I am happy and so should you! Why? Because we are now living in "THE HOLY YEAR OF MERCY"! Really? What does this all mean?
First of all, the Holy Roman Catholic Church celebrates the "Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of our Blessed Mother Mary." If you don't know what it is, it is the day the church celebrates how GOD prepared Mary to become the mother of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, by the power of his Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit essentially prevented Mary from being born under the stain of "original sin," so that she would grow up to become the holy vessel to carry and give birth to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This special occasion is held on December the 8th of each year. In 2015, this day also marks the beginning of the "Holy Year of Mercy."
On April 11th, 2015, Pope Francis announced that "The Holy Year of Mercy" will start December 8th 2015 and run through November 20th 2016. This, my brothers and sisters, is good news indeed, not just for Catholics and other Christians, but for the entire world!
Because of all of the crisis going on in the world today, many people are lost and many people are hurt. Pope Francis wants Catholic Christians to know that GOD never tires of forgiving us of our sins, as long as we are truly sorry for them and that we completely repent of our sins.
In turn, we must do the same to others. Like how Jesus Christ has died for our sins, and who also forgives us our sins, so to must we as Christians forgive others of sins they have committed. Showing others mercy they way our Lord Jesus Christ shows us mercy, can begin the healing process. And, from this encounter of forgiveness, then we can have a chance to openly dialogue with people, and even to evangelize to people, and invite them into the church. They too can seek forgiveness for their sins and reconciliation with our Lord Jesus Christ. And, this, my friends will ultimately lead us all to eternal salvation and eternal life with the Holy Trinity, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, which is what we all want.
Please do not let the current crisis going on in the world scare you, or turn you away from God, or against the church, the Holy Bible, against Christians or against each other. That is the work of the "enemy" (Satan the devil). God works in people and through people to do good things in this world, but unfortunately, the enemy does the complete opposite. It can negatively influence people to do evil against each other, like what zealots, extremists and fundamentalist trouble-makers are doing all over the world in acts of crime, terror, human-slavery, mass shootings and even genocide.
God gave us the "Divine Mercy"- the promise that as long we are truly sorry for, and repentant of, our sins, he will never get tired of forgiving us and accepting us back into his loving arms. Now, we are living in the "HOLY YEAR OF MERCY." Let us pray to God, through Jesus Christ, guided by the Holy Spirit, that GOD will pour out upon us, all of his Blessings, Graces and Mercies, so that we can be humble enough to recognize our sins, repent of them, and to forgive others of their wrong-doings as well. This will ultimately bring us all closer to Jesus Christ, and will ultimately help to heal a lot of people who are not only physically wounded, but who are also mentally, emotionally and especially, spiritually hurt, due to one tragedy or another in their lives, or in the lives of their loved ones.
JESUS CHRIST IS THE ANSWER TO SOLVING ALL OF THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS! HE ALWAYS HAS BEEN! HE ALWAYS WILL BE! Let us use this new "HOLY YEAR OF MERCY" to turn back to him, and to trust in his Divine Mercy for us! This can be a special healing that can heal the entire world!
May GOD bless you all, through JESUS CHRIST, by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT, AMEN!
Have Safe, Miraculous, Blessed and Positively Transforming "HOLY YEAR OF MERCY"!
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