3/18/19

Medjugorje: - Annual message given through Mirjana Soldo:



Mirjana Soldo encounters Our Lady (March 18, 2019)

(c)Mary TV/Kristian Zubac

  
Monday,March 18, 2019

Dear Family of Mary!

Here is the March 18, 2019 Message
The annual message given through Mirjana Soldo:
   
My children! As a mother, as the Queen of Peace, I am calling you to accept my Son so that He can grant you peace of soul-that He can grant you that which is just, which is good for you. 

My children, my Son knows you. He lived the life of man, and at the same time of God: a wondrous life-human flesh, divine Spirit. Therefore, my children, while my Son is looking at you with His eyes of God, He penetrates into your hearts. His tender, warm eyes are looking for Himself in your heart. My children, can He find Himself [there]? 


Accept Him, and then the moments of pain and suffering will become moments of tenderness. Accept Him, and you will have peace in [your] soul-you will spread it to all those around you-and this is what you now need the most. 


Heed me, my children. Pray for the shepherds, for those whose hands my Son has blessed.
Thank you. ~  VIDEO OF APPARITION   https://marytv.tv/mirjanas-apparition/

3/14/19

Our time of trials and troubles

Fr. Jozo Zovko: Our Generation Seeks and Needs its Apostles

The following comes fromMedjugorje Today:

“Our time of trials and troubles – like floods, earthquakes and wars – has shown who is a Christian, and who is a man-humanist. This is the time of those who have the heart and the time for prayer, the time for good deeds. Such Christians have the eyes to see the wounds and pains, the sufferings and needs of their neighbors. And today only love – Christian, Jesus’ love – saves and that is why we must stop interpreting and making new theories why and from where problems and troubles come”. Fr. Jozo Zovko states.

“So many live unwisely, and many have lost the joy of life and are fighting against the forces of evil and darkness losing the last hope. Everything is contrary to their wishes and dreams and they simply are losing the will to live. In that night of ignorance and trial man needs God. He is the light. He is a new day. He is our safety.”

“Our generation seeks and needs its apostles. They are not the people who pride themselves on their diplomas and knowledge but the people who have changed their lives – converts. Today only true converts, or rather saints, have the opportunity to help neighbors. Today’s Samaritans watch how Levites and priests passing by the neighbors knowing they have nothing to give them because they have no time, because their time that should be devoted to the neighbor is lost” Fr. Jozo further notes.

“Such lost time makes man nervous and unhappy. Our wrong education makes the love for the neighbor difficult for us, and our conflicts make wounds on the body of the Church family. We are waiting for the good Samaritan, the Samaritan who wholeheartedly meets and helps the needy. He always has something to give and offer, and never walks without the indispensable oil and wine. He knows where the medical clinic is and to whom the patient should be taken to have his health restored.”

85th anniversary of construction of the cross on Cross Mountain



PHOTO: The 85 years since cross was built on Cross Mountain

On March 16 we will celebrate the 85th anniversary of construction of the cross on Cross Mountain and of the first Holy Mass that was celebrated at the foot of that cross.

Today, Cross Mountain is one of the most visited pilgrims’ destinations in Medjugorje, and parishioners and pilgrims gather every Friday for prayer of the Way of the Cross at this mountain. Every stone leading to the top has been polished by millions of feet who climbed this place in personal prayer and devotion. (photo)

3/10/19

Jesus Christ you are my life


JESUS CHRIST YOU ARE MY LIFE

Denzel Washington' Motivational & Inspiring Speech


Denzel Washington' Motivational & Inspiring Commencement Speech at Dillard University Graduation Ceremony

