In many translations of the Biblewhen the word LORD is in all capitals, it signifies that the word represents the tetragrammaton. It means "Wonderful Teacher" in the Punjabi language.
The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ joy is constantly born anew. A joy ever new, a joy which is shared 2.
Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. This is a very real danger for believers too. Many fall prey to it, and end up resentful, angry and listless.
I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. Now is the time to say to Jesus: How good it God is merciful and just essay to come back to him whenever we are lost!
Let me say this once more: God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy. Time and time again he bears us on his shoulders. No one can strip us of the dignity bestowed upon us by this boundless and unfailing love. With a tenderness which never disappoints, but is always capable of restoring our joy, he makes it possible for us to lift up our heads and to start anew.
Let us not flee from the resurrection of Jesus, let us never give up, come what will. May nothing inspire more than his life, which impels us onwards!
The books of the Old Testament predicted that the joy of salvation would abound in messianic times.
The prophet Isaiah exultantly salutes the awaited Messiah: He exhorts those who dwell on Zion to go forth to meet him with song: The prophet tells those who have already seen him from afar to bring the message to others: All creation shares in the joy of salvation: Break forth, O mountains, into singing!
Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem! Perhaps the most exciting invitation is that of the prophet Zephaniah, who presents God with his people in the midst of a celebration overflowing with the joy of salvation.
I find it thrilling to reread this text: This is the joy which we experience daily, amid the little things of life, as a response to the loving invitation of God our Father: What tender paternal love echoes in these words!
A few examples will suffice.
In her song of praise, Mary proclaims: When Jesus begins his ministry, John cries out: His message brings us joy: Our Christian joy drinks of the wellspring of his brimming heart.
He promises his disciples: He then goes on to say: Why should we not also enter into this great stream of joy? There are Christians whose lives seem like Lent without Easter. I realize of course that joy is not expressed the same way at all times in life, especially at moments of great difficulty.
Joy adapts and changes, but it always endures, even as a flicker of light born of our personal certainty that, when everything is said and done, we are infinitely loved. I understand the grief of people who have to endure great suffering, yet slowly but surely we all have to let the joy of faith slowly revive as a quiet yet firm trust, even amid the greatest distress: Sometimes we are tempted to find excuses and complain, acting as if we could only be happy if a thousand conditions were met.
I also think of the real joy shown by others who, even amid pressing professional obligations, were able to preserve, in detachment and simplicity, a heart full of faith. In their own way, all these instances of joy flow from the infinite love of God, who has revealed himself to us in Jesus Christ.
We become fully human when we become more than human, when we let God bring us beyond ourselves in order to attain the fullest truth of our being.
Here we find the source and inspiration of all our efforts at evangelization.Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. New Living Translation You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate. that is, God: and so the Arabians generally begin their books and chapters with these words, "in the name of God, exceeding merciful", or "the merciful commiserator": a saying much like to this in the .
In the English language, capitalization is used for names by which a god is known, including 'God'. Consequently, the capitalized form of god is not used for multiple gods or when used to refer to the generic idea of a deity.
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In the s and 40s, the Nazi regime committed state-sponsored genocide of so-called “inferior races.” Of the approximately nine million Jews who lived in Europe at the beginning of the s, some six million of them were exterminated.
“Faith in God and Man after Auschwitz”: this topic was given to me. It would provoke thought at any time — for philosophers about Man, for theologians about God –at least if theirs is the God of Abraham.. But when Yad Vashem formulated the topic, no one could have guessed our apocalyptic situation, in Israel, the Territories, the Middle East, Europe, America, the United Nations.
The following was written by Father Richard Perozich in shortly after Obama took office. It is a good reflection in the light of what has transpired since "hope and change" has come to rule.
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