"Be Still and know that I am God" 

- Psalm 46:10

 

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

– For the greater glory of God

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Saturday
Jan192019

Daily Meditation – God has a plan!

For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare, not for woe! plans to give you a future full of hope. When you call me, when you go to pray to me, I will listen to you. When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart, you will find me with you, says the LORD, and I will change your lot; I will gather you together from all the nations and all the places to which I have banished you, says the LORD, and bring you back to the place from which I have exiled you.
   
Jeremiah 29:11-14
  
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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

 

Friday
Jan182019

Daily Meditation - Contemplative in Action – In Memory of Fr. Jack Vessels, S.J.

Many people at the Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center in Atlanta and for that matter across the globe were impacted by Fr. Jack Vessels, S.J. On the morning of January 19, 2017, he was called home to heaven. For those who knew him and I don’t exaggerate when I say this, I considered him a living saint who went about his life as a contemplative in action, always helping, always enthusiastic!!  He considered his work as a priest as pure joy. He was a rare treasure of which I, along with many others, were blessed to have our paths cross with him. On a retreat, he would not just relay what happened in a gospel reading but why and how it happened – always a teacher!! For today’s meditation, I will leave you with one of his favorite sayings when it came to prayer and meditation, he would say “just chew, just chew, like savoring the taste of a delicious meal, just chew.” He would do so with a hand motion of chewing. Basically, take the scripture and dig for the richness.  He will certainly be missed in this life here on earth.

Here is a great article on Fr. Vessels - http://tinyurl.com/zrthr4t

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Thursday
Jan172019

Daily Meditation – No risk with God 

[The following is part ten of a ten part series of meditations based on insights and excerpts from the book He Leadeth Me by American Jesuit Father Walter Ciszek. The book details his faith journey as spent for 23 years in Soviet prisons and labor camps of Siberia. A truly amazing testament of faith and wisdom!!] Consider the following excerpt:

“For what can ultimately trouble the soul that accepts every moment of every day as a gift from the hands of God and strives always to do his will? ‘If God is for us, who can stand against us?’  Nothing, not even death, can separate us from God. Nothing can touch us that does not come from his hand, nothing can trouble us because all things come from his hand. Is this too simple, or are we just afraid really to believe it, to accept it fully and in every detail of our lives, to yield ourselves up to it in total commitment? This is the ultimate question of faith, and each must answer it for himself in the quiet of his heart and the depths of his soul. But to answer it in the affirmative is to know a peace, to discover a meaning to life that surpasses all understanding.”

p. 201-202, He Leadeth Me, By Father Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.

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Wednesday
Jan162019

Daily Meditation – A purpose for each moment 

[The following is part nine of a ten part series of meditations based on insights and excerpts from the book He Leadeth Me by American Jesuit Father Walter Ciszek. The book details his faith journey as spent for 23 years in Soviet prisons and labor camps of Siberia. A truly amazing testament of faith and wisdom!!] Consider the following excerpt:

“…every moment of our life has a purpose, that every action of ours, no matter how dull or routine or trivial it may seem in itself, has a dignity and a worth beyond human understanding. No man’s life is insignificant in God’s sight, nor are his works insignificant – no matter what the world or his neighbors or family or friends may think of them. Yet what a terrible responsibility is here. For it means that no moment can be wasted, no opportunity missed, since each has a purpose in man’s life, each has a purpose in God’s plan. Think of your day, today or yesterday. Think of the work you did, the people you met, moment by moment. What did it mean to you – and what might it have meant for God.”

p. 201, He Leadeth Me, By Father Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.

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Tuesday
Jan152019

Daily Meditation – Resting with God 

[The following is part eight of a ten part series of meditations based on insights and excerpts from the book He Leadeth Me by American Jesuit Father Walter Ciszek. The book details his faith journey as spent for 23 years in Soviet prisons and labor camps of Siberia. A truly amazing testament of faith and wisdom!!] Consider the following excerpt:

In ministering to the needs of various individuals, Fr. Ciszek would convey that “there was a meaning to man and his existence here on earth that went beyond the purely human and material. It wasn’t a matter of telling them that I had all the answers and they had all the questions and problems; I was trying to show that the doubts and the longings expressed, the inner stirrings of their hearts and souls, came from a spirit in man that was natural but more than material. I echoed St. Augustine’s saying that man’s heart was made for God alone and it is restless until it comes to rest in him.”

p. 196, He Leadeth Me, By Father Walter J. Ciszek, S.J.

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