Posted by: frburke23 | July 30, 2014

Thought for Thursday, July 31 – Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Matthew 13:47-53

Jesus said to the disciples:
“The Kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea,
which collects fish of every kind.
When it is full they haul it ashore
and sit down to put what is good into buckets.
What is bad they throw away.
Thus it will be at the end of the age.
The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous
and throw them into the fiery furnace,
where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.”

“Do you understand all these things?”
They answered, “Yes.”
And he replied,
“Then every scribe who has been instructed in the Kingdom of heaven
is like the head of a household who brings from his storeroom
both the new and the old.”
When Jesus finished these parables, he went away from there.

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Today the Church remembers the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  He has a wonderful life story.  He was born in 1491 and was fascinated with the life of a military officer.  While in battle, he was struck by a cannon ball and his leg was broken.  During his recovery the only books that were available to him were The Life of Christ and The Lives of the Saints.  As he was reading these books, Ignatius became fascinated by the person of Jesus Christ and he was inspired by the heroic lives of the saints.

He also noticed that as he read about Jesus and the things of God, he experienced a peace and joy in his soul.  However, when he thought about the things of the world (winning battles, sweeping the woman of his dreams off of her feet), he experienced a temporary exhilaration which quickly was followed by dryness and sadness. 

He began to ask himself, “Why can’t I follow the path of St. Dominic or St. Francis?”  And so he did.  He became an active Catholic and began to gather other men who wanted to follow Christ.  He founded the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), which continues strong to this day.  Many of our Catholic Universities are run by the Jesuits (Gonzaga, Loyola, etc.).

The mustard seed that was planted in the soul of one man, Ignatius of Loyola, continues to grow and bear fruit today.  At some point, the Lord is going to cast His net and we are going to be gathered.  The good will enter His presence and rejoice forever.  The bad will be thrown into the “fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth”.

What is the Lord calling you to do?  Are you following the things of the world?  Do you experience temporary “highs”, which are quickly followed by dryness and emptiness?  This is how most addictions start.  Everything we do can be traced back to our infinite desire for God, but we try to fill that desire with finite things (drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, sports, work, human relationships, etc.).

The Lord wants to fill that void in your heart.  He wants you to follow the lives of the great saints and make a difference in this world.  The Lord plants the mustard seed of faith in our hearts.  Now what are we doing to foster the growth?  Prayer, Scripture, study, virtuous deeds – all of these things help to water that seed.  You, yes you, can make an eternal difference in this world like St. Ignatius of Loyola, the military officer – turned saint.

Peace,

Fr. Burke

https://frburke23.wordpress.com
Here is the Spanish translation:

Mateo 13:47-53

Jesús dijo a los discípulos:
“El reino de los cielos es como una red lanzada al mar,
que recoge toda clase de peces.
Cuando está llena la arrastran a la orilla
y se sientan para poner los que están buenos en cestos.
Los que están malos los tiran.
Así será al final de los tiempos.
Los ángeles saldrán y apartarán a los malos de los justos
y los echarán en el horno de fuego;
allí será el llanto y el crujir de dientes”.

“¿Entienden ustedes todas estas cosas?”
Ellos respondieron: “Sí”.
Y él respondió:
“Entonces, todo escriba que ha sido instruido en el Reino de los cielos
es como la cabeza de familia que saca de su despensa
tanto lo nuevo y lo viejo”.
Cuando Jesús terminó estas parábolas, se fue de allí.

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Hoy la Iglesia recuerda la vida de San Ignacio de Loyola. Él tiene una historia de vida maravillosa. Él nació en 1491 y estaba fascinado con la vida de un oficial militar. Mientras que en la batalla, fue golpeado por una bala de cañón y su pierna estaba rota. Durante su recuperación los únicos libros que tenía a su disposición eran La vida de Cristo y Las vidas de los Santos. Mientras el leía estos libros, Ignacio quedó fascinado por la persona de Jesucristo y fue inspirado por las vidas heroicas de los santos.

También se dio cuenta que mientras leía acerca de Jesús y de las cosas de Dios, experimentó una paz y gozo en su alma. Sin embargo, cuando pensaba en las cosas del mundo (ganando batallas, dragando de sus pies a la mujer de sus sueños), experimentó una euforia temporal que rápidamente fue seguida por sequedad y tristeza.

El comenzó a preguntarse, “¿Por qué no puedo seguir el camino de Santo Domingo o San Francisco?” Y así lo hizo. Se convirtió en un católico activo y comenzó a reunir a otros hombres que querían seguir a Cristo. Fundó la Compañía de Jesús (los Jesuitas), que sigue fuerte hasta este día. Muchas de nuestras Universidades Católicas están a cargo de los Jesuitas (Gonzaga, Loyola, etc.).

La semilla de mostaza que fue plantada en el alma de un hombre, Ignacio de Loyola, hoy sigue creciendo y dando frutos. En algún momento, el Señor va a lanzar Su red y vamos a ser recogidos. Los buenos entraran en Su presencia y se  regocijaran para siempre. Los malos serán arrojados en el “horno de fuego, allí será el llanto y el crujir de dientes”.