3/9/19

When the Devil arrives at 6:40 in Medjugorje

 MAY 3, 2017 BY MYSTIC POST





The body was thrashing; it took six men to control its charged strength. The crowd was praying feverishly in Italian, ‘Santa Maria, prega per noi.’ Those words now etched in my memory. I had gone with an open mind to Medjugorje, Bosnia Herzegovina, where Our Lady has been appearing to six visionaries for the past 32 years. But I wasn’t expecting to meet the devil.
I was wandering by St James’ Church, where millions of pilgrims attend beautiful masses and prayer services, when I stumbled upon an exorcism.
I pushed my head in through the crowd. It was a horror show I will never forget.
The priest was bent over an Italian woman, aged in her 30s, whose face was contorted in rage.
Her lips were pulled back as she bared her teeth, hissing, straining, snarling and writhing. The priest had the bible in one hand, reciting scripture.
With his other hand, the priest repeatedly made the sign of the cross on the woman’s forehead. Another, younger priest was administering holy water for the woman to drink.
Her pupils were so dilated that her eyes were pools of black. Her hands were clawing at the air, the fingers curled and poised to scratch.
The scene was so grotesque and disturbing that a number of those praying were crying.
I had to fight back the tears myself. As if to rally each other against this diabolical enemy, the crowd formed a circle of prayer, holding hands.
There I was, in the middle of it, frightened out of my wits, yet utterly intrigued by this ancient ritual in action.
The demon inside hissed and seethed every time the crowd blessed the woman with holy water. The demon alternated that frightening sound with abusive cursing of its tormentors, the priests, uttered through its diabolical, other-worldly gurgling.
The woman’s face relaxed a little and she joined in the recital of the Rosary with those around her. The tension eased slightly.
We were all praying, literally, for her deliverance. “Prega per noi,” she said.
And then, out of nowhere, the woman’s neck muscles stretched and strained, pushing her head right into the priest’s face, the lips curled back, the teeth bared and this blood-curdling, hideous laugh emerged as if to say ‘fooled you.’
I found the whole thing so disturbing that I wondered what would become of this woman. How long would this process take? After 30 minutes or so (I had missed the previous two hours), the demon subsided, the woman’s body went limp, and the priests placed her in a seated position on a nearby bench. She looked dazed and confused, like someone coming-to after fainting. Exhausted, she began to cry.
Among the crowd, a teenage boy was so traumatised he burst into tears.
The rest of us departed slowly, shocked and deeply disturbed by what we had seen.
All that night, I couldn’t remove those images from my head. Recalling the screeching voice sent shivers down my spine.
There has been much speculation that the Pope performed an exorcism on a wheelchair-bound boy, at St Peter’s Square, earlier last week. It may have been a deliverance. Any kind of blessing serves the purpose of driving away evil. The Vatican and the Church play down the ritual of exorcism, perhaps to not frighten believers and not attract more bad press.
But in Medjugorje, where Our Lady is welcomed with respectful silence everyday at 6.40pm, instances of possession and deliverance are common.
“Wherever Our Lady is present, so is the devil,” I’m told by experienced visitors to Medjugorje. Demons in pilgrims become enraged in the holy presence of Jesus and the Virgin Mary, as if they cannot bear the sanctity.
Some forms of exorcism are straightforward, such as deliverance, perhaps from a chronic addiction or other, debilitating behaviour. Instances of demonic possession can be drawn out and dramatic and can continue for days. When I ask what a person may have done to attract a demonic infestation, the answers vary, but the occult, I am told, particularly ouija boards, are significant dangers.
This sends me scurrying to confession. I believe in God and I go to mass. I pray and live a good life, though I am not always successful.
But stumbling into the midst of something so disturbing changes a person’s perspective.
Experiencing the hellish wrath of that demon had a profound effect.
I went to Medjugorje for one week and stayed for three. I had previously travelled the world seeking spiritual truth, staying at a Hindu ashram in Nepal, with Buddhist monks in the Himalayas, and lapping up the generous ethos of Islam in the Middle East and Indonesia.
I trained as a yoga teacher in India, moved to a cottage in the countryside in West Cork, and took part in some punishing pilgrimages at Lough Derg.
But nowhere else have I found the sense of peace, light and love that exists in Medjugorje.
Miracles abound every day there; personal, life-changing miracles.
Catholicism, with all its sacraments and sacred rituals, is celebrated.
Thousands kneel and pray before the Blessed Sacrament during the outdoor ‘holy hour’ in the basilica, yet you can hear a pin drop, such is the level of reverence.
Adults are routinely reduced to tears, sometimes great wracking sobs, as an understanding of years of pent-up pain and frustration is realised, the first step in healing.
I became a junkie for holy hour in Medjugorje, watching siblings, couples, friends, and families embrace in love as the 60 minutes drew to a close. In a world brimful of lies and deceit, I found the truth in Medjugorje.
And the truth is that the devil does exist, he’s just very good at duping people into thinking he doesn’t.

