I am writing you today on behalf of
the little children who live at "The Little Friends of Jesus Worship
Dear children; the chosen ones of
God and the servants of his loving son Jesus Christ:
We pray with you and for you that we are bringing
new members as well as the lost sheep into the fold through the
written and spoken word of our loving savior Jesus Christ.
The last time we spoke with you, you were asking
us questions about the writings of Paul and the things that he
said in his first letter to the Corinthians and we said that we
would get back with you.
The first question you ask us was, "Why did Paul
say 'When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a
child and I reasoned like a child. When I became a man I gave up my
childish ways.' (1Cor.13:11) Then he goes on to imply that now
he fully understands and anyone who listens to him will fully
We thought about what you said and about what he
said and most of us agree we don't understand why he said these
things. Is he telling us we should be like him?
It sounds as though he is telling us to think,
speak and reason like a man not like a child. It even seems to
contradict what Jesus said! "Truly, truly I say to you unless you
turn and become like children you cannot enter the Kingdom of
heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest
in the Kingdom of Heaven". (Mt.18:3-4)
The second question yo8u ask us about Paul was why
did Paul say "God appointed teachers in the Church"
Not singular, teacher!
But plural, teachers!
And again! Most of us agree we don't understand
why Paul said this: "Jesus said, 'There is only one teacher, I am
Well! so much for Paul and we're sorry we could
not enlighten you as to what Paul meant and why he said these two
And now, with the good Lord willing and with the
help of the Holy Spirit, we will try to give you some thoughts that
might help you to discern the difference between true humility and
We will start off by saying: in all humility, we
are not the teacher here, but are merely servants of our one and
only teacher, Jesus Christ and we will try to relay his message to
you in accordance with the Father's will.
It has come to our attention here by word of mouth
that some of our little friends think they are useless, worthless
servants and that they are nothing special and that they are no
better than anyone else on this earth even though they are chosen
and follow in the foot steps of Jesus Christ.
We would like to comment on your thoughts and
these statements you are making!
What you are saying seems to us is only partly
true. True, we are useless and helpless if you do not have a helping
hand from the Father in Heaven, but we would all do well to remember
that the Chosen Ones, those who are following in the footsteps of
Jesus, are special indeed! They are better off than those who are
not chosen. God blesses the Chosen Ones with very special gifts!
If you cannot accept this belief because we are
saying it, then believe it because it is a truth that our Teacher,
Jesus Christ, has taught us and if we deny we are something special
and no better than others, then we are denying our Teacher, Jesus
Jesus tells us from the Sermon on the Mount about
the special blessings his Father gives to those who follow in the
footsteps of Jesus:
Blessed are the poor in spirit, theirs is
the Kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness sake,
will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure of heart, they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, they will be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for
is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are they when men revile you and persecute you and utter
all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and
be glad, for your reward will be great in the Kingdom of
Jesus speaks of many blessings throughout the
written Gospel: "Anyone who gives up a mother, a father, a
brother, a sister, a husband, or wife, or child, a home, or any
earthly possession they cherish and they do it because they want to
follow in the footsteps of Jesus, they will receive a reward a
hundred times over, not only in this life. but in the life to come
Do the birds of the air sow or reap? Yet the
Fat6her feeds them. Look at the wild flowers. Do they toil or spin?
Yet I assure you not even Kings are arrayed like these, and if God
so loves the flowers and the birds that are here today and gone
tomorrow, how much more does he love you. (Lk.12:22-31)
To those who make use of their talents, more
will be given. (Mt.25:14-29)
Now I ask you, aren't those who follow Jesus truly
So little children, stay focused on what Jesus is
saying, not on what others are saying, for there is only one teacher
of Christianity and that is Jesus Christ and please remember
the only one who fully understands all things is God the Father.
Ironic as it may sound, the prudent and the wise
are the ones who say they know very little; not the ones who say
they know a lot and fully understand.
How could any living person on this earth possibly
understand the enormous capacity of God the Father's awesome love?
Oh if only we could fathom the depths of God's
love. If you read the last verses of beloved John's gospel in his
last chapter, he ends his gospel writings by saying, "I suppose
there wouldn't be enough room in the world to contain the books to
describe god's love
Yes, we hear you, beloved John! If every man,
woman, and child that was ever born sat down and typed twenty-four
hours a day from the time they were born until the time they died,
they could not accomplish the task of describing God's love.
So once again, little children, consider what you
are telling people about yourself and don't say to yourself: "We are
no better than anyone else."
If any of you do not feel truly blessed and
special then we suggest you be more earnest in your prayers and your
Consider what Jesus did before he began his public
life. He fasted and prayed for forty days and nights. God will hear
you and send his Holy Spirit to help you.
Pray then as Jesus prayed! Do not tell the Father
you need this or that for yourself. The Father knows what you need
before you even ask for it. Ask Him then for your daily bread, for
your daily bread is not something you need, it is something the
Ironic as it may sound, your daily bread is and
are those gifts that the Father gives to you so that you can give
back to Him.
So when you pray, ask the Heavenly Father to send
His Holy Spirit upon us all and to bless us in accordance with his
will so that we are better able to serve Him and others through our
prayers and good works.
