Tuesday, May 30, 2017

And Suddenly.....




My People,

Good Morning! I quote, Sir. Winston Churchill, "Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense."

John 6:68 - Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life;

Jesus Christ is risen. He is the Son of the living God. This is my faith, this is my testimony and this is my life.




I love this song; it kind of charges me up. And if I had to sing just to let you know the way I feel, I think I would choose this song. I believe, that ‘Nothings gonna stop us now’ 
 
Looking in your eyes I see a paradise
This world that I've found
Is too good to be true
Standing here beside you
Want so much to give you
This love in my heart that I'm feeling for you

Let 'em say we're crazy, I don't care about that
Put your hand in my hand baby
Don't ever look back
Let the world around us just fall apart
Baby we can make it if we're heart to heart

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing's gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
We'll still have each other
Nothing's gonna stop us, nothing's gonna stop us now

I'm so glad I found you
I'm not gonna lose you
Whatever it takes I will stay here with you
Take it to the good times
See it through the bad times
Whatever it takes is what I'm gonna do

Let 'em say we're crazy, what do they know
Put your arms around me baby
Don't ever let go
Let the world around us just fall apart
Baby we can make it if we're heart to heart

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing's gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
We'll still have each other
Nothing's gonna stop us, nothing's gonna stop us

Ooh, all that I need is you
All that I ever need
And all that I want to do
Is hold you forever, ever and ever, hey

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothing's gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
We'll still have each other
Nothing's gonna stop us
Nothing's gonna stop us, whoa
Nothing's gonna stop us now, oh no

Hey baby, I know, hey baby, nothing's gonna stop us
Hey baby, woo, nothing, hey baby
Nothing's gonna stop us now yeah




As a kid I would love to draw, mostly cartoon characters. This is the only area, other than God, my mom encouraged me on. My mom mentioned my drawing skills to Uncle Mark, who was good with pictures and he asked my mom to send me. If he did not have a cat I would be the first to run.
I and my brother loved watching cartoons and one of our favourites was ‘Battle of the Planets’. My favourite character was Captain Mark.
I always loved the name, Mark.

There are things I love to do. I love working on pictures, I love colours.
I would always want to learn to play the Drum and Guitar and Piano. I never stopped dreaming. I am a dreamer.

I love to cook and bake and there are so many things one can do.
I would love to do gardening work with a lot of flowers and plants. I would love to grow a lot of vegetables and fruits and work the whole day.  

Growing up my dad used to have Potatoes, Tomatoes and Bananas etc grow in our garden. We had jasmine flowers and I love jasmine flowers for their fragrance. We used to have the perfect red Tomatoes, I have ever seen. I used to ask my Dad, for his permission to remove Potatoes, they grow underground. Thing is once you know where they are planted and gently dig through and when you hold one in your hand, it’s a different joy altogether. I am blessed with my parents who love gardening. 

People say that they are bored when they have time in their hand and I for one am very astonished when people say that. I sometimes wish there were more hours in a day. But that is an unnecessary wish.
There are so many wonderful things to do in life. One can never tire learning.
There is no time to get bored. Time is precious. Make each day count. 



Love teaches you so much. Love is understanding.
Love completes your world in a way that one could say that the whole Universe worked hard to make a miracle happen.
Love is the magic of the unspoken words and the understanding that is born once in a billion years.
Love is always the ‘come back’.


John 14:15-21 "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you. "I will not leave you desolate; I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world will see me no more, but you will see me; because I live, you will live also. In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him."





A tender heart   (Fr. Ashlyn).....
It’s good to be tender-hearted - a word that means “a heart that feels for others.”
A tender heart can be easily moved and broken by the Lord. The Bible says a hardened heart is obstinate (stubborn). We should long for a tender heart; one that God can easily move to accomplish His will.
Where there is a true desire to know the will of God, there God will give men sincere prophets that shall answer them exactly. But those that are false-hearted shall have suitable teachers, if they are like Ahab, they shall have four hundred false prophets to teach falsehood to please their lusts. 
A tender heart is sensitive, flexible and yielding (provides).

