"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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Monday
Mar182019

Daily Meditation – We become what we think

In the classic Charles Swindoll book, Living Above the Level of Mediocrity, we are provided some insight into our mind. As is evident daily, “we act out precisely what we take in.” Proverbs 23:7 evens gives us insights, “For as he thinks within himself, so he is.” In this regard, Swindoll states that to have a life of excellence “is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence.” He goes on to state that it may take time and may involve some pain but what will result is a metamorphosis. To this end, he provides the story of Sid the caterpillar.

Sid was a regular dirty caterpillar squirming in the dirt. One day he had a great idea to crawl up the stem of a bush, secreted fluid, and build a house around him. Everything was very still for quite a while. One could conclude that nothing was going on when in essence a metamorphosis was taking place. Then, “one day Sid began to raise the window shades of his house.” One could begin to see colors, and then one day the house shook violently. Out from the cocoon came a beautiful wing then came another. Still not fully out, one might be tempted to try and help. But, no, this would maim him forever. Instead, you let him work his way out without any assistance. Eventually, Sid crawled out completely and opened his beautiful wings. He was no longer squirming in the dirt and no, he didn’t go back to the dirt again. Instead, he took off with flight power. No more dirt and dust. Off he went from flower to flower “enjoying the sweet nectar in God’s wonderful creation.”

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Sunday
Mar172019

Daily Meditation – Welcoming Life’s Circumstances

The great Jesuit writer Jean-Pierre de Caussade wrote of how everything in life is to be welcomed as an expression of God’s will. In doing so, he says that we must “accept what we very often cannot avoid, and endure with love and resignation things which could cause us weariness and disgust. This is what being holy means.” He goes on to say that “God speaks to every individual through what happens to them moment to moment… The events of each moment are stamped with the will of God… We find all that is necessary in the present moment.”

Source: Abandonment to Divine Providence (Paperback) by Jean-Pierre de Caussade (Author), John Beevers (Translator)

 

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Saturday
Mar162019

Daily Meditation – The Forgiveness of Sins

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins."

- Matthew 26:26-28

 
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Friday
Mar152019

Daily Meditation - The way to heaven

"Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to heaven" - Pope St. Pius X

 

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Thursday
Mar142019

Daily Meditation – Giving up control and following God

As he passed by the Sea of Galilee , he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men." Then they abandoned their nets and followed him. He walked along a little farther and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They too were in a boat mending their nets. Then he called them. So they left their father Zebedee in the boat along with the hired men and followed him.

- Mark 1:16 -20

 

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