And remember, do not boast or brag about yourself,
for no one likes a braggart. Boast and brag then about those who
help you do God's will and don't practice false humility by saying
you are no better than anyone else, telling them you are worthless
and useless, for the only time your are worthless and useless is
when you are not trying to do God's will.
If you're a Christian and you believe that
God the Father, his son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit abide in you, and
you call yourself a fool, then what are you calling God the Father,
his son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit?
So let us remain as little children who need a
helping hand and realize that we cannot make it on our own.
And don't practice false humility by saying, "I
can't do anything", for with God's help, all things are possible.
Oh little Children:
They long to hear what we hear but will never
They long to see hat we see but will never see
They long to smell what we smell but will never
They long to feel what we feel but will never
They long to taste what we taste but will never
May every beat of our heart be a prayer of praise
and thanks to the Heavenly Father, Jesus, his Holy Spirit, his
angels, his saints and his Chosen Ones, now and forever; and may it
resound from the ends of the earth, form the ends of the Heavens in
a never ending chorus.
Please keep praying with us and for us and may the
peace and love of Jesus be with us all.
Your little friends of Jesus at the worship
It's interesting to note that St Peter, who was
the rock on which Jesus built his church, gives Paul a tongue
lashing in the last letter by Peter, in making reference to Paul's
letters he states
"There are some things in them hard to
understand which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own
destruction. You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, beware
lest you be carried away with the error of lawless men and lose your
own stability." (2Peter3:16-17)
We children here at the worship center agree with
what Peter is saying, not with what Paul is saying! We read Paul's
letters with much skepticism. Paul's bragging and boasting that he
is no longer a child; that he fully understands things; that God has
appointed teachers of Christianity in the church including himself,
seem to contradict the teachings of Jesus. "There is one teacher
of Christianity - Jesus himself" (Mt.23:8)
It goes without saying that Paul, even though he
brags that he fully understands (1Cor.13-12), in reality, he does
not fully understand at all!
Of course he did not walk with Jesus during his
public life, but came on the scene much later. Therefore, he
probably missed a lot of what the Teacher was saying
"The Holy Spirit is our comforter and will bring
to remembrance all that Jesus said". (John.14:26-27)
Children, Thank you for your recent letter! It's so good
to know that you little servants of our loving savior
Jesus Christ are remembering to pray for us every day
and you can rest assured that we pray with you and for
you every day just as you do for us.
Oh, if you could only
see the roses blooming on our walkway! As you know, it's
almost Christmas time, but despite the freezing
temperatures the roses are still in full bloom and more
little roses are on the way. All of us here at the
center are declaring it a miracle.
Let us give thanks
and praise for the un-lonely days and the roses over
there ere blooming, for they bring to mind again his
love that never ends and His need for never ending
praise. (That sounds like a Jocko song).
You ask us in your
last letter if we might comment on the preachers who are
telling us they are filled with the Holy Spirit. We
don't understand why they are saying this and though we
ourselves do not feel like we are totally filled with
the Holy Spirit, we will make a few comments. We believe
that we are helped by the Holy Spirit only and in as
much as we follow Jesus and try to do the Father's will
in everything we say and do. So hopefully what we are
saying is going to be in accordance with His will.
CONCERNING THE HOLY SPIRIT
many translations, interpretations and definitions for
the word filled, but the word filled in and by
itself implies filled to total capacity with room for no
more. So in retrospect and in that context only we would
have to say the only one filled with the Holy Spirit is
the Holy Spirit.
should tell us they are filled with the Holy Spirit we
would have to say they are misleading us to say the
least. Comparing yourself to the Holy Spirit is like
comparing a grain of sand to the seashore.
tells us the Holy Spirit will be our comforter and will
bring to remembrance all that He has said. (John
Subsequently we would have to say that anything written
in the bible after the life of Jesus Christ which is not
a direct quotation of Jesus Christ is open to
interpretation by the reader.
the things that are written by the gospel writers are
misleading to us and some of the things written by the
gospel writers even seem to contradict the teachings of
examples of this are seen in the writings of Paul when
he says love is not provoking or irritating.
(1Cor.13:4-7). Of course most of us realize that this is
only partly true. The reason Jesus died on the cross was
because his truth and love provoked and irritated
example can be seen in the writings of beloved John who
says no man shall see God. (1 Jn.4:12) This seems to
contradict what Jesus said when He gave us the
beatitudes from His sermon on the mount: "Blessed are
the pure of heart for they shall see God" (Mt.5:8)
understand what Jesus is saying and what he means; but
what John says to us seems lacking. It even seems to
contradict what Jesus is saying.
not fully explain to us why he makes this statement. Of
course we have an inkling of where John is coming from.
