Showing posts with label Gospel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gospel. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Today's Gospel

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 20:19-31.

Now when it was late the same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst and said to them: Peace be to you. 
And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord. 
He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you. 
When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. 
Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them: and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained. 
Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 
The other disciples therefore said to him: We have seen the Lord. But he said to them: Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails and put my finger into the place of the nails and put my hand into his side, I will not believe. 
And after eight days, again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst and said: Peace be to you. 
Then he said to Thomas: Put in thy finger hither and see my hands. And bring hither the hand and put it into my side. And be not faithless, but believing. 
Thomas answered and said to him: My Lord and my God. 
Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen and have believed. 
Many other signs also did Jesus in the sight of his disciples, which are not written in this book. 
But these are written, that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God: and that believing, you may have life in his name. 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Converting Mussulmen is Easy

Apparently Christians don't have the power anymore to be the light of the world.  The alternative to the Gospel"  Assissi-Meetings.  by Blessed Fr. Charles de Foucauld (+1916)

Blessed Charles de Foucaud

( It seems that the interaction with the Mussulmen consists in first civilizing them, then to instrict them and to finally make them human beings like us.   When that's done, then their conversion will be done practically by themselves.

Because Islam can't withstand instruction.

The work here in Algeria -- as with all Mussulmen -- to be performed, consists in the work of moral uplifting:

- to bring them by all means to moral and intellectual heights.

- to grow close to them and maintain contact with them

- to bind with them in friendship

- to remove their antipathy towards us through daily and friendly interaction in conversation and change their view through the example of our lives. 

- for an actual appreciation in instruction

- to instruct these souls completely in the whole of their lives and bring them up with help in school and college, that which is learned in school and college.

- teach them by way of daily and close contact, what is learned in the family.

- to become their family.

When this result is reached, then their disposition will be massively altered and their morals improved.

The commission of the Gospel will be easily procured.

From a letter to Fr. Caron in the year 1906.