"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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Tuesday
Feb242015

Daily Meditation - Ask, then listen

God is your Father. He is a loving Father with wonderful plans for His children. Regardless of the greatest plan you can put together for yourself with the greatest power of your imagination, His plan is better, greater, more exciting, and more rewarding. Believe in His plan. Ask Him to reveal His plan to you. Then listen…

- Source: p.38 & 39, A Call to Joy - Living in the Presence of God, by Mathew Kelly

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Monday
Feb232015

Daily Meditation – Everything is Precious

Those who have abandoned themselves to God always lead mysterious lives and receive from God exceptional and miraculous gifts by means of the most ordinary, natural and chance experiences in which there appears to be nothing unusual. The simplest sermon, the most banal conversations, the least erudite books become sources of knowledge and wisdom to these souls by virtue of God’s purpose. This is why they carefully pick up the crumbs which clever minds tread underfoot, for to them everything is precious and a source of enrichment

-  Source:  Jean-Pierre de Caussade, S.J. ,  The Sacrament of the Present Moment (As presented on p.284 in the The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life by  James Martin, S.J.)

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Sunday
Feb222015

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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Saturday
Feb212015

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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Friday
Feb202015

Daily Meditation – Counting Blessings

"Count your blessings and you will never finish"

- The late Fr. Jim Babb, SJ

 

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