(we're going out on a limb here.)
last verses of John's Gospel he says he supposes there
wouldn't be enough room in the world to contain the
books that it would take to describe God's love.
could be that when John says "no man shall see God"
he is simply saying you cannot see God in his totality.
this is only speculation on our part. If there was
another reason why he made this statement we haven't a
clue as to what that reason would be.
are just a couple of examples of what we would call
partial truth or the lesser truth. The greater truth is
what Jesus says! To further illustrate the point we're
trying to make, we will tell you a little story that
might help you to understand that the lesser truth can
sometimes mislead some of us.
were three men standing together: Joe, a civil engineer,
and a man that the local people called a bum or the town
looked to the sky and said to the civil engineer, "Watta
engineer looked to the sky and said, "Looks cloudy. I'd
say we're in for a downpour!"
turned to the bum and said, "whatta ya think?"
bum replied "The sky is blue!"
said to the bum, "How can you say the the sky is blue:"
bum paused for a moment, then with a stern face and in a
stern voice and with impatience in his voice he said to
Joe "The sky is blue!" With that he turned and walked
turned and said to the engineer, "Whatta ya make of
engineer just chuckled and explained to Joe that the man
was the town drunk. "He's always saying things like
that. He's a weirdo! and with that the rain began to
fall so Joe parted company and headed for home.
that night, Joe said his prayers and went to bed and
when he had fallen asleep a dream came to him. He dreamt
he was kneeling beneath the cross on which Jesus was
crucified. He looked up at Jesus and said, "Is there
anything I can do?" Then Jesus said to him "The sky is
he said this to him a great fear came over him. The
feeling of fear was so great that it woke him from a
sound sleep. He stood up and began to pace the floor. It
took almost ten minutes for the spine tingling sensation
to leave him. Then he sat in his chair for a ling tome
and thought over and over about the dream and what it
meant to him.
it came to him!
sky was blue!
course, the sky is always blue!
clouds just obscured my view!
our little story helps you to understand the difference
between lesser truth and greater truth and the way a
lesser truth can mislead us sometimes.
lesser truth in the story of course, is what the civil
engineer said, "The sky looks cloudy". The greater truth
is what the bum said, "The sky is blue". And why is the
blue sky the greater truth? The BLUE SKY is that
beautiful gift God the Father gives to us every day -
unceasing - never ending!
of us let the clouds get in the way, Don't we?
LOVE AND HATRED
Little children; once
again we are writing to you on behalf of the little children here at
the Little Friends of Jesus Worship Center. May the peace and love
of Jesus be with all of us. We thank you once again for your prayers
and remember we are praying with you and for you every day.
Thank God for
children like you who make welcome new members into the church and
are bringing back those lost lonely sheep who have lost their way.
You have asked us
about our thoughts on the subjects of love and hatred and it's nice
to know that our recent letters are provoking an interest on these
In our last letter to
you, we spoke about Jesus and how his truth and love provoked
people; provoked people into doing bad things like nailing Jesus to
the cross but we never told you how hatred and love can also provoke
you into doing good things, so maybe we could tell you another
little story or parable that might help you to understand this a
Once upon a time
there lived a man, a wife, and two small children in a house they
called their home. The man worked hard to supply his family's needs
and the wife took care of the house and two children while the
husband was working.
when the man came home from work his wife would have his supper
waiting for him and after the husband and children ate the wife
would do the dishes and put the children to bed and her husband
would go to the living room and sit in his easy chair reading the
the wife felt good about what she was doing for her husband and
children she felt she was being used and taken for granted for
neither the husband or the children ever gave her a thank you for
her acts of kindness and love.
Of course the
woman tried to loved them unconditionally with out expecting any
thing in return but she thought if she talked to her husband maybe
some good would come from it.
So the woman
went to the living room and had a little talk with her husband. She
told her husband I'm beginning to feel like a machine. Do you ever
feel like a machine,. you know,. like you're not human anymore. Then
she added,. I'm beginning to understand how God must feel sometimes
when people don't give him a little praise now and then.
Then she turned
and left the room and once again her words of wisdom and love just
seemed to go in one ear and out the other for her husband didn't
seem to be listening to her.
After the man
had finished his paper, he sat in his chair. His wife went to bed
and still the man sat in his chair until the wee hours of the
morning .He just sat there thinking and wondering about the things
his wife had said. When he went to the bedroom his wife was sleeping
so he went to bed without waking her.
woman was up early in the morning and was fixing breakfast for
her husband and children when the man entered the kitchen. The wife
looked at her husband and there were tears in his eyes and the wife
thought maybe he was ill or something."
What's wrong "she said, " Are you O.
K.?" She went over to comfort him and then the man
said, " I'm not a
very good husband am I ?
I can't remember the last time] thanked you and God
for the many blessings he has given me."
The woman put her head on the man's chest
and began to weep. The husband was alarmed so he said to his wife"
Did I say something wrong? "
", his wife said"
You didn't say anything wrong at all. You see all the time I was
thinking about myself and the pain I was feeling and I never gave a
thought about how you must feel. When was the last time I thanked
God and you for this wonderful man who provides for us
." And with that the man
stroked his wife's hair and said "
guess we're a couple of dummies huh"
smile appeared on the husband'sface. A little smile appeared on the
wife's face and the next thing you know they were telling each other
how much they loved one another.
evening when they sat down once again for their evening meal the man
told his wife and children that from now on before they ate they
would give praise and thanks to God for the food they were eating
and the kind lady who prepared the food for them. Then the wife
added. " and the
man of the house who provides for us. "
We hope our
little story illustrates how we can love people sometimes and they
don't even realize they are being loved and how sometimes our love
can be provoking; reminding us to thank God and each other for the
many blessings God has given us .
