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Oct 182018
 

Translation: Stay firm, my child

We all need the pure love of each other. We need the love of our father; and how important is the presence, warmth, security and firmness of the father as well as the corrections, orders, even the anger and berate the father … All this is love. Self-respect as a father it is necessary, essential in the formation. Essential to our growth, our balance, our maturity.

Similarly, I don’t need to tell you how much we need the love of mother, the presence, the affection of mother, mother’s own correction, forgiveness that only mother can give.

We all need the pure love of our brothers and sisters, of living, of differences, even the difficulties between brothers and sisters. It’s all part of our growth, our maturity. Without it we affectively mature.

Love is the result of learning, we need to learn. The family is the environment for this to happen in a natural way. So, let us decide, today, for loving our family.

Your brother,

Monsignor Jonas Abib
Founder of the community Canção Nova

 Posted by at 07:19
Oct 042018
 


translation: Stay firm, my child

Evangelizing, today, is a “rescue mission”

As a result of the rains, falling waters, the violent waters rise and mixes with the mud. Sometimes mud enters the houses. Imagine that your relatives are caught up in one of these rivers, being dragged by the tide, and you receive the order to go save them.

And you will follow the commands of your heart. In particular, you who are father or mother, won’t let your children ride down the river. In the same way, the child will not allow your mother or your father to be taken by muddy waters; or that your brother or sister, your girl or boyfriend or your spouse will get lost in midstream.

The situation on the ground is this: evangelizing, today, is a rescue mission. We are the ones who must do the rescuing to our loved ones. 

Your brother,

Monsignor Jonas Abib
Founder of the Canção Nova community

 Posted by at 01:01
Sep 272018
 

“Translation: Keep strong, my son”

The Lord wants to make you and yours leave death seeking life.

It is necessary to open ourselves to the Holy Spirit, who renews our interior and transforms us. Above all, one must want to possess this joy. It’s a decision! When we decide, God enters with His grace. I am referring especially to women: be announcers of the Resurrection of the Lord. In this way you will come out of death into life; from sadness to joy.

Jesus, after His Resurrection, appeared first to the women , to the brave women who faced everything at dawn and went to the tomb, even though they knew they would find soldiers there watching the door. It was there that the Risen One spoke to the Magdalene and the other women and gave them the order to announce to the apostles the Resurrection. They were the announcers of the Resurrection of the Lord!

Woman, you need to be an announcer and instrument of the Resurrection in your home, whatever it is. The Lord wants to make you and your people leave death for life; from sorrow to joy; problems for the solution. You may even say that you can not, but I tell you: it is not you who do, but the Lord! You want it, you decide! So God comes with grace and what was impossible for you will happen.

His brother,

Monsignor Jonas Abib
Founder of the Canção Nova Community

 Posted by at 01:01
Sep 032018
 

The search for good leads us to a greater intimacy with God

There is a lot of talk about winning freedom these days. The Word of God tells us: “If Christ sets us free, we will be truly free” (Jn 8,36). True freedom consists in the ability to seek the practice of good; it is the capacity of man to make choices and it is decision making through life. The time for decision has come: let us be friends with God.

God invites us today and, at all times, to always decide for the good: good of all, good of men to God and good of Him to us. The choice for good, means giving up all the forces of death within us means to want and do good to all people, including those who do not like us.

The search for good leads us to a greater intimacy with God: God’s friends are men of peace. With this, I do not mean to say that we will not suffer, but God comes to our rescue fulfilling what He Himself said in the Gospel: “Come to me all you who are weary because I am meek and humble of heart, my burden is soft and light “ (Mt 11: 28-30). Let God, through the decision to do good, bring peace to your heart.

Your brother,

Monsignor Jonas Abib
Founder of the Canção Nova Community

 

 Posted by at 01:01
Jul 252018
 

Translation: Keep strong, my child!

Overcoming discouragement passes through the power of a personal decision
There are sorrows during life: traumas and marks, situations that we do not accept and that deeply wound our spirits. Sufferings that arrive when we least expect it: the death of someone, an illness, difficulties in the family, with the son, the daughter, the husband, the wife, the parents; situations that sometimes disappoint. For some reason any sadness may appear. But you can not surrender to it. One pays a high price when indulging in discouragement, from the sorrows of life. It delivers itself to the diseases of the soul, when it loses joy, peace, health, when it disarticulates everything and everything becomes rooted in worry. Life is turned into hell; and this is not how you deserve to live. Discouragement passes through the power of a personal decision. So decide, however great the problems: discouragement: never again!

Your brother, Monsignor Jonas Abib
Founder of the Canção Nova Community

 Posted by at 01:01
Jul 162018
 

Translation: “Stay strong my child”

The foundation of our faith must be in God

Often God works wonders in our lives. He improves economic situations, rebuilds marriages, heals diseases. But, unfortunately, many just support their faith only in this: they only believe if God does what they want.

This is not right! We have the example of Paul, who had many disappointments with his people and with the high priest, but still, he continued to trust in God. The foundation of his faith was not in people, but in God alone. So he was not disappointed.

His brother,

Monsignor Jonas Abib 
Founder of the Canção Nova Community

 Posted by at 01:01
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