"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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Saturday
Feb212015

Daily Meditation – Search for Meaning

In the book, Man's Search for Meaning, psychiatrist Viktor Frankl describes survival in four different concentration camps, including Auschwitz. From these experiences, he learned valuable insight in the midst of such horror. Primarily, he held that we can’t avoid suffering but can we chose how to cope through the holding of core beliefs and values, and moving forward with renewed purpose toward which you strive. Essentially, if we have no meaning, we die.  With meaning, we live!

Consider your core set of beliefs and how closely you adhere to those beliefs.


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Friday
Feb202015

Daily Meditation – Counting Blessings

"Count your blessings and you will never finish"

- The late Fr. Jim Babb, SJ

 

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Thursday
Feb192015

Daily Meditation – Gift of Wisdom

But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it. But he should ask in faith, not doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed about by the wind

- James 1:5-6

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Wednesday
Feb182015

Daily Meditation – Measurements for Salvation

Consider the following excerpt and how each present moment provides such opportunity

…I would always remind parents that according to Jesus, they have, above all the others, the greatest chance of salvation. Why? Because in the famous Mathew 25 passage, Jesus gives us the only measurements for salvation – and all of them “in the world!” They are what we call today the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. The beautiful part, I remind parents, it that they are built right into the secular, worldly, family life. You can’t escape them if you wanted to. Parents, in raising children, can’t avoid heaven. Feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, etc. They are all right there in the home (not the sanctuary). So, for example, in schematic form, it works like this:

- 2am bottle – giving drink to the thirsty
- Diapering – clothing the naked
- Cough medicine to the bedroom – visiting the sick
- Dad, can you help me with my homework? – instructing the ignorant
- Mom, what’ll I wear? – counseling the doubtful
- The cat died – burying the dead
- Hearing the kid’s prayer – praying for the living and the dead (endlessly)
- Are you still in the bathroom? – Visiting the imprisoned.

- Book Section – “Context for Collaboration”, Author unknown – Wisdom as read at a silent retreat

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Tuesday
Feb172015

Daily Meditation – Doing small things with great love

“The needs are great, and none of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful”
 
- Mother Teresa

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