Jesus Himself cried. John 11:35, “Jesus wept”. Psalm 51:17, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. A broken and contrite heart, oh God, you will not despise.” In fact it says, The Lord is near to them who are of a broken heart and saves such as be of a contrite spirit.”  Psalm 34:18

When the heart has been touched by the Spirit of God, and has been made tender in God's fear—it points toward God, as the center of its joy.
A tender heart resists sin.
A tender heart always glorifies God.
A tender heart is conscientious. (to do right)





When a tiny particle of dirt enters and irritates our eye—we quickly seek to extract it. Equally filled with zeal is a tender heart to remove whatever endangers spiritual fruitfulness.
To be tender-hearted is to know and be aware of the rights of other humans. He will not take advantage nor disregard the welfare of those around him. He will deny himself. When he sees one in distress - he will not pass by on the other side—but go and endeavour to relieve him. A heart which is tender towards God is never hard and cruel towards men.
Where God speaks there must be an end of all strife.

“Harden not your hearts" was the Lord's call to His people. We must – hate and resist sin!
"The fear of the Lord is to hate evil" Proverbs 8:13. God is holy and where He is revered, sin is hated.
Proverbs 16:6, For two cannot walk together except they are agreed.
Proverbs 28:14. We must strive to be in the fear of God throughout the day.
The more we live in the conscious realization that the eyes of the Holy One are upon us—the more will our hearts be kept truly tender.
A tender heart is one which is responsive to the voice of God. A tender heart is ensured of our growth in grace.
Ungodly people (friends) destroy tenderness of heart. The spirit of hypocrisy, pretending to be what we are not, hardens the heart—for insincerity and tenderness are incompatible.



Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, with all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.  Ephesians 5:1-2
But the question rises whether all wrath and anger should be replaced by kindness.
Ephesians 4:26 says, "Be angry and do not sin." And James 1:19 says, "Be slow to anger." Was it kindness when Jesus made a whip of cords and drove out the money changers from the temple and turned over their tables John 2:15, Matthew 21:12
Jesus was not being kind to the Pharisees. Kindness is not always the most loving thing to do. It may involve a compromise with evil so serious that in the long run it hurts more people than it helps.
“And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand. And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day; that they might accuse him. And He said unto the man which had the withered hand, “Stand forth”. And He said unto them, “Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath days, or to do evil? To save life, or to kill?” But they held their peace. And when He had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, He said unto the man, “Stretch forth your hand”. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other. Mark 3:1-5
Jesus was angry at the hardness of their hearts, that they were more concerned about dutiful law-keeping than they were about the needs of the crippled man.

Explained by Fr. Ashlyn – and inspired by the Holy Spirit. 

Abba, Father thank You for Fr. Ashlyn. I always will be.

 


If the heart is hard on the inside and ones manners when displayed are polite and helpful on the outside, it is not genuine kindness.
When ones heart is tender, it is easily affected. It feels easily and quickly.

True kindness is the love of Christ.
·        God forgives our sins.
·        God is Holy.
·        God's forgiveness cost God His only Son.
·        God's forgiveness is real and ours should be too.

Qualities of Christ's Love
* Freely we have received the love of Christ; freely we should give.
* Deny one-self and carry The Cross – Follow the tender-hearted Jesus.




The Holy Spirit - I must believe, in the Holy Spirit to conquer the bitterness and anger and malice of my heart and make me tender-hearted.
To conquer unkindness in our hearts:
We must believe that Christ died for each one of us. "Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God." There are in this sentence realities so great and so wonderful that when we believe them, they are the power of God and a great uprooting of unkindness.
1. We must believe that God has forgiven all our sins.
2. We must believe that we are unconditionally loved by God.

Paul was hardhearted, cruel and intolerant. Is it not remarkable that such a man should become the advocate of tenderness? For it is Christ, in Paul that made him to be tender-hearted. "Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted." Ephesians 4:32

As infants our hearts were open and Heaven lay all around us! But now we are less sensitive - no more tender-hearted.
There are some who seem to have a face of brass, but deep within them is a heart of gold.
The moment during Peter’s oaths - is the moment when Jesus seems to have been passing. The cock-crow is heard and at the same moment Peter sees Jesus move past him, and that look, so full of love and pardon, saved him from despair. The tears do not wash away the sin, but they come from the assurance that Christ’s love, like a flood, has swept it away. 
But the great secret of the tender heart lies in the fellowship of Jesus Christ. Jesus knows it all. He knows our pain and He knows the battles we go through. Men scorned Him, and they spat on Him, and crucified Him, yet in it all Jesus prays, "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do." He was tender-hearted even on the way to the Cross and to the moment of His last breath. He never stopped being tender-Hearted no matter even though Crucified. 
And that mind of Christ is given by the Spirit to you and me, then no matter what happens, however we are treated, we shall be kind to one another, tender-hearted.



