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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost

Rev. Fr. Leonard Goffine's
The Church's Year


REMARK If from Pentecost until Advent there be only twenty-three Sundays, the following one is omitted, and the Mass of the twenty-fourth is said.
The Introit of the Mass consoles and incites us to confidence in God who is so benevolent towards us, and will not let us pine away in tribulation. The Lord saith: I think thoughts of peace, and not of affliction: you shall call upon me, and I will hear you: and I will bring back your captivity from all places. (Fer. XXIX. 11. 12. 14.) Lord, thou hast blessed thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. (Ps. LXXXIV.) Glory etc.
COLLECT Absolve, we beseech Thee, 0 Lord, Thy people from their offences: that through Thy bountiful goodness we may be freed from the bonds of those sins which through our frailty we have contracted. Thro',
EPISTLE (Philipp. III 17-21.: IV, 1-3.) Brethren, Be followers of me, and observe them who walk so as you have our model. For many walk, of whom I have told you often (and now tell you weeping), that they are enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. But our conversation is in heaven: from whence also we look for the Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ, who will reform the body of our lowness, made like to the body of his glory, according to the operation whereby also he is able to subdue all things unto himself. Therefore, my dearly beloved brethren, and most desired, my joy and my crown: so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. I beg of Evodia, and I beseech Syntyche, to be of one mind in the Lord. And I entreat thee also, my sincere companion, help those women who have labored with me in the gospel with Clement and the rest of my fellow-laborers, whose names are in the book of life.
EXPLANATION 
There are unhappily many Christians, who, as St. Paul complains, are, declared enemies of Christ's cross, who do not wish to mortify their senses, who only think of gratifying their lusts, and, as it were, find their only pleasure, even seek their honor, in despising the followers of Jesus and His saints on the narrow path of the cross, of mortification and humiliation. What will be the end of these people? Eternal perdition! For he who does not crucify the flesh, does not belong to Christ. (Gal. V. 24.) He who does not bear the-marks of the mortification of Jesus in his body, in him the life of Christ shall not be manifested. (II Cor. IV. 10.) He who does not walk in heaven during his, life-time, that is, who does not direct his thoughts and desires heavenward, and despise the world and its vanities, will not find admission there after his death.
ASPIRATION Would to God , I could say with St. Paul: The world is crucified to me, and I to the world. (Gal. VI. 14.)
Nineth Sunday After PentecostGOSPEL (Matt. IX. 18-26.) At that time, As Jesus was speaking to the multitudes, behold, a certain ruler came up, and adored him, saying: Lord , my daughter is even now dead: but come, lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus, rising up, followed him, with his disciples. And behold, a woman, who was troubled with an 'issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment. For she said within herself: If I shall touch only his garment, I shall be healed. But Jesus turning and seeing her, said: Be of good heart, daughter: thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. And when Jesus was come into the house of the ruler, and saw the. minstrels and the multitude making a tumult, he said: Give place: for the girl is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. And when the multitude was put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand. And the maid arose. And the fame hereof went abroad into all that country.
INSTRUCTIONS I. Filial was the faith, unbounded the confidence, profound the humility of this woman, and therefore, she received health also. Learn from this, how pleasing to the Lord is faith, confidence and humility; let your prayer always be penetrated by these three virtues, and you will receive whatever you ask.
II. The devout Louis de Ponte compares the conduct of this woman to our conduct at holy Communion, and says: Christ wished to remain with us in the most holy Eucharist, clothed with the garment of the sacramental species of bread, that he who receives His sacred flesh and blood,  may be freed from evil concupiscence. If you wish to obtain the health of your soul, as did this woman the health of the body, imitate her. Receive the flesh and blood of Jesus with the most profound humility, with the firmest confidence in His power and goodness, and like this woman you too will be made whole.
III. Jesus called three dead persons to life, the twelve year old daughter of Jairus, ruler of the synagogue, of whom there is mention made in this gospel, the young man at Naim, (Luke VII. 14.) and Lazarus. (John. XI- 43.) By these three dead persons three classes of sinners may be understood: the maiden signifies those who sin in their youth through weakness and frailty, but touched by the grace of God, perceive their fall and easily rise again through penance; by the young man at Naim those are to be understood who sin repeatedly and in public, these require greater grace, more labor and severer penance; by Lazarus, the public and obdurate habitual sinners are to be understood who can be raised to spiritual life only by extraordinary graces and severe public penance.
IV. Christ did not raise the maiden, until the minstrels and noisy multitude were removed, by which He wished to teach us that the conversion of a soul cannot be accomplished in the midst of the noise and turmoil of temporal cares, idle pleasures and associations.
INSTRUCTION CONCERNING RIDICULE AND DERISION
And they laughed him to scorn. (Matt IX. 24.)
When Jesus told the minstrels and the crowd that the girl was not dead, but sleeping, they laughed at Him, because they understood not the meaning of His words. Sensual-minded men generally act in the same manner towards the priests and ministers of God, who by their word and example admonish them to despise honors, riches and pleasures, and to embrace the love of poverty, humility and mortification. This is, an unintelligible and hateful language to them which they ridicule and mock just as they do when they hear that death is a sleep, from which we shall one day awake and be obliged to appear before the judgment-seat of God. Woe to such scoffers by whose ridicule so many souls are led from the path "of virtue! What the devil formerly, accomplished by tyrants in estranging men from God and a lively faith in Him and His Church, he seems to wish to accomplish in our days by the mockery, scoffs, and blasphemies of wicked men; for at no period have piety and virtue, holy simplicity and childlike faith, adherence to the holy Roman Church and her laws, reverence for her head, her ministers and priests, been more mocked, derided and blasphemed. Unhappily many permit themselves to be induced by mockery to abandon piety, to omit the public practice of their faith, to conceal their Catholic conviction, and to lead a lukewarm, careless, indeed, sinful life. Woe to the scoffers! they are an abomination to the Lord (Prov. III. 32.) who will one day require from their hands all the souls perverted by them. Do not permit yourself to be led astray by those who ridicule your faith and zeal for virtue; remember the words of Jesus: He that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven. (Matt. X. 33.) Let Jesus be your consolation, He was scoffed and blasphemed for your sake, and often say within yourself:
I know, my most amiable Jesus, that the servant cannot be more than his master. Since Thou wert so often sneered at, mocked and blasphemed, why should I wonder if I am derided for my faith in Thee and Thy Church, and for the practice of virtue!

