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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

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Jun 252018
 

Translation: Stay firm, my child

The effectiveness of the Rosary does not come from men, but from heaven

We need to be prayerful and Our Lady has insisted on the importance of the Rosary. The problem is we do not understand the value of it.

We think that the Rosary is a simple repetition of “Our fathers and Hail Marys”, meditating on the mysteries. In fact, it is not God who makes this form of prayer effective.

As in the Eucharist : before, it is simple bread, made with a little flour and water; but soon after the consecration, by the efficacy of the power of the Spirit, it becomes Jesus alive in our midst.

The efficacy of the Rosary does not come from men, but from heaven . Today, shall we begin by praying a one set of mysteries? Take the experiment and share it with me.

Your brother,

Monsignor Jonas Abib 
Founder of the Canção Nova Community

 Posted by at 01:01
Jun 212018
 

translation: Keep strong, my child

To seek first the Kingdom and the justice of God is to want God in the first place. It is centering on God; seeking God not because I need health, money, guarantee and prosperity, but because God is God and deserves to be loved, obeyed and worshiped by himself. God is God and I must be the worshiper.

What we are and what we have is from God, just as the light from the Moon comes from the Sun. If we take God out of our life, everything starts to get complicated. But understand: it is not that God punishes, but we are deeply dependent on the Lord. God must be the first! This is God’s system, but the world has deceived us and got right into our system. Our own intelligence made us reverse the truth and place God at our service, according to our wills. It is a mistake to think that God has punished you just because you, so far, have not put Him first. That was not it: whoever punished you was the very system of the world. If you seek God first, if you seek the implantation of His Kingdom as the first investment of your life, “all this” will be given to you in addition. (cf Mt 6:33)

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

 Posted by at 01:01
Jun 112018
 

Translation: “Keep strong, my child”

I join myself to Him to please Him and make Him happy
Worship is the privileged place for the encounter with God. In this attitude of worshiping the Lord, we recognize inwardly the unique place that belongs to Him in our hearts. For God’s sake, we acknowledge His majesty, His greatness and our total dependence on Him as creatures. It is the fundamental attitude of every Christian conscious of the mystery that surrounds him. In worship, I bow before God, because God is God. I do not intend to ask Him anything, I want to be with Him, to be in His presence, united to His heart. I join myself to Him to please Him and make Him happy. I simply bow before God because He is my Lord and my Creator. You are the God of my life!

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

 Posted by at 01:01
May 232018
 

Translation: Stay strong, my child

Forgiveness is a gift from God to us.
In the face of miseries and weaknesses, as children of God, we must be merciful to all our brothers and sisters. As much as they have wronged us, we must be merciful and forgive, as the merciful God has forgiven us. Let us be contrary to what the world teaches us which is: not to forgive, but to be vigilant, selfish, self-reliant. Because of these false values, we live in total chaos.

The world, unfortunately, has become a stage of misfortune. God does not force us to forgive, but He gives us the grace to forgive. Forgiveness is a gift from God to us. It also opens the way to healing, because healing and forgiveness go together. When we open to forgiveness, we are restored by God and we acquire a new soul. Joy invades our heart, and all sorrow is exorcised from within.

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

 Posted by at 01:01
May 222018
 

Translation: Stay strong, my child

He is the God of our life.
In worship, God wants to re-educate each of us, his children, to live this experience, to draw us to Himself and teach us the way we should go. Through adoration, we recognize that in God is our own origin, that in Him is all that we need and from Him everything comes. Our life is in His hands and we must be submissive to Him. He is the God of our life! Through adoration, each person recognizes the greatness and majesty of God and his littleness before the greatness of our God. Each person knows that he does not deserve to remain in the presence of God, but in His Merciful love, He welcomes us and loves us. We are driven to empty ourselves. It is truly this that accomplishes worship: it causes us to die to proclaim that God is the first, the only, the Lord and King.

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

 Posted by at 01:01
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