Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained by the world. - James 1:27
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Diocese of Monterey

February 14, 2010 | Sacred Heart Church

It’s a strange Valentine good wish card we get from Jesus today. We know what the Hallmark cards say — Oh, I hope you are always happy, always full of life’s good things, always understood and loved by everyone around you. Jesus comes and says: The Father and I want your holiness. Our love for you is deeper than just some weak desire you avoid any difficulties. We want your holiness. So, I hope sometimes you let your own sorrow, the sorrow of others and the deep sorrow of the world come and wound you … so you’ll seek God. The Father and I want your holiness. So I hope sometimes you feel empty inside — it will, if you let it, lead you to God, who can fill you fuller than food or money. Finally, I hope your life, with God absolutely first, is so strange and enigmatic that people think you’re crazy […]

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