16 comments:

  1. Church, the greatest deception ever created for mankind. No matter where it is a Church, a Sin-agog, a Temple or Shrine. All are created for one reason and that is to control the mind of those who go there and to point the people going to that particular house of deception AWAY from the one true god.
    God can not and never ever will be found within the walls of a man-made building.
    The ONLY god there is can only be found within us. We need no book, no building and no messiah. We were born with all we need. No Faith is needed and no belief is needed when one only connects with the one true God within!
    None of us need saving.....except to be saved from going to a man made Church by any name.

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  2. Well, m Day, I'm afraid you are dead wrong with your thinking no Book is needed, when God clearly gave us the Bible, saying ''that all scripture is given by inspiration of God''. Do you think He did that just for something to do??
    Furthermore, just by your rejection of Gods Word, you prove there is NO God within you. The same applies for all the other lazy people who take that as the easy way out.
    Not only that but you are denying the very Holy Spirit of God; instead replacing Him with your Self. In essence, you are really saying you do not need God, you are ''Self' reliant.
    Even Jesus' mother, Mary, said she needed saving. She called Jesus ''My Savior, My Lord'.
    Every single person who was ever born is born as a sinner, needs to repent and be Converted. Converted from their sin state, to their New Born Again state. But since you discounted Gods Word, and are too lazy to study, you missed the admonition ''You MUST be born again, or you will NOT see the Kingdom of God''.
    In other words, Hell is your future, and you will take that ''god within you'' right along with you.

    Sounds like you got burnt by some so called church, they didn't tell you what you wanted to hear, give you some magical button to push and make it easy for the lazy self that you are, so now you are angry.
    In reality, you only helped to destroy your own soul, and you made satan very happy with that attitude.
    Note: Nobody is forcing you to go to any church; you will only find the One True God and the One True Word, right from a real genuine Bible, which is HIS WORD. One true bible is the old King James Version. Stay away from any bible that says ''New' such as the New King James.