Of course loving
someone without expecting something in return is good in and by
itself but think of how much better our love can be if it provokes
someone into thanking God. And remember when we thank others we are
thanking God. "Whatever you say or do for the least of these my
brethren you are doing it to me"
And now little
children we would like to tell you some things about hatred. We have
been discussing about the word hatred here at the little friends of
Jesus worship center and have arrived at some conclusions that might
be of interest to you.
We have come to
the conclusion that a lot of people think that feelings of hatred
are bad and sinful. Even some of us children here at the center have
been feeling that way and you have ask us yourselves about these
feelings, so we guess you are concerned too and would like to hear
our thoughts on the subject . In Saint Luke's Gospel, Saint Luke
tells us some things that Jesus said on the topic of hatred. "Unless
you hate your mother, your father, your brother, your sister, your
husband, your wife, your children, yes even your own life you can
not be my disciple". (Lk.14:26)
Some of us here
at the center have been thinking that hatred is the opposite of love
but now that we've read and thought about what Jesus said we realize
that we did not fully understand the meaning of the word hatred to
say the least. So we looked for the word hatred in good old
Danny Webster's dictionary and we found out that the feelings of
hatred are not the opposite of love at all . But we have come to the
conclusion that most people do think hatred is the opposite of love
because of what they are saying. Hatred in and by itself means a
strong dislike for something or some one for what they are saying
And then some
one here at the center remembered a quotation in the bible that was
written by Beloved John" They hated him without cause" (Jn 15:25 ) ;
and right away we put two and two together and realized that you can
use these feelings of hatred in a good way or a bad way.
Some times we
hate people because they are saying or doing something that we might
think is against God's law ; so you can readily see how we can use
these feelings of hatred to do something good. We could talk to this
person we disagree with or we could pray with them or for them and
we may even learn something good ourselves in the process that would
even help us to become a better person.
So I think it
would be good for all of us to realize that hatred in and by itself
is not bad. It's what we do with these feelings that that make it
good or bad.
So let us stay
focused on what Jesus is saying not on what others are saying. Let
us all give thanks to the Father in Heaven and His Holy Spirit who
brings to remembrance all that Jesus said (Jn. 14:26-27)
discussed both love and hatred and I think most of us are in
agreement that both love and hatred can be provoking and that both
love and hatred can be unprovoking and that both love and hatred can
provoke us into doing something good or bad.
So with that in
mind, let's move on to the last topic you ask us to comment on which
was: Is it possible to define God's love in totality ? With the help
of God the Father, his Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit we will try to
come up with a little story that will help us to understand the
awesome enormity of God's Love.
once decided he would write about a leaf bud on a tree, so he took
his little stool ,some writing paper, a little white ribbon and a
pencil and went into his back yard .He picked out a little bud on a
tree that was just beginning to form. Then he took his little white
ribbon and tied it to the branch so as not to lose track of the leaf
he was going to write about.
The man sat
down on his stool and began to write and every day for the next six
months he would sit on his little stool and write about his leaf bud
for about one hour. Each day he would write about five pages. He
wrote how the sunlight made shadows on the leaf bud and how the sun
made the leaf bud throw shadows on other leaf buds and on the
ground. He wrote how the wind blew the leaf bud to the left, the
right, up and down and how this effected the shadows that the leaf
bud was making on other leaf buds and on the ground. Of course we
can't forget the rain,. those little droplets of water hitting his
leaf bud and the little droplets of water that fell from the little
leaf bud onto other leaf buds and the ground. Sometimes he would
write early in the morning and sometimes in the early evening so he
could write about the morning dew and the setting sun and how these
two things effected his leaf bud. This went on and on for he saw so
many things he wanted to write about his leaf bud and latter in the
season about the leaf itself. He even wrote about the frost and how
the frost finally brought his leaf to the ground and when he had
finished his writings he had written five pages times thirty days
times six months or about nine hundred pages.
This was a story
about one leaf. Now just imagine how much of a task it would be to
write about every leaf that ever existed in time and you will begin
to understand what an impossibility this would be . Think about
every star in the universe, every drop of water in the ocean, every
grain of sand. This is just a small part of God's love! Comparing
this to the totality of God's love is like comparing a human cell to
the totality of human cells.
children we hope this little story helps you to understand what
Beloved John was talking about in his last couple of verses in his
last chapter of his gospel writings. You ask us in your last letter
if we thought Beloved John was exaggerating. We think we have
answered your Question!
to pray with us and for us as we pray with you and for you. May the
peace and love of Jesus be with us all !
friends of Jesus at the worship center
We?ve been getting letters here at the Little
Friends of Jesus Worship Center asking us if we had an opinion on
all the controversy in our local newspaper: letters to the editor
about a document the Pope read on 7/10/07 concerning the True
A lady wrote in to the editor and said she was
embarrassed by the Pope?s remarks. Being a practicing Catholic all
her life, she couldn?t understand why the Pope said the Catholic
Church was the only True Church and all other churches were
defective. It was her belief that there were other churches that
could lead you to that Promised Land through the teachings of Jesus
A couple of days later a second man wrote into
the editor of the newspaper criticizing the First Lady who said she
was embarrassed by the Pope?s remarks. He said the embarrassed woman
was lacking in faith and if she did not believe what the Pope was
saying then she must believe the Catholic Church is the false church
and that the Pope was making a false statement.