3/5/19

Grace and Healing

Confession: the Grace of Healing and Deliverance
By June Klins
       When I was in Medjugorje last November, my roommate was not feeling well one day, so she stayed in the room and watched MaryTV on her phone. She told me about a powerful episode of Fruit of Medjugorje (#335) that I needed to see. When I finally watched it at home, I was convinced it needed to be shared with our readers. This is the testimony of Fr. Ray Donohue. It was long and I will not be able to do it justice, but I hope this will inspire you to go to MaryTV and watch the testimony in its entirety. 
       Fr. Ray first heard about Medjugorje while in the seminary. Later as a young priest, a Croatian priest did a presentation about Medjugorje at his parish. Father was interested, but never dreamed he would be able to go. Some parishioners got together and paid for his way, and the adventure began… 
      On that first of 29 pilgrimages, Fr. Ray said there were 200 people and they had to stay in Dubrovnik and drive back and forth every day. One of the things that really impressed Father was the heartfelt prayer of Fr. Slavko Barbaric. "He spoke from his heart…and I said, ‘I want to be like this man. I want to be a holy priest.' That changed my whole priesthood." 
      When Fr. Ray returned, he began Marian and other devotions in his parish, which continue to this day. Father was able to return to Medjugorje the following years, except for two years when they were told it was too dangerous to travel because of the war. He continued to spread Our Lady's messages by doing presentations and distributing rosaries and medals, especially to school children. 
      As he waved his cane, Fr. Ray said that he has rheumatoid arthritis and was told he would be in a wheelchair by the age of 50. He said he is now 60, and although he had to retire early because of the arthritis, he has been blessed to be able to climb Apparition Hill and Mt. Krizevac. He said he calls himself an "old goat," but pilgrims call him a "billy goat" because he gets to the top before they do! Father said it takes him a long time to get down the mountains because he stops to bless everyone who asks for a blessing. "It's what a priest does, what a priest should be doing – blessing, bringing people to Jesus."
Fr. Ray with a little friend in Medjugorje
Fr. Ray with a little friend in Medjugorje
       Father then related an experience he had one May when he went to Medjugorje. He said that he had a remarkable encounter with an Italian Byzantine Rite priest. They both spoke in their own languages but could understand each other perfectly! The Byzantine priest asked Father if he was an exorcist because he was wearing a St. Benedict cross, and Father said he was not. The priest handed him a St. Benedict rosary, which had all St. Benedict medals as beads. After Fr. Ray kissed it, he handed it back, but the priest said, "No. Father, you are going to be doing exorcisms… Pope Benedict has sent our order here, where there is very, very good and there will also be very evil…The Pope sent us here to look for exorcisms, and you will be doing them." Fr. Ray knew he needed permission to do exorcisms, so he asked one of the priests there about it, and the priest responded, "You just have to ask yourself at this point, 'What would Jesus do if there was a need?' How would you respond?" Father said he would respond in prayer. 
      Two days later, the Mass had been moved to the Yellow Building, but Fr. Ray assumed they would still vest in the church sacristy, so he went there, but no one was there. He said at the time there were usually 50 or 60 priests. As he began vesting, all of a sudden, the door opened and three young people were "thrown" through the door. One of them, a little girl, landed on her face. They were Italian, but Father heard the girl say, "Father, please help me." He thought she was sick, so he pointed to the restroom. She said, "No, Father. No, please." So Father went over and lifted up her head to see what was wrong, and saw that she had no eyes at all and it was all black. "She started hissing at me. It was a horrible, horrible sound." Then she pushed Father and he went flying back. He threw his cane down, put his hand on her head and said, "In the name of Jesus Christ, I command you, evil spirit, you come out of her, you don't enter anyone else, and go to the throne of God to be judged by Him." Again, she threw herself down on the ground and started making a dreadful noise. Father said the only way he could think to describe the noise was the slaughtering of a giant pig he had witnessed at a farm when he was young. But he said this noise was "a million times worse". "It was ungodly, unearthly." He said that although she probably weighed no more than 70 pounds, she threw him and he went flying. In the meantime, a nun entered the sacristy, so he gestured for her to pray. 
      Father continued to pray that same prayer, but she got stronger and stronger. But as he prayed, he also felt himself getting stronger. Then he remembered the St. Benedict rosary, so he pulled it out and put it on her. "She screamed as if I had just put acid on her." Father prayed the prayer again, but added, "In the name of Mary." He began to feel her getting weaker. Then she started slithering along the floor like a snake. Father was on her back, praying as hard as he could, and she was trying to throw him off, but she was getting weaker. He told the other two young people to pray hard. Just then, a little Italian priest came into the sacristy. Fr. Ray asked him to pray, so the priest began praying in Italian and she weakened more and more. Finally there was one last push, and she fell like she was dead. Father motioned to the other two, a boy about 18 and a girl about 17, to help him up. The little girl put her head at Father's shoulder and started crying. He looked down at her and saw a beautiful Italian girl with big brown eyes. Father consoled her, "It's OK. He's gone. He's never coming back." 
