"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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Friday
Nov072014

Daily Meditation - Priorities on Life

The late Fr. Jim Babb SJ of the St. Ignatius House in Atlanta, previously spoke on priorities and how we are praising, reverencing, and serving God. He gave these four items with which to meditate.

1)  Health - Getting enough sleep? Exercise? Good Foods? Your body is a temple of God.

2)  Mind - What are you watching? What are you letting into your mind?

3)  Work/Career - Are you making it your God? Are you using your talents?

4)  Marriage - Are you spending time and communicating with your wife?

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

 

Thursday
Nov062014

Daily Meditation – We become what we think

In the classic Charles Swindoll book, Living Above the Level of Mediocrity, we are provided some insight into our mind. As is evident daily, “we act out precisely what we take in.” Proverbs 23:7 evens gives us insights, “For as he thinks within himself, so he is.” In this regard, Swindoll states that to have a life of excellence “is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence.” He goes on to state that it may take time and may involve some pain but what will result is a metamorphosis. To this end, he provides the story of Sid the caterpillar.

Sid was a regular dirty caterpillar squirming in the dirt. One day he had a great idea to crawl up the stem of a bush, secreted fluid, and build a house around him. Everything was very still for quite a while. One could conclude that nothing was going on when in essence a metamorphosis was taking place. Then, “one day Sid began to raise the window shades of his house.” One could begin to see colors, and then one day the house shook violently. Out from the cocoon came a beautiful wing then came another. Still not fully out, one might be tempted to try and help. But, no, this would maim him forever. Instead, you let him work his way out without any assistance. Eventually, Sid crawled out completely and opened his beautiful wings. He was no longer squirming in the dirt and no, he didn’t go back to the dirt again. Instead, he took off with flight power. No more dirt and dust. Off he went from flower to flower “enjoying the sweet nectar in God’s wonderful creation.”

Be Still | Read | Contemplate It | Listen | Dialogue | Close With Praise and Thanks

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Wednesday
Nov052014

Daily Meditation – Gratefulness & Happiness

Happiness is not what makes us grateful.

It is gratefulness that makes us happy.

 

Source: A Listening Heart: The Spirituality of Sacred Sensuousness (Paperback) by David Steindl-Rast

 

Be Still | Read | Contemplate It | Listen | Dialogue | Close With Praise and Thanks

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

 

Tuesday
Nov042014

Daily Meditation – Contemplative in Action

One of St. Ignatius’s early companions, Jeronimo Nadal coined phrase “simul in actione contemplativus” meaning the contemplation of the presence of God and experiencing the reality of spiritual things. A common theme of St. Ignatius was the finding of God in everything.  Accordingly, consider your life and daily schedule. The perceived good and bad, the stressful and nonstressful, etc. From there, reflect and try to find God in the midst of each circumstance.
  
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Monday
Nov032014

Daily Meditation – First, Listen!

- Consider the guidance below, especially of being quick to listen.

Know this, my dear brothers: everyone should be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath, for the wrath of a man does not accomplish the righteousness of God.

- James 1: 19-20

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