Then a couple of days later, a Lutheran
minister wrote into the editor and said the Pope owed all Christian
churches an apology and said the Pope was arrogant for making such
The Little Friends of Jesus have been reading
the letters to the editor about all this controversy about the
Pope?s remarks also, and are filled with wonderment at some of the
remarks that are being made by the Pope and the remarks criticizing
the Pope and remarks criticizing the criticizers of the Pope. So if
the good Lord?s willing, the Little Friends of Jesus will try to
shed some light on all of this controversy about the True Church.
If any of you have read out earlier chapters in
our book you will recall some things we said about people calling
themselves ?Fathers? or ?Teachers? in the Church or telling people
they are filled with the Holy Spirit. When people say things like
this we here at the center feel that they are misleading us.
Comparing ourselves to the Father, his son Jesus, or the Holy Spirit
Any one of us, or any group of people could say
they are a part of God?s True Church if we make use of
the Holy Spirit that the heavenly Father gives to us through
baptism. The Holy Spirit in the words of Jesus is our comforter and
will bring to remembrance all that he said.
If we follow the one and only Teacher in God
the Father?s True Church, who is Jesus Christ alone, and if we say
and do the things he tells us to do then we can say we
are a part of the True Church. (Emphasis on the words
?we? and ?part?.) We ? meaning God the Father, his Holy Spirit,
Jesus Christ, the Angels and God?s chosen ones in heaven and on
To simply say, ?We are the True Church?, is
misleading. You are leaving out the most important qualifications
that are required for you to make such a statement: God the Father!
God the Father is the True Church. If you simply say, ?I am the True
Church? or ?We are the True Church?, you?re implying that ?I? or
?We? are God. At one?s very best the most we could ever say is,? we
are a part of God the Father?s True Church?, and for
any person or group of people to say ?I? or ?we? are the True Church
and all other churches are defective only amplifies this distorted
view. In effect what they are saying is ?We are the Fathers and the
Teachers in God?s True Church?. This is unconscionable!
Jesus Christ is the one and only teacher in the
God the Father?s True Church and the only Father in God the Father?s
True Church is God the Father himself. We can be earthly fathers, we
can be earthly teachers but we cannot be Fathers or Teachers in
God?s True Church. It?s one thing to say I am a teacher or we are
teachers who follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. It?s quite
another thing to day you are a teacher of Christianity or you are
the Teacher in God?s True Church. The only teacher of Christianity
and the only teacher in God?s True Church is Jesus Christ.
Similarly you could say you are a teacher who
follows the theories of Einstein but to say you are the teacher of
Einstein physics or you are the Einstein physics teacher is a
fallacy. The only teacher of Einstein physics is Albert Einstein
The only time any of us or any group of us can
say ?we? (meaning God the Father, his Holy Spirit, Jesus, the Angels
and chosen ones) are a part of the True Church is when we are saying
or doing the Father?s will which is of course saying or doing what
the Father?s one and only teacher ? Jesus Christ ? told us to say or
do. We can make suggestions or give opinions about what Jesus said
or did, but we cannot say, ?If you don?t follow my opinion or
suggestion you are committing a sin.? Let us not pass judgment, for
those who do not follow the teacher bring judgment on themselves, do
We are all unique! We are not all going to come
up with the same answers as we follow the teachings of Jesus
Ch4rist. What is good for one of us is not necessarily good for all
of us. A beautiful thought comes to all that read between the lines
of sacred scripture spoken by Jesus. He gives us freedom to make our
Do any of you remember the things Jesus said to
the Jewish people when they accused him of sin because he was
working on the Sabbath? He called them hypocrites. He said they
were following their own man made law, not God?s law. God?s law is
to keep holy the Sabbath day. Then he adds. ?The Sabbath was made
for man, not man for the Sabbath, the Father desires mercy on the
Sabbath not sacrifice. If we read between the lines Jesus gives us
freedom to keep the Sabbath holy in any way we think is good in the
eyes of God the Father.
It?s ironic, isn?t it? Jesus no sooner gets
these words out of his mouth than along come the Catholics who
Clo re-enact the old Jewish law and tell the congregation it?s a sin to
wok on the Sabbath. We are not just criticizing Catholic doctrine.
Surely there are others who think they are the True Church, who have
misgivings, who make up their own man made law and say if you break
their law you are committing sin. Once again we say suggestions and
opinions can be good and helpful to those who are trying to follow
Jesus but let?s leave it at that. Let us not say our opinion is
God?s law and if you don?t follow our opinion you?re committing a
We here at the Center remember reading in the
Catholic Encyclopedia about a quotation by Jesus Christ on which the
Catholics base their belief that they have to power not only to make
up their own man-made law but also have the authority to say you are
committing a sin if you break their man made law. The quotation is
as follows: ?Whose sins you shall forgive they are forgiven them,
whose sins you shall retain they are retained. Whatsoever you loose
on earth will be loosed in Heaven, whatsoever you bind on earth will
be bound in heaven.?
