"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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Sunday
May292016

Daily Meditation – Active Indifference

Consider your current life and the many gifts and choices for such items as career, relationships, education, finances, etc. How does one decide upon a specific direction or certain concentration among the various choices? One could follow fads, ones own desires, or a personal goal. A fourth way is more difficult and begins with the premise that I will not do anything to break my relationship with God. Subsequently, I then wait to find what God hopes in me. This mind-set has it’s foundation in the belief that I can know what God desires in me and that I can find out.

To achieve such insight one holds in balance the tremendous gifts and choices of ones life world without making one thing the sole focus that will incline the decision one way or another. Rather, one does not try to tell God what will make them happy but rather will wait to find out what God hopes in them and live confidently that God will reveal such desire and that it will make them happy.

Sure, we would all like a nice bright billboard to display clear guidance. However, the process takes prayer, consideration, counsel with trusted friends and all the while always desiring to find what God wants first. It is through God’s many gifts that make a person a great force for good. What a power one who is indifferent and does not cling to wealth or poverty, sickness or health, a certain location or other matter! Rather, only desiring what draws one closer to God and hence truly finding God in all things.

- Adapted from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

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Saturday
May282016

Daily Meditation – Gift of the Present Moment

“If I did not simply live from one moment to the next, it would be impossible for me to keep my patience. I can see only the present, I forget the past and I take good care not to think about the future. We get discouraged and feel despair because we brood about the past and the future. It is such folly to pass one’s time fretting, instead of resting quietly on the heart of Jesus.”

- St. Therese

 

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Sunday
May222016

Daily Meditation - Be it unto me

Consider the response of Mary to the angel – “May it be done to me according to your word “ (Luke 1:38) and the related commentary below:

“How perfectly it accords with what our savior wishes us to have unceasingly on our lips and in our hearts – ‘Thy will be done’…Her spirit, ravished with joy, looked upon everything that she was called upon to do or suffer each moment as a gift of God, who always fills with blessings a heart that is nourished neither by the world nor by fantasy, but by him alone.”

- The Sacrament of the Present Moment by Jean-Pierre de Caussade

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Saturday
May212016

Daily Meditation – Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.

- St. Teresa of Avila

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Thursday
May192016

Daily Meditation – Asking & Receiving

Consider the following words and visualize being in the presence of Jesus.

“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.”

- John 15:7

Be Still | Read | Contemplate It | Listen | Dialogue | Close With Praise and Thanks

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God