CHRIST: MY CHILD, anybody can get along with those who are quiet and mild-tempered. It is no great accomplishment to associate with those whom you like, or with those who see things your way. True greatness is proven by getting along with people who are difficult and contrary, or with those who are thoughtless and selfish.
2. Some live at peace with themselves and with those around them. Some on the other hand, have no peace within themselves, and they seem determined to ruin the peace of others.
3. You will find peace only if you are willing to bear patiently what you cannot remedy. He who knows how to suffer patiently for My sake, will receive My gift of peace. He is master of himself, a friend of Mine and an heir of Heaven.
4. If troubles come to you, do not let them disturb you. Look to Me, and at least give Me the loyalty of being patient with My Will. If human efforts fail to bring a solution to your troubles, it means that I want you to bear this trial. I want this for good reasons, which you may not understand just now.
5. Above all, avoid anger when matters go against your wishes. Let no word of resentment fall from your lips. Give a good example of faith and confidence in Me. Let your patience shine before men.
6. Do not force others to share your troubles by making them feel your impatience, anger or self-pity. Follow My words in these matters, and your present trouble will bring you a joy greater than you can imagine.
Our Lord speaks of meekness and humility as two of His special lessons to me. Meekness is the virtue of gentleness with others, especially with those who arouse me to anger. Jesus wants me to take this as a personal lesson from Him. Anger and impatience are often signs of a deep pride or selfishness. I am aroused when matters do not go as I wish. The occasions for a just anger are rare enough. Most of the time I become angry because I lack understanding, or sympathy, or patience, or a willingness to suffer any more than I must. How would Our Lord take those same situations? There is my Model!
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like Yours. Make this petition one of my frequent prayers. You want me to be like You. I seem to think that life would be unbearable if I practiced meekness with certain people. Let me understand that meekness is not weakness, but strength—the strength of virtue. You want me to practice meekness? I am willing to try it for Your sake. Show me how to do it. Let me no longer give in to my pride and my selfish desires by the sin of anger. When things are not going my way, let me act as You would act if You were in my place. Make me more and more like You. O Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like Yours. Amen.
With the numbers of children being killed in Rockford by abortion going up, our greatest hope is prayer. Please consider joining us in prayer on the sidewalks outside the Rockford abortion mill.
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In Motherless we see the deepening of the characters’ struggle between good and evil as family and business conflicts begin to play out on the world stage. From the first bittersweet scene of Father John Sweeney’s hilarious bedside visit with his ailing mother all the way to the heated exchange between old friends as they wrestle with business decisions that have real life or death consequences, Gail uses his 40 years of experience as a husband, father, CEO and entrepreneur to create moments of great humor and stark reality.
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Brian Gail’s greatest strength as an author, however, may be his unique ability to explain the moral teachings of the Catholic Church through the difficulties and dialogue of the characters. Mystery and intrigue abound as Gail unmasks the architects of the Life Sciences Revolution and sheds light on their diabolical plans for mankind’s "Final Solution." Eerily convincing antagonists plot in boardrooms and laboratories around the world to remake Man in their own image. As their plans become known to the flawed and powerful central characters, hard choices have to be made that not only affect their careers and families, but threaten their lives.
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The problems in the Church are exemplified by the storyline involving a Catholic Hospital owned by a religious order that profits from immoral practices occurring inside its corridors. This all begins to change with the arrival of new CEO Maggie Kealey who, in addition to dealing with serious personal challenges, realizes that her Catholic hospital is dispensing oral contraception, referring for In Vitro fertilization, and profiting from the creation and destruction of human embryos.
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Rockford IL, November 19, 2010 – Earlier in the week pro-lifers spoke with a deputy chief of police in Rockford in the hope that what has been happening at the Rockford abortion mill would be taken more seriously by the city of Rockford. If the deputy chief was sincere in what he had to say, it is apparent the word did not get down to the rank and file officers on the beat.
Today we saw the results: