Bring all souls to heaven

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In the Fatima Prayer, we ask Jesus to “bring all souls to heaven.” How is that different than saying we’d like God to fix all our nasty human tendencies and have us all … get along?

Don’t get me wrong. I would absolutely love to live in a world without sin, without suffering, without anxiety.

But then, I realize that that’s not the point of the world God has created.

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In the Name of the Holy Spirit

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I’m comfortable calling God by name, and Jesus. But how often do I actually talk to the Holy Spirit?

I find myself talking about the Holy Spirit in the third person** more than directly.

But because the Holy Spirit IS the triune God as much as the Father and the Son, I need to speak more directly to Him. Or Her, as some might suggest – the English language struggles.

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Intentions

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I found out yesterday that a colleague is dying, with only weeks to live. That sort of news really gets you thinking about this gift of life that God has given us, and what lies beyond.

It brings up emotions that are hard to describe.

I dedicated this morning’s Rosary to him. In gratitude, in hope, in support. Because I won’t be able to see him again, I’m relying on my supernatural support system to help him get what he needs.

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