Make a Move
Experience Rebirth booklet here.
"I write this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life." (1 Jn. 5:13)
We are in the midst of Ordinary Time (read my reflection there) now. We focus on Jesus' life and teachings and our call to follow him.
Jesus was born, lived, died and rose to bring us abundant life (Jn. 10:10.) Fulton Sheen taught that Jesus was the only person ever born to die. The cross loomed even when he was in the crib. We came into our reality to redeem us from our sins and save us from death.
Because of his coming, we now can enjoy and receive "eternal life." This life is a new quality of life that comes through the Holy Spirit. Once you come to know the Holy Spirit in the depths of your being, eternal life has begun. The Spirit is the guarantee, the foretaste of what is to come and God's downpayment of Heaven itself. (Eph. 1:14) Death isn't the end, but simply becomes a transition to a fuller life with God in Heaven. Even now you will have "heaven in your heart" each day through the person of the Holy Spirit. What a way to live!
Do you know where you are going when you die? This is the most important question that every human being should grapple with. In Jesus you can have a sure answer to that question.
Jesus was tortured and died on a cross so that you could be forgiven and come to a personal relationship with God. He was resurrected as the first fruits of a new humanity. Rebirth occurs when you receive all that Jesus came to bring you. I invite you to surrender (or re-dedicate) your life to Jesus Christ right now. He is your best friend. He will help you and change you. He can get you out of any rut or addiction you may be stuck in. He will give you the blessed assurance of eternity with God now and forever. Please pray:
Jesus, I come to you in faith.
I believe you suffered and died on the cross
so that I could be forgiven.
I come to you for a new beginning.
Come into my heart in a fresh new way.
I want to live forever with you in heaven.
I will follow you the best I can.
Thank-you Jesus. Amen!
I invite you to continue your surrender by praying daily, reading the Bible, good Spiritual books and by going to Church. I invite you to consider going to confession and celebrating Eucharist. Your spiritual growth is extremely important. I have written a booklet called "Experience Rebirth" I want you to read: Rebirth.
You are saved by Grace, but you must walk this out through obedience and good works. God Bless you for your commitment. I want you to have that Blessed Assurance of salvation in the depths of your heart! If you would like to write me, please send me an email and I will personally reply to you. I would be happy to send you my first book Live Passionately! which explains salvation more fully, free of charge, when you request it. Just request the book (I'll email it to you) or send me your mailing address. Sincerely, Fr. Cedric