Do you see anything in the quotation that would
give us the authority to make up some new commandments or eliminate
some of the old ones? Jesus is simply talking about forgiving sin.
If a person has remorse because he has sinned in the eyes of God
then it?s our duty to tell him hi is forgiven. Hence, he is loosed
from his sin. And of course the opposite is true. If a person is
knowingly breaking God?s law and has no remorse for what he is doing
then we have the duty to tell him he is bound by his sin and the
only way he can be loosed of his sin and its consequences is to have
remorse. Hence, we have the power to bind one to din or to loose one
from sin, except the sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit, which is
unforgivable. Jesus gives this authority to all of us, not just a
select few. ?Forgive us our trespasses and we forgive those who
trespass against us.? To say that this same quotation gives any
person other than Jesus Christ the authority to make up their own
man made rules on how we are to live as Christians seems flawed to
We feel here at the center that the Angels in
Heaven are rejoicing over the fact that the first lady who wrote
into the editor was embarrassed by the Pope?s remarks for she sees
the greater truth. Not only can Catholics be a part of the True
Church but also this privilege can belong to any one who follows
Jesus Christ in earnest. The second man who wrote into the editor
criticizing the embarrassed lady said, ?If she didn?t believe what
the Pope said, then she must believe the Pope and the Catholic
Church are the false church?. Of course the lady didn?t say this nor
was it implied by what she said. She simply said the Pope made a
misleading statement, which he did.
Does anyone actually believe the Catholic
Church could define God?s truth and love in its totality? There are
thousands upon thousands of miles of blue sky out there. Are we
going to let one little speck of a cloud called the Catholic Church
obscure our view? If every Catholic ever born sat down at a
typewriter and typed 24/7 from the time they were born until the day
they died, the totality of truth they could type would be like
comparing a grain of sand to the seashore. To think any person or
group of people on this earth could define truth in it totality is
Take time from its first inception, divide this
time into seconds, divide the second by one thousand you will have
an inkling of how fast and how many gifts of truth and love are
coming at us from God the Father each and every day, blessing each
one of us in a very unique way. Is it possible to define the
totality of truth and love, let alone make up a law governing the
use of these gifts? Don?t you see that this is not even a remote
possibility? The law has already been written and was handed down to
us by Moses and this same law was fulfilled for us by the teaching
of Jesus Christ. The last letter of the law will not be an
ecumenical document handed down to us by the Pontiff in Rome. The
last letter of the law has already been written by our teacher,
Jesus. The last letter of the law is the fifth letter of the
alphabet in the English language: LovE! If that?s too
hard to understand, Jesus makes it easy for us:? Love God with all
your heart, mind and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself?. What
good is all our faith if you have not love?
Don?t you understand that we are all unique?
Jesus tells us we have to dislike our mothers and earthly fathers,
out brothers and sisters, our spouses, our children and even
ourselves if we want to be his disciples. If my brother tells me a
good way to keep the Sabbath holy is to drink some alcohol like
Jesus did, does this mean that I?m going to like him for what he
says? Are we? Or is anyone else, going to agree with him after he
seEdit FileWh finishes off a six-pack o beer? Don?t you see how many factors are
involved? Is he going to drive? Is he going to lie down and sleep it
off? Is he going to be a boor? Is he going to be congenial? How many
can he drink before he thinks he?s sinning? Is it good for him to
tell others to drink too? Should we sit down and write a book on a
thousand ways drinking beer can be good and a thousand ways drinking
beer can be bad? Do you really believe this is what God the Father
wants us to do? Does He really want us to define truth and love in
totality? Shall we waste out time trying to do the impossible or
should we make our life simple, make our burden light and our yoke
easy by simply doing what our Father wants us to do as we follow
Jesus our teacher in our own unique humble way: loving God and
loving our neighbor as ourselves? Let us not waste our time judging
others! If they think what they?re doing is right in the eyes of God
then let God be their judge. Can you only imagine how many thousands
of books have been written on the subject of human sexuality?
Thousands and thousands of opinions on how we should or should not
use this gift. Thousands and thousands of opinions about what is
right and what is wrong when we use these gifts, and what is the end
result of all this writing? Do the true Christians of the True
Church follow the Pope, the Jews, the Protestant preachers, and all
the other people who are telling them what to do? The Little Friends
of Jesus say it?s time to stop following self-appointed teachers.
It?s time to re-focus! It?s time to start following Jesus again.
What the Little Friends of Jesus are about to
tell you is true. This is not fictitious or made up. This actually
happened and the Little Friends of Jesus witnessed it, much to their
consternation! We were in a Catholic Church for a Confirmation
ceremony. A bishop of the Catholic Church was the Master of
Ceremonies. Now keep in mind that his bishop is a Catholic priest
with twelve years of theology behind him and keep in mind he is
talking to twelve and thirteen year old children. This is a direct
quotation of what he said as he was giving a homily to the little
?It?s hard to love,
It?s hard to forgive
It?s hard to be a Christian
It?s hard to be a
Well, one out of four is not too bad. At least
he had the last one right! Why didn?t he just stick it to them good
and say ??follow Jesus, the burden is heavy and the yoke is hard??