      By now the Italian priest was gone, and they were alone, so Fr. Ray asked what happened. The teens said they had been to Mirjana's apparition at the Blue Cross and that at the moment when everything got silent, they heard a dog bark, and then the girl started screaming. They looked at her eyes, and then decided they needed to get to the church. They said they took a few steps among the thousands of people there, and the next thing they knew, they were pushed into the sacristy. Father asked if they had been to Confession. The two older ones said they had been, but the little girl (about 14 or 15) had not. Father asked her if there was anything she could have done that offended God, and she replied that a few days before, she and her friends were playing with a ouija board and they had a séance. 
      When Fr. Ray got home, he told his experience to the bishop, who gave him faculties to perform exorcisms to assist the diocesan exorcist. Father has been doing exorcisms ever since. He has linked 100% of the exorcisms he has done in his area to a certain very evil place that is nearby. He warned to stay away from ouija boards, séances, readings, tarot cards, etc. "These are instruments of evil…that opens a door, a portal." He said that the evil one is going after young people today in droves.
Fr. Ray praying on Cross Mountain
Fr. Ray praying on Cross Mountain
       Father told another incident that happened on Mt. Krizevac about five years ago. There were three Italian ladies who were screaming, so the people gathered them into an opening at the base of the big cross. One was making more noise than the other two, so Father went to her. She had broken loose from the two big men who were holding her. She threw Father quite a distance. Father got up and went back over to her and began the prayers of exorcism. She began laughing at Father in a terrible masculine voice. Father told everyone there to pray. He said he usually does not do this, but he asked the demon his name. When he looked again, the woman had no eyes, but there were circles there. Father told her she would not be laughing long because God would triumph. A horrible voice came out saying, "She's mine and you can't have her." Father said, "She's not yours. She belongs to Jesus." This went back and forth, and finally the demon said, "My name is Riches and Wealth and people love me." Father said that the sad part is that many people do love riches and wealth rather than putting God first, but if people could see what riches and wealth do, they would hate it. 
      Father continued to do the prayers of exorcism and she began biting him, so he had to hold her mouth down. Father told everyone there (about 200 people) to pray the Litany of the Saints, since demons hate that prayer. One of those saints must have touched the demon and it began getting weaker and weaker. Father prayed, "I command you, Riches and Wealth, in the name of Jesus Christ, you are to go directly into hell, never come upon the face of this earth again. Never come into this person or anyone else. You are damned to hell for all eternity." Finally it let out a big scream and she lay flat. Father told her to say, "Mary" and she said, "Maria" and he told her to say "Mary loves me," and then "Jesus" and then "Ave Maria gratia plena." Father told the people nearby to help her up, and when they did, he saw her beautiful brown eyes. Father said that the other two were also possessed by Riches and Wealth, that this was a powerful demon because it possessed all three of them. They all prayed together, and then Father told them he wanted them to go to Confession. He told them they needed to go once a week for the grace, preferably to the same priest, for spiritual help. 
      After everyone left, Father stayed at the cross to pray. Soon an elderly lady tapped him on the shoulder and asked him to pray for her granddaughter who was about 14 years old and looked sickly. Father began praying and the girl put her arms around him. He thought she was hugging him, but soon it became like a death grip and she started laughing in a horrible laugh. He started praying the prayers of exorcism and she fell. She got up and put her arms around him again like a death grip, as he kept praying. She did this three times until the demon left. Father could tell this was a lesser demon. Father said there are demons and damned souls and that sometimes the demons get the damned souls, which aren't as strong, to possess people or attach to them. "Sometimes it isn't a possession…it's an attachment. They attach themselves to some people…But you have to open a portal. It doesn't just happen where a demon is going to jump into you. If you're praying and you're keeping up your spiritual life and you're going to Confession on a regular basis…and you love God, the demon can't possess you. We're possessed, in a sense, by God and His love." 
      Fr. Ray summed up his testimony by saying, "Medjugorje literally changed my life. I always wanted to be a priest. Our Lady opened the door for that. There's so much more that has happened in my life through our Blessed Mother, through Her guiding me, through Her leading me, through these Medjugorje pilgrimages. So many people have come back to the faith – confessions I hear here – [after] 40 years, 50 years." 
      Father pleaded, "I would just ask people to pray – pray for their priests, pray for their parishes. Priests are human. We make mistakes. But at the same time, we want to be good priests, and the more you pray for your priests, the better your priests will become, the holier your priests will become." 
      Father concluded, "If we have the eyes of faith, we can see how God works in our lives. And what I find in Medjugorje – our Blessed Mother gives us the eyes of faith. She lets us see from our hearts and then everything becomes a joy. Even our sufferings become a joy. And I thank God because I had to retire because of my rheumatoid arthritis. I'm busier now than I ever was! And I'm doing things that Our Lord and our Blessed Mother have asked me to do that I never dreamed I can do. And I know it's through my feeble state as a human being. It's what Our Lady is telling all of us: ‘Turn to me and I will work through you, and nothing is impossible with God.'" 
      

