“HOPE ~ Desires Union with God in Heaven”

“We know that you are showing these qualities because you have grasped the HOPE reserved for you in Heaven–that HOPE which first became yours when you heard the message of truth.” ~ Col 1:5

“For in this HOPE we were saved. But HOPE that is seen is no HOPE at all. Who HOPES for what he already has? But if we HOPE for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” ~ Romans 8:24-25

“The Lord is good to those whose HOPE is in Him, to the one who seeks Him.” ~ Lam 3:25

“I plead with you–never, ever give up on HOPE, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.” ~ Saint Pope John Paul II

“Lord, may I never cease to HOPE in You and to trust in Your promises. Inflame my zeal for Your kingdom and increase my love for prayer, that I may never cease to give You praise and worship.” ~ rc.net

The Definition of HOPE:  http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/dictionary/index.cfm?id=33993

Bible Study on HOPE: http://www.acts17-11.com/hope.html

Catechism of the Catholic Church on HOPE: (CCC 1817-1821)  http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s1c1a7.htm

 

Blessings,

Sharon

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“Faith ~ Belief in God’s Promises to Us…”

“Brothers and sisters: Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.” HEBREWS 11:1

“We walk by Faith, not by sight” ~ 2 Cor 5:7.

Faith is an entirely free gift which God makes to us through the power of the Holy Spirit. Believing and trusting in God to act in our lives is only possible by the grace and help of the Holy Spirit who moves the heart and converts it to God. The Holy Spirit opens the eyes of the mind and helps us to understand, accept, and believe God’s word. How do we grow in faith? By listening to God’s word with trust and submission. Faith also grows through testing and perseverance. The Lord wants to teach us how to pray in faith for His will for our lives and for the things He wishes to give us to enable us to follow Him faithfully and serve Him generously. ” ~ rc.net (meditation 2-11-13)

The necessity of Faith

161 Believing in Jesus Christ and in the One who sent Him for our salvation is necessary for obtaining that salvation. “Since “without faith it is impossible to please [God]” and to attain to the fellowship of His sons, therefore without faith no one has ever attained justification, nor will anyone obtain eternal life ‘But he who endures to the end.'”

Faith – the beginning of eternal life

164 Now, however, “we walk by faith, not by sight”; we perceive God as “in a mirror, dimly” and only “in part”. Even though enlightened by Him in whom it believes, faith is often lived in darkness and can be put to the test. The world we live in often seems very far from the one Promised us by Faith

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p1s1c3a1.htm

 

ENCYCLICAL LETTER ~ BETWEEN FAITH AND REASON by Saint Pope John Paul II

https://www.ewtn.com/library/ENCYC/JP2FIDES.HTM

 

Blessings,

Sharon

 

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