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Monday, December 18, 2017

Always Look To The Bright Side of Life



Always Look To The Bright Side of Life
By:  Eric Gajewski
Zach 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion, shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem: BEHOLD THY KING will come to thee.

Yes it is true the Light is blinding... but it is only trying to blind the self love in you...

As we close this 2017 year I want to thank you all for your prayers and support.  There were a lot of heavy crosses this year and there are sure to be more for 2018.  Please continue to keep me in prayer.  A good number of lives were affected positively due to this apostolate so please get behind this work financially.  I implore you all.  We had a great year at TradCatKnight of which I am most grateful for but the work is not done yet.  So much more to do in 2018.  Amidst the growing darkness of this godless modern world we still have the Light of Christ to guide us.  Do we not?  In this hour of deception and compromise we still look forward to what “will be” rather than behind us.  If we only stay focused on the “what will be” and what “we already have” rather, than, the supposed negatives in our lives, than, how could we ever fall into despair?  Let us be thankful today and everyday going forward for the tests, trials and tribulations God sends us as we prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ this Christmas.  There are always two sides of any coin so which do you choose to see?  Where is the trust in God?




Antichrist coming?  Yes, but so is Jesus!  Rather than get overly animated about the prospects of the arrival of the Antichrist in 2018 focus in on the reality that this means Christ’s return is not as far off as most think.  Look to the bright side!  With the cross you can mold your soul into a true Soldier of Christ in these endtimes.   

The Antichrist cannot affect your free will to choose so what is the problem?  

My friends, what is easier to focus in on in the night time sky the dark itself or the shining star?  Christ is still with you and guiding you.  Continue on in your journey to Christ and remember all the joy in getting to his crib.  Love draws “you in” even as the night star “draws in” your eyes. 


Economic collapse coming?  Awesome, it means a more simplified life is coming!  It means I can get closer to my neighbor!  The economic collapse is inevitable.  We know the mark of the beast is coming.  However, this means we can get back to bartering and getting even closer to our own communities in the times ahead.   

Remember those days before computers, phones and video games?   

When people actually spoke to one another instead of being entertained by some “thing”?  Tough times only make “smoothed out” souls, therefore, look to the bright side of Life!



The Church is collapsing?  Yes, but it means the Church will soon be restored.  It will be even more glorious than before.  Yes, but no one in my family “gets it”.  Good it gives you an opportunity to practice patience and charity.   

Are you catching on now?   

Look to the bright side of things.  We must have the eyes of an eagle and see things as Christ sees them.  God permits evils so that He can show forth how His Light cannot be conquered in any trial or event.

Yes, but I am always sick.  Great so were some Saints like Padre Pio.  God is trying to catch your attention and trying to bring you to new spiritual heights within.  He is trying to bring you closer to Him.  He is trying to make use of your suffering to make up for that which is lacking in the Church.  It is necessary to save your own soul and others.  Look to the bright side of sickness, suffering and even death.  Can you?


My friends, no man, can escape, trials, tribulations and tests in this life but we can escape this “dark cloud” that seemingly hangs over our heads.  The point is YOU do have a choice!  You can choose Faith over fear.  YOU can choose hope over doubt.  Have we forgotten this as Christians?  If God allows something in our lives it is meant for us to cling to His Divine Will to see where He is leading us.   

Can the man who avoids the Storm arrive at the rainbow prepared for him at the end?  No!  

Than neither can you avoid life’s miseries. So, put that smile on your face, go buy your self a sense of humor, if need be, and let us get back to serving God through charity.  



We can’t change what life will throw at us but we can change ourselves in relation to what life is putting on our plates.  So be like that good little boy and say thank you for those extra green beans and asparagus!  Yum did you say artichokes!  In the end, no matter, what, life can offer, Christ, can always, shed light on why He is allowing it.  However, we are often to full of self-love to hear His response and even more selfish in not embracing the answer we get.  This Christmas amidst the opening of gifts be sure to “open your hearts” up to the Divine Will.  If you cannot adapt now you won’t in the times ahead.  Love requires learning.  Eagles must learn how to fly by first spreading their wings.  Practice makes perfect and this applies to the spiritual realm as well.  Be sure to open your eyes up enough to see the Light of Christ still shining in a dark world.  The greatest gift that God could give us is the ability to choose, that is, free will.   

