by Francis Fernandez-CarvajalFebruary 27, 20193 min read
Meditation on our last end can move us, while we are still on earth, to react against lukewarmness, against any reluctance to commit ourselves entirely to God’s service, and to develop our relationship with him. It can wean us from attachment to earthly things, which we must soon leave behind us in any case. In Conversation With God Sunday Reflection From Scepter Publishers
by Francis Fernandez-CarvajalFebruary 20, 20194 min read
The Gospel of the Mass also invites us to be magnanimous, to have a big heart, like the heart of Christ. The Gospel exhorts us to bless those who curse us, to pray for those who persecute us. It calls upon us to do the good without expecting anything in return. ICWG Sunday Reflection from Scepter Publishers
by Francis Fernandez-CarvajalFebruary 13, 20193 min read
The Christian has his hope in God. He knows and accepts his own weakness and so does not depend inordinately on his own resources. He knows that in any undertaking he must use all the human means open to him, but that above all he must rely on prayer. He knows and accepts joyfully that everything he has he receives from God. ICWG Sunday Reflection from Scepter Publishers
by Francis Fernandez-CarvajalFebruary 06, 20193 min read
In the apostolate, faith and obedience are indispensable. Of what use are our efforts, our human resources, our wakeful vigils or even our mortifications, if they are separated from any supernatural sense ...? Without obedience, everything is useless in God’s eyes. ICWG Sunday Reflection from Scepter Publishers.
by Francis Fernandez-CarvajalJanuary 25, 20194 min read
When we gather together to take part in the Holy Mass we stand, in an attitude of watchfulness, to hear the Good News that the Gospel always brings us. We have to listen to it with a disposition which is at once attentive, humble and grateful because we know that God is speaking to each one of us in particular. In Conversation With God Sunday Reflection from scepter publishers.
by Francis Fernandez-CarvajalJanuary 17, 20193 min read
Mary is a mother who is more attentive to all our needs than any mother on earth ever has been or ever will be. The miracle takes place because Our Lady has interceded; it happens only because of her petition. Scepter Reflection on the Wedding Feast at Cana. In Conversation With God Sunday Reflections.
Today’s feast gives us an opportunity to have a renewed awareness of those baptismal commitments which we took ourselves, or on that day when our parents or godparents spoke on our behalf. We should reaffirm our devotion to Christ and our intention to come closer to him every day. We should resolve to separate ourselves from all sin. From Scepter Publishers and the In Conversation With God Series.
Behold, the Lord, the Mighty One, has come; and kingship is in his grasp, and power and dominion.Today the Church celebrates Jesus being made known to the whole world. Epiphany means ‘manifestation’, and in the Kings are represented all peoples of every language and nation who set out, called by God, to adore Jesus.