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  3. Abby, I am dead wrong only on your personal programming which was given to you by the Jew World Order/Illuminati as well as other names of the controllers.

    You said God clearly gave us the bible. Well dear heart, IF you believe your bible, you would also realize that God is NOT a man. It takes a man to write a bible dear heart.

    Also, why do you call God HE? This is nothing but programming kicking in! All that is.........IS all that is and that means male/female/consciousness/spirit/fire/water/wind/and all the rest.

    Abby, I never said anything about rejecting Gods word. I get God's word directly to me. The bible is man's word, not gods word. If God is not a man, then god could not possibly write a bible.

    Didn't your allegorical Jesus, who never existed.....say the kingdom of god is within you?
    So who are you to tell me where the kingdom of god is? Please...I want to know???

    Abby, I will stop there. Obviously you are nothing but a programmed Sheeple, lashing out as ALL Christian types do when confronted with truth.

    truth hurts!
    do your homework!

    Oh, just so you will know:
    http://www.sirbacon.org/links/bible.html
    https://www.google.com/search?q=sir+francis+bacon+edited+the+king+james+bible&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

    The King James Bible was edited by the Free Mason, William Shakespere aka Sir Francis Drake

    YOU truly must study more dear. Reality is kicking you in the backside today.

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    1. mDay, the more you talk, the more you expose your ignorance. I've heard your kind of gas before, its like an incurable disease. You are totally free to remain right where you are, it is nothing to me. You will know reality when you feel the heat on your backside.

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    2. YOU prove my point quite well Abby. Christians are always the most hateful, vial people I have ever met but only in comment sections.
      I am so glad I have your permission to remain free dear heart. I was worried about that for a time.
      Christian types ALWAYS do their best to condemn and point others to a hell of their own making.
      There is only one hell Abby and that is of your making.
      YOU and those like you are the only one who will have a visit in a hot eternity.

      You see, Jesus never existed and your god is made by men and your attitude is made by you. YOU chose it and you chose to jump me. Its just your nature!

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  4. m Day, They call it Faith for a Reason.

    Apostle’s Creed
    I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

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    1. Act of Faith
      O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three Divine Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost; I believe that Thy divine Son became man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.

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    2. Act of Love
      O my God, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.

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    3. Act of Hope
      O my God, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.

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    4. Anima Christi
      Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
      Body of Christ, save me.
      Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
      Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
      Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
      O good Jesus, hear me.
      Within Thy wounds hide me.
      Suffer me not to be separated from Thee.
      From the malignant enemy defend me.
      In the hour of my death call me.
      And bid me to come to Thee.
      That with Thy Saints I may praise Thee
      Forever and ever. Amen.

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    5. Religion is designed to focus the people's attention and energy on a single, unchanging, uncompromising and invisible supreme being who allegedly created an inferior human race just for some extra companionship and love for himself and then supposedly foisted a set of oppressive and in some cases arbitrary rules on them, which if broken would be met with unimaginable punishment.



      This keeps the followers in a continuing state of fear and compliance.



      They are afraid to question the intentions of this invisible being and they are afraid of even expressing their own individuality in many cases. Christians and others are taught that they have virtually no power to do anything except pray, worship and do good deeds.



      They are taught to practice self denial and are told that their own will is totally irrelevant. Religious followers believe that they are yielding their will over to a benevolent cosmic individual who has single-handedly created the whole universe and has their best interests at heart when in fact they are handing over their will and freedoms to hidden groups of religious elites for the elites own personal gains.

      It appears that religion must constantly degrade and humiliate its followers in order to glorify and elevate its god. Unfortunately many people appear eager to give away their power to authority and seem to have a need and even a desire to be ruled and disciplined by it.



      Worshipping gods is futile and is nothing more than an ancient primitive custom practiced by weak minded and superstitious people. It has no place in the 21st century. The reason we have life in this world is to experience life in this world, not to spend our entire lives studying an old book, looking up to the sky and worshipping an invisible ruler in another realm.

