk especially our last son and his family, they are not separated but live apart he needs
    to work in the UK while his wife and son live in France, which means he is alone most of the time until he can
    get the time off to go home – He is very stressed and has diagnosed recently with a high B/P . May our Mother and Her HOL BABE bless us ALL – AMEN – -Amen – Thank You and may your community of prayer be Blessed this Advent

  2. For if we willfully persist in sin after having received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. Anyone who has violated the law of Moses dies without mercy “on the testimony of two or three witnesses.” How much worse punishment do you think will be deserved by those who have spurned the Son of God, profaned the blood of the covenant by which they were sanctified, and outraged the Spirit of grace? For we know the one who said, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

    But recall those earlier days when, after you had been enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed to abuse and persecution, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. For you had compassion for those who were in prison, and you cheerfully accepted the plundering of your possessions, knowing that you yourselves possessed something better and more lasting. Do not, therefore, abandon that confidence of yours; it brings a great reward. For you need endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. For yet

    “in a very little while,
    the one who is coming will come and will not delay;
    but my righteous one will live by faith.
    My soul takes no pleasure in anyone who shrinks back.”

    But we are not among those who shrink back and so are lost, but among those who have faith and so are saved.

    Hebrews 10:26-39

  3. our lady of guadalupe sna po mtpos n problema ko s mga gmot risdin rivotril syclops xanor serenace akidin sna wg n un gmulo s isip ko sna wla n bmulong kalain bakekang panget pg umiinom ako gmot umaga at gabi pls sna wg n tmambay s labas cla gami aldrin chris kalbo pls sna january p alis ni kuya emil pgtpos fiesta quiapo sna mtuto nko mgdrive sna wg n kmi mgkailangan ni pyt wg n rn sna sya mglakwatsa sna umuwi n sya maaga plgi sna wg nko mhilo mtrnta matense sna wg nko guluhin ng taong nkkslmuha ko pls sna mgswa nmn c kuya emil kla jane at jm pls d2 nlng sna sya s amin ptwd po s mga kslanan ko sna bmlk d2 cla nic weekend d2 sna mtulog sna mgnda araw ko plgi sna thmk lng pgcelebrate pasko at bgong taon d2 pristina tnx amen

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