Family Rules
Always Be Honest  Proverbs 12:22
Count Your Blessing  Psalms 34:1-3
Keep Your Promises  Romans 4:21
Comfort One Another  1 Thessalonians 4:18
and above all...Love One Another  1 Peter 1:22
Be Supportive of one Another  Acts 20:35
Be Kind and Tenderhearted  Ephesians 4:32
Weekly Meditation
 

  "Lazarus, come out!”
 (John 11:43)

   *From a homily by Pope Francis:

   “We all have within us some areas, some parts of our heart that are not alive, that are a little dead….But if we become very attached to these tombs and guard them within us and do not will that our whole heart rise again to life, we become corrupted and our soul begins to give off, as Martha says, an ‘odor’ (see John 11:39), the stench of a person who is attached to sin. And Lent has something to do with this. Because all of us...can hear what Jesus said to Lazarus: ‘He cried out in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”’ (11:43)

   “Today I invite you to think for a moment: Where is the dead part of my soul? Where is my tomb?.....Let us think: what part of my heart can be cor-rupted because of my attachment to sin, one sin or another? And to remove the stone, to take away the stone of shame and allow the Lord to say to us, as he said to Lazarus, ‘Come out!’ That all our soul might be healed, might be raised by the love of Jesus, by the power of Jesus. He is capable of forgiv-ing us. We all need it! All of us. We are all sinners, but we must be careful not to become corrupt! Sinners we may be, but he forgives us. Let us hear that voice of Jesus who, by the power of God, says to us, ‘Come out!’ Leave that tomb you have within you. Come out. I give you life, I give you happi-ness, I bless you, I want you for myself.’

   “May the Lord today, on this Sunday, which speaks so much about the resurrection, give us all the grace to rise from our sins, to come out of our tombs; with the voice of Jesus, calling us to go out, to go to him,”
(April 6, 2014)


 “Jesus, I hear you calling. Help me to rise from my sins.”

(Lent Edition/The Word Among Us)





5 Cardinal Rules for Life
1.)  Make peace with your past....so it won’t disturb your present.

2.)  What other people think of you...is none of your business.
3.)  Time heals almost everything....give it time.
4.)  No one is in charge of your happiness....except you.
5.)  Don’t compare your life to others.....and don’t judge them, you have no idea what their journey is all about.