      The main method by which Christians in particular are trapped and deceived is with the messiah or saviour story. This is linked to the 'original sin' story which is designed to impose a large amount of guilt onto the whole of humanity. The believers are then so grateful that they have been saved by the son of God nearly 2000 years before they were born that in some cases they abandon all reason, logic and good judgment to obey and worship this god and his son.



      Anyone who believes this story is indeed lost because to believe that a god would send his only son to help us, only to see his son get tortured and murdered, and then instead of unleashing all his wrath, simply absolve us from all crimes past and present, is pure madness to say the least.



      Where is the lesson for us in that? What has been achieved? There is no lesson or purpose because it's all about mass psychological enslavement and disempowerment.

      The so called god that we are expected to worship is undoubtedly just a dictator strawman concocted by the religious elites for the purpose of controlling the masses.



      If there is a prime creator in this universe then it is unlikely that he would interfere and impose on us by foisting his arbitrary laws, let alone need and demand our frivolous worship and blind obedience. Neither of those things requires any level of mental aptitude or creativity. The intelligence and skills that's been given to many has gone totally to waste.

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    6. Many have lowered themselves to the pointless practice of hero worship.

      Furthermore, Christianity, Islam and a few other religions are polarized religions. They are polarized against each other. One is believed to be good and the other is seen as bad. The funny thing is, is that each one thinks that their's is good and the other's is bad. In most ways they're both bad. The only good kind of religion is a neutral and all loving one.



      Polarized religions have been devised by influential elite leaders to play the people off against each other. That way the elite can defeat and enslave the population practically without lifting a finger.

      Religion is like a drug to some. And they need a 2000 year old hero to save them - from themselves that is!


      The churches don't permit their followers to have any real truth and knowledge because that would empower the people too much so they spoon feed them kiddie stories, half truths, distortions and even lies and the followers value it highly even though they must spend the rest of their lives just making sense of it.


      The irony is that religion is pretty much man made, so mankind has really brought this onto themselves.


      The religious elites are not totally to blame because many people actually enjoy listening to mystical sounding stories, performing rituals, customs and traditions, playing polarity roles and dramas and waging battles against what they perceive to be a devil boogie man. They also have a secret fetish to be dominated and ruled with an iron fist by a supreme ruler or king.


      After all these centuries people still haven't learned to take back their power and start taking responsibility for themselves .

      Oh, one more thing. There IS a Prime Creator but it is certainly not the "God" in the bible. Also, since Jesus never existed, that sort of demands that you have faith. Faith is the ONLY Jesus you have since Jesus never existed.

      Once you connect with the Creator of all that is, you will never need faith nor religion again. You will no longer need worship because the REAL God of all that is doesn't demand it.

      The REAL god doesn't have a book and doesn't need one!

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    7. Worship is the act of sending/offering love, devotion and gratitude to a deity or idol.

      They say that love is understanding and yet no one really understands God of the bible at all. How can you love something or someone whom you can neither understand or communicate with in any way, so how does one do that properly?

      Love and worship is also about admiration, adoration and gratitude but how can one feel these things towards someone whom they've never seen or spent time with?

      No God has ever asked anyone to worship him so man's desire to worship a deity is nothing more than an ego based need to make himself feel useful to a god who otherwise probably has no real use for anything man has to offer.

      The God of the bible truly was a man and this bible God was full of “HIS” own Testosterone obviously, as written in the “Holy Bible”. Does this same God also contain the Divine Feminine?

      There is no evidence in the Bible that whatever or whoever created us needs us to worship them because the probability is that if we were created by a god or an advanced race then they were doing it for their own purpose and agenda. Why would you worship someone just for carrying out their own agenda? Would an all powerful creator create a dysfunctional bunch of lemmings just for the purpose of worship? Why then give us intelligence, free choice, diversity, individuality and a strong will and then threaten to disown or terminate us as soon as we try to use them?

      If a single true God does exist then creating a race of selfish, sinful, ignorant, arrogant, egotistical, money hungry and sex obsessed beings for the sole purpose of worshiping him would have to be the stupidest thing he's ever done.

      It's fairly clear that some people have allowed themselves to become ignorant and dumbed-down by the pompous tradition of religion.