Few people have the toughness of mind to discern the true from the false. 
God is tough minded and tender-hearted. God is tough minded in His justice and wrath. He is tender-hearted in His love and grace. God’s outstretched arm is strong enough to surround us with justice and is gentle enough to embrace us with grace.  
God is a God of justice and He is a forgiving father whose heart is filled with joy when the prodigal son returns home. He does not leave us alone in our struggles. He suffers with us and for us. 
When our most tireless efforts fail, when we are battered by the raging storms of life, we need to remember that there is a God who loves us and understands us. When the nights are dark, we can be thankful that our God will lead us through life’s dark valleys into the sunlight of Hope.





TAKE COURAGE, IT IS I; DO NOT BE AFRAID. Matthew 14:27-31
Peter had faith, but when the wind blew strongly Peter began to sink, because he had doubted. Peter's faith lacked complete abandonment to Christ.

Christ alone can calm our fears. Christ freed Peter from the fear which had seized him on the stormy lake. Jesus enables us to overcome the difficult moments in life, if with faith and hope we turn to Him and ask His help. He alone "has words of eternal life". Jesus never lets us down!
Peter walked on the waves of the lake, because he was looking Jesus in the eye. It was place of his daily work as a fisherman. When he doubted, he lost personal contact with the Master, he began to sink and was rebuked: "O man of little faith, why did you doubt?" Matthew 14:31.
As long as we keep our eyes on Jesus, our ears attentive to His words, our will firm in following His command – we too can conquer the storms that might beset us.

In the midst of our own personal trials and storms of tribulation, let our hearts be calmed as the waters were. Let us be comforted by the words of Jesus each and every day of our lives. “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid” and He will not let us down.


   

May 5th, 2017 – Fr. William was at Mt. Carmel. It truly felt wonderful meeting him. I got to speak with Fr. William and it felt so Christmassy. I was extremely happy.
Fr. William keeps a stern look but has such a loving heart. There is so much love but you will never get to know otherwise.

May 6th, 2017 – 3rd Saturday
I was late and this person was really mad with me. And it was my mistake. She asked me to be there by 7:00 in the morning. I reached there at 7:11. A good 10 minutes late, you could say 11 minutes. And there was another lady with her. She started yelling and telling the other person how she told me to be there 5 minutes to 7. (Previous 2 Saturdays she told me to be down by 07:10 in the morning. And on those 2 occassions we took the 07:15 bus to the station.)
But to this lady she told that we used to leave before 07:00 in the morning as she asked me to do so today. I corrected her telling her that we left at 07:10 taking the bus. She screamed at me and told me ‘don’t argue with me’. I did keep quiet. And then she went on for 15 minutes or so. She continued with explaining why she was mad. She told what she was telling everybody that she got 10 people and she continued to say that it would be more than crowded and there would be no seats left. And she would lose her seat and would have to sit somewhere else on her last Saturday. I told her what if it is empty when we get there. She just got madder and said that can’t be. I whispered a prayer to Jesus, asking Jesus help and I told Jesus there would be no end to this talk, it would continue till we go home.
When we reached the place, she went up ahead and on getting there we noticed it was empty. Then I looked at this friend of mine and I told her the place is empty, you have your seat. She told me, ‘keep quiet’.
I was happy to be there and happy to pray. I was happy to be a part of the celebration of the mass to hear Fr. Ashlyn. His simplicity is awesome for words. It’s a joy to know him.



May 13th 2017 – Feast of Our lady of Fatima.
07:30 – Fr. Alvaro mass.    
And 07:30 – Fr. Reuben and Fr. Savio (Gospel)
Quiet some days now, I am unable to walk to Church. I made it with difficulty to Church in the morning and in the evening. The return back was easy, Jesus took care of me.

Day 8th May, 2017.   Eucharistic Adoration Fr. Ashlyn
Day 15th May, 2017.  Eucharistic Adoration Fr. Ashlyn
Day 22nd May, 2017.Eucharistic Adoration Fr. Alvaro   (Fr. Ashlyn’s absence)

Day 15th May, 2017.
06:30 – Fr. Lenny
07:30 – Fr. Alvaro
08:00 –11:00  Eucharistic Adoration Fr. Ashlyn
I had a very severe attack of asthma.

