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Apr 182017
 

Self-knowledge helps us in our weakness and leads us to be better

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Our self-knowledge of our weakness brings forth in us humility and true peace. Here are the Beatitudes of tears of which the Gospel speaks not those easy and sensitive tears that express nothing, but those tears deep of the heart, these returns and conversions that call us to humility and the painful heartache of sins committed, that contrition of the heart.

In the Gospel we see those tears our Lord called “Blessed”: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (5.4 Mt), the forgiven sinner’s tears, the tears of Peter who denied the master, tears of my heart, that you and I have experienced and that God wants us to concede to us.

God provides, God will provide. Trust! His mercy won’t be lacking.

 

Your brother,

Wellington Jardim (Eto)
Co-founder of the community and administrator of FJPII Canção Nova

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Apr 112017
 

What is your life in your life?

I got a scratchpad and noticed that it had a white and a black part. I wondered what to do with the black part. Looking in a small box, I found a black pencil and a white pencil, and it was written on black paper.

Many times, your life is “black” because you did not pray or move the bottom of the box, as I did, to find the right pencil for every occasion.

It is necessary to move the box, it is necessary to go to the bottom of the heart, because, when we seek the solution, the Father always reveals himself. We will need penance, fasting, and a lot of knees on the ground to overcome the obstacles of life.

The best administrator, who is God, never has in his hands only black pencil or white, he has the recipe for them, He sees all.

your brother,

Wellington Garden (Eto)
Co-founder of the Canção Nova Community and administrator of the FJPII

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Apr 102017
 

Always I reflect that God is merciful, but is also just

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“Abraham said: ‘ my Lord do not be angry, if I say it one more time: what if there were only ten? ‘ He replied: ‘ because of the ten, not destroy ‘. Having finished speaking, the Lord withdrew, and Abraham went back to your tent “(Gn -33 18.32).

These days, I went to mass and  was reading this and thinking about the mercy of God.

Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by immoral practices, the debauchery that people no longer listened to God, and that, because of your disobedience it should be destroyed. With the call of Abraham the God, This said if there were at least 10 righteous in those two cities, they would not be destroyed.

Brothers, I was thinking that we Christians should be those 10 righteous people praying every day for non-destruction of the world. Always I reflect that God is merciful, but is also very fair, and he will charge us for each incoherent attitude that we have, for every witness that we don’t do. Sometimes, I wonder if the world is not like that, because I’m not giving my testimony. Therefore, I should fight to be that salt on Earth and that light in the world.

I need to have the courage to contradict the world and to claim to be of God is much better.

 

 

Your brother,

Wellington Garden (Eto)
Co-founder of the community and administrator of FJPII Canção Nova

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Feb 222017
 

So many people cry with rage when they reach the limit.

Often, we are so angry about the situations of the day, we use the expression: “I reached my limit, I can’t take it anymore!”. So many people cry with rage when they’re in this peak of stress; others, cry out without thinking. But later repent. Anyway, we have a limit and it is normal for us to reach it!

But how do we react? Crying or screaming will solve what? I tell you something that works for me: when I’m at my limit, if I can’t solve the situation at the time, I go to the Chapel, cool down, relax a little and then seek to resolve the situation.

Several unresolved situations generate much greater stress. Never handle anything hot; on the contrary, seek always the best way to solve the problem without hurting people.

May the Lord God teach you to deal with the hardships of life.

God bless you.
Your brother, Eto

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Feb 202017
 

We ourselves benefit by our allegiance to God

In my life I see the faithfulness of God toward me, from small to large things.
I’m not saying this only with regard to material goods, but to spiritual as well.

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So many times when I’m tired, God finds me and gives me a chance to rest; When I’m discouraged, I get letters from our associates talking about Canção Nova is their lives; and when I’m sad, God is always sending someone to cheer me up.

Brothers,experience God’s care every day, but one thing is certain, God sees my struggle for allegiance. Every day I wake at  4:30AM to pray, I go to Mass every day, I study the word and seek to be with him every day.
Soon, I realize in these affectionate gestures of God that He acknowledges that I struggle to be faithful and with that, He comes to my rescue.

Brothers, I wish you to live this beautiful experience of God’s care, but first of all, let us be faithful and God,who is true, we will honor his infinite faithfulness.

Your brother,
Wellington Garden (Eto)
Co-founder of the community and administrator of FJPII new song

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Feb 142017
 

A man of faith, builds bridges

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I want to share with you a story that taught me a lot. There were two brothers, each with a farm they inherited, which was divided by a river. The brothers became enemies for a long time. Soon, one of them hired a carpenter and asked him to build a fence too high, so he could not see his brother’s farm.

The carpenter, in turn, built a bridge that connected one farmto the other. The brother really irritated with the bridge, sent the carpenter away. Then the two brothers met on this bridge and lived a profound reconciliation.

They called the carpenter back to work with them, because he had done a very huge thing for both. But he replied: I cannot, because I still have many bridges to build in this world.

What you learn from this story is that I need to be a man of faith. I work for God and cannot build fences, only bridges. I invite you to build many bridges today.

God will be very happy with our service. We are responsible for our attitudes, words, actions, and everything we do. So, let us be builders of bridges.

Your brother,

Wellington Garden (Eto)
Co-founder of the community and administrator of FJPI Canção Nova

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