"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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Friday
Jul252014

Daily Meditation – Our Purpose

In the literal version of the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius, we are called to the consideration of the “Principle and Foundation”. Consider for a moment the first line of this consideration –

“Man is created to praise, reverence, and serve our God our Lord, and by this means to save his soul”

 

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Thursday
Jul242014

Daily Meditation – The use of time

[Consider the following and the use of our time]

Take time to think
 - It is the source of power.
Take time to play
- It is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to read
- It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray
- It is the greatest power on earth.
Take time to be friendly
- It is the road to happiness.
Take time to laugh
- It is the music of the soul.
Take time to give
- It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work
- It is the price of success.
Take time to do charity
- It is the key to heaven.

- Author Unknown

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Wednesday
Jul232014

Daily Meditation – Mother Teresa Guidance

[Consider Mother Teresa’s sign on the wall of the children’s home in Calcutta]

ANYWAY

People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered,
LOVE THEM ANYWAY

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives,
DO GOOD ANYWAY

If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies,
SUCCEED ANYWAY

The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow,
DO GOOD ANYWAY

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable,
BE HONEST AND FRANK ANYWAY

What you spent years building may be destroyed overnight,
BUILD ANYWAY

People really need help but may attack you if you help them,
HELP PEOPLE ANYWAY

Give the world the best you have
And you’ll get kicked in the teeth,
GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU’VE GOT ANYWAY.

- Source:  Mother Teresa: A Simple Path, page 185

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Tuesday
Jul152014

Daily Meditation - Embracing the Present Moment

 

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.

- Thomas Merton

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Monday
Jul142014

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
  (via p.284, James Martin S.J., The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything)
 
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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God