"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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Monday
Oct082018

Daily Meditation - On Gratitude

There is genius in the simplicity of awareness and gratitude. Most especially “embracing gratitude in the face of adversity.” Yes, this may seem counter-intuitive but the result is an opening of the floodgates of peace and grace.
    
    
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Sunday
Oct072018

Daily Meditation – Take the Long View

[Consider your life and daily circumstances in the context of the “long view.” God guides our days and is fully present on a moment to moment basis.]

“We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.”

- Romans 8:29


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Saturday
Oct062018

Tools for Discernment / Decision Making

St. Ignatius focused much effort on reflecting and feeling the movement of the spirit. The following exercise assists in the decision making process.  This tool for discernment comes down to the movement of the spirit and also involves removing oneself from the situation to look at it independently and objectively.
  
For this exercise, consider a circumstance in your life for which you are discerning some action. Imagine being asked the following questions. Afterwards, be aware of how you are feeling (happy, sad, joy, anger, stress, peace, etc.). If it helps, journal afterwards.
  
The following questions were used for someone discerning a job change.
  
1.  Imagine that I came to you with the same situation and asked for advice. What would you advise me to do? 
2.  Imagine you are at the end of your life. What do you wish you had done?
3.  Put on the new job, place yourself in the position. Wear it and see how it feels.
4.  Put on your existing position, place yourself in the position. Wear it and see how it feels.
5.  Are you running away from something or toward something?
6.  Where do you feel inner peace?
  

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Friday
Oct052018

Daily Meditation – Strive for Strength

[Consider being in the physical presence of Jesus as he communicates the sense of urgency to accept the present opportunity and strive to draw closer daily]

He passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, "Lord, will only a few people be saved?" He answered them, "Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough. After the master of the house has arisen and locked the door, then will you stand outside knocking and saying, 'Lord, open the door for us.' He will say to you in reply, 'I do not know where you are from.' And you will say, 'We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets.' Then he will say to you, 'I do not know where (you) are from. Depart from me, all you evildoers!' And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God and you yourselves cast out. And people will come from the east and the west and from the north and the south and will recline at table in the kingdom of God. For behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last."

- Luke 13: 22-30

 

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Thursday
Oct042018

Daily Meditation – Healing of Crippled Woman on the Sabbath

[Consider being in the position of the crippled woman or perhaps just being in the crowd observing what was going on]

He was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath. And a woman was there who for eighteen years had been crippled by a spirit; she was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect. When Jesus saw her, he called to her and said, "Woman, you are set free of your infirmity." He laid his hands on her, and she at once stood up straight and glorified God. But the leader of the synagogue, indignant that Jesus had cured on the sabbath, said to the crowd in reply, "There are six days when work should be done. Come on those days to be cured, not on the sabbath day." The Lord said to him in reply, "Hypocrites! Does not each one of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his ass from the manger and lead it out for watering? This daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound for eighteen years now, ought she not to have been set free on the sabbath day from this bondage?" When he said this, all his adversaries were humiliated; and the whole crowd rejoiced at all the splendid deeds done by him.

- Luke 13: 10-17

 

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