"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
Jun272016

Daily Meditation – Speaking with the Lord

Imagine the Lord speaking directly to you:

You don’t have to be clever to please Me. Just speak to Me as you would to anyone who cares about you.

Are there any people you want to pray for? Tell Me their names and ask for as much as you want. I am generous. Trust Me to do what I know is best.

Tell Me about your pride, your touchiness, your self-centeredness, your laziness. I still love you in spite of all your faults. Do not be ashamed in My presence. There were many saints in heaven who had the same faults as you. They prayed, and little by little their faults were corrected.

Do not hesitate to ask for blessings for body and mind, for health, memory and success. I can give everything.

Tell me about your failures, and I will show you the cause of them. What are your worries? Who has caused you pain? Tell Me about it. Forgive them and I will bless you.

Are you afraid of anything? Have you any tormenting, unreasonable fears? Trust yourself to Me. I am here and will not leave you.

Have you no joys to share with Me? Tell Me about them. What has happened since yesterday to cheer your spirit and comfort you? Whatever it was, big or small, remember that I prepared it for you. Show Me your gratitude.

Are there temptations bearing heavily upon you? Yielding to them always disturbs the peace of your soul. Ask Me, and I will help you overcome them.

Well, go along now. Get on with your work or play. Try to be humbler, more submissive, kinder to others. Come back soon and bring Me a more devoted heart. Tomorrow I shall have more blessings for you.

 

Source: God Delights in You by John T. Catoir

 

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Sunday
Jun262016

Daily Meditation – Search for Meaning

In the book, Man's Search for Meaning, psychiatrist Viktor Frankl describes survival in four different concentration camps, including Auschwitz. From these experiences, he learned valuable insight in the midst of such horror. Primarily, he held that we can’t avoid suffering but can we chose how to cope through the holding of core beliefs and values, and moving forward with renewed purpose toward which you strive. Essentially, if we have no meaning, we die.  With meaning, we live!

Consider your core set of beliefs and how closely you adhere to those beliefs.


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Sunday
Jun262016

Daily Meditation – Counting Blessings

"Count your blessings and you will never finish"

- The late Fr. Jim Babb, SJ

 

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Sunday
Jun262016

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

To my Love, Angel, and Sunshine - Happy 17th 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

Friday
Jun242016

Daily Meditation – Measurements for Salvation

Consider the following excerpt and how each present moment provides such opportunity

…I would always remind parents that according to Jesus, they have, above all the others, the greatest chance of salvation. Why? Because in the famous Mathew 25 passage, Jesus gives us the only measurements for salvation – and all of them “in the world!” They are what we call today the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. The beautiful part, I remind parents, it that they are built right into the secular, worldly, family life. You can’t escape them if you wanted to. Parents, in raising children, can’t avoid heaven. Feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, etc. They are all right there in the home (not the sanctuary). So, for example, in schematic form, it works like this:

- 2am bottle – giving drink to the thirsty
- Diapering – clothing the naked
- Cough medicine to the bedroom – visiting the sick
- Dad, can you help me with my homework? – instructing the ignorant
- Mom, what’ll I wear? – counseling the doubtful
- The cat died – burying the dead
- Hearing the kid’s prayer – praying for the living and the dead (endlessly)
- Are you still in the bathroom? – Visiting the imprisoned.

- Book Section – “Context for Collaboration”, Author unknown – Wisdom as read at a silent retreat

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