3/2/19

Medjugorje: Our Lady's message of March 2, 2019 to Mirjana

Dear children,
I call you ‘apostles of my love’. I am showing you my Son who is the true peace and the true love. As a mother, through the mercy of God, I desire to lead you to Him. My children, this is why I am calling you to reflect on yourselves, starting out from my Son, that you look to Him with the heart and that you may see with the heart where you are and where your life is going.

My children, I am calling you to comprehend that it is, thanks to my Son, that you live – through His love and sacrifice. You are asking of my Son to be merciful to you and I am calling you to mercy. You are asking of Him to be good to you and to forgive you, and for how long am I imploring you, my children, to forgive and to love all the people whom you meet? When you comprehend my words with the heart, you will comprehend and come to know the true love and you will be able to be apostles of that love, my apostles, my dear children.
Thank you.”      Video of Apparition    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MxaGiFlb-s&feature=youtu.be&mc_cid=afc2b46094&mc_eid=1bda43e662

2/26/19

THE HOLY SPIRIT

Birgit - holy spirit
I’d never experienced the charismatic movement before, so I was somewhat excited when several months ago, I had the opportunity to attend a charismatic prayer group at my parish, Immaculate Heart of Mary. I was thrilled by the intensity of the group’s faith.
Over the course of the night, the group ran a session of The Wild Goose series, a 14-part video series created by Fr. Dave Pivonka. The term “The Wild Goose” was used by the ancient Celts to describe the Holy Spirit.
Fr. Pivonka describes the Wild Goose Project as “a simple attempt to invite Catholic Christians into a more profound life-giving relationship with the Holy Spirit. This is a relationship marked by the love of God which breathes life into our daily existence. The Holy Spirit is not merely something relegated to Confirmation but the Spirit desires a relationship with us that will take us on the greatest adventure imaginable; a journey to the very Heart of God. The Holy Spirit desires to be present to us in a manner that brings light out of darkness, freedom out of bondage, order out of chaos and life out of death. Such is the power of the Wild Goose.”
Try to Understand Him
As the meeting drew to a close, I was struck by something one of the members said. She opined that “The problem with most believers is that they try to put the Holy Spirit in a box. So many people simply don’t understand Him and are afraid to let Him take control. So instead, they try to box Him in or not think about Him at all.” This got me thinking about several things.
Pope Francis said, “The Holy Spirit is the living presence of God in the Church. He keeps the Church going, keeps the Church moving forward. More and more, beyond the limits, onwards. The Holy Spirit with His gifts guides the Church. You cannot understand the Church of Jesus without this Paraclete, whom the Lord sends us for this very reason. And He makes unthinkable choices, but unimaginable! To use a word of St. John XXIII: it is the Holy Spirit that updates the Church. Really, he really updates it and keeps it going.”
But how many of us really take the Pope’s words to heart? How many of us ever stopped to ponder how different our lives would be if we allowed the Holy Spirit to guide us more often? Would we be even more on fire for our faith? Would we be like the Apostles on Pentecost, drawing other people to us, wanting to have what we’ve got? Don’t forget about 3,000 people were baptized on that day! Have we ever stopped to imagine what our churches would look like if they were filled to the brim, standing room only, by joy-filled Catholics who fully embrace and live out their faith?
The fruits of the Holy Spirit
What if, instead of jumping at an opportunity to tear each other down, we were to exercise the fruits of patience and kindness? Wouldn’t it be great if we could go throughout our day without giving in to road rage, gossiping with our coworkers, or nitpicking every little thing to death? Wouldn’t it be nice to rest in the knowledge that, no matter what’s going on around us, we don’t have to be slaves to our circumstances and ever-changing moods?
