LOVING GAZE

LOVING GAZE

ALONE, IN SILENCE, PUSHING OUT RANDOM DISTRACTIONS OUT OF MY MIND, SITTING EVER SO STILL, WISHING TO SURRENDER ALL, GOD, DO YOU SEE ME?  I HATE MYSELF WHEN I FAIL YOU AND OTHERS.  NOW YOUR LOVE IS MELTING ME, EYES SWELLING FULL OF REMORSEFUL TEARS…NOW I KNOW YOU SEE ME…NOW, HELP ME TO SEE MYSELF…

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CARLOS ACUTIS – AN EXTRAORDINARY WITNESS OF OUR TIME AND CANDIDATE FOR BEATIFICATION

Dear Readers, I hope the brief summation of this teenager’s life and faith will warm your heart as it does mine.

At first glance, Carlo Acutis became a computer geek and used his talents to express his love for God for the benefit of the youths of today.  He spent his short life in the daily encounter with the Lord in Eucharist and honoring Our Lady of Pompeii.  In two and a half years, Carlo’s greatest achievement was in cataloguing 136 world Eucharistic miracles, which sites he visited, and are now paneled and exhibited at the Vatican.  Firm was his belief that “Jesus is truly present in the world as at the time of the Apostles walking on the streets of Jerusalem.”

For Carlo, these miracles are manifestations of God in our world.  Like in the Gospel of Matthew 14:22-23, where Jesus walked on water and Peter desired to join Him, Carlo was in the boat of his stormy battle with leukemia, he desired to walk on water towards a miracle when Jesus said to him, “Take courage – I AM,” and Jesus saved Carlo, like Peter, and oftentimes like me sinking out of my boat of struggles.  Aren’t we all in the boat of stormy life at times sinking in the murky waters of personal challenges?  Yet Jesus’ outstretched hand is there to rescue us.

In conclusion, Carlo’s brief, extraordinary life represents what he said before dying:

“All are born with their own originality, but many die as photocopies.”

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SIMPLE ADVICE

EXCERPT FROM THE GOLDEN BOOK

BY DALE CARNEGIE

  • BEGIN WITH PRAISE AND HONEST APPRECIATION.
  • CALL ATTENTION  TO PEOPLE’S MISTAKES INDIRECTLY.
  • TALK ABOUT YOUR OWN MISTAKES BEFORE CRITICIZING THE OTHER PERSON.
  • ASK QUESTIONS INSTEAD OF GIVING DIRECT ORDERS.
  • LET THE OTHER PERSON SAVE FACE.
  • PRAISE THE SLIGHTEST IMPROVEMENT AND PRAISE EVERY IMPROVEMENT.  BE “HEARTY IN YOUR APPROBATION AND LAVISH IN YOUR PRAISE.”
  • GIVE THE OTHER PERSON A FINE REPUTATION TO LIVE UP TO.
  • USE ENCOURAGEMENT.  MAKE THE FAULT SEEM EASY TO CORRECT.
  • MAKE THE OTHER PERSON HAPPY ABOUT DOING THE THING YOU SUGGEST.

SUCH SIMPLE ADVICE…THAT CAN BRING MORE UNDERSTANDING AND PEACE TO OUR CURRENT WORLD…WOULD YOU AGREE???

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