And I tell you, you are Peter,
and on this rock I will build my church,
and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.
I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven,
and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven,
and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
~ Matthew 16:18-19 (NRSV)
St. Peter the Apostle
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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As we enter into a new year, we need to remind each other that our hope is in the Lord, and all things are possible for those who have faith!
By consecrating our lives, families and homes to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we will truly have the best vaccine from the pandemic of fear and despair that plagues so many people.
Our best prescription to inoculate us and other souls from this spiritual warfare is to:
Frequent the Sacraments of Confession (monthly) and the Eucharist (at least weekly).
Live the Divine Will of God in our daily lives, (learn by reading Scripture).
And pray, pray, pray (rosaries, chaplets, Adoration, etc...) as the Blessed Mother advises us in each of her apparitions.
When we see an image of Our Lady, she is often pictured with her gaze fixed on Heaven, while the Holy Spirit uses her heal to crush the head of the serpent. Our Blessed Mother reminds us all to keep our eyes focused only on Jesus, and not to look down upon the worries or temptations of this world. God is and always will be truly in control, and remains victorious!
As we enter 2022, consider printing this image of Jesus of Divine Mercy, having it blessed, and placing it in your front widow of your home to remind the world that "Jesus, we trust in You!"
Be assured that we will be praying for all of you, as we enter into this New Year. Please keep us in your prayers as well.
Your brother in our Risen Lord Jesus, the Returning King -
President & Founder of Catholics Come Home