Sunday, May 23, 2010
The Faith of the Church
Christ works through the Holy Spirit in our world. Through the Spirit he arouses in human hearts the desire for the age to come. Christ purifies and strengthens the noble longings of the human family to perfect all of creation and to render all people more responsive to compassion and goodness (Cf. Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World 38)
Thanks to God for sending the Holy Spirit down to the Church. We must remember that it is the Holy Spirit that keeps us together, united under the one Family of God. Jesus came down to tear families apart meaning that those who wish to walk away for not believing in His teachings can do so at their own will. Then God sent down the Holy Spirit to fill us with the truth, and uniting all minds and thoughts together under ONE Family. When we trust in the Holy Spirit and allow Him to work with us, we will be all under the same Spirit therefore with his help we will all come to the same conclusion.
There is one thing that we must all do first and that is to believe before we try to understand. If one does not believe one can never see the TRUTH." I believe because it's true then I understand because I believe."-I'm trying to remember who wrote this quotation.
"We believe then we understand" St. Augustine
"Faith no more perverts reason than a telescope perverts the unnatural unaided eye, faith takes you further places but It's never contradistinction to definings in the basis of reason" Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
So we must open our hearts to the Holy Spirit to allow us to believe in ALL the teachings of the Church which is Jesus Christ our Lord. I do not worry about anything that the Church teaches because of what happened to the Church on the day of Pentecost and he who hears the apostles and his successors hear Jesus Christ, therefore I believe first then come to knowledge.
Matthew E. Trevino
The day the Holy Spirit came upon the Church. Pentecost.
Happy Birthday to Mother Church!!! The is the day the Church began WITH FIRE! We must feel this way every day!!! We must all feel this Fire run through our veins AND PROCLAIM the Word of God with OUT fear!!! Come Holy Spirit and fill the hearts of those in the Church. Let us be the Light God wants us to be. Let us shine on the highest mountain, just as Jesus willed this for us. It is His will not my own. It is not I who speaks but Christ who speaks through me! I will walk with Jesus and Mary and believe in all that the Holy Catholic Church (who is Christ) has taught us!- Matthew E. Trevino