"Be Still and know that I am God" 

- Psalm 46:10

 

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– For the greater glory of God

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Monday
Jun262017

Daily Meditation - Knowing AND Living the Word in the Present Moment

A few years ago a group of salesmen went to convention in Chicago. They had assured their wives that they would be home in plenty of time for Friday night’s dinner. Well, as such things go, one thing led to another. The meeting lasted longer than anticipated.
 
Their flights were scheduled to leave, and they had to race to the airport. With tickets in hand, they barged through the terminal to catch their flight back home. In their rush, one of these salesmen inadvertently kicked over a table, which held a display of baskets of apples. Apples flew everywhere. Without stopping or looking back, they all managed to reach the plane in time for their nearly missed boarding, ALL BUT ONE. He paused, took a deep breath and experienced a twinge of compassion for the girl whose apple stand had been overturned. He told his buddies to go on without him and told one of them to call his wife when they arrived at their home destination and explain his taking a later flight.
Then he returned to the terminal where the apples were all over the floor. He was glad he did. The 16-year-old girl at the apple stand was totally blind! She was softly crying, tears running down her cheeks in frustration, and at the same time helplessly groping for her spilled produce as the crowd swirled about her, no one stopping or to care for her plight.
  
The salesman knelt on the floor with her, gathered up the apples, put them into the baskets, and helped set the display up once more. As he did this, he noticed that many of them had become battered and bruised; these he set aside in another basket. When he had finished, he pulled out his wallet and said to the girl, “Here, please take this $20 for the damage we did. Are you okay?” She nodded through her tears.  He continued on with, “I hope we didn’t spoil your day too badly.”
  
As the salesman started to walk away, the bewildered blind girl called out to him, “Mister….” He paused and turned to look back into those blind eyes. She continued, “Are you Jesus?”
   
He stopped in mid-stride, and he wondered. Then slowly he made his way to catch the later flight with that question burning and bouncing about in his soul: “Are you Jesus?”
   
Do people mistake you for Jesus? That’s our destiny, is it not? To be so much like Jesus that people cannot tell the difference as we live and interact with a world that is blind to His love, life and grace. If we claim to know Him, we should live, walk and act as He would. Knowing Him is more than simply quoting Scripture and going to church. It’s actually living the Word as life unfolds day to day.

You are the apple of His eye even though we, too, have been bruised by the fall. He stopped what He was doing and picked you and me up on a hill called Calvary and paid in full for our damaged fruit.
   
Author Unknown
   
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Sunday
Jun252017

Daily Meditation - Love...the bond of perfection.

To my Love, Angel, and Sunshine - Happy 18th Wedding Anniversary

"Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.

And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection.

And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body.

And be thankful.Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."

- Colossians 3:12-17

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Saturday
Jun242017

Daily Meditation – Our Purpose

In the literal version of the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius, we are called to the consideration of the “Principle and Foundation”. Consider for a moment the first line of this consideration –

“Man is created to praise, reverence, and serve our God our Lord, and by this means to save his soul”

 

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Friday
Jun232017

Daily Meditation – Principle and Foundation

“In everyday life, then, we must hold ourselves in balance before all created gifts insofar as we have a choice and are not bound by some responsibility. We should not fix our desires on health or sickness, wealth or poverty, success or failure, a long life or short one. For everything has the potential of calling forth in us a more loving response to our life forever with God.

Our only desire and our once choice should be this: I want and I choose what better leads me to God’s deepening life in me. “

 

Source: Draw me into your friendship: A literal translation and a contemporary reading of The spiritual exercises (Series IV--Studies on Jesuit topics) (Paperback) by David L Fleming S.J. (Author)

 

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Thursday
Jun222017

Daily Meditation – Our World Considered

"If my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my presence and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and revive their land. Now my eyes shall be open and my ears attentive to the prayer of this place. And now I have chosen and consecrated this house that my name may be there forever; my eyes and my heart also shall be there always."

- 2 Chronicles 7:14 -16

 

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