Category Archives: Religion

‘Peace be with You’: Believing in Jesus

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Sorry if I have not posted anything but these past few days have been full of reflection, and being busy that I did not have time to post anything, or there are days when something worth posting has hit me to post about it.
Last Sunday was Easter Sunday and it was such a great and joyful experience seeing many people come to Sunday Mass at St. Angela Merici, mostly because of course it was Easter and many people go to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I enjoyed listening during Mass the beautiful music and the bible story of how Jesus resurrected on the third day. 

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This Sunday, was the second Sunday of Easter which means that its again another day of celebrating our Savior Jesus Christ and how great it is to believe in Him when we have been doubting, or not believing in Him. The Bible story of today’s Mass, is about Thomas one of the disciples who did not believe that Jesus Christ was back and that the rest of the other disciples had seen Him, and believed He was back. It was not until later that Thomas saw Jesus, and invited Thomas to prove his wounds; that in so Thomas upon touching Jesus and seeing his wounds that he believed it was really Jesus Christ himself who came back.

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When I read this bible story today, it was a story I could relate to because of the many times I had shut down Jesus Christ from my life, there were times when I would not believe that Jesus was with me, watching over me; I would especially feel like that whenever I had a really tough dark moment or day. Believing that Jesus Christ loves me and is always with me during those dark times was, and still is at times a challenge for me.

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I am learning to believe everyday that Jesus Christ does love so much, and that he is always with me no matter how many times I doubt him; just like Thomas was doubting at first.

“The victory is for those who believe that Sunday is always on the way!”

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How to to create a religious group to share God’s love

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I want to share with you this topic about creating your own religious group, it is something that has helped me grow closer to God and Jesus Christ in a meaningful way that I never imagined would happen to me, but it did and I can truly say I am so blessed and happy to have joined a youth and young adult group in my local church. Anyone from any age and religion can create a religious group of their own where you and other members of the group can share and spread God’s love and bible teachings to others who might want to learn more about the bible, or Jesus. Creating a group like this, will help you grow closer to God and meet others who are far from Him, or are already faithful to Him, but want to spread his love to others who do not know Him yet as their savior, but are curious.

In Hebrew 10:25 it reads:

“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

When everyone in a Christian group encourages each other no matter what age they are, where they are with their knowledge of God and the bible; it makes a positive difference in God and Jesus’s eyes when they see everyone helping each other out in a meaningful way.

As a group, make some time to pray together at the beginning and then at the end of each group session, doing this will make you feel like you just welcomed God and Jesus in your day, then as a farewell to God and Jesus at the end. Group praying will also strengthen and encourage each person in the group.
On the good days, thank God for all of the wonderful gifts he has given you; on the bad days, remind each of you of the great things God has done for us, to keep living for Him.

You can shine a light into other people around you.

Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.”
-1 Peter 2:12

A religious group definitely has helped me in a spiritual and motivating way to grow more in my Catholic faith. Before, I only knew that Jesus and God existed but was not fully close to my faith in them both.
I hope that this post sparks a little motivation to start one.
You simply can invite as many people as you want into your group and share your own life stories of your relationship with God and Jesus, do bible readings, discussing with each other a weekly bible passage, watch or listen motivational movies about Jesus and religious music. Create your own retreat group trips.

Why are we able to Believe?

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We are here on earth in order to know and to love God, to do good according to his will, and to go someday to heaven.

God desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” -1 Timothy 2:4

To be a human being means to come from God and to go to God. Our origin goes back farther than our parents. We come from God, in whom all happiness of heaven and earth is at home, and we are expected in his everlasting, infinite blessedness. Meanwhile we live on this earth. Sometimes we feel that our Creator is near; oftentimes we do not feel his presence. So that we might find the way home, God sent us his Son, who freed us from sin, delivers us from all evil, and leads us unerringly into true life. He is “the way, and the truth, and the life” Jn 14:6.

You cannot imagine at all how much  you interest God; he is interested in you as if there were no one else on earth.” -Julien Green

Why did God create us?

When man loves, his heart overflows. He would like to share his joy with others. He gets this from his Creator. Although God is a mystery, we can still think about him in a human way and say: Out of the “surplus” of his love he created us. He wanted to share his endless joy with us, who are creatures of his love.

“God is love.” -1Jn 4:16b

The measure of love is love without measure.” -St. Francis of Sales

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Forty days of Lent: What it Means to Me

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Today I went to Sunday church Mass, even on this cloudy day it still felt good to go. I was kind of afraid it might rain but it did not, it was cloudy and cold February day. I did not care if it was raining, I still would of gone to church Mass.
Today is the first day of Lent which reminds me of the importance of growing closer to God and to repent, to turn toward the Lord. I read the church bulletin after Mass, and learned that “to convert” means to turn toward.” To turn towards God and Jesus Christ. We have to turn our hearts towards God. Personally, this is something I have to work on because sometimes I feel like I am not yet fully connected with God and Jesus Christ. I am learning not to turn to negative people and things and more on God and Jesus.
I learned the hard way that praying and turning to Jesus is essential in order to have faith in Him and have Him in your life because He is the Savior.
Will you give up something these 40 days of Lent?
Me I will only give up thinking negative thoughts and always be surrounded with happiness, positivity, faith, and hope. I want to make these forty days and beyond, the best years of my life. I want to feel God’s presence in my life.

