Friday, August 31, 2018

GODS INVITAION TO LOVE HIM


I hope you are well and at peace, over the last few months I have been busy giving talks in schools,
prisons, parishes and youth retreats.
It is always a wonderful Grace to be able to tell my story and I have felt often, that this is one way I
can love God,
God never demands us to love him he only ever invites us to love him, and by bringing others to his
heart we also touch his heart with our love.
Someone said to me once, when you share your story you glorify what God has done in your life and
you relive it. This I think is why testimonies are so powerful and a living spirit of Gods Grace in us.
We all have a story of how God has brought us to his love and he invites us to share it often.

I gave a few talks at a youth retreat in France and there was over 1000 - 18 to 30 year olds, after my talks the young people were invited to speak to me and I prayed with them, this was very blessed and healing, some of them had been very wounded and I was able to bring Gods healing to them, also many went to confession,which is such a healing sacrament.
In many of the one to ones I had , it was made very plain to me how much pain there is in a world
without Gods laws of protection.
In my early life I thought that Gods laws were there to stop us being free, so I broke many of them only to find I was a prisoner, chained up to my sins. even though confession set me free the wounds that I has caused myself are still being healed, many years later.

True freedom comes by trying to love God and allowing God to love us.
I have always been very broken in my life and a real mess most of the time, This I sometime think is
why God loves me so much, because he came for the lost and broken sinners.
However every now and then I can love him by sharing my story or serving him in a person I meet,
by giving a kind word or a smile and by spending time with him in prayer.
He always loves me so perfectly, one day I might begin to love him in the way I should.

At moment I am in New York and over the next few months I will be giving talks in England,Scotland,Canada,Brazil,Ireland and Dubai. Please keep me in your prayers and know you are in mine.
God bless you in his deep love.
John Pridmore

Saturday, April 28, 2018

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SEEING OURSELVES THOUGH GODS EYES

 


I hope you are well and having a Blessed Easter tide.
Since my last update I have given parish missions in LA
Alabama, (USA) Livingston (Scotland) Down Patrick, Dunshaughlin 
and Kerry (Ireland)

At this time in our world, I feel we are in so much need of Gods Mercy.
There is great pain and hurt in peoples lives and it is hard to be the Light
Christ wants us to be at times.

I remember a school retreat I gave some years ago,we asked the young people
how many of them went to Mass, one girl said she stoped going after her confirmation.
because both her brothers had stoped, she went on to say, every Sunday it was like something was missing from her life.She was thinking of going back to Mass and on Sunday her Grandmother rang her asking if she wanted to go back to Mass with her, she said she did, but wondered why her Nan had asked her at that time, her Nan said she felt God telling her to ask.
When they got to the Church and they were kneeling down to say there prayers, she noticed her Nan was crying.
She said are you OK Nan, 
I am just so happy you are back at Mass with me. Her Nan replied.
As the girl told me this she burst into tears.
Her Grandmothers love for her was so real in that young girls life and because of that, so was Gods love real.

As we journey towards  Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit, we should take some time out and spend about 5 mins each day dwelling on Gods love for us and how he sees us, without judgment or Anger, but with love, Mercy and understanding.
When I was in USA I heard of a priest who told a very angry, unhappy nun this who was giving out about all the terrible nuns she lived with.
About 10 years later, the priest got a letter from the nuns mother superior, she said that everyone found that nun so hard to live with but since she had started dwelling on Gods love for her every day for 5 minutes, 
she had changed into one of the most loving ,gentle giving saints, the mother superior had ever came across.
She went on to say that one week earlier, that nun had died and every one was devastated at her loss.

Sometimes when I am praying over people I get a picture of them looking into a refection of them selfs, throwing rocks at the refection.Jesus always comes and takes the rocks out of there hands and points to there refection, saying behold my beautiful son, behold my beautiful daughter. 

May the coming of the Holy Spirit give us the freedom to love our selfs as God asks, so we can bring that love to everyone we meet.

Please pray for me over the next few months as I will be giving talks and parish missions in Ireland, France,UK,Spain,USA Canada and Brazil.
You are all very much in my heart and prayer.
God bless you in his deep love.
John Pridmore

During Holy week I was on my friends show Broken Catholic with Joseph Warren, this is the link   https://bit.ly/2qqOtxK
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