      There is a real God but our REAL god is not found in the bible. You only find Man's ego in the bible.

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    8. The option to doubt is what gives us the free will to explore all possibilities.
      • If one has no doubts but only faith, as in religion, then one cannot properly exercise free will in day to day life
      • Free will gives us the ability to accept or reject anything we are told and that is what makes us human and unique
      • We as human beings have the capacity to understand ourselves and to realize our inner spiritual nature
      • Religion seeks to divert our attention away from our inner self and focus it onto an invisible and inconceivable ruler god outside of self
      • If we choose to buy into this then we are robbed of our personal power and individuality and the authorities can have their way with us

      Religious followers put faith in religion's teachings and teachers and then make bunches of wild claims. And they can do that because religion's claims are so difficult to disprove.

      There are around 4200 different religions across the earth and there are a huge number of different “sects” of each religion. And the strangest part of all is all of them are right.

      Yet each and every one of those religions teach of a source for “God” outside of man.

      All the “Christian” religions are difficult to disprove because it happened so long ago that all the witnesses and scribes are dead, and because God is basically a faceless entity. Also Christ hasn't been around for 2000 years so he's not available to rebuke any of the claims to set the record straight.

      And doesn’t anyone find it odd that this Christ said “he” would return in the first century but didn’t? Why was Jesus the so called Christ a No Show 2000 years ago?

      Did Jesus say this or not?
      “For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and will then repay every man according to his deeds. Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.“ (Matthew 16: 27, 28)

      Jesus did not return…therefore Christian scholars and church leaders could change or write whatever they like over the centuries, print it, and call it scripture.

      Rejecting religion's doctrine of God does not result in hell and blindly believing in God does not result in heaven. Many on earth are already in a state of hell and many of them are religious followers. Many free thinking people are already experiencing heaven on earth and don't need to be dictated to by religion.

      Love is complete acceptance and respect for another’s freedom and choices while always being ready to help them in all ways possible. If we are to believe that the god of the bible is the one true God then it is clear that this god doesn't love us at all but seeks only to interfere, manipulate and disempower us through fear, imposed ignorance and constant empty promises.

      True love is the ability to make others feel special. The Christian god hasn't exactly succeeded in making any of his followers feel particularly special or valuable.

      Everyone is special, but the god of the bible only seems intent on making us all into identical, helpless and miserable sheep with no self will or useful purpose.

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    9. The bible is a book of allegory, metaphor, code, and more but it is certainly not a text book or a history book or a literal book. The bible is a book of stories we are to use for our life, not follow it to the end of our life as something given to us by god.

      There is a passage in the bible that will lead one to find the real God and it is given by the allegorical Jesus. “The Kingdom of God is within you”.

      Learn that and you will learn where God is….within you. God demands no worship, no prayer, only love. God is not a man and never was a man. God is a title, not a name. Tetragrammaton is who we connect with, the one with no name which is YHWH.

      YHWH is energy, consciousness, life, creation, all.

      "The kingdom of God is inside you, and all around you."
      Not in buildings of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood and there you will find all that is, right there.
      These are the hidden sayings of the allegorical Jesus spoke. It is up to YOU to discern them properly.
      Whoever discovers the meaning of these sayings... will not taste death.
      We are eternal….we never die!

      Are you looking for God? Go to the mirror and look into your own eyes.
      The Kingdom of God is within YOU.

      Figure it out! Seek knowledge and wisdom but not from the god of the bible!
      It will be given to you if you have a pure heart.
      Jesus cannot purify your heart, only you can purify your heart.

      You were born perfect, then you were given religion and it all went downhill from there.
      IF you want to meet the one true God…all that is, take yourself back to your childhood and begin from there. THAT is where you will meet the true God!

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  5. There Will Be No Rapture & Jesus Is Not Coming Back - Pastor Dr. Ray Hagins
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5_P2F2o01c

    The Council That Created Jesus Christ,Ray Hagins PhD - The 1st Creed of Nicea 325_AD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqFtpV4i4zs&t=323s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPO3xxHo0ao&list=PLPeoZ1k5tz7o5i4P6lE4Qf7KBI6gpF6if&index=18

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