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December 23, 2014

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December 23 was such a great and awesome day 🙂 I cannot stop thinking about how motivating and wonderful it was to reunite with an old friend and spend time with Jesus Christ. I am so glad I decided to go visit my friend Mayra’s Christian church that is in Chino, California. I met Mayra’s whole family, they are all involved in the

church that they go to that it even inspired me to go back to volunteering as a lector in my church, St. Angela Merici.

The kids that go to the church did really great Christmas performances both in dancing and singing. There was also a twenty-two year-old young men who sings Christian music, his name is Alvinson, he only sang in Spanish so I was able to understand and enjoy the music he was playing 🙂 Christian music always gets me in the spirit of Jesus Christ.

The food was awesome, but all in all what really mattered was that I got to spend it with my friend Mayra, Jesus Christ, and meet some new friends.

Why Do We Seek God?

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Why do we seek God? This is something that I have come to ask myself sometimes when I would not have enough knowledge about God and the bible.

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And I bet many of you ask yourselves, or in the past have asked this question also. The reason I seek God is because I want to feel close to Him, I want to have a close relationship with God because I believe that He is my Savior, the one who saved me from the loneliness I was feeling.

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God has placed in our hearts a longing to seek and find Him. St Agustine says, “You have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” We call this longing for God Religion.”

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It is natural for us to seek God, to seek the true, genuine love He has for all of us. We seek God when we are trying to make our dreams come true and finding the happiness that we really need in our life. Someone who supports us wholeheartedly.

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A person is not completely himself until he has found God.”

“Anyone who seeks truth seeks God, whether or not he realizes it.” -St. Edith Stein

Motivational Quotes for Today

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Hope you have all had a great weekend, mine as always was relaxing and busy at the same time 🙂 which I like because it keeps me from not getting bored.

I know how sometimes we wish our life were easy and simple with no problems, worries, or tribulations invading us.

But thank God there are quotes that exist in this world to motivate us to keep on holding on to the Spirit of Jesus Christ and His Father God.

Here are some quotes that I found really motivational:

” God desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” -1Tim 2:4

” You cannot imagine at all how much you interest God; he is interested in you as if there were no one else on earth.” -Julien Green (French writer)

” One must know man and human things in order to love them. One must love God and divine things in order to know them.” -Blaise Pascal ( French mathematician, and philosopher)

“God is love.” -1 Jn 4:16b

” The measure of love is love without measure.” -St. Francis of Sales. (Distinguished bishop, brilliant spiritual guide, founder of the religious community, and Doctor of the church)

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You Are My God

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I want to share with you a poem that I wrote this Summer during my trip to Steubenville in San Diego with my church youth group. It was a three day weekend full of fun and celebration of how God is joy and true happiness. As a catholic I have come to realize that I need Him more than ever.

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You are my God,
My Savior
The one who rescued me
From the dark hole
That I was stuck in.
Like a little girl,
I was scared and lost.

You are my God,
My Savior
The one who rescued me
From the deep wide
Sea of loneliness and doubt.

You are my God,
You shine a light
On my darkest days,
Your words of comfort
Renew my mind and soul,
They give me the confidence
That I truly need.
Faith in you is all I need,
Nothing else.

You are my God,
My only true friend.
Nothing else can compare
To the immense love You
Have for us all.
Even though we sometimes
Shy away from your love,
You amazingly never cease
To give up on us.
You only know,
That deep inside of us
There is this huge love
That we have for You
That will never fade.

You are my God.
You are my Savior.

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My Sunday Mass Experience

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I always like going to Sunday Church Mass at the beautiful St. Angela Merici church in Brea, California; although I live in La Habra, It still is not far from where I live which is great because eversince I took my first communion and confirmation class when I was 20 years old (yeah did not do it when I was a young girl) I wanted to choose a church were I would belong and feel a part of it, and at the same time grow on my Catholic faith, and Jesus more, so upon discovering the Sunday Mass services at St. Angela Merici, I discovered that the services are so full of joy, hope, and faith. Their music during mass always give me a sence of peace and joy. The speeches from the Deacons always make me think and reflect deeply on my own life, and what I can do to improve the next time.

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I used to think that Sunday Church Masses were rather boring and would make me fall asleep, but now I truly try to focus on the Mass activities and on Jesus because He is the sole reason why I am still living and will not let go off me, no matter what.

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