How many marriages and families would be saved if more people truly understood and exercised the fruit of chastity? How many more young people would answer the call to be priests and religious sisters if we encouraged them to be guided more by the Holy Spirit and less by academic success or athletic prowess?
As Fr. Mark Bialek (pastor of St. John in Westminster, Maryland) said in his homily on January 13, “Isn’t it about time [to] allow the Holy Spirit to be set loose? And not to be afraid of the unexpected. Not to be afraid of the path that Christ might call us to walk. Not to be afraid of the future and what might lie in store. The Holy Spirit many times makes a mess. The Holy Spirit calls us to conversion. The Holy Spirit calls us to examine our hearts. The Holy Spirit sets the world on fire and purifies us so that we can be with God: melting away the impurities of our lives, our society, and our world. So that we can be perfect as God, our Heavenly Father, is perfect. But in order for that happen, that means we have to give up control.”
His Plans for Us
In my own life, it has meant stepping out in faith, especially when there didn’t seem to be a clear solution ahead. It has meant taking sometimes little and sometimes big steps. It means trusting that God knows best, and remembering Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the LORD—plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.”
When I was 21, I never would’ve imagined that one day I’d be leading teens to Christ as a youth minister, or playing guitar with a worship band. But, over the last 14 years, I have been doing my best to let the Holy Spirit lead me. He has helped me find the right words in moments of tension and heated arguments. He has comforted me when all I wanted to do was break something in anger or frustration. He gave me wise counsel when I had trouble deciding on the best course of action.
Do I know Him perfectly? Of course not, there’s always more to learn about Him. But maybe what we all need, as Catholics right now, is His presence in our lives. To borrow Fr. Mark’s words: “Isn’t it time we allow the Holy Spirit to be set loose?”

Medjugorje: Our Lady's message of February 25, 2019

February 25, 2019
“Dear children! Today, I am calling you to a new life. It is not important how old you are, open your heart to Jesus who will transform you in this time of grace and, like nature, you will be born into a new life in God’s love, and you will open your heart to Heaven and the things of Heaven. I am still with you, because God permitted me out of love for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

2/19/19

Some Day It Will All End


Jesus said, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.


Today's Daily Encounter is by Michael Josephson


Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear. So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to-do lists will expire. The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away. It won't matter where you came from or what side of the tracks you lived on at the end. It won't matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant. Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.


So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured?
What will matter is not what you bought but what you built, not what you got but what you gave. What will matter is not your success but your significance. What will matter is not what you learned but what you taught. What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage, or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example. What will matter is not your competence but your character.

What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you're gone. What will matter is not your memories but the memories that live in those who loved you. What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what. Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident. It's not a matter of circumstance but of choice. Choose to live a life that matters.


 "Dear God, please help me to live in light of eternal values so that my life will not be wasted but invested in the lives of others for all eternity so that my life will matter. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."