Remember what the rock St Peter tells us in the
last verses of his letter as he tells us to stay focused. Speaking
of St Paul?s letters, Peter says ?beware of lawless preachers lest
they lead you to your destruction? So it goes without saying that
some of us, even groups of us can make unwise statements even though
they were not intended to be offensive and misleading but sometimes
are offensive and misleading.
As for the Lutheran minister who said the Pope
was arrogant and owed all Christians an apology, we could make a
suggestion that maybe it would do well for him and all of us to take
a look at ourselves in the mirror. Are we to apologize for our every
mistake every time we are unintentionally negligent, every time we
hurt someone?s feelings when we were simply trying to convey a truth
to them? For most of us that would be a full time job, 24/7, for the
rest of our lives. Let?s be realistic! Making mistakes are not the
same as intentionally trying to deceive or hurt someone in a sinful
way. Do you really think the Pope was intentionally trying to
deceive us? Even if you thought what the Pope said was a sin, is it
out place to judge him? Is it our job to demand that the Pope should
bend his knee, bow his head, beat his breast three times and say
?Heavenly father I have sinned against you and my fellow man. Mea
culpa! Mea culpa! Mea maxima culpa!? Let us judge not lest we be
judged! It?s one thing to disagree with the Pope?s statement but
it?s quite another thing to demand an apology.
Let us all pray then that we can all overlook
others? unintentional misgivings, as we would want them to overlook
our unintentional misgivings. After all, we?re only human aren?t we?
The Little Friends of Jesus at the worship center have a suggestion
for all of our little friends out there who are trying to follow
Jesus and be a part of God the Father?s True Church. Here at the
Center we call ourselves all denominational Christians, meaning we
believe that any organized religion here on this earth that tries to
follow Jesus in earnest can be a part of God the Father?s True
Church. Not only organized groups but even individuals who follow
Jesus and put into proactive the teachings of Jesus Christ. Our
suggestion for those who are trying to be a part of God?s true
Church is to bring to memory for others those beautiful quotations
of Jesus Christ, ?The Father abides in the Son?unless you eat my
body and drink my blood you cannot have eternal life.? What better
way is there to serve God than to ask him to abide in you just as he
abides in his Holy Spirit, his son Jesus, his Angels, and his chosen
ones in heaven and on earth? And when you give this gift to others,
show them you have faith!
If you believe that the Father?s body and the
Father?s blood abides in you then let others know that if they
accept this gift that the Father gives to you to give to them; that
they too can be part of his body and blood. This is the Father?s
body and blood. This is our body and blood. Take you and eat it,
take you and drink it that you may have eternal life.
Our daily bread is not only the bread we buy at
the corner store. Our daily bread is all the gifts the Father gives
to us so that we can give back to him and this includes His Body and
His Blood, and don?t forget the plurals! We are not only to pray
for ourselves! ??Give us?forgive us?lead us?deliver us?
Pray for others as they pray for you. Jesus
wants us to join together as we pray with him, the Holy Spirit, the
Angels, the chosen ones in heaven and on earth. We are all praying
for the same thing, are we not? Let the Father?s will be done in
everything we say or do now and at the hour of our death and for all
What is the Father?s will? The sun shines on
the good and the bad alike. Some will use the Father?s gifts with
lust in their hearts and yet others will make use of these gifts to
serve God. Those who make good use of God?s gifts will be given
more, filled to the top, overflowing. This is the Father?s will
then, to make use of the Father?s gifts of selfless love that his is
giving to us each and every day, gifts that we give back to the
Father and anyone who gives these gifts to the least of these our
brethren they are giving this same gift back to Jesus, back to the
Father. Loving another person in a Christian way is the same as
And by all means don?t forget to love yourself.
It?s not humanly possible to love another until you first accept
loving yourself, so accept these gifts of love that God is offering
you inasmuch as it helps you to serve God. And if one of the gifts
that has been given to you is keeping you from serving God, remember
once again what Jesus says: ??anyone who gives up a mother, their
earthly father, a brother, a sister, a child, a home, or any earthly
possession that they cherish and they do this because it helps them
to serve God, they will receive a gift many fold, not only in this
lifetime but for all eternity as well.
Look how Jesus was blessed! He gave up the love
and security of his parents and his home. He gave up the intimate
love and security that a marriage could have offered him and
subsequently was loved by thousands on this earth and millions after
his earthly death.
??All it takes is faith, just believe that
it?s true and we will promise you, oh precious love, never ending
selfless love, a thousand times more than any love you?ve ever felt
before?? (A lyric from the Eunuch?s song by Jocko)
Now for those of you who are pompous, arrogant,
self-assuming and self-righteous, we might remind you of something
Jesus said: ?Unless you humble yourself like this little child you
will not see eternal life?. Yes, like this little child whose
Angels never cease seeing the face of God. Isn?t that an alluring
thought? So let us follow Jesus, not the pompous and arrogant. Pick
up your cross and follow Jesus. ?The yoke is easy and the burden is
We know what some of you are thinking. What?s
easy about following Jesus? Who wants to be hated and despised? Who
wants to be scourged and spit upon? Who wants to hang on a cross in
the hot sun for three hours and bleed to death? Who wants to be
forsaken in their last hour by the heavenly Father as they hang on a
cross performing their perfect act of love?
