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~"Food For The Soul 2"~
We were driving to our vacation destination with our Fifth Wheel camper, and were on Route 1 enjoying the scenery. Then arrived to an area where road construction signs started to appear by the side or the road. Being with our camper my husband was driving and watching carefully where we were directed to by the construction's red rubber dummies that were creating the path to drive through.
At around one hundred feet, or so, to where the construction crew had made a hole in the road, still driving towards the directed path, by the side of that path stood a sign written in red:
"Pass at your own risk ..."
"Well, jee-whiz", I said,
"what a great place to put that final sign, just as the front of our truck was in the dirt path now - no more asphalt road, and, for that matter, no place to - Stop and turn around! As if one would have wanted to do just that, where do we turn? Your know!"
Then reflecting on that sign as we were inching along in the rough terrain, this came up:
Life is like that, a "Pass at Your Own Risk state if one is not guided by the Faith we received at our Baptism, by the Holy Spirit guiding us on the "right" path!
On earth, we "Pass at Our Own Risk" when we want to go it alone, when we think that we "know" what's the best way to to, when we say I want this, or that and we do it our way, and when we think we know better that God exactly what is right for us, and that God does not care for little ole me/you!
We "Pass at Our Own Risk" when we say we don't have to go to confession/reconciliation and confess to GOD that we did knowingly hurt HIM when we hurt a fellow human being because of our selfishness, by our lack of loving HIM by not loving the people HE put in our lives, to LOVE others as HE LOVES us.
Yes, we do "Pass at our Own Risk" when we fail to follow the "right path". The path that is marked with Crosses and signs to guide us through the safe route, we are on!
And, unlike the situation our truck was in, that we could NOT "turn around" that was absolutely impossible because there were other vehicles in back, and in front of us, and there was not enough free ground by the side of that path for even a car to turn around, much less our rig!
In our own lives we do have multiple ways to go through , in times when it's a situation of "Pass at Your Own Risk".
We were given a SOUL.
We were given Faith to fee our SOUL.
We were given the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass,
given for remembering Jesus giving us HIS BODY AND BLOOD to feed our Faith.
We were given the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession to heal the broken parts
of our "path" (the dangerous - "non smooth road") to safely bring us back to safety.
That Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession is so that we can "Stop and turn around, not pass in a RISKY way" before it's too late and find ourselves where there is no turning back, but must follow the path that humans have created for us to pass through. This earthly passing through is indeed a "Pass at your own risk" journey if one does not have any ONE to guide one.
~The King and his four Wives~
Once upon a time there was a king who had four wives.
He loved the fourth woman more than all the others.
He would give her elaborate gifts and surrounded her with much care.
He would shower her with the best.
He loved also his third wife, and would present her with pride to other neighboring kings.
But, he was concerned that she would leave one day with another king.
He also loved his second wife.
She was his confidant;
every time he had a problem, he would talk to her about it.
The king's first wife was his companion.
His most loyal companion; it was with her that he built his kingdom.
However, he didn't sufficiently love his first wife.
He'd give her less importance.
One day the king fell gravely sick.
On the verge of death, he started to reflect:
"I have four wives, but, when I'll die, I'll be alone".
He then called his fourth wife and tells her;
"Love you more than all my other wives.
I gave you the best I have, now that I'm dying,
would you like to come with me?
Would you like to be my companion forever?"
"Are you crazy?" she answered, before leaving without adding a word.
Her answer penetrated deeply in the king's heart, like a sharp knife.
The king then tells his third wife;
"I loved you all my life.
Now that I'm dying, are you disposed to follow me?"
"NO!", she answered, "life it too beautiful.
When you are dead I will re-marry!"
That answer surprised the king, and it made him sadder.
He then tells his second wife:
"I always came to you in my difficult moments, and you always helped me.
Now that I will die, do you want to follow me?"
She answered: "I really am sorry I cannot follow you,
but I promise I will give you a nice funeral".
The king was at a loss.
All his life, he had mistaken himself on the sentiments of his wives.
He then heard a voice saying:
"Me, I will go with you.
I will follow you everywhere you will go!"
It was his first wife that had just talked.
The king looked at her and he became ashamed.
He then said;
"You are the one I should have loved the most out of all the others
when I was able to".
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IN REALITY, each of us has four wives.
~Our fourth wife is our body.~
Whatever care we give it, it will leave us the day we will die.
~Our third wife is our wealth and social situation.~
At our death, we bring nothing with us.
~Our first wife is our SOUL that we often forget and treat so badly.~
Nevertheless, she is the only one who accompanies us everywhere.
Let's take the time to addend her,
to upkeep her so she will be beautiful and healthy,
It is the biggest gift you can offer the world:
MAKE HER SHINE!
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If you are convinced, then re-collect yourself a moment and pray an "OUR FATHER" for the person who created this. She thought of your SOUL. You think of your SOUL and others who needs this message. And you will them them not to forget the Essential!
May GOD BLESS YOU and help you to watch over your
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Author unknown to me.
~Going against the world's view~
One day I was watching the television channel that had a program about salmons, and on the screen showing several of them swimming against the current of the river, swimming "upstream" in the river they were in. This thought came in mind:
I too am working hard to go against the flow to where I was meant to be. To work hard to go against the flow where the pressures of this world's people's way of living, that is against respect for humans on any level.
I work hard to go against the flow of people's attitudes that says; "live it up now, because you don't know when you will die!" ways of living.
I work hard to go against the flow of self satisfying people who says; "it's my way, live it or leave it"!
I work hard to go against the flow of blaming others for the things I have deliberately inflicted on them, and they, in turn, refuse to lower themselves to the point of telling the truth no matter what!
I work so hard, to put GOD first in my life, no matter who is trying in any way possible to block my way by telling me that I's a fool for doing so, a fool to work so hard to reach my designated goal!
I work so hard, to not STOP the "going against the flow" of working tirelessly for my goal, my HEAVENLY HOME!
As the television program continued, it id show that some of the salmons had made it upstream. They reached the place where their instinct led them to, to lay their eggs. They had never tire to work against the flow they had worked with all their might, to reach that designated place so that new life would continue on because of their efforts.
That has been my goal; ever since I can remember, when I learned that there was a Heaven and a hell. My goal is to go to HEAVEN. And, I'm working, really hard, to go there, against all odd; that this life has kept pushing me against that achievement. But, with the help of the Holy Spirit, working in me, I pray that, like the salmons, I will continue to forge on, with all my might, to attain my goal.
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