"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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Wednesday
Dec172014

Daily Meditation – God's loving forgiveness

“It is our forgiveness of one another that makes the love of Jesus for us manifest in our lives, for in forgiving one another we act towards one another as He has acted towards us.”

- Thomas Merton

Source: Thoughts In Solitude (Paperback) by Thomas Merton (Author)

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Tuesday
Dec162014

Daily Meditation – Finding & Bringing Joy

In the movie, The Bucket List, two men (Jack Nicholson as Edward and Morgan Freeman as Carter) with quite contrasting and differing journeys find themselves sharing a hospital room and both having a terminal illness. Given the diagnoses of only a short while to live, this unlikely pair develops a friendship and in the process creates a list of things they want to do before they die. As they proceed on this journey, they each experience life changing revelations.

One of the things on their list was to see the pyramids of Egypt. As they’re looking at the pyramids with a backdrop of blue sky and sunshine, Carter tells Edward that the ancient Egyptians believed that when you die, you have to answer two questions before you get into heaven.

•    Have you found joy in your life?
•    Have you brought joy to others’ lives?


Although the story above is a Hollywood creation, the theme of finding and bringing joy has real meaning. St. Ignatius had a similar transformation as a wounded soldier in that he came to find his greatest joy resulted from his following Christ. Further, as he brought the love of Christ to others, he found profound joy.

Consider the joys in your life and how you bring joy to others.

Find the joy in your life!!


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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Monday
Dec152014

Daily Meditation – Gaze upon God, Gazing upon You

[As you begin this meditation, consider God’s unending gaze upon you with his infinite love, tenderness, and tremendous regard for you.]

"Because you are precious in my eyes and glorious, and because I love you"

- Isaiah 43:4


“Merciful and gracious is the LORD, slow to anger, abounding in kindness. God does not always rebuke, nurses no lasting anger, Has not dealt with us as our sins merit, nor requited us as our deeds deserve. As the heavens tower over the earth, so God's love towers over the faithful. As far as the east is from the west, so far have our sins been removed from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on the faithful. For he knows how we are formed, remembers that we are dust. Our days are like the grass; like flowers of the field we blossom. The wind sweeps over us and we are gone; our place knows us no more. But the LORD'S kindness is forever, toward the faithful from age to age. He favors the children's children of those who keep his covenant, who take care to fulfill its precepts. The LORD'S throne is established in heaven; God's royal power rules over all.

Bless the LORD, all you angels, mighty in strength and attentive, obedient to every command.

Bless the LORD, all you hosts, ministers who do God's will.

Bless the LORD, all creatures, everywhere in God's domain. Bless the LORD, my soul!”

- Psalm 103: 8-23


 

- Adapted from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

 

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Sunday
Dec142014

Daily Meditation – Faithful Friend

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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Saturday
Dec132014

Daily Meditation – Become a Pillar of Truth

[Consider the directive below and examine own actions. Jesus calls us to avoid the enticement and deceit of the devil and instead be sincere and truthful]

“Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more is from the evil one.”

- Matthew 5:37

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