"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
Sep082016

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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Wednesday
Sep072016

Daily Meditation – Principle and Foundation

“In everyday life, then, we must hold ourselves in balance before all created gifts insofar as we have a choice and are not bound by some responsibility. We should not fix our desires on health or sickness, wealth or poverty, success or failure, a long life or short one. For everything has the potential of calling forth in us a more loving response to our life forever with God.

Our only desire and our once choice should be this: I want and I choose what better leads me to God’s deepening life in me. “

 

Source: Draw me into your friendship: A literal translation and a contemporary reading of The spiritual exercises (Series IV--Studies on Jesuit topics) (Paperback) by David L Fleming S.J. (Author)

 

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Tuesday
Sep062016

Daily Meditation – God Listens

For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare, not for woe, plans to give you a future full of hope.  When you call me, when you go to pray to me, I will listen to you. When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart, you will find me with you, says the LORD, and I will change your lot;

- Jeremiah 29: 11-14

- In loving memory of Michael Montpetit, young adult who passed on 12/16/2010.

[To all subscribers, please say a prayer for this fine young man and all those who love him.  May the peace and strength of our God be with all those grieving the loss of a loved one.]

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Tuesday
Sep062016

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
Monday
Sep052016

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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