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Saturday, March 21, 2015


Ron Iacone

Hi Carl,

That grain of wheat that falls into the earth and dies, bears much fruit. What is the fruit of wheat? BREAD. THE EUCHARIST. When his HOUR finally came, so followed the Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. A death he freely choose; that he died for my sins. He must listen to him: "I am the Bread of Life." "I am the Way, and the Truth and the Life." "You can do nothing on your own."

This valley of tears we live in, gives the Christian every good, every evil and everything in between, in which to be the light that shines in the darkness. We profess our faith in him as sinners who fall prostrate before his feet and he says "rise (as a resurrection), your faith has healed you." He opens the eyes of the blind, so we see that he is the Son of God so we can worship him, we can follow him and proclaim him before all kings and princilalities that he is our Risen Lord and Savior. He tells the unbelieving Jews that "The Hour has Come for the Son of Man to be Glorified." Yet, they continued in their blindness.

Every Christian, no matter where they are on their journey, must pick up the Cross of Christ and follow him or "they" or "we" will not be worthy of him. How is the Father Glorified? By fruitful children, children who have wisdom and power and love; who interact with the Love of God present in their hearts.

As St. Paul says that he "...counts all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus as Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ." This did not include giving up the Love we have for Mothers, Fathers, family and so on, in order to follow Christ Jesus. Jesus is breaking down those elements that made one a member of the Jewish nation, such as Torah, Land, Ethnic Identity and that a new way was about to dawn on the world in the coming Kingdom of God which is about to be made manifest in him.

In Christ,

Ron Iacone

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