Presentation on theme: "Restore me (3) Those who are Christ’s Prodigal Son Sunday 2015 Bartolome Esteban Murillo -1670."— Presentation transcript:
Restore me (3) Those who are Christ’s Prodigal Son Sunday 2015 Bartolome Esteban Murillo -1670
Restore me “I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself: ‘You have chastised me, and I was chastised, Like an untrained bull; Restore me, and I will return, For You are the Lord my God. Jer 31:18
Restore me Restore me (1) Set my Mind on Things Above Restore me (2) Your Word I have hidden in my Heart Restore me (3) Those who are Christ’s
Restore me (3) And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Gal 5:24
Those who are not Christ’s !!! And those who are NOT Christ’s have NOT crucified the flesh AND THEY ARE FOLLOWING Their passions and desires.
ME !!! And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give ME the portion of goods that falls to ME.’ So he divided to them his livelihood. And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, Luke 15:12,13
Saint John Climacus ”He who follows his own ideas in opposition to the direction of his superiors needs no devil to tempt him, for he is a devil to himself.”
I !!! these many years I have been serving you; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends. Lk 15:29
Not My Will “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” Lk 22:42
St. John Chrysostom “On each occasion I say: ‘Lord, Your will be done! It’s not what this or that one wants, but what You want me to do.’ This is my fortress, this is my firm rock, this is my sure support.”
Love leads to walk as He walked But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. 1 Jn 2:5,6
Saint Ignatius It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey.
Every Thought Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 2 Cor 10:5
Saint Gregory the Great ”By the other virtues, we offer God what we possess; but by obedience, we offer ourselves to Him. They who obey are conquerors, because by submitting themselves to obedience they triumph over the Angels, who fell through disobedience.”
Summary 1)Those who are Christ’s 2)Those who are not Christ’s 3)Me and I for both brothers 4)The Lord restored our will in Him 5)Love leads to walk as he walked
This week's spiritual exercise 1.Discover your own personal passions (note that some may not feel bad (Tea, coffee, TV, Face book, Smart phone. etc). 2.Seek God's grace in prayer to crucify your passions and be fully Christ's again.