Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Okay, now that I have your attention. Let me tell you a little about myself and why I am writing this blog. I am a Catholic Christian and have recently surrendered to Our Lord in the last five years because I was recovering from a very serious bacterial infection after surgery. I told Our Lord I would serve Him, if He would get me out of this mess, I clearly got myself into. Well, He did it. Since then, the hunger to know Him, and serve Him has been insatiable and I find the more time I spend with Jesus, the more graces He gives me to become a better child of God. During mental prayer back in 2017, the Lord had revealed to me that the Chastisements had begun because of sin. I knew what He meant immediately because of previous books I had read on God’s justice and Divine Mercy. What I didn’t know was exactly what He wanted me to do to help Him save souls, and what do the chastisements mean for us in totality. Now, if you are not Catholic, but a Christian, please don’t stop reading because you think Catholics are evil or have no clue about the book of Revelations. All Christians have something to offer each other in service to Our Lord. As Our Lord has said, “Whoever is not against us, is for us” (Mark 9: 38-41). We may all interpret Scripture and doctrine differently, but if you are true to Jesus, you know we are working together for the salvation of souls. If you are not a Christian and are interested in hearing more about Jesus. Please continue to read, because I have a lot to discuss. Have you noticed how bad things are getting in our world today? We have division and hate everywhere. Have you ever asked why? I’m not just talking about America either, I’m speaking about most countries. Why is this? Is it really just because morality and our loss of it? Or is it something bigger? Why don’t we ever look at the big picture instead of what is just affecting our own little city, or neighborhood, or families? What is going on? Why are people killing each other and themselves? Why is it painful to watch the news these days? The more I research and pray and ask Jesus and the Holy Spirit for the truth, the more is revealed to me. If you ask Jesus for the truth, He will reveal it (Matthew 7: 7-11). The next question you may have is, well, why should I believe Jesus has revealed anything to you? This comes down to discernment and your relationship with Jesus. You don’t have to believe what I am saying, but you should work on your relationship with Jesus and learn when the Holy Spirit is guiding you to the truth. This takes time and effort on our part, not Jesus. He is waiting on us to surrender and truly work on our transformation to be better children of God. The more effort you put forth towards changing yourself, the more graces He gives you to move forward. Some Catholics and non-Catholics believe if you just believe in God, you are good to go. In whose eyes? Yours? I used to be a mediocre Catholic too until Jesus showed me the truth. I used to think I was a pretty good person too, until Jesus showed me the truth. I used to think that I didn’t need confession too until Jesus showed me the truth. If we are all pretty good people, then why is our world in a mess right now? The truth is that the enemy always builds our pride up into us believing that we are good people and everybody else has the problem. If you start your relationship with Jesus and ask Him if you need improvement, He will let you know. He has a beautiful way of transforming us little by little until we meet Him in Heaven and are finished with our lives on earth. This transformation takes a life time and we are all individually loved and transformed by God at His pace, not ours. I try to learn from Him daily, but it starts with surrender and speaking to Him through prayer and reading scripture and just loving Him like He should be loved. If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ, right now, get down on your knees and tell Him you want Him, Jesus, into your heart and want to start a relationship with Him. If you have fallen away from God, get down on your knees and tell Him you are sorry you left and you want Him back, because His love is always merciful and never ending, never yielding. He is always present and waiting for you, right here, and right now (James 3:17). If you don’t have a Bible, get one and look at these scriptures. The Bible is God’s word, and the only truth. You have to read scripture daily and pray to understand the truth. Remember, you have to discern the truth from the Holy Spirit, and this takes time. Everything I am about to tell you will relate to God’s word because Jesus is the word, the truth and the light (John 1: 1 and John 14:6).