Day 16th May, 2017, Tuesday.
I woke up in the morning. Jesus asked me to go back to sleep and to attend the evening mass.
07:30 pm. – Fr. Ashlyn.
Jesus asked me to attend only the evening mass, until Friday/Saturday.


Day 18th May, 2017, Thursday.
07:30 – Fr. Ashlyn.
I thought I have misplaced my Rosary ring at home. I Went to Church without my ring. When I came back I looked everywhere for it at home and was unable to find it. I know for certain something is not right.

Day 19th May, 2017, Friday.
07:30 – Fr. Alvaro
Violet lets me know after the mass, of Fr. Ashlyn’s transfer to St. Vincent De Paul Church in Khar. Thing is I learnt of it just some hours before coming to the Church. Violet speaks of him with so much fondness, that I am just left with listening, unable to say anything. Not that she forced any part of the conversation.  


Day 20th May, 2017, Saturday.
06:30 am – Fr. Lenny   
07:30 am – Fr. Alvaro & Fr. Savio (Homily)
Today in the morning, I have seen a Raven, perched up on our window grill, all hapless and helpless.
The bird sits there for about 20 minutes. I and my cousin come to realize that there is some sort of problem. My cousin gets water for the bird and tries to feed, but the bird is so terrified it flies off.
On its attempt to fly we notice one of its wings is hurt and so the difficulty to fly.
What is most beautiful to watch is the way the other Raven (companion) comes to defend the one who is hurt from the other prey, the Crows.
Through the day for about 5 hours I kept every now and then watching for the bird. It is unable to call for help as maybe I think because of it being wounded the pain being unbearable it cannot cry.
As I was wondering what all this meant, Jesus tells me that I am like the wounded Raven.
07:30 pm – Fr. Ashlyn
Beautiful homily, Fr. Ashlyn spoke on joy. To understand Fr. Ashlyn’s simplicity you have to watch him with the eyes of God.
Nearing the end of the mass I for the first time felt that extreme wonderful feeling of the presence of Mother Mary and the strong urge and I could hear her call me, ‘Come’.
I really prayed with all my heart.
I went stood by Mother Mary, I heard the words, “Come, everyday”.
I go to Mother Mary I think only maybe around 6 or 7 times a year. Never ever felt the presence of Mother Mary ever before. I desire more – I want to know you, Mama. I love you with all of my heart.
I see Fr. Ashlyn last at this mass, only to realize on Monday that he is on holidays.



Day 21st May, 2017, Sunday.
10:15 am – Fr. Lenny
I felt completely calm at Fr. Lenny’s celebration of the mass.
Jesus told me to go to Mama Mary. I prayed with my whole heart.
During the mass, Jesus tells me that I am free from my time at Mt. Carmel Church. I asked Jesus don’t You want me to come for mass?
Jesus says, when I am asked, my answer should be a ‘Yes’, with no thoughts or time for thinking.
Jesus is happy with my obedience and especially for the 3 things that Jesus asked me to do.
06:00 pm – Fr. Alvaro

Day 9th May, 2017, Tuesday. 
Eucharistic Adoration (St. Joseph’s Chapel) Fr. Ashlyn & other priest AND prayer meeting at Mt. Carmel.
I attend for the first prayer meeting at Mt. Carmel’s after a long time. After coming from the prayer room, I hear them singing, ‘Bless the Lord, oh my soul’, I cannot resist hearing the hymn and I am here. 
Day 16th May, 2017, Tuesday.
Eucharistic Adoration (St. Joseph’s Chapel) Fr. Ashlyn & other priest AND prayer meeting at Mt. Carmel.
(no morning mass)
Day 23rd May, 2017, Tuesday.
Eucharistic Adoration (St. Joseph’s Chapel) other priest AND prayer meeting at Mt. Carmel.
On my way home, I felt no call to be in the Church. I asked my cousin if he would want to have tea, he told me aren’t you getting late to go to Church. I told him I won’t be going. When having tea, suddenly I felt the Holy Spirits urge that I had to be there. When I leave it’s time up but for what I felt I left home.
Fr. Alvaro’s mass, I reach just before the Gospel and I am just grateful to God, because by my thinking I am still early-considering I left late.
I attend the prayer meeting and I get to listen to Bro. Ashwin. And he speaks with regards to the Holy Spirit.





