To Truly Forgive….

Forgiveness is the key that sets one free. And being the one that has been forgiven also is free. So we can say that by an act of forgiveness is also one of the keys to heaven, for by the act of forgiveness we show a true act of unconditional love.

Reaffirming Christ’ commandment to love one another as thy self. Yet in order to forgive you must understand how it feels to truly be forgiven. You are forgiven when you forgive.

Pretty simple but why is it so hard to forgive. It is because we have not fully excepted Christ’ commandment as fact. Yet we know that, that to is not true but rather a perception of what one considers to be true forgiveness.

Just remember that to forgive is to love and to love is to show forgiveness which is an act of love. Christ forgives you to prove His love for you. So what about you ? Have you forgiven all ? Have you forgotten it all ? Only you can answer to all and will answer to all. I guarantee it to be so…

Sincerely yours in the repentance of true sin, your sin and my sin, in the love of Christ Jesus now and for always and forever…
Bp. Andrew

Let Us Pray…

Christian Warriors it’s another sad day here in America. Many of you have heard about the senseless shooting that has killed so many and wounded so many more in Colorado today. Let us pray that those effected by this incident will find the answers and peace they seek.

( + ) Lord Jesus, you are Love, you are Peace, and you are Mercy. We beseech thee to look upon the victims you have called to you, an advocate for them that their place in heaven is assured enough to have them all, be able to stand with you by your side forever.

Please Father, look upon your children that are left behind to grieve, and mourn in the loss of those they loved and cared for. Stand by those family’s that are with others, in that part of time that is known as a waiting game for answers. Let them have patience to endure the long-suffering that is to come. And as they wait to find out what the condition is of their friends and loved ones, let it also be a time of inner spiritual reflection of positive emotions and loving memories that help carry them through this time of sorrow.

Lord, please give this Christian Nation the ability to stand up in support of that which is right and righteous in your eyes and in your sacred heart. Allow thy Holy Spirit to come upon all those that seek you and stand for love and forgiveness.

And lastly dear Father, Lord of all in Heaven and on Earth, allow this incident to help turn this nation back on a course that is of your will for all people. Let this or any act of violence not define us as weak or even meek in those eyes and hearts that want so badly to hurt this nation and it citizens. Grant us your shield of protection and out fit us with the armor that is your word and your will for all humanity.

Your children in Israel and other people’s, in other nations, have been dealing with incidents like this for decades. Let us take notice of their patients. Let us come together as a united world to fight back Satan and his henchmen where ever they lie in wait. Let their chance to cause havoc become uneventful in the lives of a tolerant nation of Christianity.

So brothers and sisters pray with me in the words our Lord and Savior gave to us as an example on how and what to pray in all times and in any event.

Our Father who art in heaven, Hollowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those that have trespassed against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. – Deliver us Oh lord from every evil and grant us your mercy. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

May our Lord watch over us and keep us ever mindful as to the power of prayer and it’s ability to conquer evil and perform any miracle that is asked for in His, Holy name. And let us all remain united in giving our Lord, and Savior, our praise for the love He shows us each and everyday. Let the world take notice of an Americans resolve for proper justice in all parts of our world. Which we all call home. Amen…

Sincerely and with a heavy heart and mournful sorrow,
Bishop Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.P., O.S.M., O.S.F.
Universal Life Church of the Celtic Cross and the,
Celtic Cross Foundation of Ministry
Lorain, Ohio U.S.A.