"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
Oct152018

Daily Meditation – Loving Enemies

But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.

- Matthew 5: 44-45

 

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Sunday
Oct142018

Daily Meditation – The Lilies of the Field

Consider the lily in that it does not choose its field nor does it have control over what grows around it such as thorns or crabgrass. Alternatively, it may be outshone by beautiful flowers or other plants. The lily has no control over rain or drought, it simply must endure. The lily came up with unique characteristics such as a certain shape, color and size. Consider the correlation of the lily to your life. To what extent is my life world from my making; how much is from God? Consider the little control over what surrounds us daily. Finally, so for all that has shaped me for better or worse, all that has given me joy and pain – I am precious in God’s eyes and honored and loved.

“How much of me is mine; how much can be God’s?”

- Adapted from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius – Prayer of Consideration: The Lilies of the Field

 

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Saturday
Oct132018

Daily Meditation – I wish you enough

Consider the joy of friendship and love. Now consider the inevitable goodbyes that are sometimes temporary while other times much longer till being reunited in heaven. In 2001, inspirational speaker and author Bob Perks wrote the story, I wish you enough, which was even later published in the Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul. In saying, “I wish you enough”, one is “wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.” The poem is below:

I wish you enough

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.

I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish enough "Hello's" to get you through the final "Goodbye."

- Reprinted with permission – “I Wish You Enough!” (c) 2001 Bob Perks. For the full version of the story including the poem above, please see http://www.iwishyouenough.com/wish.htm. For other stories by Bob Perks, see also the following link: http://www.iwishyouenough.com/goodbye.htm

 

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Friday
Oct122018

Daily Meditation – The Way Things Are

Consider that God continues to shape and mold all things at each moment. Not in the general but in the specific such as our birth, parents, gifts, etc. We are created out of love meaning that God wants to share love with us and for us to do the same to others. In calling us to live out our special characteristics and gifts, God planted an original purpose in our lives. That purpose is concrete expression of God’s hopes in and for me. To fulfill that purpose is to manifest God’s power at work. In this lifeworld of ours, we live among created things that either help or hinder in the fulfillment of that purpose and accordingly, we are given freedom to choose among these things. In all things, God’s will is our peace!

- Adapted from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Thursday
Oct112018

Daily Meditation - Reliance on God

Relying on God has to begin all over again, every day as if nothing had yet been done.
- C.S. Lewis

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God