"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
Apr102014

Daily Meditation – Good, Bad, Who Knows?

There once was a farmer who had a horse. One day the horse ran away.

All his neighbors came to console him, but he was not distressed.

He told them, "Good, bad, who knows?"

A few days later the horse returned and with it was a mare.

All his neighbors came to him to congratulate him on his good fortune, but again he would not mind them telling them, "Good, bad, who knows?"

A week later his son was riding the mare, fell and broke his arm.

Again the neighbors came to wish him condolences and tell him how very unlucky he was.

The farmer shook his head and said, "Good, bad, who knows?"

A few days later, war was declared and all able-bodied young men were conscripted, but because on his son’s broken arm, he was not.

We are wise when we leave it to God to decide what is good fortune and what misfortune, and thank him that all things turn out for good with those who love him.

"Good, bad, who knows?"

Author Unknown

 

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Wednesday
Apr092014

Daily Meditation – God is Good

God does not love you because you are good; God loves you because God is good.

God does not love you because you are good; you are good because God loves you.

- Source: Fr. Richard Rohr


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Tuesday
Apr082014

Daily Meditation – Awareness

"Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance. "

- Source:  Anthony de Mello, S.J.

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Monday
Apr072014

Daily Meditation – Letting God Care for our Troubles – The Tree

I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck refused to start.

While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands.

When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation. His face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.

Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.

“Oh, that's my trouble tree.” He replied “I know I can't help having troubles on the job, but one thing's for sure, those troubles don't belong in the house with my wife and the children. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.”

“Funny thing is,” he smiled,” when I come out in the morning to pick 'em up, there aren't nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.”

God Bless, Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

We all Need a Tree!

- Author Unknown


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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Sunday
Apr062014

Daily Meditation - Be it unto me

Consider the response of Mary to the angel – “May it be done to me according to your word “ (Luke 1:38) and the related commentary below:

“How perfectly it accords with what our savior wishes us to have unceasingly on our lips and in our hearts – ‘Thy will be done’…Her spirit, ravished with joy, looked upon everything that she was called upon to do or suffer each moment as a gift of God, who always fills with blessings a heart that is nourished neither by the world nor by fantasy, but by him alone.”

- The Sacrament of the Present Moment by Jean-Pierre de Caussade

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