Day 23rd May, 2017. Tuesday.
Today after the 6:30 am mass I see the Raven in the Church. It is still very much wounded. It keeps losing its balance. I am glad to see it alive though. Praise the Lord! And its companion is here to protect. I love that so much about the Ravens. Something I have learnt.

Day 24th May, 2017
07:30 pm – Fr. Reuben (no morning mass for the day)
Jesus tells me about the 07:30 am mass.
Jesus also lets me know .... Jesus instructs me to do the following...with regards to the mass I need to be for.

Day: 3rd February, 2017 – First Friday and St. Blaise feast.
I reached Church a little late. But I reached before the blessings (Eucharistic Adoration). Thank God.
Just before the mass, I saw Theresa with a wooden box and on it was inscribed the no. 13

Day 6th March, 2017. Monday
I could see the numbers 33 and 13 on the Eucharist (the Body of Christ at Eucharistic Adoration) No matter how many times I closed my eyes and had them open the vision did not change. The numbers remained there.

Day 23rd May, 2017 - Eucharistic Adoration (St. Joseph’s Chapel) Other Priest
I noticed the board displaying the hymn nos. I have attached the snap here below and I have circled the numbers in different shades as what I understand of the message.


Recently, last week on the 17th of May we had put window grills to my room and that’s when I noticed my building tree with the no 13. I have also added the snap below.



During the Bible Study, Fr. Ashlyn just two months back was speaking of Fr. Erasto and I was stunned to hear that Fr. Erasto had passed away nealy a year and a half back.
Fr. Erasto had asked me to pray for him and I asked him to remember me. I prayed at each and every mass since that day and till I learnt of the news and I always wondered why I never heard of him since that day.
Thank you, Fr. Erasto for letting me know. Thank you for remembering me from Heaven.

Day 25th May, 2017. Thursday.
I see the Raven from our home-kitchen window and I run to get my cell. I click the snaps today.  Today is the third instance I notice the bird and am glad to see it alive and be able to caw (crow, make a noise) its way out. It is in the healing process. The blessed Raven has its companion as its defence.

Day 27th May, 2017. Saturday.
Both the Ravens are together. The wounded bird is much better today. Praise God!





Humility is a virtue that unlocks the door to love. 

Getting to watch and learn from Fr. Ashlyn I realized that simplicity is him. He does not try to convince anybody, he just is.
I love the way he prays with his hands folded just before the Gospel. I think that is so sweet. I know Abba Father loves that.
Because he is so simple, his humility gets unnoticed by a world that is in such a hurry for things and places to be in. The more I get to know Fr. Ashlyn, the more I get to learn from him to be humble. I have a lot to learn. He makes humility look so simple and beautiful.
When he opens his heart and begins to speak, my goodness, you want to hear him over and over. I mean how many people in this world could ever speak with that much love.
He has the nicest sweetest smile in the whole world. Long after the hours have passed and you are at home his smile still remains with you.
There is so much of innocence in him, that makes your heart melt and you begin to believe and say to yourself maybe, just maybe, magic and fairytales could be true.

Thank You, Abba Father.
Thank You, Jesus.
Thank You, Holy Spirit for Fr. Ashlyn.



28th May, 2017. Sunday.
10:15 am Fr. Reuben.
06:00 pm Fr. Lenny. homily – Spoke on faith & And suddenly
On my way back home, on St. John Baptist Road, I saw a horse and am extremely joyous. 
Since I love horses, I think I will add my favourite picture of the horses, I found someday's back courtesy Windows.




29th May, 2017. Monday. 

I was there for the 07:30 evening mass. After the mass waited a bit and then when certain that there was no Eucharistic Adoration, I moved out. But before that I spoke with a lady who told me that she comes all the way from Bombay Central for the Mondays and she regretted the service was not there and she missed Fr. Ashlyn's presence. Then I let her know that there is a Tuesday, at St. Joseph's chapel. She was not aware of it. 
Thing is I missed the Eucharistic Adoration but this lady inspired me more than she will ever know. If distance did not matter to her, then I can walk 5000 miles. 



 

Sometimes and for some of us, the waiting has been and what could sound like eternity. God works in the suddenly? At any point our whole circumstance changes. Our wait can be over. Our miracle will have come. In an instant God changes everything.

Suddenly means quickly, it also means unexpected.  Believe that at any moment God can change our circumstances around by bringing a sudden answer to our prayers!

