The Promise


Someone asked a question about the difference between in-laws and criminals? Somebody came up with the answer saying: “Criminals are wanted.” God wants all of us, no exception. He wants us to know that He loves us and we are dear to Him.

Jesus proved that not only with his suffering and death on the cross but by fulfilling his promise to send us an Advocate, a Consoler, an Inspiration and a Defender through the Holy Spirit. He knows how weak and sinful we are; He knows how lovable we are despite our ingratitude. He is aware of our longings and aspirations, and He knows how we need Him, but more than our need of Him, He loves us more than we can imagine.

He wants us to continue to be us even after His return to His Father. But He wants us to keep His commandments and be faithful to Him. How comforting it is to know that in times of trials and challenges, He is always there and will always be there for us.

In other words, “we are wanted” and “He is wanted”. Remember the song: “Don’t cry for me Argentina?” Well, a part of the lyrics says: “The truth is I never left you… I’ll keep my promise…don’t keep your distance.” Nice, right?

Truly how nice it is to be assured of God’s faithfulness to His promise. In contrast, we have broken promises, unfulfilled oaths, and shallow commitments.

We have overflowing words and sounds but short of action and commission. We have sweet and enticing proposals and suggestions, but bereft of substance and stance. Few words, but more action and realization are what make ourselves credible and respectable.

On the flip side, some would say that you should, we should understand that we own nothing for everything that surrounds us is temporary. Only love in our heart will last forever. God’s love in our heart will last forever.

God made everything out of nothing therefore let’s trust that He’ll take care of us. Instead of being ashamed of what you’ve been through, be proud of what you’ve overcome. I heard somebody say that you are what you do, not what you say will do.

Stop focusing on how stressed you are, but how blessed you are. A pretty face gets old, a nice body will change, but a good person will always be a good person. Beauty is not in the face, beauty is a light in the face. We love because He first loved us (1Jn.4:19).

Love is not about saying “I Love You” but how you prove that it’s true. Amen on that folks! Pray the Divine Mercy prayer every 3pm. Daily recite the Chaplet of Mercy for peace and conversion of sinners.


Join me in Pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Brussels, Spain, Paris, Berlin, Germany, Black Madonna, Poland, Divine Mercy Shrine, Poland, St. John Paul II’s house, Vienna, Austria from July 1 to July 24, 2017. Please call Lou Salas at 477-8079, Annmarie-PacTours at 649-3221, or Fr. Joel at 483-9464. Thank you.