I encourage you all to bring the “gift of Trust” to Christ this Christmas and let your smile do the talking.  This will please the Sacred Heart.




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44 comments:

  1. Great memes, Eric. I needed to hear this today. How often we come off the tracks and dont realize it

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  2. We really have to practice being "perfect". So many think this comes by just reading but it rather comes form intent and practice. Short and sweet blog, thank you

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  3. When we try to flee a Cross another heavier Cross will come. I think St. Pio said that. Trying to do God's Will is very difficult but this is why we need to be in prayer more often then not. This is why we need the Sacraments. This is why we need adversity so that we can test our Love.
    Cheryl...

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  4. Paul,
    Having no Hope is the worst predicament of all. I hope everyone looks to Christ as our Hope this Christmas. I hope we all realize God has a plan in these trying times. If we do not trust Jesus than who can we trust? Not trusting Jesus is sinful

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  5. EWWW! You had to say artichokes, Eric.
    Just kidding. Good, funny short writing. I will be sending my next donation in a week. Please keep fighting

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  6. St. Bernadette of Lourdes and Her Lessons on Suffering:
    https://www.catholiccompany.com/getfed/st-bernadette-lessons-suffering/

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  7. Talk about coming off the tracks, let us pray for all those in the Washington state train crash.

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  8. Facebook has recently mentioned that it is purposefully causing mental problems for the users. How is that for coming out and saying what Facebook's true intentions are!

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  9. God wills only our good; God loves us more than anybody else can or does love us. His will is that no one should lose his soul, that everyone should save and sanctify his soul: “Not willing that any should perish, but that all should return to penance[49].” “This is the will of God, your sanctification[50].” God has made the attainment of our happiness, his glory. Even chastisements come to us, not to crush us, but to make us mend our ways and save our souls.
    --St. Alphonsus de Ligouri

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  10. What is the best book to read on the subject of Our Lady of Fatima? I am new to "tradition"

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  11. When shall it be that we shall taste the sweetness of the Divine Will in all that happens to us, considering in everything only His good pleasure, by whom it is certain that adversity is sent with as much love as prosperity, and as much for our good? When shall we cast ourselves undeservedly into the arms of our most loving Father in Heaven, leaving to Him the care of ourselves and of our affairs, and reserving only the desire of pleasing Him, and of serving Him well in all that we can?
    --St. Jane Frances de Chantal

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  12. The self centered are not thankful. This is the first and last think we should do each day is to thank God for everything the good and the "bad"

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  13. Crosses never come with smiles, however, we must do our best to accept and carry them in love because Jesus did the same.

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  14. The Church is going through a Passion like Christ. The resurrection is coming soon after all these days of suffering

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  15. Saints and having a sense of humor: http://catholicexchange.com/wit-humor-of-the-saints

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  16. Breaking
    China preparing for war with North Korea?
    Have you seen this Eric?
    http://www.newsweek.com/china-must-prepare-imminent-war-north-korea-top-national-security-experts-warn-750481

    Darryl

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  17. Thank you for this encouraging word. We should try not to focus on the negatives that surround us and focus on Christ in all things and in all times. If we do this then we will have His peace. I wish you all a Blessed Christmas. ~ Tony

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  18. Isabelle: I just listened to your last radio show and heard Fr. Kramer was the first guest. I am so excited! Any idea what areas you will be covering ?

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  19. Did you ever think about transitioning to a website rather than a blog? Was curious?

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    1. HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT IT YES...TOO MUCH WORK AT THIS POINT

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  20. Wonderful Eric. Thank you for the work you do. God bless you.

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  21. This totally made my day. Thank you so much for this uplifting article. It's true the crosses can get you down but we must strive tostay positive and keep our "eyes on the Prize" Thanks be to God for his loving cross!

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