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Embracing Your Greatness
Transcript of Embracing Your Greatness
Who Am I ?
Why Do I Exist?
BRIDE AND THE BRIDEGROOM
* If u ever genuflected aisle/movies
* If u ever Make Sign of Cross/pray ambulance
* If u ever Star Wars/Force/Spirit
* If u ever heard "Offer it up"
* If think Madonna is Mother of God not Pop
* If you hear a list of names read/sing pray 4 us
* If you hear "John Paul 2" and think "We Love U"
* If you know the word Prostrate is NOT a place men get cancer but a posture of prayer.
You and your "story" is the vessel
that God desires to shine through!
The World=Be Perfect
The Flesh= Beauty, Addictions, Sex
The Devil= SIN, WOUNDS, SHAME
"When someone is wounded, he has a barrier to freedom in Christ. Though the human spirit is united with Christ, God's Spirit cannot radiate through this problem area until the person gets help to understand and deal with it." Leanne Payne
Hang out the wash
Kids ready for school
Bring Home Bacon
Fry it Up in a pan
Never let him forget He's a man
Never let them see you sweat!
Be pretty enough
Be thin enough
Don't be vulnerable
Be an Object
God’s mystery has been revealed in human flesh – “theology of the body.” This phrase is not only the title of a series of talks by John Paul II. It represents the very logic of Christianity.
God reveals Himself
The Bride and The Bridegroom
Mother of 8 living Children
*"Created" for by love to love
*"Designed" for union and communion (TOB)
*Baltimore Catechism; Know, Love & Serve
The Marriage Proposal
First Comes LOVE
Then Comes MARRIAGE
Then Comes a BABY in
the baby carriage
*SEPARATION FROM GOD
*MISSING THE MARK
Sin always wounds
Distress Symptom; Anger
Inner Vow (The Lie) :"I'm alone, I will always be alone"
Judgement: "I cannot trust anyone"
wound in the way we are wounded
Shame: "I am Bad"
Guilt" "What I did was bad"
We "cover ourselves" so as to not be seen.
"You Will Never Be Good Enough"
"Who Do You Think You Are?"
We "Should all over ourselves"
+The Birds Nest
The birthplace of creation "being made new", being transformation
Vulnerability is NOT weakness!
What is it?
* It's a Boy!
* Amblyopia * Asperger's
Long-suffering is love on trial.
It enables you to forbear and forgive others (Colossians 3:13)
Dictionary: patiently enduring lasting offense or hardship
PERSEVERANCE & HUMILITY
The Lies I believed
*giving up my rights
*death spiral into chaos
*out of control
1) a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion
2) compassionate treatment of those in distress
3) one who gives themselves to those in misery
Embrace Your Greatness
1. Sacraments and Sacramentals
2. Year of Faith; Called 2 B tabernacles
3. Clean Our Your Own Heart
4. Become a Living Prayer
5. Consecration To Mary
Total Consecration To Mary
In this battle, those who follow God will conquer with one hand and build with the other. The saints of the end times will be formed by Mary in their devotion to her. She will shape them and teach them even as she formed the body of Our Lord in her womb."
St. Louis DeMontfort
THEOLOGY OF THE BODY
Making Visible The Invisible
Suffering has no value
+suffering is transformational
+suffering now or later but there WILL be suffering
+Jesus Was Perfected In His Suffering and so are we
Suffering is valuable
It is being exposed so as to be truly seen but we must always bring Jesus and Mary.
When we numb ourselves we numb everything
We Numb Ourselves
God's Glory is revealed through Our Story
It is not formless emptiness, a void without meaning, rather it has a shape, a form given to it by the purpose for which it is intended.
A Purposeful Emptiness Of A Virginal Heart
The Reed Of God
by Caryll Houselander
The most striking material God can and does use to manifest His glory is Lazarus.
He can chose what seems to us the most unlikely material in the world to use for a positive miracle of His Love
"Lazarus was not even alive; he was dead, and according to his chief mourners, stinking; but Christ used him as the material for showing forth the glory of God in a way surpassed only by His own Resurrection."
""These are each made from material which must undergo some experience to be made ready for it's purpose."
"The Reed grows by the streams. It is the simplest of things, but it must be cut by a sharp knife, hollowed out, and the stops must be cut in it; it must be shaped and pierced before it can utter the shepherd's song. It is the narrowest emptiness in the world, but the little reed utters infinite music."
"The chalice does not grow like the flower it resembles. It is made of gold; gold must be gathered from the water and the mud and hewn from the rock, it must be beaten by countless little blows that give the chalice of sacrifice it's fitting beauty.
The twigs and fluff and leaves of the bird's nest are brought from all sorts of places, from wherever the brave careful mother alights, with fluttering but daring heart, to fetch them, from the distances and explorations that only the spread wings of love know. It is the shape of her breast that molds the next to its inviting roundness.
THE BIRD'S NEST
We may be shaped by our destiny by the love and tender devotion of a devoted family.
3 Symbols Of Virginal Emptiness
"Each of us can, when He has cleared out the rubble even for a day, look honestly at the material from which he is made, and ask the Holy Spirit to let It show him the way Christ wills to show Himself in his life."
"We may be formed by the knife, pared down, cut to the least, to the minimum of our own being."
"We may be marked indelibly by a succession of strokes, blows from the gold-beater's hammer; or we may be shaped for our destiny by the love and tender devotion of a devoted family.
"We can trust in God's plan, we can put aside any quibbling or bitterness about ourselves and what we are. We can accept and seize upon the fact that what we are at this moment, young or old, strong or weak, mild or passionate, beautiful or ugly, clever or stupid, is planned to be like that. Whatever we are gives form to the emptiness in us which can only be filled by God and which God is even now waiting to fill." Caryll Houselander
TRUST + RECEIVE + CONCEIVE
How? we must open
"to know, to love, to SERVE"
SACRAMENTALITY OF THE BODY
Jesus Invites, Satan Accuses
"The world promises you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness!"
POPE BENEDICT XVI
You are no surprise to God
MY FIRST GOD MOMENTS
My Vulnerability Story
Chart of wounds, sin , lies vows etc..