Oh let?s not be pessimistic now! Jesus didn?t
say we were all going to wind up like him if we choose to follow him
and even if we did remember what Jesus tells us. If you follow me I
will make your burden light and your yoke easy. You could quite
possibly wind up like beloved John and live to be an old man. Some
authors thing that John lived well into his eighties, fell asleep
one night and Jesus came and picked him up in his arms and carried
him to heaven
Why did Jesus call John beloved? (Great lover)
Why was he spared a martyr?s death? We don?t have answers to these
questions other than the fact that Jesus called him beloved. That
means he loved God very much. We can only make suppositions about
John?s life because not that much was written about him in sacred
Scripture. He was quite possibly a self-made eunuch. Those who make
eunuchs of themselves for the sake of the kingdom of heaven are
granted special privileges by the Father in heaven. In Jesus? own
words he tells us not all can understand this precept but only those
to whom God the Father wishes to reveal it to. Not only do they not
understand it, they don?t even think it?s humanly possible. When
Jesus was talking about eunuchs he was not talking about the
physical make up of a eunuch. He was speaking about ones mental
attitude for even a physical eunuch can look upon another with lust
in his heart. Eunuchs can be male or female.
Living a long life can be a blessing and we
feel here at the center that it was a blessing for beloved John. Is
living a long life in and by itself a blessing? Some will tell you
spending the last ten years of your life in a nursing home like a
vegetable is not their idea of a blessing. Some even think suicide
is doing God and others a favor. If these poor people who feel
useless to God and others were given a choice of spending another
ten years in a nursing home or hanging upon a cross in the hot sun
for three hours while they bled to death and both of these choices
guaranteed them eternal happiness in heaven??? Need we say more?
Mental anxiety can be a hundred times more painful than physical
pain, isn?t that true? Did you ever once think about the
frustration and the terrible anxiety that Jesus must have felt
as he was dying on the cross? Where were all those people he
blessed with his miracles? Where were those tens of thousand of
people who said they believed him and loved him? There was only
Mary his mother, Mary Magdalene and beloved John. My god, why
have you forsaken me! Indeed!
when you feel forsaken think about Jesus who was forsaken in his
last hours as he hung on the cross dying for us sinners. Did you
ever think of why God forsakes us sometimes? Is He telling us
it?s time to give a little more, do a little more? What more
could Jesus do? After all he was performing the perfect act of
love, was he not? Some of us see now, there was one more thing
he could do for us. He could give us one more beautiful lasting
legacy, a dying testimonial of his undying faith and belief in
his Father even though he was forsaken by his Father. ?Into your
hands Father, I commend my spirit? Did you ever think of how
many thousands of times that quotation has been read, spoken, or
written since Jesus died on the cross?
Who was it that said the written or spoken word is not a
verb? (Meaning love is doing, not saying) Let us not
underestimate the power of the written and spoken word! One
little sawed off German with a mustache wags his tongue and
ten million Jews die. How?s that for a verb? How many people
do you suppose were and are polarized by those last words of
Jesus, ?why have you forsaken me?into your hands I commend
my spirit?? The never-ending legacy! The never ending Verb!
?Heaven and earth will pass away, my words will never pass
away? May all the little friends of Jesus be blessed as
Jesus was blessed in his last hours with a faith that will
enable them to make an endless testimony, an endless legacy
for all. Into your hands, Heavenly Father, let them commend
And if any of the little friends of Jesus are feeling
forsaken maybe the Father expects a little more from you.
Try to think that each time you feel forsaken it is simply
God telling you it?s time to put your foot on the next
stepping g stone, you know, those stepping stone that lead
to the pearly gates. Each time you take another step you
will feel an increase in your faith, an increase in you
Father?s love for you.
The little friends of Jesus at the worship center would like
to thank all of you who took the time to read our letter. We
hope in some way our message will help some one to follow
Jesus. Please remember to pray with us and for us as we pray
with and for you each and every day.
Heavenly Father we give you thanks and praise for all your
selfless gifts of unending love that you shower upon us each
and every day. May you bless in a special way all the little
friends of Jesus who believe and who are trying to follow
the teachings of your beloved son Jesus. If any are having
mental or physical pain, send down another dose of that
heavenly morphine to ease their pain as they journey through
this vale of tears. Make their burden light and their yoke
easy just as Jesus promised them now and at the hour of
their death in the name of Jesus we pray.
This is the twenty-fifth day of August in the year of our
Lord two thousand and seven.
||Jock S Motz
||February 7, 1935
||Opening Doors and Turning
on the Lights
||Our Biggest Blessing:
||Our Daily Bread
||Our Biggest Fear:
||Our Greatest Virtue:
||Our Biggest Anxiety:
||The Lost Lonely Mislead