Paul and Silas were imprisoned. Instead of being depressed and disappointed with God the following occurred: “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.” Acts 16:25 “And SUDDENLY, there was a great earthquake and the foundations of the prison were shaken and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bands were loosed.” Talk about a SUDDENLY that happened as a result of praying and singing praises to God while still in prison!
Acts 2:2-3 says when SUDDENLY a sound came from heaven and the people were filled with the Holy Spirit Or how about Isaiah 9:1 which says, “But SUDDENLY there will be no more gloom for the land that suffered.”  In an instant all the gloom was removed. God can take away our depression, anxiety, sorrow and despair away just like that. He can say one word and change our whole circumstances. 
God’s SUDDENLIES change everything. They are trees of life Proverbs 13:12. They burst onto the scene with explosive joy.
Our God is a God of the SUDDENLIES!
Thank you, Fr. Lenny. You inspired me and brought this to remembrance. God bless!


Conclusion: Compassion and forgiveness thundered from the Cross louder than the hammered nails that hung Him there. Humility is everything Jesus did, as He came from the glory of heaven to earth to serve and save humanity. Jesus embodies the man of the tender-heart.


Thank You, Abba Father.
Thank You, Jesus.
Thank You, Holy Spirit.





This is my favourite fairy tale, “Cinderella”. I love this fairy tale the most, it is my all time favourite. I love the thought that the Prince looked for her based on the glass slipper he had-he never gave up. Cinderella the movie:
  • Cinderella saw the world, “not how it is, but how it could be.” Her hope and faith kept her being an eternal optimist. 
  • I believe in everything,” said Cinderella’s mother. “Well then, I believe in everything,” said Cinderella. As a parent, we need to be good role models. 
  • “Sorrow can come to any kingdom no matter how happy.” Pain is inevitable. No matter how painful a situation is we have a lot to learn. It is a part of life.
  • “Pain turned to memory.” We learn with time. 
  • “Have courage and be kind."
  • “Believe in magic."
  • “Kindness is free, love is free.”  
  • “But kindness is everything.“ 
  • “Marry for love, not advantage.” 
  • “To be seen as we truly are, is the biggest risk we will ever take."
  • She had few friends, but the ones she had, “she treated with an open heart and an open hand.” 
  • Everything happens for a reason, even the bad things. The bad things that happen to us, always seem to lead to good things in the end. If things turned out in Cinderella's favour, she would never have met the Prince.
  • “Just because it’s done, doesn’t mean it should be done.” Everything in life is about change. 
  • As the clock struck midnight — this is what we need to remember that we can only be someone else for so long. And time always reveals who we really are. 
  • Cinderella is about kindness in the face of ruthlessness and courage when times are the toughest. It is about a struggle to keep the good in us alive. Our goodness must be a light to the world. 
  • “Even though she was sad, her spirit was not broken.” She continued to believe in the promise she made to her mother to ‘Have courage and be kind” 
  • “We need not look outside our borders for strength and guidance. Everything we need is right before us.” 
  • There is a beautiful significance to the glass slipper — I love this the most that the Prince looked for her based on the glass slipper he had-he never gave up. 
  • “No!” Cinderella finally stands up to her stepmother. Saying no - takes courage. 
  • When we forget or disbelieve, God has a way of keeping us encouraged. We all have angels, who come around to restore our faith - we can’t see them. Just like the fairy god-mother in Cinderella.
  • Love will find you no matter where you are. She was locked in an attic, in the middle of the forest, but he found her. 
  • And one day, the question will come, you will be asked, “Who are you?” And if you’re brave enough, you will answer, “I have nothing. I am nothing.” And you will ask the person, who asks you who you are, “Will you take me as I am?” And one day, the answer will be, “Of course, I will. But only if you will take me as I am.” Hand in hand, he or she will ask you one final question, “Shall we?” And you will reply, “Yes, we shall.”  Yet, before you turn and walk toward the future, there’s one last thing you must do. 
  • “I forgive you.” Forgiveness sets us free and let’s love all the way in. You must forgive all of the pain and sorrow that brought you to this moment; that brought you to love again.




With all my Love, 
For Love Prevails!
AnitA.





PRAYER: Abba, Father, keep me obedient and always faithful. Remember, this your servant.
Mama Mary keep me humble, I pray. Amen.


Prayer for the souls in PURGATORY:- Our Lord dictated the following prayer to St. Gertrude the Great to release 1,000 Souls from Purgatory each time it is said.
"Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen."



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