¿Qué te está llamando el Señor a hacer? ¿Estás siguiendo las cosas del mundo? ¿Experimentas “altos” temporales, que rápidamente son seguidos por sequedad y vacío? Así es como la mayoría de las adicciones comienzan. Todo lo que hacemos se puede remontar a nuestro deseo infinito por Dios, pero tratamos de llenar ese deseo con cosas finitas (drogas, alcohol, sexo, juego, deportes, trabajo, relaciones humanas, etc.).

El Señor quiere llenar ese vacío en tu corazón. Él quiere que sigas las vidas de los grandes santos y hacer una diferencia en este mundo. El Señor siembra la semilla de mostaza de fe en nuestros corazones. Ahora, ¿qué estamos haciendo para fomentar el crecimiento? Oración, Escritura, estudio, acciones virtuosas – todas estas cosas ayudan a regar esa semilla. Tú, sí tú, puedes hacer una diferencia eterna en este mundo como San Ignacio de Loyola, el oficial militar – convertido en santo.

Paz,

Fr. Burke

https://frburke23.wordpress.com


Responses

  1. Are you *currently* being sent into Hell forever … automatically excommunicated (outside) of God’s Catholic Church ?

    Answer: Yes you are … you can reverse it … please continue.

    Council of Florence, Session 8, 22 Nov 1439 — infallible Source of Dogma >
    “Whoever wills to be saved, before all things it is necessary that he holds the Catholic faith. Unless a person keeps this faith whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish eternally.”

    You must believe the Catholic Dogma to be in the Church … Dogma you have *never* seen.

    Site > Immaculata-one.com … infallible Dogma throughout.

    The Catholic Faith *is not* Bible interpretation … it is the Catholic infallible Sources of Dogma. The Catholic Church didn’t even define the Bible’s New Testament Canon until 397 A.D. at the Council of Carthage.

    – – – –

    Can a group which enforces the opposite, the opposite, and the opposite of the Catholic unchangeable Dogma be the Catholic Church?

    No, it cannot possibly be the Catholic Church … and promotion of the opposite of the Catholic Dogma is exactly what the vatican-2 heretic cult does … and has been doing since it’s founding on 8 December 1965 at the Vatican.

    The vatican-2 heresy does not have the Office of the Papacy … only the Catholic Church has the Papacy.

    The Dogma cannot “change” or be “reversed” … God does not “change”.

    The founding documents of the vatican-2 heretic cult … the “vatican-2 council” documents … have well over 200 heresies *against* prior defined unchangeable Dogma. Every (apparent) bishop at the “council” approved the mountain of heresy, which caused their automatic excommunication, see Section 13.2 of the below site.

    – – – –

    Section 12 > Anti-Christ vatican-2 heresies (50 listed) … followed by many Catholic corrections.

    Sections 13 and 13.1 > Photographic *proof* of heresy at the Vatican.

    Because of … the Catholic Dogma on automatic excommunication for heresy or for physical participation in a heretic cult (such as the v-2 cult) …

    … we were all placed, body and soul, *outside* of Christianity (the Catholic Church) on 8 December 1965 … the close date of the “council”.

    Section 13.2 > Catholic Dogma on automatic excommunication for heresy or participating in a heretic cult such as … vatican-2, lutheran, methodist, evangelical, etc.

    Section 107 > St. Athanasius (died 373 A.D.) … “Even if the Church were reduced to a handful …” – – during the “arian” heresy … we are there again, but worse.

    Section 13.3 > Matt 16:18, Gates of Hell scripture … is *not* about the Office of the Papacy … four Dogmatic Councils defined it … that heresy will not cause the Dogma to disappear.

    Section 13.4 > The vatican-2 heretic cult does not have the Office of the Papacy only the Catholic Church has the Papacy.

    Section 13.6 > The Catholic Dogma on Jurisdiction and Automatic Excommunication for heresy define that … God has allowed Catholic Jurisdiction … for Mass and Confession to disappear from the world. There is no such thing as Catholic Mass outside of the Catholic Church.

    Non-Catholic heresies such as “vatican-2”, “sspx”, “sspv”, “cmri”, etc. … do not have Catholic Mass.

    Section 19.1 > Dogma on Abjuration for *re-entering* Christianity (the Catholic Church) … after being automatically excommunicated. A Formal Abjuration is provided here also.

    Section 10.2 > Returning to a state of grace, in places and times when Confession is not available, like now.

    – – – –

    Second Council of Constantinople, 553 A.D. — infallible Source of Dogma >
    “The heretic, even though he has not been condemned formally by any individual, in reality brings anathema on himself, having cut himself off from the way of truth by his heresy.”

    Blessed John Eudes, died 1680 >
    “The greatest evil existing today is heresy, an infernal rage which hurls countless souls into eternal damnation.”

    Everything you must know, believe, and do to get to Heaven is on > > Immaculata-one.com.

    Victoria
    Our Lady of Conquest
    Pray for us

  2. Thank you

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