"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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Thursday
Oct172019

Daily Meditation – Dependence on God

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat (or drink), or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? So do not worry and say, 'What are we to eat?' or 'What are we to drink?' or 'What are we to wear?' All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom (of God) and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.

- Matthew 6: 25-34

 

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Wednesday
Oct162019

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 the source 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.”
 
- Jean-Pierre de Caussade, S.J., The Sacrament of the Present Moment
 
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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God
Tuesday
Oct152019

Daily Meditation – Created for a Purpose

“God has created me for some definite service; I have a mission… I am a link in a chain, a bond of connections between persons. He has not created me for naught.”
 
- Cardinal John Henry Newman

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Monday
Oct142019

Daily Meditation – A Consideration on Making a Difference

Consider the five questions below:

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.

4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.

6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers.

They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish.  Achievements are forgotten.

Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners. 

Now consider these questions:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.

2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.

3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.

Easier?

The lesson:  The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money ... or the most awards.  They simply are the ones who care the most.

"Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!"

-     Dennis Fakes' G.R.A.C.E.: The Essence of Spirituality 

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Sunday
Oct132019

Daily Meditation – The Heart of Jesus

 [Consider the following prayer, read SLOWLY, and then REPEAT]

Enfold Me in Your Heart

Lord, enfold me in the depths of your heart;

and there hold me, refine, purge, and set me on fire,

raise me aloft, until my own self knows utter annihilation

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ

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